A3/S3 delivery lead time?

MF DOOMER

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Spoke to the dealership..basically they said ignore it.. what a joke.... on a positive front he said that my build week has been b/f to week 49... but whatever
 

Rads

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Audi A3 35 TFSI S Line S-Tronic [C&S] Sportback with 18" diamond cut alloys & Audi Phone Box with Wireless Charging in Navarra Blue.

I've emailed back to say if it's the Wireless Charging causing the delay to just remove it from the spec as it was just a "nice to have" and not a necessity but going from the other comments on here it might the C&S pack which I'm not willing to budge on so I'll have to wait if it's that causing the delay :unamused:
No doubt C&S will have something to do with it. I've ordered edition 1 with C&S in March, now estimated build of week 14 next year. That said my daughter ordered a 30 tfsi s line prior to me, no extras and she too has same estimated built week 14. C&S clearly can't be the only issue.
 

Ludus

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Not sure if this will be of any use to anybody but when I questioned whether or not I could have a loan car (i'm currently without a car atm) I was told I would be "entitled" to one after 10 months. Not sure what they meant by that but conveniently my car has turned up just before the end of the 9th month.
 
Greetings! First post and all that .. Ordered my first ever Audi A3 yesterday (wifes had them for years, but as my current lease is coming to an end, time to waive goodbye to my Volvo V40 R-Design T3, which they've now stopped producing). So A3 Sportback, 35 TFSI 150 S-Line (Comfort & Sound Pack, Navaraa Blue, 18in 5-y Spoke Diamnd Cut alloys). So my million dollar question .. Any ideas on a rough lead time for the Spec I've chosen? :)
My spec was very similar to yours (I added the auto gearbox, lumbar support on the front seats and Turbo Blue as the colour). Ordered May 7th, delivered September 3rd.
 
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NigelG

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My spec was very similar to yours (I added the auto gearbox, lumbar support on the front seats and Turbo Blue as the colour). Ordered May 7th, delivered September 3rd.
That's good news for you :) .. I had an email off the dealer (again) this morning telling me mine will be ready around May/June next year, but not to hold them to that as things may change for better or worse! :-/
 
That's good news for you :) .. I had an email off the dealer (again) this morning telling me mine will be ready around May/June next year, but not to hold them to that as things may change for better or worse! :-/
Yes - I seem to have done really well compared to others on here. Not sure how or why. My neighbour was the same. He ordered his A3 in January and it was delivered in May. He used a local Audi dealer, I went through a broker. It doesn't make any sense that we both had reasonable lead times whereas others don't. I do live in Yorkshire though and we get preferential treatment, obviously...:whistle2:
 
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FishyFinger

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ordered my A3 Sportback 45 tfsi e s-line competition in White with C+S, 4 way seats, Driver Assistance, Extended Ambient Lighting and High-Beam Assist last week (company car) and been informed delivery time will be 26 weeks - 6 months, what the hell!!!
 

MA3RC

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ordered my A3 Sportback 45 tfsi e s-line competition in White with C+S, 4 way seats, Driver Assistance, Extended Ambient Lighting and High-Beam Assist last week (company car) and been informed delivery time will be 26 weeks - 6 months, what the hell!!!
You should count yourself lucky at 6 months :whistle2:
 

Rads

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ordered my A3 Sportback 45 tfsi e s-line competition in White with C+S, 4 way seats, Driver Assistance, Extended Ambient Lighting and High-Beam Assist last week (company car) and been informed delivery time will be 26 weeks - 6 months, what the hell!!!
Welcome to the Land of long waits, lack of any tangible updates and misleading info.
 

MrsCox

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My latest update. IF delivery goes ahead and isn’t pushed back, I will have been waiting 7 looooong months for my car!!
Only 5 weeks to go… fingers crossed!
 

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Mickeyblue

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Ik heb in januari mijn nieuwe3 besteld met een reeks opties, hoewel ik ontvangen werd om naar een levering in juni te kijken, heb ik bouwweek 28 toegewezen gekregen, dat is half juli, dus ik zal kijken naar de levering medio augustus . .. Lijkt een buitensporig lange uitbreiding, maar ik neem aan dat het te maken heeft met Covid en de uitvoerde achterstand? Ook het aanhoudende chiptekort? Gelukkig voor mij heb ik momenteel geen haast om vanuit huis te werken en kan ik mijn oude auto gewoon tegen die tijd verkopen.

Wat zijn jouw ervaringen met de nieuwe 8Y doorlooptijden? Hoe lang moet je wachten op het volgende onder jullie wachten?

Ik weet daten lang zijn, maar ik vind 7 behoorlijk extreem en heb nog niet veel gevallen van zo'n lange gezien?
ik heb mij a3 Sportback 35 TFSI (mild hybrid) bij cardoen wilrijk aangekocht binnen de week ter beschikking ( komt uit slovakije) met 0 km op de teller en eerste inschrijving hier bij ons gedaan en 6000€ onder de prijs van de dealer !! ( heb ondertussen wel wat aangepast van velgen en frontlip en ramen verduisterd)
 

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iang27

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My latest update. IF delivery goes ahead and isn’t pushed back, I will have been waiting 7 looooong months for my car!!
Only 5 weeks to go… fingers crossed!
I thought yours was like mine ‘On it’s way’
Mine left the factory 11 days ago to be transported to the port before going on the ship. It is still on its way to the port !
Really don’t know what to believe.
 

