When I placed my AWD order in I was told to expect delivery between Oct-Dec. I didn't wait... (got a First Edition!)
Normally I'd agree but VW's trend, at least in regard to their EVs, in recent years has been to release an early bird trim that is hard to match value-wise in later releases. The 1st is built in Germany and later iterations will be built state-side and I've always given higher value to German origin dubs than those built elsewhere. I suspect VW puts a little extra (source higher quality parts) into their launches, too. The first gen eGolfs, for example, had more efficient motors compared to the later releases. Those factors, along with the OTAs, make this less of a concern than usual. Plus, it's a VW...it's not like I'm expecting a gremlin-free vehicle during any release cycleNever buy a 1st model year car.
The cold temps will also impact range. I have a buddy who has a Tesla in Toronto Canada and he said in winter his range is reduced by about 20% during the cold winter.I think 'worth the wait' really depends on what kind of vehicle you need. I live in Central Oregon and deal with ice/snow in the winter, so I am only considering AWD at this point.
The cold temps will also impact range. I have a buddy who has a Tesla in Toronto Canada and he said in winter his range is reduced by about 20% during the cold winter.