A3/S3 delivery lead time?

Phelan583

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I get a ret staff discount , ordered 1 feb 2022car is at dealers ready to be collected turbo blue edition one
Zoomer,

congrats on the car.

but this just shows how ****** up Audi’s orders are. Seems to be no logic or priority to the way orders are satisfied.

id heard Audi were bad before I ordered. But this is pure incompetence
 

Zoomer

Member
Zoomer,

congrats on the car.

but this just shows how ****** up Audi’s orders are. Seems to be no logic or priority to the way orders are satisfied.

id heard Audi were bad before I ordered. But this is pure incompetence
Seems to be quite common in the vw group , friend enquiried about electric skoda SUV told 18 months
 

adro

Member
I was contacted by Audi in Feb to see if I wanted to do a deal on my 2020 8Y and swap for a new one. Deal was good so I ordered middle of Feb. After knowing what was going on here I thought it would be ages before it came. I picked it up 3 weeks ago so only 3 months from order to delivery! That was a factory order with extras. There is absolutely no logic in it. When I collected it even the dealer was surprised I got it so quickly.
 

Mado97

Member
Mado,

I got a military discount on mine and I’m beginning to think that’s why I’m a lower priority. If that is the case then it’s absolutely disgusting
I got the blue light card discount from Motorfinity. Did you go through them as well? I do reckon this is the case. Others on this sub have got the car quicker. Motorfinity can't even provide the factory details for the car so I can track it myself.
 

Phelan583

Member
I got the blue light card discount from Motorfinity. Did you go through them as well? I do reckon this is the case. Others on this sub have got the car quicker. Motorfinity can't even provide the factory details for the car so I can track it myself.
I used Forces Cars Direct. Similar to motorfinity.

I never got any info on delays until I called them to see when I could get my car. I now have to contact them every few weeks to ask for an update, which is always another delay.
 

Saral

Registered User
The delays, are they across the board or are some taking longer than others, petrol or diesel, manual or automatic, a particular spec s line etc?
 

s-hnd77

Registered User
The situation with lead times is all over the place from everything I have heard - my local dealer is notionally quoting 9-12 months to people yet I have a friend who ordered an RS5 and was also quoted a year - yet Audi emailed him out of the blue after 7 months to say they were now building it....

A lot of the optional extras are being taken off the list due to lack of semiconductors as well. Problem with all of this it is pushing up the prices of nearly new and ex-demo cars to almost the same price as new because they know some people will be desperate enough.
 

dty

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The situation with lead times is all over the place from everything I have heard - my local dealer is notionally quoting 9-12 months to people yet I have a friend who ordered an RS5 and was also quoted a year - yet Audi emailed him out of the blue after 7 months to say they were now building it....

A lot of the optional extras are being taken off the list due to lack of semiconductors as well. Problem with all of this it is pushing up the prices of nearly new and ex-demo cars to almost the same price as new because they know some people will be desperate enough.
Almost? Look on the Audi site for "approved used" cars. The other day, there were 2 S3 Vorsprungs on there. One was registered in January this year, the other in May last year. Both with single-digit thousands of miles on the clock. And both, £5,000 or so over list price.
 

dty

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Almost? Look on the Audi site for "approved used" cars. The other day, there were 2 S3 Vorsprungs on there. One was registered in January this year, the other in May last year. Both with single-digit thousands of miles on the clock. And both, £5,000 or so over list price.
In fact, there are 3 on there now:
May 21 (13 months old), 7,500 miles, £48,999
June 21 (12 months old), 10,000 miles, £48,990
January 22 (5 months old), 6,000 miles, £47,500

The list price for a brand new one with no options is £48,480
 

dty

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Almost? Look on the Audi site for "approved used" cars. The other day, there were 2 S3 Vorsprungs on there. One was registered in January this year, the other in May last year. Both with single-digit thousands of miles on the clock. And both, £5,000 or so over list price.
And take a look on Autotrader. There are 6 over £50,000! I guess they may have options, but it seems unlikely all 6 would. One has 3,800 miles. The rest are delivery milage, or 300-500 miles (so likely ex demos which have been ragged daily by the salespeople).
 
