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The wheels are fitted. The lights are tested. The final coat of paint is dry. Your new SEAT Ateca is ready to leave the factory and head to Specialist Cars SEAT Dundee. Interestingly, your lovely new car travels by train - the most efficient and caring way of getting it to you quickly.

So good news.

Does anyone know how long would this normally take ?

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Bart..
 

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Lucky you!! I ordered my 1.4 DSG Ateca xcellence on Jan 6th ... It isn't due to be built until week of 20th March! That's to Midlands UK ! I hope it doesn't take too long to get to you.
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Bart666 said:
The wheels are fitted. The lights are tested. The final coat of paint is dry. Your new SEAT Ateca is ready to leave the factory and head to... etc
I receive a similar email today. Thing is, I picked my car up last week :lol:

It was about 3 weeks when I received the original email until the car arrived at the dealership.
 

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I never got one of those emails, but my car was built on 10th Feb and arrived at the dealer's prep depot in Bristol, UK, on a transporter yesterday (7th March) - so basically 3.5 weeks from build to dealer.
 

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Hi Bart - I was going to post a very similar question as today I received confirmation from my dealer of build next week and leaving the factory late next week! Dealer said should be with him early April - but being the 'planner' that I am, I'm trying to work out logistics of collecting the car one weekend (our dealer is 140miles away as a friend works at that dealership!) and if hubby & I can collect the new car child free and squeeze in a night away!

So what's the shortest and longest times folks have waited from leaving factory to collection?
 

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thanks for all the information.

Does anyone know what makes them ship some by train & others by Ship?

is it just quantities going to these countries that week ?
 

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Bart666 said:
thanks for all the information.

Does anyone know what makes them ship some by train & others by Ship?

is it just quantities going to these countries that week ?
I think they travel by train to the overseas port, and then over to the UK by ship.

Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than me can confirm this!
 

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Bart666 said:
thanks for all the information.

Does anyone know what makes them ship some by train & others by Ship?

is it just quantities going to these countries that week ?
All the UK Atecas are transported from the Kvasiny Skoda factory in the Czech Republic by train to the Port of Emden in Germany. They then get loaded onto a transporter ship to be taken to either Port of Tyne, Grimsby or Sheerness. This link shows SEAT cars getting loaded onto a transporter train. It's actually from the Spanish SEAT factory but shows same kind of train transporter :D

 

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Strangely, deliveries to Spain also come by ship from Slovenia in the northern Adriatic, round the bottom of Italy to the huge port of Tarragona south of Barcelona.
 

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I don't want to stray too far "off-topic" here, but there are quite a few other interesting videos, close to the one Kindness mentioned above.

One quite fascinating one, showing how they are built, can be found at :
 

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Kindness71 said:
Bart666 said:
thanks for all the information.

Does anyone know what makes them ship some by train & others by Ship?

is it just quantities going to these countries that week ?
All the UK Atecas are transported from the Kvasiny Skoda factory in the Czech Republic by train to the Port of Emden in Germany. They then get loaded onto a transporter ship to be taken to either Port of Tyne, Grimsby or Sheerness. This link shows SEAT cars getting loaded onto a transporter train. It's actually from the Spanish SEAT factory but shows same kind of train transporter :D

Many thanks for the concise information & video link.
 

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Montala said:
I don't want to stray too far "off-topic" here, but there are quite a few other interesting videos, close to the one Kindness mentioned above.

One quite fascinating one, showing how they are built, can be found at :
Great Video Montala, thanks for the link.
 
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