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    Early Facelift 8P versus MY11

    Chaps i have searched high and low (search button and FAQs) for a definitive difference between the above two models.....can anyone give me a conclusive list

    I am looking to upgrade for an early 09 plate S3, the main criteria being angel light version which i beleive is the full facelift. Now i know when they facelifted the 8L there were several versions over the 18 month introduction which ended up with old bits being mixed with new parts and finally a full FL version - is this the case with the 8P.

    By and large what will the MY11 model have over an early 09 FL car - and is it worth paying an extra 5k for the privilege.

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    nope, isnt worth 5k extra.

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    no youll get the parts cheaper new and fitted, afaik all the differences are a protected ecu, an rnse with a gloss screen, different button trims under the rns, alloy mirror switches, non dumbo mirrors and gloss apillars


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    thanks chaps....and i presume LED rear lights too?

    and the ones im looking at have dumbo mirrors
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    No led's on 3dr, sb has the led rings & dumbos are great for vision & look good when used to them, I love them as can see a ****e load more now.

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    yeah thats another thing, i have just had a new A4 whilst mine has been in and i'm feeling the love for the dumbos, love the LED's inset into them.......

    I'm sure the 3 doors rears changed on the FL version didn't they?
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    Yes they did, but not led's.

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    that's a shame....... i have actually compared a couple of pictures since and seen the error of my ways, the rear FL are all the same as you say.....

    next job...test drive, as i want check out the auto's versus the manuals...been hanging about on this side for a while now and spotted a few talking about the launch control etc.... always taken a dim 'boring' view on auto's but willing to give this a try
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    dsg/stronic is the way to go imho, I've been a manual gearbox since 17, now 36, but dsg for 2-3 years, absolutely love it, less stress, no constant pissing with pedals as such, changes lightning quick, for me cant fault it tbh atm.

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    cheers mate, much appreciated....... will post up how i get on.

    I forgot how enjoyable it was buying an S3, everyone assumes their car has every concievable extra when in reality they 'by and large' have a standard car.
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    given the choice matey i would go for a dsg/s-tronic in a heartbeat i drive them often in work and love the smoothness of the changes esp the noise on the 2.0tfsi engines form the exhaust
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Once you have a DSG you won't go back, trust me. All the advantages of an auto with literally none of the drawbacks.

    It changes quicker
    You have pretty much a full manual override (which is changed to a full manual override with a gearbox map)
    It's faster 0 - 62
    It's consistent
    It's more fuel efficient (apparently)

    Provided that the internal combustion engine is the primary mode of transport for the forseeable future DSG will replace manuals and autos i think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    Provided that the internal combustion engine is the primary mode of transport for the forseeable future DSG will replace manuals and autos i think.
    I'd agree with this, manuals are a thing of the past imho.

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    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but they aren't called Angel Lights, correct? Angel lights have 'halo' shapes. These are called Fairy Lights I believe.

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    what the feck are you on about

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    i think the correct term is 'daytime running lights'

    I can see what you guys are saying about the DSG, i've driven a few DSG cars in the past but nothing that spirited, ie TDi Octavias, Insignia etc. Using them as a gauge i never actually bothered with the manual side(mainly as i was motorway driving), just left it in Auto mode.

    We shal have to see
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