A3/S3 delivery lead time?

gboole

Member
Checked with the Audi app and seems everything is in place. No extra specs missing including wireless charger and cockpit plus.
I did not order any interior lights or matrix headlights so can't tell whether they have any issues there, as stated by others.

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NigelG

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Well my Build Week 11 has been and gone .. 7 weeks later in Week 18 it is "still not released from the factory" and the dealers told me to check in with them again in a months time?!?! REALLY? How about YOU tell ME the updates! WTF is going on. Really fed up now with the whole thing, the shine of the experience has just gone!

Just as an update, had an email this morning saying the car is now released and is at port of release (Emden). Status 38 and car should be with the dealer in a couple of weeks for delivery. So that's all sounding positive. Also got the VIN number and all looks good in the My Audi app by way of Spec. everything ordered/Standard/Optioned at time of order seems to be listed, so panic over. I can relax for a few weeks :)
 

gboole

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Just as an update, had an email this morning saying the car is now released and is at port of release (Emden). Status 38 and car should be with the dealer in a couple of weeks for delivery. So that's all sounding positive. Also got the VIN number and all looks good in the My Audi app by way of Spec. everything ordered/Standard/Optioned at time of order seems to be listed, so panic over. I can relax for a few weeks :)
I just wish there was a way to track exactly where the car is now

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NigelG

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Would anyone know how long it takes for a car to leave the factory to the dealers

I think it's been previously mentioned that it takes around 2, maybe 3 weeks from port to dealer. Mine is at the port waiting :)
 

MA3RC

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Mine was 2.5 weeks in March of this year
 

Tch5668

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There seems to be a delay in cars with sunroofs ie Vorsprung
I ordered an S3 Vorsprung at the end of November 21. I was told they had an order scheduled for build week 12 in the new year and that that could be allocated to me. After ordering I was given a build week of 34! Looked on various websites and have seen some advising that 27 weeks is the average time waiting for an S3 and that the S3 is less affected by the chip shortage than some other models. We will wait and see!
 

Tch5668

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On Wednesday of the this week I became the proud owner of a new S3 Vorsprung in Daytona Grey. It was ordered in May 2021 and after 5 changed build week dates it is now in my grubby little mitts. It is a pity it took so long to get here but it is well worth the wait. What a bit of kit! One thing - it didn't come with the Audi Phone Box, but everything else is to spec. View attachment 248497
Did you choose not to have the Audi Phone Box in order to get it earlier, or is that what arrived? I ordered an S3 Vorsprung Sportback and have been told by the dealer that it will arrive fully specked.
 

RichK

Registered User
Did you choose not to have the Audi Phone Box in order to get it earlier, or is that what arrived? I ordered an S3 Vorsprung Sportback and have been told by the dealer that it will arrive fully specked.
You won’t get the phone box.
 

Mado97

Member
Finally had some news about my order since ordering December 2021. I have an unconfirmed build week 24 which is w/c June 13th. Leaser estimates delivery in August. Would you say this is accurate as August seems like a long wait if the car is being built mid June. What's it been like for everyone else here?
 

NigelG

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Finally had some news about my order since ordering December 2021. I have an unconfirmed build week 24 which is w/c June 13th. Leaser estimates delivery in August. Would you say this is accurate as August seems like a long wait if the car is being built mid June. What's it been like for everyone else here?
Sounds about right .. Mine was built in Week 11, it was only released from the factory late last week (18), so was almost eight weeks there, and is now in port, so another 2/3 weeks before the dealer gets it for onward delivery to me. So similar timeframe.
 

MR ZEE25

Member
Sounds about right .. Mine was built in Week 11, it was only released from the factory late last week (18), so was almost eight weeks there, and is now in port, so another 2/3 weeks before the dealer gets it for onward delivery to me. So similar timeframe.
No way that’s crazy what car did you order mate
 

NigelG

Member
No way that’s crazy what car did you order mate
A3 Sportback, 35 TFSI 150 S-Line (Comfort & Sound Pack, Extended Interior Ambient Lighting, Navarra Blue, 18in 5-Y Spoke Diamond Cut Alloys)

So nothing out of the ordinary really!
 

Chingy5

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Hi,
Long time watcher first time poster. I order Audi A3 tfsi 30 s-line in July 21, currently sitting on build week 24 of this year after speaking with dealer yesterday, bare in mind I’ve had build weeks of 9/11/14/17/19/22 now 24 lol.
The enjoyment of ordering a new car has been taken away due to the issues. Company ordered with is Motorfinity/sytner. Judging by some post, I reckon these two companies are probably at the back of the list when it comes to getting build dates, as I cannot find or heard of someone getting there audi within 12months by order through these two companies.
 

Agdm71

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A3 Sportback, 35 TFSI 150 S-Line (Comfort & Sound Pack, Extended Interior Ambient Lighting, Navarra Blue, 18in 5-Y Spoke Diamond Cut Alloys)

So nothing out of the ordinary really!
Very similar to my spec, but with storage pack in lieu of the y-spokes. Ordered through Arnold Clark (pch) on 3 June. Was b/w 11 but then informed it hadn't been released. Hopefully mine is en route to the dealer.
 

FishyFinger

Registered User
Just chased Listers (company car provider) for an update as my original build week was wk 17 (ordered very early sept 21). Build week was then pushed back to week 37. Latest update today is its been brought forward to wk 34. Still a minimum of 13 months from ordering to being received.
 
