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    Smile Just about to order...........

    Hi folks i am just about to order a A3 SPORTSBACK S-Line in Glacier White with a few added options,power folding door mirrors,privacy glass,satnav sd based,lighting package.........but the thing is do get 1.8 s-tronic or the 2.0 diesel if i go for the diesel i can load up the car with more extras full leather....etc,etc or do i go for the 1.8 with extras above.

    How good is the s-tronic 1.8 car any help would be appreciated and is the dsg gearbox flappy paddled i cant see them on the configurator???/

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    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3-...-a3-owner.html

    look to the end of this thread! I've gone for the tdi and others seem to have issues with lag on the 1.8 s tronic!
    I am now the very very proud owner of an A3 Sportback S-line 2.0 TDI Glacier white - panoramic sunroof and privacy glass!

    See ya Polo!!!!!!!!!!

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    I collect mine (1.8 s-tronic) on Saturday so will try to offer my feedback then. I haven't driven a DSG/S-tronic at all yet, but I am VERY excited by it. Yes, it has flappy paddles, and I have dreamed of having these for years, ever since they were introduced to F1 . I will be quite disappointed (and surprised) if the lag is as bad as is being reported.
    A3 Sportback 1.8TFSI S-Line S-Tronic, Daytona Grey, Alum Roof Rails, Tech pack, Comfort pack, Adaptive cruise, Int light pack, Audi sound, DAB, Folding mirrors, Reversable luggage mat, 5yr warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthus_1 View Post
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3-...-a3-owner.html

    look to the end of this thread! I've gone for the tdi and others seem to have issues with lag on the 1.8 s tronic!
    I'm one of the people reporting lag with that engine. Please note that I have not tried the diesel, so don't know if it's any different..

    Jeff do let us know ur thoughts when u get the car on sat. I'm going to test drive another engine soon...

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    Just about to order...........

    Has anyone driven an Audi automatic without lag? I currently have a multi tronic audi and the lag is shocking!

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    Bob , just wondered how many miles you have actually driven to be able to comment on the lag ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack71 View Post
    Has anyone driven an Audi automatic without lag? I currently have a multi tronic audi and the lag is shocking!
    no, they all suffer from it.

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    Well i have gone and done the deed and ordered the 1.8 tfsi engine honestly i dislike diesels had one never again, thought about the A3 no likey.So i have gone for the sportsback in lesser spec it suits me i have ALL the gadgets in my car just now and never use them lol.Its in glacier white, black roof rails,sd based satnav,interior lighting package,power folding door mirrors,its a personal lease, my current lease ends in june the 8th.Then i am off on holiday for a fortnight so hopefully it should be with me by then..??? what is the lead time anyhow and i am CHUFFED TO BITS as this is my first Audi l have always want a german car.

    Oh i have gone for the black roof rails because i hope to pick up a set of dark rotor alloys new or immaculate used ones to change
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    My work car is a diesel at present and I ordered a SB diesel due to the mileage I do per year - about 35k . I would have liked a petrol but the fuel saving over 3 years was just too great . If I did maybe 10k - 15k per year I would have gone petrol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester Draws View Post
    Bob , just wondered how many miles you have actually driven to be able to comment on the lag ?
    You only need to get in the car once and leave a carpark to feel the lag. You put the pedal down, almost a second later, the car moves. The same applies when overtaking or speeding up in any form. We did a test drive, I'm not sure how many miles. We're trying to arrange an unaccompanied test drive for an hour (the max they allow), but judging from other posters on here, it doesn't look good. i.e. other engines have lag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markwiggy View Post
    no, they all suffer from it.

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    Hi Mark, have you driven any of the golf s tronics, do you know if they suffer from the same lag?

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    I have the 2.0 litre diesel 6 speed manual box with no lag issues at all. In fact it's a great power machine even when used in Auto drive-select mode. Are the cars you are testing set for efficiency mode hence the lag?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dieseldoug View Post
    I have the 2.0 litre diesel 6 speed manual box with no lag issues at all. In fact it's a great power machine even when used in Auto drive-select mode. Are the cars you are testing set for efficiency mode hence the lag?
    *sigh* it's already been stated the lag only happens with s tronic engines, not manual. Please *read* before u post

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    Well lag or no gearbox lag it wont put me off this car its the best looking Audi hatchback ever inside and out especially inside and Glacier white is stunning,I have a flat white paint on my car just now which i like but a metallic white is even cooler

 

 

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