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    Quote Originally Posted by d8ean View Post
    yea I kinda hoped I'd fine one I could go get straight away to enjoy during the winter no such luck - long wait but worth it
    VERY nice spec d8ean, that is going to be one fun motor!!! Defo worth the wait, I could have picked several colours tbh, hell, I even liked that custard thing someone posted but not the extra 2k for a custom colour!! Glacier looks the nuts to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesf View Post
    I certainly hope so mate! Wasn't sure what to expect with the parade red but really liked it in the Bolton demo that I drove, didn't find the red over bearing so went for it, just looks sporty to me. Hadn't thought about the logo's but yes, you're right. Just the bloody wait now!! Lots of new pics on the forum over Xmas would be good so when I've had a few too many ales I can remember what's waiting to be delivered in 2014!!
    Think of it this way.....You've got Xmas and New Year coming up to keep you incredibly busy / take your mind of it somewhat, then during the coldest and most boring months of the year when there is nothing happening (Jan & Feb) you have got the S3 looming imminently + the start of the good weather to look forward to!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GNJ_Motorsport View Post
    We will be adding these to our site soon but if anyone wants a price just drop us a PM.
    Thanks will do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyb View Post
    Think of it this way.....You've got Xmas and New Year coming up to keep you incredibly busy / take your mind of it somewhat, then during the coldest and most boring months of the year when there is nothing happening (Jan & Feb) you have got the S3 looming imminently + the start of the good weather to look forward to!!
    Well said, very true!! My wife keeps taking the piss out of me, "it's just a car" she says, she's right in a way of course but it's so much more than that, when you wait nearly 4 years to change its a damn long time!!
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    Anyone know what category of alarm the car has and whether it's got a tracker fitted as standard?
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    I would have thought Cat 1, no tracker. How is the black beauty performing?
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    Definitely no tracker.They'd have given you the paperwork on collection day if it had as you'd have to subscribe to activate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lock & Load View Post
    98 octane will get you further and burn cleaner with better combustion giving you more power than 95 in my mind its well worth the few extra $$$$
    I've done a fair few miles now and can confirm that if you do not use good high grade fuel you will notice a difference. Mine had tick over problems which even flashed the engine management light on. Only put s**t fuel in because I was caught out with my fuel light on (again!!) and in desperate need for fuel.
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    Just read one of the first Aussie reviews and they mention that the Super Sport Seats lose the electric adjustment; can anyone with the SS Seats confirm this?

    (source: Audi S3 Sportback first drive review)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duds44 View Post
    Just read one of the first Aussie reviews and they mention that the Super Sport Seats lose the electric adjustment; can anyone with the SS Seats confirm this?

    (source: Audi S3 Sportback first drive review)
    Haven't got my car yet but I was told by the Audi dealer pre-ordering that the SS seats lost electric adjustment (it does retain electric lumbar controls). I was a bit annoyed at first (in Aus there is no choice but to go the SS seat if you wanted the B&O sound system!!!). I've come to terms with it as I typically find electric adjustment of the seats more tedious then anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misthills View Post
    Haven't got my car yet but I was told by the Audi dealer pre-ordering that the SS seats lost electric adjustment (it does retain electric lumbar controls). I was a bit annoyed at first (in Aus there is no choice but to go the SS seat if you wanted the B&O sound system!!!). I've come to terms with it as I typically find electric adjustment of the seats more tedious then anything else.
    Fair enough. Just a little disappointed that other makers can do electric adjustment on their sport seats. Oh well, no choice but to have the SS Seats with the S Performance pack down here.

    Will love it regardless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duds44 View Post
    Fair enough. Just a little disappointed that other makers can do electric adjustment on their sport seats. Oh well, no choice but to have the SS Seats with the S Performance pack down here. Will love it regardless!
    I get the impression that you can get the electronic adjustment on the SS seats as an option in the UK and Europe, it is just not an option in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duds44 View Post
    Fair enough. Just a little disappointed that other makers can do electric adjustment on their sport seats. Oh well, no choice but to have the SS Seats with the S Performance pack down here.Will love it regardless!
    Look at it as one less thing that can go wrong this car already has too much high teck that if it goes wrong its costly too diagnose and fix
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    SSS is non electric in UK and continental Europe also.

