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    Cool Silky's S3 (8V)

    Had a build thread for my 8P S3 so thought I'd get once started for my 8V S3! Its being built this week, so should be here in about 3 weeks I think!

    Ordered: 22/09/13
    Build Week: 44 (28/10/13)
    Model Year: 2014

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    S3 Sportback Stronic
    Estoril Blue, Crystal Effect
    Black Interior
    Adaptive Cruise with Stop & Go, and Pre Sense
    Super Sports Seats with Electric Lumber
    LED Headlights
    Interior Lighting Pack
    Hill Hold Assist
    Privacy Glass
    Comfort Package
    Technology Package with Audi Connect
    Advance Key
    Folding Door Mirrors
    Extended Mono.Pur Interior
    Front and Rear Parking Sensors
    Audi Sound System

    Audi Config Code: A2691RV0

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    2 x 12v aluminium finish lighter socket blanks. Ready to swap for the lighters in the front and back.
    4G SIM card with unlimited data plan to use with the in car sim holder and Audi Connect.
    Private plate ready to transfer!

    Watch this space!
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    Grats! Great spec

    Where'd you get the silver lighter blanks from? Also what 4g data card you end up going with?

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    Looking forward to this, I'll do one for mine nearer the time, expecting delivery in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivicyrusivi View Post
    Grats! Great spec

    Where'd you get the silver lighter blanks from? Also what 4g data card you end up going with?
    Blanks from here: Audi 12V Power Source Socket Dummy Cover Aluminium Finish - Stoke Audi Parts

    Got unlimited plan from Three, including tethering so can use the in car Wifi. They don't change extra for 4G when it launches next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silky-S3 View Post
    Blanks from here: Audi 12V Power Source Socket Dummy Cover Aluminium Finish - Stoke Audi Parts

    Got unlimited plan from Three, including tethering so can use the in car Wifi. They don't change extra for 4G when it launches next month.
    Nice one cheers!

    I'll have to take a look at three, cheers for the heads up. Lets hope the car lets you disable data roaming

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    Perfect choice of network - I have been using Three to stream web radio in my MINI for 2+ years and their 3G coverage and speeds are second to none - I have tried every network and Three are FAR superior for motoring use.

    We can drive from our house in Leicestershire to our flat in Porth in Cornwall and NEVER have the web radio drop out. Better than DAB.
    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 Itguy View Post
    Perfect choice of network - I have been using Three to stream web radio in my MINI for 2+ years and their 3G coverage and speeds are second to none - I have tried every network and Three are FAR superior for motoring use.

    We can drive from our house in Leicestershire to our flat in Porth in Cornwall and NEVER have the web radio drop out. Better than DAB.
    Thats great to hear. I was a bit concerned as never had anything from Three before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    Perfect choice of network - I have been using Three to stream web radio in my MINI for 2+ years and their 3G coverage and speeds are second to none - I have tried every network and Three are FAR superior for motoring use.

    We can drive from our house in Leicestershire to our flat in Porth in Cornwall and NEVER have the web radio drop out. Better than DAB.
    I work freelance in IT / Telecoms and have done so for 15 years. Agreed Three have the best value v fastest network, EE in some urban areas is faster but its expensive. Vodafone and O2's networks suck

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    Yep - it's all about the backhaul - three is built for this stuff from the ground up and always has been. Yes they have pockets of congestion like everyone does but the main bits that the network hangs together on are decent.

    Since I got my iPhone 5S I can regularly see speed tests of 18-20mb download sitting at home in rural Leicestershire on Three. They don't even have 4G yet. I only get 7mb on my home broadband!
    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 Itguy View Post
    Yep - it's all about the backhaul - three is built for this stuff from the ground up and always has been. Yes they have pockets of congestion like everyone does but the main bits that the network hangs together on are decent.

    Since I got my iPhone 5S I can regularly see speed tests of 18-20mb download sitting at home in rural Leicestershire on Three. They don't even have 4G yet. I only get 7mb on my home broadband!
    I've worked at all the mobile phone companies and EE's is the fastest but only just IF you are in a 4G area and have an expensive 4G plan, Three is next fastest, then o2 and vfone (even though o2 and voda in the process of site sharing!), Three maybe the smallest network but they've pulled a masterstroke by not charging for 4G. I don't like 2 year contracts but may go with them as Voda are awful

    For the money Three are streets ahead - ive had 20mpbs on Three and regularly get over 10mpbs - on voda I rarely ever get over 300kpbs!! ive complained to Voda and I haven't paid a penny of my £52/mth contract in 7 months - 5 months to go and im off to Three

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    I fell out with 3 when I requested a cancellation which they didn't action, then spent the next 2 years trying to chase £11 off me (which I refuse to pay on principle). Don't think I'll be able to use them again...

