Sky InsuranceVolks Autos
Results 1 to 35 of 35
Like Tree7Likes
  • 3 Post By ruddocks
  • 1 Post By thedooker
  • 1 Post By thedooker
  • 1 Post By Louay
  • 1 Post By Battlekrapz

Thread: Those who own new S3s, have you seen another on the road?!

  1. #1
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Near Melton Mowbray
    Posts
    1,097

    Those who own new S3s, have you seen another on the road?!

    Ok so I ordered my car in Oct 13 and I am still yet to see one on the road.

    In the same period I've seen 10+ M 135is!

    i live in the busy midlands so am surprised. Anyone else (apart from Aberdeen!) seen any!?
    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.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    28
    I have seen loads, just need to look out the office window and can see 3 S3's, and wait for it 15 A3's and 2 A3 Saloons, but this is Aberdeen.

    I don't understand why Aberdeen has so many Audi's on the road, as nobody can ever get anywhere most of the time what with the ridculous traffic we suffer day in day out.

    I drove to Great Yarmouth over Christmas, and didnt see another 8V in anyform once past Stonehaven.
    J6YAK, Rabie2412 and thedooker like this.
    Current - Audi A1 S-Line 2 1.4 TFSI S Tronic 185 - Scuba Blue - Bose - Nav - Comfort Pack

    Current - Audi A3 Saloon 2.0 TDI S Line - Glacier White - B & O - Advanced Key - Hill Hold - Tech Pack - Comfort Pack - Park System Plus.

    Past - Audi A3 3 door 2.0 TDI S Line '13' - Daytona Grey - B & O - Advanced Key - Hill Hold - Tech Pack - Comfort Pack - Park System Plus.

    Previous - Audi A3 8P 2008 2.0 TDI S Line Quattro
    Previous - Audi A3 8P 2006 2.0 TDI S Line

  4. #3
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Aberdeeen
    Posts
    130

    My Social Networking

    Follow thedooker On Twitter Visit thedooker's Youtube Channel
    I've seen a few 8V S3s around Aberdeen. There is an 8V Tdi S line a couple of doors along from - he is a member on here too!!

    Up here here you will see another Audi every 30 yards
    Psyman79 likes this.
    S3, Ice Silver, Black Styling package, Comfort Pack, Electric mirrors, Interior Light pack, Privacy Glass, SD Sat Nav, B&O sound system.

  5. #4
    geefunk1978's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Mansfield
    Posts
    603
    I've had mine since November and not seen another on the road! I live near Nottingham and there's quite a few Audi garages around this area so I'm quite surprised not to see another one!

  6. #5
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,890
    Saw one in Milton Keynes

  7. #6
    RRB
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    27
    Seen a solitary S3 in Glacier white round my way - Tooting in South West London. Spent some time working in the UAE so not a huge fan of white cars as its what everyone has out there, but this thing looks bad ass. Sportback with privacy glass with black pano roof. It'll have an Estoril Blue SB for company next Friday!

  8. #7
    Stronic

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    88
    Quote Originally Posted by ruddocks View Post
    I have seen loads, just need to look out the office window and can see 3 S3's, and wait for it 15 A3's and 2 A3 Saloons, but this is Aberdeen.

    I don't understand why Aberdeen has so many Audi's on the road, as nobody can ever get anywhere most of the time what with the ridculous traffic we suffer day in day out.

    I drove to Great Yarmouth over Christmas, and didnt see another 8V in anyform once past Stonehaven.
    Perhaps, it's because you've all got loads of money in Aberdeen, compared to us down South!

  9. #8
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Near Melton Mowbray
    Posts
    1,097
    There is a java green 8v in melton Mowbray, see it a lot. Not an s3 but it is an sline
    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.

  10. #9
    Banned

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SW
    Posts
    2,353
    I've only seen mcvicker once with his S111*** not seen another one on the road yet.

  11. #10
    rams_s3's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    276
    Seen one other in Scarborough, day after I picked mine up! Typical

  12. #11
    Battlekrapz's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    404
    Not a single one here (other than mine ) but thats because we pay 5000 eurs just to be able to stick in on the road.
    Last edited by Battlekrapz; 28th January 2014 at 13:55.
    # Currently enjoying my Audi S3 8V Sportback in Estoril blue #

  13. #12
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Portlethen, Scotland
    Posts
    115
    Quote Originally Posted by thedooker View Post
    I've seen a few 8V S3s around Aberdeen. There is an 8V Tdi S line a couple of doors along from - he is a member on here too!!

