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    Surprised A3 owner, temporarily

    Went to pick up my wife's new car, only to find the dealer didn't tax it, so while I was fuming,meant I got a day in the new A3 instead

    So a very round trip Home, pnly got 24 hours with it only before they turn up with the new car but I really enjoyed my day in the A3

    Interior is as nice as my S4 was, the car seems as well built as anything else in the range, and the low level dash means the cabin feels really light and airy even for such a small car

    The sat nav and mmi is brilliant, intuitive, even the tracing with your finger on the control wheel is easy and works first time.

    It's only a 1.6 tdi as far as I can tell, and done 500 miles, so pretty tight still but 90miles of hard use in some pretty awful weather gave 43mpg
    2012 Q3 S line S-Tronic 177 TDI
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    Previously B8 S4, 8P A3 3.2Q

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    ​Wow, what a nice experience, hope you enjoyed it. Did you take any pics? x
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    The weather has been so bad

    Just these

    2012 Q3 S line S-Tronic 177 TDI
    2013 MINI GP

    Previously B8 S4, 8P A3 3.2Q

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    Really very impressed with it
    2012 Q3 S line S-Tronic 177 TDI
    2013 MINI GP

    Previously B8 S4, 8P A3 3.2Q

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    That's a 2.0 TDI 150 mate!
    Picked up on the 30th May!

    2013 '13' Plate - Audi TT 1.8 TFSI S Line Roadster | Ibis White | Xenon Headlights with LED DRL | Half Leather/Suede with Silver Stitching | Brushed Aluminium Trim

    Gone but won't be forgotten! 2011 '11' Plate - Audi A3 1.4 TFSI S Line | Ibis White | Privacy Glass | iPod Dock | Xenon Headlights with LED DRL | Half Leather with Silver Stitching | Brushed Aluminium Trim | S3 Pedals

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    Oh. Maybe a little less impressed now,

    But perhaps explains why it understeered out of roundabouts so easily
    2012 Q3 S line S-Tronic 177 TDI
    2013 MINI GP

    Previously B8 S4, 8P A3 3.2Q

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    Haha
    Picked up on the 30th May!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyW19 View Post
    Haha
    2012 Q3 S line S-Tronic 177 TDI
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    Previously B8 S4, 8P A3 3.2Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyW19 View Post
    That's a 2.0 TDI 150 mate!
    Out of interest, how can you tell?
    Daytona Grey Audi A3 2.0TDI 150 S-Line with Tech Pack, Comfort Pack, Interior Light Pack, Alcantara/Leather seats, B&O sound, DAB radio, Folding/dimming mirrors

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    Just hpi'd it. Yes its a 2.0tdi
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    Miltek cat-back non res / soon to be wrapped!!.....
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    Surprised A3 owner, temporarily

    1.6 TDI isn't launched until the Sportback comes out. S tonic will also then be an option on the 2.0 TDI 150 engine. Stupid they haven't launched with it.
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    MattyW19 called it

    I just assumed it was the 1.6 as it was a little flat, but think its because its so high geared in 6th that it needs a downshift to get going on the motorway

    it's "replacement" arrived today


    2012 Q3 S line S-Tronic 177 TDI
    2013 MINI GP

    Previously B8 S4, 8P A3 3.2Q

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    TBH 6th is always a bit of an "overdrive" or cruising gear. If I'm doing less than 70 on the motorway and need to boot it, I'll often shift down into 5th anyway, and that's in the 170PS.
    Daytona Grey Audi A3 2.0TDI 150 S-Line with Tech Pack, Comfort Pack, Interior Light Pack, Alcantara/Leather seats, B&O sound, DAB radio, Folding/dimming mirrors

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaudi View Post
    MattyW19 called it

    I just assumed it was the 1.6 as it was a little flat, but think its because its so high geared in 6th that it needs a downshift to get going on the motorway

    it's "replacement" arrived today



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    Your Q3 looks lovely!

    I reg checked it with the app
    Picked up on the 30th May!

    2013 '13' Plate - Audi TT 1.8 TFSI S Line Roadster | Ibis White | Xenon Headlights with LED DRL | Half Leather/Suede with Silver Stitching | Brushed Aluminium Trim

    Gone but won't be forgotten! 2011 '11' Plate - Audi A3 1.4 TFSI S Line | Ibis White | Privacy Glass | iPod Dock | Xenon Headlights with LED DRL | Half Leather with Silver Stitching | Brushed Aluminium Trim | S3 Pedals

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    thanks, I'm really pleased with it, we only saw and drove SE models but ordered the S-line based on the brochure pics,

    I think it came out better than those, the S-line means body coloured wheel arch trims, the 19" wheels means the arch trims are also slightly wider than the smaller wheeled cars have so it looks really beefy
    2012 Q3 S line S-Tronic 177 TDI
    2013 MINI GP

    Previously B8 S4, 8P A3 3.2Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmaudi View Post
    The weather has been so bad

    Just these

    Thats not a dodgy looking BMW next to it is it??????

 

 

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