    EE certainly is the best for 4G at the moment, but I don't think they are that great if you aren't in a 4G area, not as good as some of the other networks. I'm on Orange at the moment (I work in the mobile industry and get a discount with them - and with EE actually) and find it a lot better than Vodafone.
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    Lol, my build thread seems to have changed in to a network comparison thread! Lol!

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    Just had it confirmed by my dealer that my car is in transit!

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    Woohoo, my car has arrived at Grimsby docks! Not long now...
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    Same here mate must of been on the same boat .
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    and mine! Picking up next Wednesday!

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    I'm passing Grimsby in the morning...

    Do you guys want me to hang an industrial powered fan outside my window directly behind the boat?
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    Where are yours being delivered to?

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    Huddersfield and no jonny don't blow the boat away I need my car.
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    Luckily my dealer said he'd go and pick it up from Grimsby docks for me as I've bought it from Grimsby Audi so I don't have to wait for them to transport it. No doubt it'll have loads of miles on it and thrashed to within an inch of it's life!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobH_S3 View Post
    Huddersfield and no jonny don't blow the boat away I need my car.
    Who you dealing with at Huddersfield Rob?

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    Us Yorkshire / North West owners should arrange a meet soon! I'm in Leeds

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    Steve Warswick, you get yours from there?

    Yeh a meet sounds good to me jonny
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    Will keep an eye on this silky, lately I have considered an 8V if possible as it seems to be the only car I really think would be the best all rounder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silky-S3:2000155
    Had a build thread for my 8P S3 so thought I'd get once started for my 8V S3! Its being built this week, so should be here in about 3 weeks I think!

    Ordered: 22/09/13
    Build Week: 44 (28/10/13)
    Model Year: 2014

    Spec:


    S3 Sportback Stronic
    Estoril Blue, Crystal Effect
    Black Interior
    Adaptive Cruise with Stop & Go, and Pre Sense
    Super Sports Seats with Electric Lumber
    LED Headlights
    Interior Lighting Pack
    Hill Hold Assist
    Privacy Glass
    Comfort Package
    Technology Package with Audi Connect
    Advance Key
    Folding Door Mirrors
    Extended Mono.Pur Interior
    Front and Rear Parking Sensors
    Audi Sound System

    Audi Config Code: A2691RV0

    Mods:

    2 x 12v aluminium finish lighter socket blanks. Ready to swap for the lighters in the front and back.
    4G SIM card with unlimited data plan to use with the in car sim holder and Audi Connect.
    Private plate ready to transfer!

    Watch this space!
    Forgive my stupidity Silky, why is the model 2014 though its being built this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louay View Post
    Forgive my stupidity Silky, why is the model 2014 though its being built this year?
    Because they build next year models towards the end of the current year. My order sheet confirmed it as 2014 model.

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    Picking it up at 10am on Friday! Cant wait!!
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    You will love it, hope you've got something to keep you occupied! 270miles on mine already although won't see it again till Friday .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louay View Post
    Forgive my stupidity Silky, why is the model 2014 though its being built this year?
    They switch the model year around end of May / beginning of June - mine is a MY2014 as well
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    2 hours to go!
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    1 Hour now lol..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silky-S3 View Post
    2 hours to go!
    Best of luck chuck! We expect pics!
    Ordered 16/8/13, Build Week 44, Delivery Nov/Dec 13. Panther Black / Silver Alcantara, 3dr S-Tronic. Black Styling Package, Black 3D Design Inlays, 18" x 7.5J ‘5-twin-spoke “Star”’ design anthracite, partly polished alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres,
    Technology Pack, Comfort Pack (cruise control & rear parking sensors), B&O Sound System , Interior Light Pack, Full LED Headlights Lights, Non-Smokers Pack, Privacy Glass, Extended Mono.Pur Finish

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    Should be brightening up weather wise by the time you collect it!
    Glacier White S3 SB S-Tronic, Super Sport Seats, Pano Roof, Black Roof Rails, LED's, Interior Light Pack, B&O, Sat Nav SD Card, Advanced Key, Acoustic Rear Parking, Rain Sensor, ABT DR 19" Alloys

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    Estoril Blue Crew Represent!

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    Pics.......................................please?

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    He's probably making love to the exhaust pipes in a wooded park somewhere...

    I just told the police officer i was cleaning them...
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    One word EPIC!!!!! Done 120 miles today!

    More pics to to come...

    Off to get its winter tyres fitted in the morning


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