So I got an update on my Audi today and it’s got worse (didn’t think it was possible )

Ordered an A3 S Line, Daytona grey, comfort pack, interior lighting pack, high beam assist and 18" x 8.0J '5-Y-spoke style' diamond cut wheels (nothing too fancy). Order was placed in March 2021 with an estimated Delivery of Jun 2021.

Following repeated delays I finally got an unconfirmed build date at the beginning of this year. However this has now been pushed back repeatedly as well:

Week 20 (16 May 2022) - Pushed back
Week 22 (30 May 2022) - Pushed back
Week 26 (27 Jun 2022)

I’m now wondering if my car is ever going to be delivered. If that build week doesn’t change again (which I have zero confidence about) then i’m looking at about 18 months from order to delivery.

Has anyone ever heard of Audi failing to deliver a car which has been ordered? Beginning to wonder if I will ever receive this car.

What I find really frustrating is that there have been multiple people who have ordered cars well after me who have already received their cars. I can’t work out why mine hasn’t been built and how Audi are prioritising their orders.

This has been my first Audi and will also be my last. If I could find a suitable alternative which could be delivered I’d cancel and walk away from this shambles of a company.

By far the worst car company I have ever dealt with and the worst customer service I have ever come across.
 

Ameus

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So I got an update on my Audi today and it’s got worse (didn’t think it was possible )

Ordered an A3 S Line, Daytona grey, comfort pack, interior lighting pack, high beam assist and 18" x 8.0J '5-Y-spoke style' diamond cut wheels (nothing too fancy). Order was placed in March 2021 with an estimated Delivery of Jun 2021.

Following repeated delays I finally got an unconfirmed build date at the beginning of this year. However this has now been pushed back repeatedly as well:

Week 20 (16 May 2022) - Pushed back
Week 22 (30 May 2022) - Pushed back
Week 26 (27 Jun 2022)

I’m now wondering if my car is ever going to be delivered. If that build week doesn’t change again (which I have zero confidence about) then i’m looking at about 18 months from order to delivery.

Has anyone ever heard of Audi failing to deliver a car which has been ordered? Beginning to wonder if I will ever receive this car.

What I find really frustrating is that there have been multiple people who have ordered cars well after me who have already received their cars. I can’t work out why mine hasn’t been built and how Audi are prioritising their orders.

This has been my first Audi and will also be my last. If I could find a suitable alternative which could be delivered I’d cancel and walk away from this shambles of a company.

By far the worst car company I have ever dealt with and the worst customer service I have ever come across.
That is a surprisingly long wait. Most people I’ve seen posting on here wait between 10 to 14 months.
I think more recently, the lockdowns in Beijing and Singapore coupled with the war in Ukraine have impacted Audi (and others). Have you tried bypassing your dealer and speaking directly to Audi?
 
That is a surprisingly long wait. Most people I’ve seen posting on here wait between 10 to 14 months.
I think more recently, the lockdowns in Beijing and Singapore coupled with the war in Ukraine have impacted Audi (and others). Have you tried bypassing your dealer and speaking directly to Audi?
Audi UK won’t provide updates when you call.

So, I have now raised a complaint with Audi UK and have emailed the director as well.
 

Wxm

Registered User
Has anyone recently taken delivery of an A3 vorsprung? Just wondering if any of the standard equipment had been removed like the phone box/ wireless charging, extended ambient lighting etc?
 

abmat

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Has anyone recently taken delivery of an A3 vorsprung? Just wondering if any of the standard equipment had been removed like the phone box/ wireless charging, extended ambient lighting etc?
It has on the RS3 I think.
 
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RichK

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Has anyone recently taken delivery of an A3 vorsprung? Just wondering if any of the standard equipment had been removed like the phone box/ wireless charging, extended ambient lighting etc?
I have an S3 Vorsprung, no wireless charging or usb sockets in the rear.
 
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RichK

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Does it have all the driver assistance features? Rear cross traffic alert etc
Yes it had everything, all the assistance packages. The wireless phone and usb to rear was all that was missing. You can even open the rear boot by kicking the rear bumper (sort of). I think the rear cross traffic is for when your pulling out of car parking spaces and you can’t see? It’s really useful.
 
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Wxm

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Spoken to a dealer today that has a new A3 vorsprung 1.5 just come in. I’m presuming it was built early April. I asked if anything was missing but he seemed quite vague. Maybe he wasn’t very good
 

Wxm

Registered User
I was wondering about the boot. I presume it’s not like the hatch with a button to close it? Kicking under the bumper sounds handy when you’ve got a lot of shopping to get in the boot
 

RichK

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I was wondering about the boot. I presume it’s not like the hatch with a button to close it? Kicking under the bumper sounds handy when you’ve got a lot of shopping to get in the boot
Yes on the saloon I believe it’s only power up, though someone with a saloon may correct me.
 
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NigelG

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Mine is now in Status 40 at Grimsby UK Port. So it's in the right country now! Dealer says about 7/10 days and can then arrange delivery. I've already been given my Registration Number, so almost here!
 
At last my 8Y A3 35TFSI STronic with Comfort and Sound is being delivered on 1st June 2022. Exactly 12 mounts since the order was placed.
 

Ameus

New Member
I finally have a confirmed build week. Only took 12 months to get one.
Build week is w/c 23 May. Presuming it does actually get built that week, I might have a car by mid-July. Only 15 months after ordering although this seems to be the norm at present for early 2021 orders.
Fingers crossed people…
 
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