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    26 days, one hour and ten minutes before I drive mine out of the dealership...
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    Quote Originally Posted by trs888 View Post
    I've got a golf mk5 gti.

    I've ordered an S3 SB

    Can't get away with the mk7 body styling. The R looks like a normal model where as the mk6 looked much more sporty.

    Love the mk7 interior but am diss appointed with the exterior. And I hate the red stripe through the headlights on the gti!!

    Plus the Mk7 R is more expensive. Not spending close to £40 for a golf!
    Interesting... I'm also coming from a MK5 GTI and one of the main reasons I don't want the MK7 R (it will be about 5-10k AUD cheaper than the S3 down under) is the interior. It looks so similar to my car even though it is ~8 years newer!

    The S3 looks beautiful inside by comparison!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstama View Post
    Interesting... I'm also coming from a MK5 GTI and one of the main reasons I don't want the MK7 R (it will be about 5-10k AUD cheaper than the S3 down under) is the interior. It looks so similar to my car even though it is ~8 years newer!

    The S3 looks beautiful inside by comparison!
    Yes sort of me as well. MkV GTI, MkVI R, and now S3 SB on order. I really like the way VAG do things, but was just after a bit more refinement in my old age. Didn't want an S5 as they just look too big and it's only me in there. Thought about a Sirroco R but the inside was identical to the R. It is clear that it is all from the same parts bins when you look at the switch gear, steering wheel etc, but somehow the Audi just feels a bit more grown up.

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    We also have a Mk5 GTI and I really fancied a new Golf GTI PP. Went and had a test drive and liked how it drove but absolutely hated the interior. Lots of shiny fake plastic carbon etc is just awful, what is the matter with them at VW. The centre console where there is a huge panel which runs down from the massive nav screen into the climate etc then all the way down just looks terrible in my view.

    It did feel like it had more poke than our Mk5 GTI but then my wife suggested that we looked at the S3 as "she'd always liked them".

    Drove one, loved it in every aspect. Ordered, collect on 1st March.
    Build Week 1: Panther Black S3 SB S-Tronic, black nappa, anthracite alloys, comfort pack with adaptive cruise and parking plus, active lane assist, adaptive xenons with variable range control and auto high beam, technology package HIGH with connect, B&O, tyre pressure warning, fold/dim/dip/heat mirrors, reversible boot liner, extended mono pur interior, privacy glass, hill hold assist, LED interior light pack, electric lumber support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J6YAK View Post
    Are you sure you want to change from Estoril trs888??





    Superb pictures.

    Love how the sun totally transforms the estoril into an electric eye popping blue.

    its an amazing colour from that perspective, never had a car that can have 2 looks like this.

    On a dull day, its a very dark blue so looks very classy and aggressive.
    On a sunny day, the blue lightens massively and creates a stunning looking shade of blue.

    A truly stunning colour from Audi.
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    2013 Audi S5 coupe estoril blue black edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Pliskin View Post
    Superb pictures.

    Love how the sun totally transforms the estoril into an electric eye popping blue.

    its an amazing colour from that perspective, never had a car that can have 2 looks like this.

    On a dull day, its a very dark blue so looks very classy and aggressive.
    On a sunny day, the blue lightens massively and creates a stunning looking shade of blue.

    A truly stunning colour from Audi.
    You're just biased

    It is a great colour. Seen it on S5, S3 and looks very smart on both. Only Sepang or Mica Blue would top it for me (neither of which are quite as classy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by warren_S3 View Post
    You're just biased

    It is a great colour. Seen it on S5, S3 and looks very smart on both. Only Sepang or Mica Blue would top it for me (neither of which are quite as classy)


    Ha ha ... well maybe just a tad biased, but for good reason

    Sepang for me is just the best blue ever !

    Phantom Black aint bad either I suppose
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Pliskin View Post
    Ha ha ... well maybe just a tad biased, but for good reason

    Sepang for me is just the best blue ever !

    Phantom Black aint bad either I suppose
    seeing as were talking about Racing blue mica! here is my previous 8P...

