I would urge those of you who have got confirmed orders in for S3 Sportbacks to get delivery and or build dates confirmed with your dealers after a deeply irritating afternoon in conversation with my dealer.
I had, until today, a confirmed build week of 39 for a manual S3 Sportback. This has now been bumped to build week 4 2014, and my dealer, who was suitably apologetic and embarrassed, told me that the demand for sportbacks has meant that there will be no S3 Sportbacks in the country before December earliest. I placed my order at the start of July so either the dealer fouled up and only just placed the order, or there are going to be some equally annoyed prospective S3 owners around the forum!!
I'll be interested to hear what responses people get back from their contacts.