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Production delay?

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Acri16, Jan 9, 2014.

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    He guys,

    i ordered red my car at the end of October, received an expected day of 14/5/14 I then changed the suspension set up last week and received an email this week to say my new expected date is now 20/06/14 due to a "production delay"...are they having me on? Anyone else affected by this?

    Thanks!
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    Its more than possible if you change such a major component, so not unexpected tbh.
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    Hi

    I ordered mine on the 24th of October and the week before Christmas I was given a confirmed week 4 build date with delivery in March. You have ordered virtually the same car so that seems like an awfully long time to wait.
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    Yes that's far too long to wait.

    I ordered mine at the start of Oct and it is landing at the dealer any day now.
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    But if he accepted the original date, then changed a major part, a month delay isn't to be unexpected tbh on a new chassis, unless he's also unhappy with the original date with spec as ordered.
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    I would be - May is a crazy delivery time unless it's a saloon that's on order.

    That would make that car 4 months slower for delivery than mine?!
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    My better half ordered hers mid December - got a build date of week 8. I suspect the dealer modified an existing order. Though it would be just over 3 months from order to delivery. Is that normal for a 1.6 SE?

    We just made a minor trim change and the build date has not changed, as far as I am aware.
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    Ordered mine (184 Q s-tronic) late October, got a confirmed build date of W5 and it has already been built and in the country and is being delivered to the dealer any time now.
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    This is week 2. How does that work?
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    Ordered mine (SB S line TDI 184 quattro S tronic) on 1st Nov. Was originally given build week 4, but it's now gone out to week 8
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    Ordered mine early September, got the car 11 weeks later.
    Crazy differentiations in delivery time by different dealers.

    I think some dealers get more allocation of certain cars.
    Aberdeen seems to be able to turn an S3 round pretty quickly.
    Seen 6 different S3's up here now.......
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    Week 18 is what my dealer says but yet to have that confirmed. Hoping it will be brought forward. Early June pick up really is not great.
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    I just don't get it... Four and a half months to wait for a new car is ridiculous. When I was comparing cars, BMW could deliver me a new 3 series Touring, to my spec, in 6 weeks. Why is it SO much slower at Audi?..
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    Simples.........Because it is a a very good car and very popular, compared to BMW's who have been discounting heavily for the last few months and have short order books.
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    Was quoted £6000 off and built and delivered in 6 weeks when looking at M 135i.

    Says it all I think.
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    Yeah, says for me, BMW could deliver m135 yesterday and offer it for free and it would still be far too ugly to consider owning.
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    Says to me there is not much demand for an M135i - big discounts are used by suppliers who cannot move their goods.
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    Think someone over on the A1 forum had found lease deals for the M 135i at £280 odd inc VAT for a bog standard one.

    Always worries me when a deal is too good to be true. I also found the finance payments much higher on the M 135i due to its woeful guaranteed future value.
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    Ordered my sport back 1st Sept for build week 6 and march delivery. That's 6-7 months. I wasn't terribly happy with this either. Hearing some of these 11 week turn arounds is fairly disappointing. They had better get my spec correct!
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    You ordered a week after me and I got mine the week before Christmas. Not gloating, just another example of huge variation.
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