    Up here here you will see another Audi every 30 yards
    Its actually a 1.4TFSI COD

    There's a guy 2 doors up from me with a really nice Ice Silver S3, makes mine look a bit poop now :'(
    A3 S-Line 1.4 TFSI COD Manual in Glacier White with Comfort Pack including Park Plus, S-Line Sports Suspension and SD Card Based Sat Nav.

  14. #13
    Battlekrapz's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    404
    Quote Originally Posted by Psyman79 View Post
    Its actually a 1.4TFSI COD

    There's a guy 2 doors up from me with a really nice Ice Silver S3, makes mine look a bit poop now :'(
    You know what to do

    # Currently enjoying my Audi S3 8V Sportback in Estoril blue #

  15. #14
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    somewhere
    Posts
    794
    Quote Originally Posted by Battlekrapz View Post
    Not a single one here (other than mine ) but thats because we pay 5000 eurs just to be able to stick in on the road.
    €5000! Wtf! Why?

  16. #15
    Battlekrapz's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    404
    Quote Originally Posted by Louay View Post
    €5000! Wtf! Why?
    It's a one go tax that's based on the car's power. On top of that you get an annual road tax which is based on the engine size. So, i paid 5k eur and will now have to pay around 360eur a year.

    Expensive place to live Brussels ;/.
    # Currently enjoying my Audi S3 8V Sportback in Estoril blue #

  17. #16
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Aberdeeen
    Posts
    130

    My Social Networking

    Follow thedooker On Twitter Visit thedooker's Youtube Channel
    Quote Originally Posted by Psyman79 View Post
    Its actually a 1.4TFSI COD

    There's a guy 2 doors up from me with a really nice Ice Silver S3, makes mine look a bit poop now :'(
    We both know the S3 plays second fiddle to my mk4 Astra 1.6 8valve....what a beast!! lol

    Still not as good an effort as the folk at the top of the road. They must have had family round the other day as there were 6 Audis of various shapes and styles there. Talk about brand loyalty!! ha ha
    Psyman79 likes this.
    S3, Ice Silver, Black Styling package, Comfort Pack, Electric mirrors, Interior Light pack, Privacy Glass, SD Sat Nav, B&O sound system.

  18. #17
    Pieterw's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    49
    Haven't seen any S3 Sportback 5 doors around yet. Have seen one 3 door in Pretoria. Picking up my Sportback on Saturday - can't wait !!

  19. #18
    RAPS3's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Moo Moo Land
    Posts
    1,067
    I havent seen a single S3 on the road in the North East - the only S3 i have actually saw in the metal was the one at the dealership which I test drove. A bog standard, no options, red S3 3 door.

    I'm itching to have a look at an S3 sportback, considering its what I've ordered !
    Paul R

    S3 Sportback - Sprint, Buckets, Bose, Rain & light, Alu rails, Piano trim, FT Warning, Bluetooth prep
    S3's now sold - roll on the Golf MK1 Project

  20. #19
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    35
    seen a few including a red 3 door in the carpark at work, I'm pretty sure Aberdeen Audi must be one of the most succesfull audi dealerships in the country! especially since every second car here seems to be an Audi

  21. #20
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Aberdeeen
    Posts
    130

    My Social Networking

    Follow thedooker On Twitter Visit thedooker's Youtube Channel
    Quote Originally Posted by SAMurray View Post
    seen a few including a red 3 door in the carpark at work, I'm pretty sure Aberdeen Audi must be one of the most succesfull audi dealerships in the country! especially since every second car here seems to be an Audi

    I was once told that it is the third best in Europe but not sure how true it was.
    S3, Ice Silver, Black Styling package, Comfort Pack, Electric mirrors, Interior Light pack, Privacy Glass, SD Sat Nav, B&O sound system.

  22. #21
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    somewhere
    Posts
    794
    Quote Originally Posted by Battlekrapz View Post
    It's a one go tax that's based on the car's power. On top of that you get an annual road tax which is based on the engine size. So, i paid 5k eur and will now have to pay around 360eur a year.

    Expensive place to live Brussels ;/.
    Excuse the language but €5000 is absolutely ****in extortionate! Manufacturers should at least make a considerable contribution to this having made profit out of the car!
    Battlekrapz likes this.