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    Very very nice Louay ... Add mica to list if great Audi blues too
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    Indeed Louay that is a great colour; spot on
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    Was nice....attracted some unwanted attention though usually from little boys in saxo vtr's so this time I chose classier estoril for when there's no sun and I'm feeling mature and for come get me when it's sunny and I've not got the family in the car with me! Win win!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J6YAK View Post
    Are you sure you want to change from Estoril trs888??




    yes, those are nice shots.

    I've been thinking about it over the last few weeks. I've had 2 blue cars in a row now, and i wanted a lighter colour like Ibis white for my next car but seeing as i can't get that then i was looking at the Monsoon Grey as i was looking for a golf GTI in that colour first before settling on laser blue. i don't like that at night the estoril would look really dark.

    so in short - no Ibis white = Monsoon Grey lol

    plus this photo helped me make up my mind.



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    ^nice pics!

    Any more? Where did you get those from - I'm going for the same colour!
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    Good choice of colour
    On order: MY14 S3 Sportback (Ordered 4th Jan, build week 12 (was 13)), Manual, Monsoon Grey, Black Alcantara, LED Headlights, Interior Light Pack, Comfort Pack, Audi Sound System, ACC, Parking System Plus, Tech Pack, Electronic Folding & Heated Mirrors, Through Load, Non-smoking Pack

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    Link posted before (somewhere) but for a refresh (all credit to vibbr!):

    Audi S3 - a set on Flickr

    And the earlier post with these pics in:

    2013 Audi S3
    Last edited by 0B1001001; 4th February 2014 at 08:12.
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    2013 Audi S3

    I don't know how to link on Flickr. Doesn't seem very user friendly to me.

    Try this link

    http://m.flickr.com/photos/111382816@N07/

    Have a look in sets for different colours.

    Only have a estoril and monsoon tho.

    That's my photo stream. I collected pics from Flickr and put them on mine so I could get a screensaver going but the photos aren't mine. Can't get a link to the original pics.

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    Guess what was fresh off the back of the transporter last night when I went in to sign the finance paperwork.S3.jpg

    Friday is gonna be fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trs888 View Post
    I don't know how to link on Flickr. Doesn't seem very user friendly to me.

    Try this link

    Welcome to Flickr!

    Have a look in sets for different colours.

    Only have a estoril and monsoon tho.

    That's my photo stream. I collected pics from Flickr and put them on mine so I could get a screensaver going but the photos aren't mine. Can't get a link to the original pics.
    Here's a non-mobile Flickr link of the above:

    trs8888@ymail.com's photosets on Flickr
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    Changed my colour from estoril to monsoon added folding mirrors. Build week currently week 15

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    Quote Originally Posted by trs888 View Post
    I don't know how to link on Flickr. Doesn't seem very user friendly to me.

    Try this link

    Welcome to Flickr!

    Have a look in sets for different colours.

    Only have a estoril and monsoon tho.

    That's my photo stream. I collected pics from Flickr and put them on mine so I could get a screensaver going but the photos aren't mine. Can't get a link to the original pics.

    agreed flickr is badly designed and seems to be designed by a techie. I found photobucket much more user friendly.
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    Only used flickr as Apple TV doesn't use photobucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trs888 View Post
    Changed my colour from estoril to monsoon added folding mirrors. Build week currently week 15
    Why the colour change?

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    I just notice less people choose Misano red... Isn't a bad color, is it?!

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    The second pic of the monsoon grey with the grey background. Dont think I have seen a picture that bad of that colour. The first pic is nice, but a grey car with a grey sky really looks pretty dull.

    But thats the problem with photos and different light types. Th first pic does make the monsoon look good, second pic Im not so keen on. And its even the same reg plate, but looks like the first pic has darker windows.
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    I was looking at loads of pics. Got a mk5 golf in laser blue, had a crystal blue audi a4 previously, so had blue cars since 2008. Fancy a change. Also estoril is quite Dark in a lot of lights that I've seen it in. Really nice colour but in my view only really pops in the bright day time or sunny day.
    Saw pics In Australia and looks really good however I'm afraid we just dont have that much sun. Also I wanted a grey mk5 golf. So feel like I should get a grey s3.

