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    New S3 vs My A3 pics - side by side

    I think I'm trying to convince myself that I shouldn't get the new S3 and save myself the money it would cost to *upgrade*.... I think these pics do a pretty good job, as does the bad press. :-/








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    Well, it's your money, your choice. How much is it going to cost you to change?

    Gotta say that even if I had the money to spend upgrading my 2 month old 2.0T quattro I wouldn't - there's no real incentives like there was with the old S3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Covenant
    Well, it's your money, your choice. How much is it going to cost you to change?
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    If I specced it up to 32k I would imagine it would cost me 12k or thereabouts. Sounds crazy when I put it like that I guess
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    Is the S3 going to come with RS6's as the standard wheel then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marriedblonde
    Is the S3 going to come with RS6's as the standard wheel then?

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    No, it comes with the S8 style 18". RS6 wheels are an option, I think you'd be mad to spec them though given they are now so common. I must admit I liked mine at first but now fancy something different.
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    Err, I prefer yours tbh. No I'm not joking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo1
    Err, I prefer yours tbh. No I'm not joking.
    Me too! But i'm talking purely from looks.
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    WOW, I'm glad I also went for Brilliant Black. The solid black really suits the car!

    I must look into getting the side skirts fitted, may even have a look if i can get the S3 ones, i'm sure they are different!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo1
    Err, I prefer yours tbh. No I'm not joking.
    funnily enough... me too. The only thing going for the S3 (visually) is that its different

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    Well I'm about to order a black 3-door S-Line myself so I may be biased

    Seriously though, my biggest problem is the grille, I really don't like the vertical chromed bits in the top section, they make it look too fussy for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark88
    No, it comes with the S8 style 18". RS6 wheels are an option, I think you'd be mad to spec them though given they are now so common. I must admit I liked mine at first but now fancy something different.
    Holy crap!
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    Nice pics Mark.

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    There are only 2 things i like on the S3 better!

    1. The tastly steering wheel and chrome vents!
    2. The stupidly over priced buckets


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    -Is that the audi exhurst trim you have fitted or is that Milltek pipes?

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    The A3 looks sweet... Keep that

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    Quote Originally Posted by marriedblonde
    Holy crap!
    say again..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3_3.2_S-Line

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    -Is that the audi exhurst trim you have fitted or is that Milltek pipes?
    No it's just some powerflow tips. The guy cut off the nasty looking stock pipes and welded these ones on. Cost 60 and took about 15 minutes, well worth doing.

    They look alot better than the S3's weedy little pipes. :-/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark88
    say again..?
    Holy crap - as in why would you want the S-line spec wheels on your S3.

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    yours needs lowering.

    love that grey
    just a little a6

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    Quote Originally Posted by marriedblonde
    Holy crap - as in why would you want the S-line spec wheels on your S3.

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    indeedy, I think it costs an extra 600 too
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    Keep Yours. Looks the dogs. Like the steering wheel on the S3 but apart from that I prefer the look of yours. Spend the money on something else

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    Externally there is not that much that is stand out about the new S3, so keep the car you already have, I don't think the S line has done the new S3 or S4 any favours either
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    Why did audi bother making another s3 if it wasnt going to be different to the s-line range!!

    They have shot themselves in the foot i reckon!!


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    Does look good Mark, but an S3 is still an S3.
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    When you see the two cars (almost!) side by side like this there really isn't a lot in it at all.
    As a current S3 owner with a new one on order, I'm also thinking very, very hard about this one. I'm tempted to test drive a 2.0T Sline, should also get a discount if I buy a new one, opposed to list price on the S3.

    Confused.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wilko
    Does look good Mark, but an S3 is still an S3.
    Perhaps that goes for all the other S cars, but how many S4 owners are jealous of the sound of the A4? which is what we have here with the A3 3.2.

    It's like an A3 + and they stuck an S3 badge on it. That's my opinion anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnS3
    When you see the two cars (almost!) side by side like this there really isn't a lot in it at all.
    As a current S3 owner with a new one on order, I'm also thinking very, very hard about this one. I'm tempted to test drive a 2.0T Sline, should also get a discount if I buy a new one, opposed to list price on the S3.

    Confused.
    I wonder if the 3.2 A3 will be heavily discounted now the S3 is here for not much more money?

    The range is kinda weirdly balanced.
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