I've speced my s3 out a bit higher than that and it comes in at £37,000 .... I always remember a TT coupe tdi in an Audi showroom, £42k it was! Who on earth bought that I don't know. The salesman there told me he doubted they'd ever sell it at the price. It had buckets, special paint (viper green) and pretty much every option going. I'd hate to see the depreciation on that one - adding a lot of options is all well and good, but counts for flip all in most cases when it comes to trade it in from my experience of audi dealers!
I interpreted "most of the options" to mean just that. I've added something like 6K of options to an S Line and that's without full leather, super sport seats, pano roof, LED headlights, mag ride, mono.pur, roof rails or privacy glass. So I can see "most of the options" adding up to 10K.
Edit: here's an audi code for an S3 that's over 45K - and it has the standard wheels! ACB4BYDH
Here we all love the way it looks and the ones that don't DO NOT GO ON ABOUT IT like you keep doing. I can't stand people who can only ***** about the looks of a car, just go for a bloody Mercedes A class AMG, it seem to suit your sort much more, i.e. classless chavy in your face piece of crap.
i hope to never see your sort buying s3's, it would give us who actually own one of these beauts a very bad name.
Referring back to a post on a previous page, metallic or pearlescent orange (Solar Orange in Audi's case) doesn't look great on many cars at all, other than the Mk2 Focus ST which spurred the fashion in the first place.
Also the S3 in the picture which is that that Mk 1 Focus RS purpley-blue colour makes it look like the owner is attempting to mimic a Mk 1 Focus RS... why would you do that? The cars are TOTALLY chalk and cheese regardless of the obvious age difference. I can only assume its a nostalgic thing...
My S3 (when it comes) will be more of less completely black and I'll probably consider removing the badges after a while too. This is for two reasons
a) I have bought this car for my own enjoyment and not to brag or show off.
b) The less a nice car stands out the better unless you want to attract unwanted attention.
c) Black goes with everything so down the line if I'm looking at summer wheels I can go for more or less any colour or finish without fear of it looking odd.
d) Residuals values and speed of sale are statistically proven to be higher with "boring" colours.
I can remember a tag-line from a Prada advert in a magazine once which sums Audi's approach to there Q-car styled S and RS range of cars:
"It's what you conceal, not what you can see."
Hi 1st pic of my S3
The anthracite wheels look amazing against the white body mate, great choice. Have you driven it about yet?
Ha ha like the SAW comments.
It does look like that though lol :)
Car looks amazing !
Silly question. But is this Amalfi white or Glacier white? Either war the car looks stunning, congrats
Really liking that the 8v is really growing on me now.
Thanks for all the positive comments, it's Glacier white, can't wait till 1st sept.
Cracking pictures ChrisH S3! You must have ordered early?
Not too sure on the Estoril blue pics to be honest, just doesn't look that special to me, eventhough I considered it when deliberating between a new s3 or rs3. The white does look really nice wih the pano roof. Thumbs up from me
I had real problems deciding on the colour, I saw the Estoril blue in the metal but it just looked like a dull, drab navy blue, maybe just because it was not a sunny day. Misano red was also a possibility until I saw it in daylight and it looked like an orange/tomato colour. White would not have been my first choice but happy with it when I went to the dealer to view the car. Not long to wait now.
Aren't there anymore pictures now that the car is being shipped to customers? Still have to wait a little more? It's a shame i'd like to see a ton more pictures of s3's ;(.
I have added some more pictures of the S3 in Estoril blue. I've driven it yesterday about 340 km. Absolutely fantastic. I liked the Magnetic ride very much. It's worth the money. Launch control, with absolutely no spinning wheels. Incredible. Nice sound. I will post some short video's later.
Check the new pictures:
Audi S3 - a set on Flickr
Thanks for the new pictures. What are your thoughts on Estoril Blue having eperienced it first hand? Whilst it looks nice enough, from those photos to me on an average cloudy day it doesn't have the wow factor some feel it does. Just a nice blue, not more.
Looks like a pretty well specced car! What were your personal opinions on the B&O?
Thank you so much bjorngra! Very nice pictures on your Flickr ! :) :o.k:
Superb photos Bjorngra, very clear and detailed - thanks.
You liked the magnetic ride, can you go into more details about your thoughts and driving experience with that? and also your views on the super sport seats?
crystal photos Bjorngra, also as you previously advised a fellow member about fitment of 19" alloys to their new A3 8V, can you advise me if 8J is the correct width for 19" alloys to fit the S3 Sportback with no rubbing issues? 225 tyres?
The super sportseats are in my opinion better then the normal S3 seats. In my TT I have the same seats as the R8 and the S3 s seats sitting better. More support in the upper back. And they look much better!
so what's the difference between a crystal effect colour and a pearlescent colour?