Had the New S3 about 2 weeks now - Thoughts so far
Picked the new S3 up on the 1st Sept, was a disaster on the day as funds did not clear until 4pm, so was sat in the dealers from 8.30, so was seething by the time I could drive it away, put a dampener on the day really. But hey!
But, once in the car and driving it was a nice place to be, I had a brand new 08 plater when they came out, but this just seemed nicer.
Also the DSG box, really pleased with that, as I had never driven one before taking delivery, a bit of a gamble I know, but wanted the element of surprise! Defo the right choice tho, only problem is now though, I could never go back to changing gears with one of those gear stick things!!
Performance wise, everything i expected, the car was taken to AVP in Burton the next day, was going to have all the works done on my signature, but didn't have time, so just ended up with the Miltek Turbo Back, the HPFP and the lowering springs/spacers. Ben at AVP said that the MY11 ECU's are locked so he couldnít do the map on the same day, there is a box that is required from REVO which he didnít have time to get - so that will be done in the next few weeks - However, the exhaust and HPFP have made quite a difference in performance, probably running at around 300bhp now, and this will go to about 360 when all is done.
Its a shocker on the fuel consumption, forgot how BAD these things are, seen to spend half my time at Shell.
Oh, and it is booked in at Audi on Wednesday for minor issues, there is something lose in the dash that is clunking around, and the steering wheel isnít straight, was miles out when I picked up, and the 4 wheel alignment has improved slightly, but still not right - so disappointed on that front really.
So overall pleased with the car Ė I will post some pics when I work out how to do it!!