And take a look on Autotrader. There are 6 over £50,000! I guess they may have options, but it seems unlikely all 6 would. One has 3,800 miles. The rest are delivery milage, or 300-500 miles (so likely ex demos which have been ragged daily by the salespeople).
To be honest there aren't many options available for the Vorsprung it already has everything on it
 

dty

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To be honest there aren't many options available for the Vorsprung it already has everything on it
I know, I have one on order. And that's my point. I guess they may have the super expensive "carbon pack" or whatever it's called. But really, the mainstream choices are metallic/pearl paint, and red brake callipers. That's it. So who in their right mind would pay £55,000 for a car with 1 previous owner and 200 miles on the clock? Like I said, it's clearly a demonstrator and will have been ragged daily. Who would pay over £6,000 premium (over 12%) just to "+++BEAT THE 24 MONTHS WAIT+++" as the advert says?
 

dty

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I know, I have one on order. And that's my point. I guess they may have the super expensive "carbon pack" or whatever it's called. But really, the mainstream choices are metallic/pearl paint, and red brake callipers. That's it. So who in their right mind would pay £55,000 for a car with 1 previous owner and 200 miles on the clock? Like I said, it's clearly a demonstrator and will have been ragged daily. Who would pay over £6,000 premium (over 12%) just to "+++BEAT THE 24 MONTHS WAIT+++" as the advert says?
Actually, to be completely fair, at least one of these cars does appear to have the £2,800 "exclusive" paint option. LOL! £2,800 for paint!
 

Spudette64

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I am due to collect my A3 Vorsprung this coming Friday however the dealer decided yesterday they weren't going to honour the part exchange value they were going to give me on my old car. They valued it a few weeks back assuming they would get the A3 sooner than they actually did. They want to reduce it by £1k. I was never told they were going to revalue it let alone so late in the day. As you can imagine I'm not best pleased.
 

jassyo06

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Actually, to be completely fair, at least one of these cars does appear to have the £2,800 "exclusive" paint option. LOL! £2,800 for paint!
£2400 4 weeks ago then a price increase to £2600
I chose a exclusive paint as Audi's standard optioned paints are a little drab
 

jassyo06

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Hi guys after ordering my a3 edition one 35TFSI on 31st September 2021 I have finally got my build date of week 25. Had a phone call yesterday saying I should have the car in around 6 weeks. Fingers crossed all goes well
Well done you l ordered my RS3 at the same time and l have another 7/8 months to wait
 

gboole

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Almost? Look on the Audi site for "approved used" cars. The other day, there were 2 S3 Vorsprungs on there. One was registered in January this year, the other in May last year. Both with single-digit thousands of miles on the clock. And both, £5,000 or so over list price.
When I picked up my car, dealer offered me 2.000 to buy it

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s-hnd77

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I should know, I've just got a Q3 TFSIe Black Edition - 9 months old ex-demo with 4500 on the clock - I had to accept paying a price of £44,495 - the current list of the equivalent car specced up the exact same way as mine is £45,100 so go figure - only £600 of a difference, but it's either that or wait until next Easter, and you might get your car....maybe....
 

NigelG

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abmat

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The current model is MY22. MY23 will come out later in the year if there are any revisions.

I bought my MY22 A6 in august last year just after it had been released.
 

Jason1987

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The current model is MY22. MY23 will come out later in the year if there are any revisions.

I bought my MY22 A6 in august last year just after it had been released.
Ah yeah I meant my23. Was hoping they’d add new stuff like virtual cockpit plus etc as an option
 

abmat

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There is some articles on the web, but they’re all guessing.

with the current situation I suspect there will be no changes until MY24
 

NigelG

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Funny thing is, you will probably order your MY22 now, and it'll arrive after they've announced the MY24s at this rate!
 

Zoomer

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Just picked up my A3 edition one turbo blue
ordered 1 feb 2022
sight and sound pack
full spec as ordered nothing missing
 
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Zoomer

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That ls good, I have 45tfsie comp c/s on order since January told end of October now end of December 22 expecting more 23
I was told November ????
 

FishyFinger

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That ls good, I have 45tfsie comp c/s on order since January told end of October now end of December 22 expecting more 23
I too have a 45TFSIe Comp on order. Ordered early Sept 21. given build week 17 then pushed back to wk 37 then brought forward to wk 34. Chased my supplier today for an update and told "Audi have been converting the orders to 23 model year which has now taken place but we’re waiting for them to reassign a build week to your order". its like a lucky dip ordering a car from Audi. There seems to be no logic to their madness
 

Chrisace79

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I too have a 45TFSIe Comp on order. Ordered early Sept 21. given build week 17 then pushed back to wk 37 then brought forward to wk 34. Chased my supplier today for an update and told "Audi have been converting the orders to 23 model year which has now taken place but we’re waiting for them to reassign a build week to your order". its like a lucky dip ordering a car from Audi. There seems to be no logic to their madness
Don’t know if it’s the hybrid but seems a lot are getting cars early but what I have read none are the hybrid ones I am not too fussed as have a 1 series 17 plate bmw but something concrete would be appreciated
 

NigelG

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Finally, after a September 2021 order date .. then Build Week 11 and the car being at the dealer since the 20th May, the least company finally pulled their fingers out and signed off the paperwork and i have a delivery scheduled for next Tuesday, 28th June!! Felt like a lifetime :nogarors4:
 
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