Rads

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My latest update. IF delivery goes ahead and isn’t pushed back, I will have been waiting 7 looooong months for my car!!
Only 5 weeks to go… fingers crossed!
Your luck. If my estimated build doesn't come forward, I will have waited 13 months until delivery. The first suitable car I can source will result in cancellation.
 

MrsCox

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I thought yours was like mine ‘On it’s way’
Mine left the factory 11 days ago to be transported to the port before going on the ship. It is still on its way to the port !
Really don’t know what to believe.
It was due at the dealership on 4th October and now it’s the 25th. I’ve asked my leasing company for the commission number so I can go to Audi direct but they won’t give it me.
they can’t even tell me if it’s ready to ship or not. All I get is it’s expected at the dealership…
 

NigelG

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well at this rate, even when the car comes there’s going to be no fuel at the pumps to fill them! The worlds gone crazy.
 

Wheezy556

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Latest update


Thank you for your further email regarding the status of your vehicle order.

After liaising with our Product Marketing Team, I can confirm that the vehicle was given a confirmed build week of 37, 13 September 2021. However, it has not yet showing as started in production and we are currently unable to give an accurate timescale as to when the vehicle will arrive at the selling Audi Centre. I do sincerely apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Confirmed build date but not started building it yet
 

Ludus

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well at this rate, even when the car comes there’s going to be no fuel at the pumps to fill them! The worlds gone crazy.
We'll just have to admire them in our driveways :tearsofjoy:
 

iang27

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It was due at the dealership on 4th October and now it’s the 25th. I’ve asked my leasing company for the commission number so I can go to Audi direct but they won’t give it me.
they can’t even tell me if it’s ready to ship or not. All I get is it’s expected at the dealership…
That’s the same as I get told ‘ Expected at the dealership’
That date has changed a few times. It stated at 26th Sept for ages and then 4th Oct. Today due before the end of October.
My leasing company gave me my order number.
 

Nick James

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It was due at the dealership on 4th October and now it’s the 25th. I’ve asked my leasing company for the commission number so I can go to Audi direct but they won’t give it me.
they can’t even tell me if it’s ready to ship or not. All I get is it’s expected at the dealership…
I don’t know why they wouldn’t. I asked mine and they gave it to me. I did have to ask twice though.
 

Fred9193

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Sportback 35 TFSI (C+S) on order since early Feb. Can't get the order number out of the lease company, although they are good at communicating regularly.

News is always the same, date keeps getting pushed back. I was dubious when I was given a mid-June delivery date when ordering in Feb. Latest estimate is 30/10 but I've got no idea whether or not the car is in production.

Reading these posts, it seems there's no rhyme or reason why some people get there car in 6 months, others 9, 12 or longer.

These things can't be helped I suppose, although in early November I'll be without a car. Any chance Audi will offer anything as a gesture of good will or compensation?
 

MA3RC

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@Powercom30 My parents Q3 from Cardiff Audi has been allocated a confirmed slot for next Monday. With the promise it'll be built in 2-3 weeks. We shall see. Where's yours currently at?
 

Maddave

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@Powercom30 My parents Q3 from Cardiff Audi has been allocated a confirmed slot for next Monday. With the promise it'll be built in 2-3 weeks. We shall see. Where's yours currently at?
Recently got this fron audi ,via messenger:-

According to our vehicle order tracking system, your vehicle order is still awaiting further updates from our Factory. Nothing more has been confirmed since your vehicle went into production on week 36, which commenced on the 6th September. Please, feel free to come back any time later and we will be more than happy to check the updates for you?

Keeping everything crossed :blush:
 

thomaslewis

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Recently got this fron audi ,via messenger:-
According to our vehicle order tracking system, your vehicle order is still awaiting further updates from our Factory. Nothing more has been confirmed since your vehicle went into production on week 36, which commenced on the 6th September. Please, feel free to come back any time later and we will be more than happy to check the updates for you?

Keeping everything crossed :blush:
I literally just had the same reply as you! My car started production on 6th September and I’ve just had a reply from Audi on Twitter saying it’s still showing “in production”….

When I had an update on 10th they told me it “would be finished by next weekend” so I’m not exactly hopeful anymore that I could get my car next month :(
 

Ollie1978

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Just had a reply from Audi saying car is still unconfirmed build date for this week. Surely they will know if it’s getting built or not. Please contact us next week for an update.. Hardly an update they give is it
 

Maddave

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Recently got this fron audi ,via messenger:-

I literally just had the same reply as you! My car started production on 6th September and I’ve just had a reply from Audi on Twitter saying it’s still showing “in production”….

