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Thread: Why is S3 List price £5k less than TTS?

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    Why is S3 List price £5k less than TTS?

    Hey guys, hoping I could pick your brains as a little bit confused!

    I'm struggling to work out why the TTS list is £5k more than the S3. Apart from the added few bhp (which a map will do anyway), it has 3 less seats, AND less equipment as standard (such as navigation).

    Is the increased price purely do to styling / more demand for the TTS, or am I missing something?

    Many Thanks.

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    Ones a hot hatch, the others a coupe/sport car, you cant compare as aimed at different sections of the market
    Drive both you'll see the difference, it's not about BHP / 0-60
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceHanger View Post
    Ones a hot hatch, the others a coupe/sport car, you cant compare as aimed at different sections of the market
    Drive both you'll see the difference, it's not about BHP / 0-60
    Thanks, although no where in my post did I mention 0-60...or BHP being a concern for a matter of fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by controlz View Post
    Thanks, although no where in my post did I mention 0-60...or BHP being a concern for a matter of fact.
    half of the shell is made from aluminum and is more desirable by hairdressers who are willing to pay more:]
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    The TTS is a far better drivers car than the S3

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedDejavu View Post
    half of the shell is made from aluminum and is more desirable by hairdressers who are willing to pay more:]
    hehe...a £5k hairdressers tax on the titty-s? lol!

    Edit: I should add that the current fastback coupe shape is sexy. The first gen shapes where the only really hairdressy ones IMO
    Last edited by jimmo; 20th February 2013 at 12:26. Reason: Amended to add...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmo View Post
    hehe...a £5k hairdressers tax on the titty-s? lol!

    Edit: I should add that the current fastback coupe shape is sexy. The first gen shapes where the only really hairdressy ones IMO

    Spot on there fella!!
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    A3 lacks character and has slightly worst suspension set up plus some other bits that make the TTS feel more special.
    Be patient. English is tough.

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    Hairdresser comments tend to be made by those who haven't driven the TT....it's a totally different drive to the S3 ( I have an S3 SB and a TTS Roadster )...the TTS is a nicer drive.....and I have no hair

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Hairdresser comments tend to be made by those who haven't driven the TT....it's a totally different drive to the S3 ( I have an S3 SB and a TTS Roadster )...the TTS is a nicer drive.....and I have no hair
    and my missus is one and she loves TTS which I'm not surprised.
    Be patient. English is tough.

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    Sorry to hyjack the thread but this brings up a question for me that can fill another identified gap in my Audi knowledge, which models have alluminium bodyshells? It all started with the A8 right, full shell? I thought this was extended to the A6 but not sure and I now know the TT is half ally, is that all TTs? Do I need to knopw which half?

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    Thanks for the replies. I test drove an S3 this weekend and was extremely impressed, however didn't have the time to drive a TTS too. Are they considerably different to drive?

    Thanks

 

 

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