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    Just had an e-mail forwarded from my dealer from Audi sales confirming that my car will come with the aluminium footrest and pedals

    Fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparks43 View Post
    Just had an e-mail forwarded from my dealer from Audi sales confirming that my car will come with the aluminium footrest and pedals

    Fingers crossed
    Sorry mate, but it wont have the alu footrest if it's RHD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesf View Post
    Nice one, well done.Thanks, crammed as much into my spec as budget would allow. If you're week 8 then I'm hoping it'll be around that, still waiting for my build week. The wait till April is going to be murder but worth it.
    Funny that, have you asked Daniel for a build week? He told me week 8 originally (within a week of ordering), and then said at the start of the month it had come forward a week to 7. Still saying it will be mid to the end of March for picking it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silky-S3 View Post
    Sorry mate, but it wont have the alu footrest if it's RHD.
    I'm not getting my hopes up to be honest but when I queried it Audi were aware and said as I was build week 5/6 should be sorted - Chased them and the dealer forwarded their e-mail confirming

    You're probably right though

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.grex View Post
    Funny that, have you asked Daniel for a build week? He told me week 8 originally (within a week of ordering), and then said at the start of the month it had come forward a week to 7. Still saying it will be mid to the end of March for picking it up.
    Yes, I have actually asked twice, he's replied quickly on both occasions to say that his system has still not updated - its weird as you say because even guys who ordered 1 week ago have been given build dates so im just anxious to get the date. Week 7 for you sounds good, thats the sort of timescale that im hoping for but just dont know. I dont want to hassle and appear to be desperate, hopefully Daniel will be in touch in a day or two as its over 2 weeks since I placed the order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesf View Post
    Yes, I have actually asked twice, he's replied quickly on both occasions to say that his system has still not updated - its weird as you say because even guys who ordered 1 week ago have been given build dates so im just anxious to get the date. Week 7 for you sounds good, thats the sort of timescale that im hoping for but just dont know. I dont want to hassle and appear to be desperate, hopefully Daniel will be in touch in a day or two as its over 2 weeks since I placed the order.
    I ordered a week and a half ago but still have no build date. Dealer said he would check today to see if he had one. No call so I'm assuming I still don't have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig81 View Post
    I ordered a week and a half ago but still have no build date. Dealer said he would check today to see if he had one. No call so I'm assuming I still don't have one.
    Thanks for that. Im sure that the dealers would give us the build dates straight away, just takes however long it takes in Germany. Mine is a part-ex deal so I wondered whether cash buyers get priority, cant see it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesf View Post
    Thanks for that. Im sure that the dealers would give us the build dates straight away, just takes however long it takes in Germany. Mine is a part-ex deal so I wondered whether cash buyers get priority, cant see it though.
    Nah... it's those of us nice people who don't have PP's who get the best deals.. (joking!!) And cash is oooh so common! ;-0
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesf View Post
    Thanks for that. Im sure that the dealers would give us the build dates straight away, just takes however long it takes in Germany. Mine is a part-ex deal so I wondered whether cash buyers get priority, cant see it though.
    Dealer just rang me, my build date wasn't showing on his system so he rang Audi sales dept and they've told him my build date is week 7. My order was placed last Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Nah... it's those of us nice people who don't have PP's who get the best deals.. (joking!!) And cash is oooh so common! ;-0
    Ha ha, tis the season to be jolly so we can joke about PP's!! (private plates for the record!). Yeh, cash is overrated!
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    [QUOTE=Zig81;2034487]Dealer just rang me, my build date wasn't showing on his system so he rang Audi sales dept and they've told him my build date is week 7. My order was placed last Thursday.[/QUOTEGreat news!! At least lead times don't seem to be too horrendous, I'll ring Daniel on Monday to see if the date is available, hate all the waiting!!
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    Let's start a new thread then Giles ;-)
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    Build dates seem to start at x and vary a lot.
    We ordered 2? September , told week 7 then week. 5 then week 3 now I'm told it's locked on week 4 . Certainly hope so as old 8P BE quattro SB is on Audi www.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Build dates seem to start at x and vary a lot.We ordered 2? September , told week 7 then week. 5 then week 3 now I'm told it's locked on week 4 . Certainly hope so as old 8P BE quattro SB is on Audi www.
    Yeh, I was surprised that Dec orders we're being quoted wk 7 bearing in mind what you were quoted, wk 4 sounds ok though. Lots of factors affecting it all I suppose, I wonder how long it takes to build the car from start to finish? Would be great to collect from Germany but too much hassle involved.
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    Audi will no longer allow German collection. Tried that one. Would be good to get an all expenses paid visit to the factory. Feel free to PM me Audi if you read this. I promise to behave and drink all your lovely beer. Danke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Audi will no longer allow German collection. Tried that one. Would be good to get an all expenses paid visit to the factory. Feel free to PM me Audi if you read this. I promise to behave and drink all your lovely beer. Danke.
    Pity. Trip to the factory would be great though. Yes, would happily contribute to some German beer consumption Audi if you're watching!
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    Sat in mine on Wednesday, going to collect it Monday! All over this like a big lass on hot chips