When I had an update on 10th they told me it “would be finished by next weekend” so I’m not exactly hopeful anymore that I could get my car next month :(
 

Maddave

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In all honesty, I still wouldn't be surprised if I don't get it until the new year.
I started to get excited, but have resolved myself to just wait and see .
 

Wheezy556

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I keep getting this at the end of updates


Audi is committed to keeping the Centre network up to date with the latest production and supply information. When available, we will also supply the network with current and predicted lead times. For these reasons, your Audi Centre is best placed to give you any updates regarding your order.

Does that mean don't ask us ask your dealer ? I'd love to have updates from the dealer but they don't even reply to me
 

Nick James

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I keep getting this at the end of updates


Audi is committed to keeping the Centre network up to date with the latest production and supply information. When available, we will also supply the network with current and predicted lead times. For these reasons, your Audi Centre is best placed to give you any updates regarding your order.

Does that mean don't ask us ask your dealer ? I'd love to have updates from the dealer but they don't even reply to me
I get that too. Surely the dealer will just contact Audi Uk and give you the same info you got via Twitter or Facebook.
 

MA3RC

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Just had my update, put back 2 weeks... :sob:. 25th Oct > 8th Nov
 

NigelG

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Someone else mentioned a few posts ago: what happens if this goes on for ages and you’re left in a position where an existing car you’ve got has to go back before the new ones ready (so if Audi keep pushing the date back due to production/manufacturing problems, are they under any obligation to provide a cover vehicle so you’re not left without one whilst continuing to wait?) How does that work?
 

Inked

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Someone else mentioned a few posts ago: what happens if this goes on for ages and you’re left in a position where an existing car you’ve got has to go back before the new ones ready (so if Audi keep pushing the date back due to production/manufacturing problems, are they under any obligation to provide a cover vehicle so you’re not left without one whilst continuing to wait?) How does that work?
Just placed an ordered for an S3 and my A4 is due back in a couple of weeks. The dealer has guaranteed a minimum equity in the car for trade in (this could go up) and are leasing me my current car at my existing payments until the new car is ready.
 

iang27

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Well, what a carry on with my car !
Got a phone call this morning from the leasing company confirming my car spec and payment and they said that they ‘hoped’ it would be at the dealer by 1st Oct with delivery the following week.

Tonight I got two emails from them saying that my order is ‘Awaiting Allocation’ and I will receive a build week in due course.
My order was confirmed in January !

Needless to say the company is closed so I cannot get in touch until tomorrow.
I’m hoping they haven’t made a balls up with my car.
Sleepless night ahead.
 

TankMontana

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Been lurking in this thread for a while, makes the wait that little bit easier.

Ordered a Sportback Vorsprung 35 TFSI S tronic in Mythos Black back in mid April, no add-ons. All has been done through a leasing company and the original estimate for delivery was meant to be today (27th September), which has been pushed back to 25th October. Leasing company never provide updates as they have an online portal you can check, but they don't make it clear whether the date on there is something they have come up with internally, or it's communicated from Audi. When pushing for more info, they give the default "semi-conductor" related answer.

With everything people have written here, the only thing that's clear is that there is really no correlation between spec and order date. My only assumption is some have ordered through dealers who had build slots for existing stock vehicles and they've updated it whilst still able to, making things move a bit quicker.
 

MrsCox

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Been lurking in this thread for a while, makes the wait that little bit easier.

Ordered a Sportback Vorsprung 35 TFSI S tronic in Mythos Black back in mid April, no add-ons. All has been done through a leasing company and the original estimate for delivery was meant to be today (27th September), which has been pushed back to 25th October. Leasing company never provide updates as they have an online portal you can check, but they don't make it clear whether the date on there is something they have come up with internally, or it's communicated from Audi. When pushing for more info, they give the default "semi-conductor" related answer.

With everything people have written here, the only thing that's clear is that there is really no correlation between spec and order date. My only assumption is some have ordered through dealers who had build slots for existing stock vehicles and they've updated it whilst still able to, making things move a bit quicker.
 

MrsCox

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Mine is the same as yours, no add ons, A3 35 TSFI in Daytona grey. I ordered 30th March and due to be at the dealership on 25th October. Fingers crossed. I must admit, I haven’t seen many 71 plates on the rd, the odd 2.
 

Nick James

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Mine is the same as yours, no add ons, A3 35 TSFI in Daytona grey. I ordered 30th March and due to be at the dealership on 25th October. Fingers crossed. I must admit, I haven’t seen many 71 plates on the rd, the odd 2.
I’ve seen one 71 plate edition 1 on the road. But not seen many 71 plates at all. Probably due to no cars getting out the factories and everyone having a massive wait like all of us.
 

NigelG

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I’ve seen one 71 plate edition 1 on the road. But not seen many 71 plates at all. Probably due to no cars getting out the factories and everyone having a massive wait like all of us.
Think my mothers neighbour is hogging all the 71 plates, they've got two on the drive! (One a Audi Q2, the other a Kia Sportage), but they're the only two I've seen since the beginning of the month come to think of it.
 

iang27

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Just rang the dealer. It was a system error which generated what looked like a new order.
My car is still due at the dealer soon, apparently !
 
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