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    Had my new A3 2.0TDI 140 for a week now and I just thought I'd share my like's/dislikes.

    Overall I'm loving it. Having read a number of threads regarding certain aspects of the car, I can say the positive ones were right and the more negative ones, as yet, not relevant.

    Firstly I find the performance fantastic. There's so much torque that I barely seem to need to rev above 3000rpm. Cant imagine how good the 170 is! My only niggle is how quickly your through the range of the first gear but I'm guessing this is common of all turbo diesels. MPG's not outstanding but I understand that gets better with time. The engine is a little tractor like at rest but I certainly dont notice it when the Bose system's wound up. More of that later.

    Handling's superb and the car feels poised and inspires confidence. Yes the suspension is stiff but so well damped so as not to be uncomfortable. I mean this is marketed as "sport". You want orthopedic ride quality, travel by barge!

    I find the cabin a joy to spend time in and although my budget would only stretch to the alacantara, the finish is top notch. No complaints till I spill that first coffee!

    Going back to the BOSE, I nearly cancelled it due to some of the threads I'd read. So so glad I didn't. I love it. It's an incredibly well balanced system and there's practically no distortion all the way up to full volume. OK it's not in the same bass league as the the 12" 300W Pioneer sub I had in my fiesta pop all them years ago, but it's more than enough for me now. It's certainly better than the Tannoy Reveal studio monitors I use for producing tracks!

    All in all one very happy man. And so far Leeds Audi have been spot on, making my first new car experience a boner!

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    nice one!

    mine's pretty much the same spec as yours except I have cruise control - helps eeek out the extra mpgs when I'm on a run to site (best I've had is 61.2 mpg)

    you're lucky you've a good dealer - bought my first Audi from them years ago, shame Smith Knight Fay aren't up to the same standard

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    good to hear.

    Look out for the coffee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyglo View Post
    OK it's not in the same bass league as the the 12" 300W Pioneer sub I had in my fiesta pop all them years ago
    I still have the 12" 700W vibe sub I had in my CTR and I really miss the fabulous bass rumblings. I don't listen to jungle or anything crazy like that but I certainly miss the extreme bass from Africa Shox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyglo View Post
    Going back to the BOSE, I nearly cancelled it due to some of the threads I'd read. So so glad I didn't. I love it.
    Agreed. Love mine too must be one of the only ones!

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    nope, I love the Bose sound, its pretty damned impressive

    (If only you could adjust the auto volume adjustment though, sometimes over keen)

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    I'll jump in on the BOSE bandwagon too! I think its brilliant! Now I've never been into this aftermarket subs business and I'm sure that BOSE doesnt deliver as much kick but its pretty much perfect for me and my needs! Makes a nice change to have the clarity when you turn the volume up.

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