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    Hi guys, this may seem like a silly question, with the 8v not been out long. But how long do you think it will be before audi release a new version/model A3. Im only thinking that i dont want to take delivery in Oct/Nov and then in March 14 a new one is out to order..

    Any info will be much appreciated

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    Following most car manufacturers' approach, I would expect Audi to give the A3 a facelift in say four to five years time then perhaps a new model three years after that.

    Just my thoughts and I may be way off.

    If you like the car, go for it, there's no point worrying about changes. They will happen but I think they are a few years off yet!

    I've had my SB for a couple of months, done over 5000 miles and really enjoying it!

    It's a great car!
    Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 150ps S Line
    Glacier White, Perforated Alcantara leather seats, Aluminium Roof Rails, Advanced Key, Audi Sound System, Hill-hold Assist, Comfort Package, Electric Lumbar Support - Front Seats, Interior Light Package, Open Sky Panoramic Sunroof, Sat Nav SD Card Based, Dab Digital Radio, Through Load Facility, Debadged.

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    Most manufacturers are aware of this and will be clever about it, it's unlikely there will be a significant change to the range within 3-4 years to get you to buy with confidence that it will be current just long enough for you to start wanting a change and will then hit you with a new version to get to you buy another, thus begins the cycle.
    Glacier White 1.8TFSI A3 S-Line 3-door S-Tronic, Nuff said....

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    Ahh right that is good to hear - so safe to say if i take delivery in oct on a 4 year pcp they wont be bringing a new model out in 2014/15 lol? Im new to the audi scene, how long was the 8p out for?

    Ive test drove a 1.4tfsi sport last weekend, and loved it.. undecided on final options at the moment and the colour - amalfi/glacier white. And also price ha, did you manage to get a good deal ?

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    Look at the previous history and you'll get an idea (i've omitted the S3 and saloon from this):

    1996 - A3 8L
    1999 - A3 8L engine revision
    2000 - A3 8L cosmetic Revision
    2003 - A3 8P
    2004 - A3 8P engine additions
    2004 - A3 8P Sportback
    2005 - A3 8P 3dr cosmetic revision
    2008 - A3 8P engine and cosmetic revision
    2012 - A3 8v
    2013 - A3 8v Sportback

    Based on this I would expect a cosmetic revision by 2016 with a completely new model following in 2018/19.
    MiT and A3sportbackMark like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deci View Post
    Look at the previous history and you'll get an idea (i've omitted the S3 and saloon from this):

    1996 - A3 8L
    1999 - A3 8L engine revision
    2000 - A3 8L cosmetic Revision
    2003 - A3 8P
    2004 - A3 8P engine additions
    2004 - A3 8P Sportback
    2005 - A3 8P 3dr cosmetic revision
    2008 - A3 8P engine and cosmetic revision
    2012 - A3 8v
    2013 - A3 8v Sportback

    Based on this I would expect a cosmetic revision by 2016 with a completely new model following in 2018/19.
    Thanks for that - very useful, and safe to say it makes it a little easier to buy, knowing it wont be 'old' as such after 12/18 months haha

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    Your 4 year PCP could well work out nicely for you with a new version arriving at the end of your deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deci View Post
    Look at the previous history and you'll get an idea (i've omitted the S3 and saloon from this):

    1996 - A3 8L
    1999 - A3 8L engine revision
    2000 - A3 8L cosmetic Revision
    2003 - A3 8P
    2004 - A3 8P engine additions
    2004 - A3 8P Sportback
    2005 - A3 8P 3dr cosmetic revision
    2008 - A3 8P engine and cosmetic revision
    2012 - A3 8v
    2013 - A3 8v Sportback

    Based on this I would expect a cosmetic revision by 2016 with a completely new model following in 2018/19.
    spot on, and nicely put together......... :-)

    i chose the 8v as I think it's a platform that will last for a while before they change it and before it dates or looks old. I normally get bored of cars really quick but when I've just washed the new a3 I seem to like it even more each time I see it.

    i think the 8l s3 dated really well and is still a fantastic shape , 8p not so much but the best ageing car for a while is the mk5 golf gti 8 years old and still looks current IMO.
    Current: 2013 Audi A3 2.0 tdi s line 8V in black SD nav+ extras, E46 BMW M3, 1971 Volvo p1800, 2014 Ford transit sport 155ps ;-)

    Previous : Focus st 225 stage 1 (265 bhp and too much torque), 2002 audi s3 bam engine completely OEM, 2001 Audi a3 1.8 TQS 221bhp and about 20 other cars, majority civics ek4/ek9 and Bmw / Audi soot chucker's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s33nyboy12 View Post
    spot on, and nicely put together......... :-)

    i chose the 8v as I think it's a platform that will last for a while before they change it and before it dates or looks old. I normally get bored of cars really quick but when I've just washed the new a3 I seem to like it even more each time I see it.

    i think the 8l s3 dated really well and is still a fantastic shape , 8p not so much but the best ageing car for a while is the mk5 golf gti 8 years old and still looks current IMO.
    Yeah very true, i am the same i get bored very quickly. But i am wanting to keep this a3 for the duration of the pcp thats why i am pondering so much with the options, to make the car future proof as such lol

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    I'm intending to keep mine for a while beyond the end of my finance, but then I don't know what new toys they will tempt me with next time around yet!
    Sport 2.0 TDI 150 Sportback in Scuba Blue, alcantara/leather, advanced key, audi sound system, comfort pack w/ ACC and park assist, deselect sports suspension, auto-dimming & folding door mirrors, electric lumbar support, heated seats, hold assist, non-smoking pack, side & lane assist, reversing camera, storage & luggage pack, tech pack with audi connect, tyre pressure warning, towbar, variable headlight range control, xenon light pack

 

 

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