There seems to be a fair amount of varying times given from what I have seen on the forum. I ordered a Sportback TDI 170 Quattro on 14th Aug and was given a apprx del date of 30th Oct., I told the dealer at the time the critical part for me was before end of the year to avoid the VAT increase. He told me at the time that I should be OK , but the "black models" were not available for delivery until march/April. I see on this forum a number of people have had orders put back into next year , what has the dealer told you about paying the extra VAT ? Also sound like my dealer was a little "optomistic" and wonder if I might get a call telling me it has dropped back... Any thoughts out there... Am tempted to press the dealer or am I worrying too early. As I say if it comes in Nov or Dec no big deal , but not keen on paying extra VAT.