Should be nice to read your report. I have always driven manuals and never had a auto. but the S Tronic was great on the 3.0TDI and I've always thought BIG CAR has to be auto and I'm fed up chaning gears !! I really want to know what it was like driving the Q5 in a manual ??
It would be really useful to know when they told you this date and what dealer you ordered through (if indeed you are in the UK?). I was told by Audi UK yesterday that S-Lines won't start being built until end Jan beginning of Feb.
Don't necessarily believe them as they are probably trying to get me off their back as I hit the roof as my build date for my 2.0TFSI S-Line ordered 2nd Oct is currently confirmed for early Feb, so early March delivery - not happy
Been in touch with my dealer (UK) and still on track for mid Jan delivery. Apparently some early orders got through before Audi had to pull S Line due to a parts shortage but they are now back on availability with build recommecing in Feb 09. Hope this helps.