Just thought I'd say hello! I joined this site back in May 2011 just before buying my S4 B6, which I sold a couple of weeks ago before buying a Phantom Black S3, Black Edition with 4,100 miles on the clock.
It came from an Audi dealer in London, and they were good enough to retrofit cruise control for no extra cost.
Its SUCH a different animal to the S4 - the V8 S4 had so much torque and the amount of power on tap right from the very instant you pushed the loudy pedal was just amazing. The S3 engine has to be worked and the lag takes some getting used to - there have been a couple of times at roundabouts and junctions when I've almost been caught out when she will just not 'get going'.
The Bose system is good, but isn't as good as what I was used to. The bass seems to lack a little bit, and the RNS-E seems to randomly hiss when on the phone and during quiet sections of music (I listen to a lot of classical...).
I truly believe that she looks amazing from every angle, and the build quality of the interior is just beautiful - that white stitching...!!!
Bottom line is - I love my new car, very very much, but the audio on the RNS-E is a bit hit and miss and the lag is a bit of a shame. I know I know, its a turbo powered car so I should expect it, but it seems to worry me at busy junctions.
Here are some pictures, followed by some questions....
The outgoing S4...
My Dad taking over the cleaning...
Here are a couple of questions:
1) I'd like to get her on to Stage 1 - should I wait until the engine is more 'worn in'?
2) Would a Stage 1 modification get rid of the turbo lag?
3) Are there any ways to get rid of that hiss? I'm sure its to do with the fact that the RNS-E likes to automatically adjust the volume depending on the speed I am travelling - the S4 did this but I could turn it off...??
Looking forward to getting to know her more and getting used to her quirks. I'm also looking forward to chatting and being involved more on this board
Best wishes, and happy Christmas!!