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    S3 Buyers Guide

    Hello all
    I'm looking at buying an (8P Chassis) S3 and I was wondering if there is any problems or issues that I should be looking out for when looking for one. Spec. I'm after would include: Nav plus, Bose, MFFB steering wheel and armrest
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    Can't say I am aware of any problems or any that anyone else has experienced. I did have a oxygen sensor failure but that can happen to any vehicle I suppose.

    Happy hunting !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickNick
    Hello all
    I'm looking at buying an (8P Chassis) S3 and I was wondering if there is any problems or issues that I should be looking out for when looking for one. Spec. I'm after would include: Nav plus, Bose, MFFB steering wheel and armrest
    Cheers in advance
    The DVD sat nav at over 2k just isn't worth it IMHO, especially as you can get basically the same system spec'd on an A4 for 500.

    Tomtom's are far better at a fraction of the cost.

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    IMO musts would be GSM phone prep, MFSW, Nav+, BOSE, 6 disc cd-changer and adaptive xenons..

    Recaros aren't everyone's bag.. try them and see.

    Just my 2ps worth..

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    Quote Originally Posted by siu00adg
    The DVD sat nav at over 2k just isn't worth it IMHO, especially as you can get basically the same system spec'd on an A4 for 500.

    Tomtom's are far better at a fraction of the cost.
    Yeah i agree, the satnav is too expensive at over 2k. You can retrofit the RNS-E for about 600

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    Last edited by mitch78; 28th February 2009 at 22:57.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

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    Cheers guys, thanks for the advice. I was thinking that if I couldn't get a car with RNS-E, then I'd get a unit off ebay. The only dilemma now is colour!
    Was about to buy a Phantom Black one, but that went the day after it came into the dealership! I quite like Ibis White too though - decisions decisions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickNick
    Cheers guys, thanks for the advice. I was thinking that if I couldn't get a car with RNS-E, then I'd get a unit off ebay. The only dilemma now is colour!
    Was about to buy a Phantom Black one, but that went the day after it came into the dealership! I quite like Ibis White too though - decisions decisions!
    Get white! You know you want to

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    Nice white one with loads of extras and black optics grill at Sunderland Audi (Wearside)
    NOW - Audi S3 Facelift - Sprint Blue, RNS-E Sat Nav, SDS, Bluetooth Phone Prep, Bose, Cruise, Buckets, FBMFSW, Adaptive Lights, Int Light Pack, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Piano Black Inserts, Through Load, Auto Dim RV Mirror/Wing, Auto Wipers/Lights, Folding Door Mirrors, Heated Seats, Ipod Dock, Front Arm Rest, Rear/Front Parking Sensors, 1st Aid Kit, Rear Arm Rest, H + R Springs, Front 15mm Spacers, Rear 10mm Spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siu00adg
    The DVD sat nav at over 2k just isn't worth it IMHO, especially as you can get basically the same system spec'd on an A4 for 500.

    Tomtom's are far better at a fraction of the cost.
    I have to say I strongly disagree with that, altho it is expensive, a tomtom doesnt even come close, and the added functionality of 8gig of MP3 music on SD cards saves a lot of ipod/CD messing about, retro fit one or splash out on it, you wont regret it

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    Quote Originally Posted by klauster
    I have to say I strongly disagree with that, altho it is expensive, a tomtom doesnt even come close, and the added functionality of 8gig of MP3 music on SD cards saves a lot of ipod/CD messing about, retro fit one or splash out on it, you wont regret it
    I agree. I was going to go down the iPod route until I found out that you can't access music that easily, unless you create playlists mimicing CD's and I can't be bothered with that.
    Not bothered if the car has RNS-E already as will retro fit if not and to be honest, all I really want the RNS-E for is to play MP3's - doubt I'd use the Sat Nav. I already have the SD cards from an old camera, so I'll just put MP3's on them. I've read in other threads that the RNS-E can be fussy with SD cards - is this true?

 

 

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