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    "All over this like a big lass on hot chips " I'm speechless,lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Audi will no longer allow German collection. Tried that one. Would be good to get an all expenses paid visit to the factory. Feel free to PM me Audi if you read this. I promise to behave and drink all your lovely beer. Danke.
    still a option on a R8, and they 'only' want £500 off you for saving them the haste of getting it on a boat, transporter etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royalsteve68 View Post
    "All over this like a big lass on hot chips " I'm speechless,lol!
    well I am haha! I also ordered alcantara, they messed up the order and put in full leather, so they compensated with £500 off the deposit, free GAP insurance and full tank of fuel. WKDDDDD

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    Quote Originally Posted by barber6 View Post
    well I am haha! I also ordered alcantara, they messed up the order and put in full leather, so they compensated with £500 off the deposit, free GAP insurance and full tank of fuel. WKDDDDD
    Another Germanic idiosyncratic error............

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesf View Post
    Would be great to collect from Germany but too much hassle involved.
    I enquiried about this too, even offered to let them keep the delivery fee and arrange my own flight and hotel. Still got a no though. Shame!
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    Just fitted my winter set on my s3 and all went well until i went for a test drive to check it was all ok. The car started making huge scraping noises from the front of the car. The noise was so bad i thought i forgot to tighten some lug nuts and the tyre was coming off but in fact... The IDIOTS at audi have stuck the weights RIGHT under the brake callipers. The weights were scratched quite badly, instantly noticeable when i stopped and checked the rims. i need to go back to audi and express my disappointment...In the meantime i took a screw driver and took the weights off with a vengeance (!!) and now the car drives fine...If u ask for a winter set, beware where they place the weights!!! Calipers are way bigger than on an a3 (might not be obvious to some, such as the idiots who sold me my winter set!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battlekrapz View Post
    Just fitted my winter set on my s3 and all went well until i went for a test drive to check it was all ok. The car started making huge scraping noises from the front of the car. The noise was so bad i thought i forgot to tighten some lug nuts and the tyre was coming off but in fact... The IDIOTS at audi have stuck the weights RIGHT under the brake callipers. The weights were scratched quite badly, instantly noticeable when i stopped and checked the rims. i need to go back to audi and express my disappointment...In the meantime i took a screw driver and took the weights off with a vengeance (!!) and now the car drives fine...If u ask for a winter set, beware where they place the weights!!! Calipers are way bigger than on an a3 (might not be obvious to some, such as the idiots who sold me my winter set!)
    Caliper damage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battlekrapz View Post
    Just fitted my winter set on my s3 and all went well until i went for a test drive to check it was all ok. The car started making huge scraping noises from the front of the car. The noise was so bad i thought i forgot to tighten some lug nuts and the tyre was coming off but in fact... The IDIOTS at audi have stuck the weights RIGHT under the brake callipers. The weights were scratched quite badly, instantly noticeable when i stopped and checked the rims. i need to go back to audi and express my disappointment...In the meantime i took a screw driver and took the weights off with a vengeance (!!) and now the car drives fine...If u ask for a winter set, beware where they place the weights!!! Calipers are way bigger than on an a3 (might not be obvious to some, such as the idiots who sold me my winter set!)
    No offense, but didn't you spin the wheels before you lowered the car back down?

    Also out of curiosity, what are the PCD & offset on the 8V S3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d8ean View Post
    Caliper damage?
    I was going very slowly as i heard the noise straight after starting off, so i seriously doubt there'd be any damage to the callipers, possibly a little paint came off them. Anyway, I'll ask audi to check for safe measure. @S3quatt: none taken, i just didn't think it would pose a problem. I did check the callipers didn't touch the alloys and also reversed slightly and went forward slightly to check all was ok, obviously all was fine as the weights didn't have the chance of passing under the callipers... I must admit spinning the wheels would have been a far smarter move.
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