Well reading this makes me feel slightly better, I went to buy an Audi A3 sportback Sline 170 bhp and I was horrified when told it would be 2011 before I could take delivery. I could not fault the staff at the dealership but when I looked at the price of going down the nearly new route I could see you could buy a new one with a discount for the same money so did not bother in the end. Following this I went to look at the Skoda VRS Octavia, great car well made and again a very long lead time, this is the first time I have had this problem in my 28years of driving. Not sure what the answer is here. The VW group manufacture great cars in my opinion but are missing out on sales with this current situation. I may now have some work done on my current car and keep it as its running ok. I hope in the future the situation improves.