Thoughts S3 buyers/owners?
Which alloys and
They aren't all anthracite and have a silver part to them too if I recall from seeing them up close and personal. I like them and I am particular about my alloys at the best of times.
I tested that very car and think that it looks spot on, so mine will look exactly like that.
Other alloys available don't work as well for me.
TBH, none of the wheel options do it for me.
If I buy one, I'll be trying to fit the current RS3 style or early RS6 style wheels on.
Disappointed they don't offer carbon fibre interior either, & wish the arches were flared out like the original S3.
I do like the quad exhausts, & from what I'm told, they can fairly shift.
I'll reserve judgement until I get a test drive & take it from there...
I'm going for the standard "18" x 7.5J ‘5-twin-spoke “Star”’ design anthracite, partly polished alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres"
I think the polished part sets off nicely against the chrome/silver from the wing mirror/window surrounds.
Shame no option of 19's :(
I have 19s with 35 section Yokohama Advans on my current DD and it's grip is unquestionable but the ride is utterly harsh and unforgiving on our pot holed roads.
40 section offers a little more compliance but mated to the comfort mode through drive select, the new s3 rides beautifully.
i like the standard alloy and have taken that as the wheel option.........as well as buying 4x Yokohama winter tyres !
I agree about the lack of carbon fibre interior option however ! Disappointing....
The colour and spec of our S3 is:
Driver assistance pack
Parade red design pack
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Interior light pack
Auto release parking brake
Aluminium roof rails
Tyre pressure monitor
Electric lumbar support
Audi pre sense basic
Audi active lane and side assist
Bang and Olufsen sound system
I love the standard S3 wheel - the different angled surfaces pick up the light differently. To me it's a refreshing change from a fairly smoothed faced alloy (such as the Seattle alloys on my current Golf).
I personally really like the anthricite standard alloys above, there are now 2 S3's in both my local dealerships (Estoril & Misano) and they have the other S-Line option alloys on them, and i think they look pretty poor in comparison.
I'm hoping the anthricite will go nicely on my S3 SB in Glacier white with pan sunroof, black roof rails, and privacy glass!
I have also just sold my current S3 SB to my cousin who i know will look after it immensely, and his wife works for my company so will be parked next to the new one every day!
Can't wait to hear the B&O sound system too, roll on end of November!!
My preference is for the 5-spoke parallel design that are standard on the S Line (ordered these on my S3 due to arrive in 3-4 weeks).
Not too bothered about them not being exclusive...adds to the wolf in sheep's clothing effect, particularly as I've gone for Monsoon which is pretty similar to Daytona.
Agree that some carbon on the interior would have been nice, but think this is being reserved for the RS3!
I only need a phone that makes and receives calls. If i need to take a picture i'll use a camera and to check the internet i'll use my laptop.
Not really interested in this modern technology if i don't need it.
I can remember when there was only three channels on the TV and you had to get up off your arse to change them, Currys used to be in the high street and they sold black and white televisions and phone boxes took 2p's. :icon_thumright:
Oh yes, the dealer was Crewe Audi.
Is this a wind up?
Anyway, you have one of the first S3 Sportback's in the UK so we demand pictures, so go and get your polaroid and use your fax machine to make copies, then post some by carrier pigeon to someone who has better technological capabilities so we can all get a look at your pride and joy!!!!!
Sorry, my little moan at mobiles :blush:, but I can see why people have a cheap phone as signal can be just as good most of time and still like a bit of tech.
A quick iphone photo of a Glacier White SB with the standard S3 wheel (Derby Audi)
Hey, some great looking cars in here and some long waiting times :( . Looking at an S3 Sportback S-Tronic but want to get an idea of the price using PCP. Anyone taken this option who can give me some figures on the initial payment and monthly cost, that would be great.
Ordered a glacier white S3 sportback s-tronic build week 48 I think. Spec still up in the air as I got a great deal off drive the deal and gonna use that to try up my spec ;).
One thing i have have noticed, know one has ordered the black grill and window surrounds pack (basically black edition) is there a reason why? Would look great on a glacier white car with the anthracite alloys and privacy glass, that's the look I've gone for anyway.
How did you get week 48... Ordered last week and we are week 6!
Ordered about a week ago, someone had just canceled that morning, I snuck in and got the build slot, happy days ;).
Now I might hold on to see what the new RS3 options are...
Oh & as a side note regarding phones... Agree'd, modern phones are crap as actual phones!
Great as a pocket PC, but I have an old Nokia as a back up, & it will pull in full signal where the iphone gets nothing!
Makes a mockery of modern tech!
I've also ordered the black styling pack. I have a feeling it will be one of the first on UK soil as it only became available on the weekend I placed my order.
Just received my confirmed build date and it has moved forward two weeks to week 43 and will be delivered to Aberdeen at the end of November.
Nice birthday present!
Order placed on 8th September.
Good news. Did Aberdeen give any discount or did they just laugh?
Can you spec the super sport seats with the electric adjustment option? Doesn't say much in the brochure about it.
Also anyone tried or used autoebid???
Glacier white with Black edition - fantastic combination!! Worked well on the previous model and will on this one. I do quite high miles and find white very practical ( I know people will argue ), any unavoidable car park dings won't show too much and any stone chips are quite well hidden on white, unlike estoril and black which look great when clean and shinny but dull after a couple of long days driving and any chips and dings will show up terribly.
ive gone Glacier white / auto / mag ride / black roof rails / privacy glass / and the black edition upgrade / B&O etc.
when I first ordered the black edition ( or whatever they call it) was not available, I think I read on here that it had been added to the options so I called the dealer ASAP. Build week is 42 and delivery is first/second week in November.