A3/S3 delivery lead time?

maw444

New Member
How are you tracking the progress of your A3 order? Dealer told me that I could only do this by asking him.
 

JezzaA

New Member
You can tweet Audi customer care with your order number and ask for an update. I used to do this once a week and they always obliged.
 
Confirmed now that we're collecting our S3 on Friday evening. It's dragged on a little in the last few weeks, but it's actually been a fair bit quicker overall than first anticipated so can't complain really! Just checked and the order went in on 2nd Feb, so basically three months in total.
 

Dreadnought

New Member
Hi all, I am an audi owner have read this forum and had the benefit of everyone’s knowledge for quite a while. Thought I would share my new S3 order experience in case it helps anyone.
Car ordered in Feb and April was indicated for build. I was given a revised build date quickly. This has moved around, back and forward regularly (5 times so far- July, May, June.) and Audi UK have always described the build week in their twitter mesages as ‘unconfirmed‘
I now have little confidence in the dates they provide until they can say it is built, and as we know, shipping time is quite variable. I am quite disappointed in the accuracy of the timescale of the process and the communication for a large purchase. I have factory ordered from other manufacturers before without issue and based on this experience I probably wouldn't factory order a car from Audi again. Knowing when to order to meet a target date for pcp changeover would be virtually impossible. If it moves again I will probably cancel! Thanks.
 

Wheezy556

Member
My previous order was just under 3 months in total.
My current order was placed 2nd Feb with no confirmed build date as yet which I think is pretty poor. I am being told predicted build week will be in the 40s somewhere although I may cancel if I don't get a build week soon.
I think it depends on what model you opt for as I was told no more A3s will be built until the final quarter of the year ‍
 

Wheezy556

Member
Same! I was going to give it till the end of June but if I put a new order in elsewhere I'd prob be looking at August anyway I'm literally torn between waiting and pulling the plug
 

LesleyG

New Member
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.
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
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.

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
 

Wheezy556

Member
I've owned Audi's for over 20 years. Absolutely love them but I have never had to wait this long for build
They are predicting that my build time will be October which means delivery in December/January.
I knew it was going to be delayed but 1 whole year is crazy long :(
 

LesleyG

New Member
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
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.
 

maw444

New Member
Well - my order from last week was estimated to be September - I'm expecting this to be later than this - though.

At least they have fixed the part ex of my old car - they wanted to wait and decide it when it was part exchanged.
 

Ludus

Member
My previously confirmed build date for July is now apparently unconfirmed due to further delays... this was an order put in the start of Jan, already over 5 months ago now.... not happy.
 

Maddave

New Member
That is a long time.
Ordered mine 21st April, dealer put estimated 31st July expected delivery.
Went on facebook to Audi uk and they said "We can confirm that your vehicle has a confirmed build week due to commence the week beginning Monday the 23rd of August. "
****** long wait.
 

Wheezy556

Member
I received a phone call today saying they had a cancellation but it would have meant a different colour and that I could have had it at the end of June.
This has now changed again with no confirmed build date for that vehicle so I'm not sure what's going off
Hopefully it will move forward again soon
 

Dreadnought

New Member
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.
 

Wheezy556

Member
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.
It really is like a lottery at the min and so frustrating. Im not surprised people are cancelling orders.

The sales rep thinks it has something to do with the model year changing but who knows.
Deff frustrating tho
 

SamB2020

Active Member
I was offer a rejection on my present A3, when I was told a new one would be delivered end of November I took a substantial goodwill gesture and a guarantee the issues would be sorted within the next few months
 

MF DOOMER

Member
the salesman I dealt with has said that the car will be delivered by a month of the build date.... this seems massively optimistic to me..... can anyone confirm is a car being delivered within a month of the build date is realistic?
 

twiggytheninja

New Member
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.
 
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.
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
 

twiggytheninja

New Member
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
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.
 
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.
They probably mean from start to finish including prep etc but they aren't very clear

The tracking website was so good, because you could actually login and it would show car is in prep, next day or so being built, then completed and would sit in checking before released to port and on it's way, but they've stopped it
 

S3 TRS

Registered User
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.

Ordered end of feb. Dealer modified an existing stock order.
Build week was 12th April , 16th April at your port waiting to be transported Down to dealer. Collected 27th April.


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LesleyG

New Member
my car is daytona and every time i see a turbo blue i feel a little bit of regret for not getting it
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 ....
 
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