Hi, it's always been like that with 'premier' cars though hasn't it? You pay for the build quality don't you then decide on what extra's, that lesser priced cars have, and what you can spend.
think this is standard black but happy to be corrected :
Definitely sold now on Pantherschwarz and the super sport interior..... Almost looking forward to it, but got a season of skiing up first :)
standard seats and inserts
aluminium roof rails
auto folding mirrors
comfort pack with parking aid and assist
interior led lights
got a 6% discount, was going to pay cash but opted for 3 year pcp with 12.5% deposit to keep monthly payments reasonably sane, lol
probably going to add:
possible but unlikely electric seats
will also get gap (audi if reasonable or 3rd party) and service option for 3 years at £399 I think it is
ordered on 18/10 and looking at build week 9 early march 2014, eek!
my car cleared customs this morning and will be with the dealer next wednesday and prepared for my collection first thing on Saturday. i've even been able to choose my registration from a list!
its going to be a long week!
When I was there last year I priced up a used S3 and it was more than our new ones; they seemed to be expensive there, more than I would have thought. Is this still the case?
With a build week of 48 you must be one of the first in Oz to get an S3. It is worth the wait.
They are still pricy when compared to UK pricing but they actually dropped the price of the 8V S3 by $10k AUD (about 6k GBP). We have this interesting situation at the moment where you can find a used 8P S3 for more than a new 8V S3 (there are no 8Vs in the country yet). Our dollar is fairly strong at the moment so they seem even more expensive when compared to UK/European pricing.
You can tick all the options on a new S3 here for ~$70k (including relevant taxes etc) which is about £41k.
i'm currently only 8/9 days from when i put the deposit down, so pleased that i will have it in a further 8 days. i don't know how some of you guys with deliveries in March are coping... !
1st of May I gave Audi my £1000 deposit!!!(before order book opened) Feeling frustrated more than excited. Sold my lovely TT about 6-8 weeks ago and been borrowing various company vehicles since. Hoping for first week of November for pick up.
not long before picking you new car up, when you actually stop driving it maybe up load some photos. ENJOY!!
has anyone ordered any of the standard colours, black, brilliant red and taken delivery?
Just received a message from my my salesman, car has literally just been produced and is now awaiting delivery :thumbsup: :hi::arco:.
I can't wait !!!
The least favourite colour of all time ... Estoril Blue :whistle2:
Spec is as follows (mind u i don't live in the uk so it might have differences with the ones you order there).
S3 sportback Manual
Alcantara & leather sports seats
multifunction flat bottomed steering wheel
accoustic parking system (front/back)
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
tyre pressure monitor
Hill Hold assist
Extended leather Monopur
S3 optional alloys (S Design)
Inside Light package
Exterior LED lights
Gear knob in Alluminium (R8 style)
Electric driver seat
Heated front seats
Automatic headlights & auto dimming inside mirror
Electric & heated outside mirror pack
Wow that was fast, looks great.
Your making me very jealous:respekt:
Ordered ours the other day. It is fair to say I haven't gone mad with the spec. I ordered a 3 door manual, monsoon grey with the B&O stereo the only other cost option. I was going to spec satnav but decided to retro fit with the SD cards later. Gone with the standard S3 wheels, I think they'll grow on me and look far better with a subtle drop and spacers much like the 8P wheels do.
The rest of the options just didn't appeal enough to warrant the expense. Things like cruise control are nice but I have it in my Caddy and NEVER use it, also have it in my current 335i and I'm embarrassed to say I'm not even sure how to turn it on!
Obviously as a tuning company we will modify the car and it is exciting to see ABT have mapped the car to 370 PS at stage 1. I look forward to seeing what companies come up with whilst we wait for delivery. It is encouraging to see some have arrived early as well.
I think I'll be doing this on my pickup day!
PS. How good does that car sound!!! Jesus! (Also love the lunar silver seats, even on a light coloured exterior)
Mine is at the dealers.
When I was there it was awaiting cleaning and preparation.
I pick it up next Saturday (2nd Nov)
Nipped down to my dealer earlier to see if my car was there, it was, but it was locked in the workshop, so the salesman walked me there and had to look through the window...
it looked the dogs b*****s!! The black roof rails against the Glacier paint and pano roof looked immense! He also confirmed that all the options i spec'd were checked and fitted (was worried they might have missed something big off)
Picking it up tues / weds and the wait is worse than xmas as a child...
Will post pics when i can..
nice to see some lovely S3 SBs arriving.
great utilitarian everyday car. good work Audi.
Just like Johnny, I just popped into the dealer to see how things were progressing, and was told the car was on-site! Unfortunately in the locked compound, so I couldn't see it :( Amazing news though is I'll be picking it up at 5 on Monday evening!!! Very excited!!! :D
So took a trip to the dealers today, and came away with a completed order form!
S3 Sportback S Tronic
Aluminium Roof Rails
Technology Pack High
Bang & Olufsen
Folding, Dimming Mirrors
Interior Light Pack
Parking System Plus
Rear Side Airbags
Reversible Boot Mat
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Hill Hold Assist
I have to say I got a better deal than I'd hoped for, including £1000 more for my current S3 than I was expecting! Delivery early April, but hopefully that will come forward to March...that's what I'm telling myself anyways! Chuffed!!!
Also the dealer happened to have an A3 saloon in Monsoon Grey sitting in the showroom. I was instantly sold on the colour and was very happy I'd opted for it! Also took it as a sign as it was siting right by the front door!! :w00t:
Is the lumbar support and through load worth getting?
barely any info on either and not seen any in dealers
To help with the waiting for quite a few of us.......dont think this has been posted here yet? if it has sorry....
New S3 v Sport quattro
The new S3 wins but looking at the size of the legend Stig - thats probably not a surprise!!