Hello all, new forum user here - i’ve been enjoying all the tips and info i’ve been reading on here and thought it was time i said hello - and thank you !
It’s sad to see so many of you having delays with delivery of new cars - but i just want to say, despite the frustrations, stick with it if you can - it’s so very worth it when you finally take delivery.
I ordered my new S3 (daytona, alcantara upholstery, matrix leds, extended ambient lighting) in mid February and collected it from the dealer on 22 April, so i’m lucky that my build was relatively quick.
S3 was definitely a bucket list car for me - i’ve been driving Audis for 20 years this year (a varity of A3s with an A4 and an A1 in the mix there too - the A1 was a mistake) - it was time to finally take the plunge and really treat myself and so far the S3 has exceeded all expectations, thankfully none of the MMI issues have appeared.
I’m hopeful that fuel economy will improve as the car loosens up, but that may just be a problem with my right foot Lol !
All the best everyone, and thanks.
Hi there, yea the 8y so far seems to be a bit like marmite - love it or hate it. Interestingly, when i ordered my S3 in February the dealer told me that if i ordered an A3 it would be at least September delivery. That may have been a bit of a ploy to get me to order an S3 of course (although i hope not, as i have a good long-standing relationship with the sales guy) but reading the comments here, he may have been right.Glad to hear from a positive 8Y owner l am a long time member on here and l have to say Audi aint got their act together with the 8Y car or is it because folks that have not really done their homework on the 8Y ??
Never read so much negativity/complaining on an Audi model in all the time l have been on here= 8 years
It really is like a lottery at the min and so frustrating. Im not surprised people are cancelling orders.My issue is the ‘estimated’ and ‘unconfirmed’ part of the message I get from Audi. Currently week 24 but that could move again any time and still not be a concrete date. At the moment it feels like they will build it whenever it suits them.
Considering just buying a CLA35 new from stock to save the constant distraction of wondering when Audi might plan to build the car I ordered 11 weeks ago and was told would be delivered by now.
The build dates are being pushed further due to parts mainly electronic chips as I understand it.I've had a S3 ordered since Feb, no update for the dealer. Using facebook messenger I found out that the car had an unconfirmed build week of 21 (which starts 16th March), I was told it was build week 20. The car can be built anytime during that build week. It takes around 10 days to build and to get to the appropriate centre takes 6-8 weeks.
Only going by what Audi UK tells me. Yip 10 days does sound a long time for build time. Will be going for an update next week.The build dates are being pushed further due to parts mainly electronic chips as I understand it.
It doesn't take 10 days to build - They're built in a day - Prep usually starts at the end of the week before or early on in build week and then put together (hundreds come off the production line every day) they then go into checking etc - and then put on a train at Ingolstadt to the port - 24 hours shipping
The delays are being held at the ports at present and 21 days from UK port to Dealer
They probably mean from start to finish including prep etc but they aren't very clearOnly going by what Audi UK tells me. Yip 10 days does sound a long time for build time. Will be going for an update next week.
I've had a S3 ordered since Feb, no update for the dealer. Using facebook messenger I found out that the car had an unconfirmed build week of 21 (which starts 16th March), I was told it was build week 20. The car can be built anytime during that build week. It takes around 10 days to build and to get to the appropriate centre takes 6-8 weeks.
Ah but Daytona is a classic. I looked at mine today in the sunshine and i saw that wee bit of shimmer off the paintwork and it’s beautiful. Also doesn’t show up the dirt as bad as some. Although i may be biased as i’m on my 4th Daytona car ....my car is daytona and every time i see a turbo blue i feel a little bit of regret for not getting it