    Long-winded answer but you asked lol

    It wasn't a quick decision. It's taken a month of pondering!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trs888 View Post
    Only used flickr as Apple TV doesn't use photobucket.
    lol at apple - that's why I got rid of my apple devices after the iphone 3g - apple and their dark ages closed door/drm mentality - I still hate apple after the drm fiasco as they kindly decided that they would remove the drm no one wanted from music and charge a bargain 29p per song - I had 1000s of songs and apple can get stuffed
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    Quote Originally Posted by boy1308 View Post
    I just notice less people choose Misano red... Isn't a bad color, is it?!
    I like the Misano and was close to ordering but I was pursuaded at that time to get estoril. Which I've just changed to monsoon lol

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    Just been told mines built and at the docks awaiting shipping

    Will be coming into sheerness -
    Anyone know the name of the boats that they use for sheerness - Grimsby certainly seems to have more coming in as well

    Only takes 24 hours so unless stays at port for ages should be ok for 1st March

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks43 View Post
    Just been told mines built and at the docks awaiting shipping

    Will be coming into sheerness -
    Anyone know the name of the boats that they use for sheerness - Grimsby certainly seems to have more coming in as well

    Only takes 24 hours so unless stays at port for ages should be ok for 1st March
    What was your build week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by titleist007 View Post
    What was your build week?
    Build week 5 which was last week

    dealer going to update me Thursday - just said it's been released for shipping which means it's at the port apparently

    no idea of what boat but she did confirm sheerness would be the port

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks43 View Post
    Just been told mines built and at the docks awaiting shipping

    Will be coming into sheerness -
    Anyone know the name of the boats that they use for sheerness - Grimsby certainly seems to have more coming in as well

    Only takes 24 hours so unless stays at port for ages should be ok for 1st March
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    Quote Originally Posted by r500frs View Post
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    Thanks Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks43 View Post
    Build week 5 which was last week

    dealer going to update me Thursday - just said it's been released for shipping which means it's at the port apparently

    no idea of what boat but she did confirm sheerness would be the port
    That's really good, stories like this make me feel like I'll get mine quicker than the dealers estimated 4-6 weeks after build. Mine will go Grimsby too, which could help from what I'm reading.

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    4-6 weeks! Your cars are barely travelling. What takes so long?

    there's an 8-10 week turnaround for cars shipping to Australia.

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    Question for s3 folks, when you pop your bonnet open and run your engine at idle do you notice slight engine vibration? I mean to me it vibrates quite a bit for a petrol engine? Normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by titleist007 View Post
    That's really good, stories like this make me feel like I'll get mine quicker than the dealers estimated 4-6 weeks after build. Mine will go Grimsby too, which could help from what I'm reading.
    hope so. maybe they've speed the orders up for uk to get as many as possible ready for 1st march
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZAudi84 View Post
    4-6 weeks! Your cars are barely travelling. What takes so long?

    there's an 8-10 week turnaround for cars shipping to Australia.
    Ive just got back from Oz. Saw an S3 in Sydney in Panther black, looked stunning, nearly changed my order when I got home!!!
    That sunshine makes the paint look amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZAudi84 View Post
    4-6 weeks! Your cars are barely travelling. What takes so long?

    there's an 8-10 week turnaround for cars shipping to Australia.
    I don't think it's too far off what we get to be honest. Ours is really at the 10 week mark turnaround time, at least on the east coast. Perhaps close to 8 weeks for Perth.

    Mine left Germany on 21/12 and is scheduled to land Port Kembla on 8/2. So that's about 6 weeks for transport. Take that off the 10 weeks end to end, and it leaves 4, which is what he was quoting. A week for build, week for inspection, time for transport, compliance, dealer prep. Four weeks sounds about right.

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    Been told today that my build week is 21. My dealer then predicted my car should arrive June. That will be a 6 month wait then from ordering. Pretty slow that, I'm somewhat disappointed as I was hoping for April/may. It's almost going to be time for new plates and I'm a little bothered about the knock on effect to re sale value

 

 

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