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    Buying A3: Help needed!

    I'm currently looking at buying another A3 in the not to distant future however, I have a few questions... (apoligies as it's a bit long winded)

    DSG & DSG S-Tronic, whats the difference?

    As the BOSE sound system is enough for me, would I be better finding a car with it already fitted for ease of fitting and cost?
    Also, I' will eventually want to install the RNS-E. Again, will I be better finding an A3 which already has double din HU fitted and will this work ok with the BOSE?

    Is it worth going for the 170 and/or quattro? (I understand that the MPG is slightly effected with the quattro)

    Has anyone any experience having a 3 door and kids? I'm leaning more towards the sportback for this reason.

    If anyone comes across a one for sale, please post link
    Would like Misarno red, but not essential.

    Many thanks for your time.
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    DSG / Stronic are the same thing, BOSE is not worth the hassel of retro fitting, and if you want to go fro the RSN E then you are better off finfing something with the symphony although it can be retro fitted to double din. With links to others ... how much are you wanting to spend ?
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    PM Sent mate...

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveTDCi View Post
    DSG / Stronic are the same thing, BOSE is not worth the hassel of retro fitting, and if you want to go fro the RSN E then you are better off finfing something with the symphony although it can be retro fitted to double din. With links to others ... how much are you wanting to spend ?
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    As stated, DSG and S-Tronic are the same, the names having changed from DSG to the latter. But if you want Quattro then you can't have the DSG/S-Tronic - they don't do them in the A3/Sportback range. We have the Sportback (2.0TFSI -DSG) and it's perfect for the grandchildren in child seats etc. We'd find it difficult to access the seats in our A3 (2.0TDI DSG S-Line). The children are currently 2 year old (twins).

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    We have a baby due later in the year, so I think the Sportback is going to be the better option. Just finding one now...

    If anyone has any pics of there Sportback, please post links

    Quote Originally Posted by erisaman View Post
    As stated, DSG and S-Tronic are the same, the names having changed from DSG to the latter. But if you want Quattro then you can't have the DSG/S-Tronic - they don't do them in the A3/Sportback range. We have the Sportback (2.0TFSI -DSG) and it's perfect for the grandchildren in child seats etc. We'd find it difficult to access the seats in our A3 (2.0TDI DSG S-Line). The children are currently 2 year old (twins).
    A3 8P2 2.0TDI S-Line 170 SB | Brilliant Red | Full Leather | BOSE | 6 Disc Changer | None Smoking Pack | Light Interior Pack (Converted to LEDs) | Rear Parking Sensors | S3 Air Vents | S3 Mirrors - Stolen!| S3 Pedals |

 

 

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