  23. #22
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Portlethen, Scotland
    Posts
    115
    Quote Originally Posted by thedooker View Post
    We both know the S3 plays second fiddle to my mk4 Astra 1.6 8valve....what a beast!! lol

    Still not as good an effort as the folk at the top of the road. They must have had family round the other day as there were 6 Audis of various shapes and styles there. Talk about brand loyalty!! ha ha
    Yeah, it was a bit nuts. Nice couple though, we went to their house warming. That was when we were just Seat scumbags though ;-)
    A3 S-Line 1.4 TFSI COD Manual in Glacier White with Comfort Pack including Park Plus, S-Line Sports Suspension and SD Card Based Sat Nav.

  24. #23
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    564
    4 Sportback's and 2 3 door's and counting.
    Common as muck up here.

  25. #24
    NotquiteWelsh's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    133
    Not seen any here in North Wales yet.

    Only time I think mine was spotted was by a RS3 which came up quickly behind me on a dual carrigeway and slowed down to take a look as I took an exit.
    Week 40: Brilliant Red S3 SB, manual, luna silver alcantara, anthracite alloys, comfort pack, non smoking package, tyre pressure warn, folding mirrors, cruise control, rear parking sensors, SD-satnav.
    Delivered on-time.

  26. #25
    Battlekrapz's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    404
    Quote Originally Posted by Louay View Post
    Excuse the language but €5000 is absolutely ****in extortionate! Manufacturers should at least make a considerable contribution to this having made profit out of the car!
    If you want a powerful car and you live in Brussels then you pay that out to the government, no getting away from it. Thats why it's relatively rare to see powerful cars here. Beemers and Audis are mostly 2 litre diesels and it's funny cause Belgians consider that a big engine.

    On the plus side, 5000 eurs is the max you can pay, so if you get a 1000bhp monster, you'll still lose 5k€ "Only" :/.

    Mad i know...
    Louay likes this.
    # Currently enjoying my Audi S3 8V Sportback in Estoril blue #

  27. #26
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Near Melton Mowbray
    Posts
    1,097
    Is it a Belgian thing not generally having fast cars?

    Whenever I go to Bruges there are AMs, massive petrol x5s and Sportscars everywhere!! Or are they just all German!?
    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.

  28. #27
    Battlekrapz's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    404
    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    Is it a Belgian thing not generally having fast cars?

    Whenever I go to Bruges there are AMs, massive petrol x5s and Sportscars everywhere!! Or are they just all German!?
    What i spoke about (huge tax) was in Brussels but it's not the case in Flanders or Wallonia, they have a separate tax system... You can see Belgium as 3 regions : Brussels is a separate entity. Weird i know. So, Flemings whom are the richer region and are not taxing road users as heavily (they base their taxes on CO2 emissions level) have much nicer cars in general.

    On a side note, NATO people and Eurocrats who live in Brussels do pay the same taxes "normal" Belgians pay but they get big price reductions on their cars and also they get paid a lot more than normal Belgians so they can afford much more expensive cars.

    Personally I'm in IT and paid ok so i could afford the car, taxes and expensive insurance.
    # Currently enjoying my Audi S3 8V Sportback in Estoril blue #

  29. #28
    Pulp84's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    618
    Only seen one in the flesh. A S3 SB manual in Dakota grey which was a demonstrator. It had been sold by time I got round to ordering mine.

    Still haven't drove one!
    S3 Sportback S-Tronic - Amalfi White, Comfort Pack, LED headlights, LED interior lights, High-beam assist, hill hold assist, privacy glass, mono-pur, folding mirrors, TPMS, Audi sound system and black Alacantra. Built week 17. Arrived 17/05/14. Wow......just wow

  30. #29
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    564
    Quote Originally Posted by Pulp84 View Post
    Only seen one in the flesh. A S3 SB manual in Dakota grey which was a demonstrator. It had been sold by time I got round to ordering mine.

    Still haven't drove one!
    You've ordered a car you haven't driven?

  31. #30
    NotquiteWelsh's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by CraigI View Post
    You've ordered a car you haven't driven?
    I didn't drive one until a couple of weeks before mine was built.
    Week 40: Brilliant Red S3 SB, manual, luna silver alcantara, anthracite alloys, comfort pack, non smoking package, tyre pressure warn, folding mirrors, cruise control, rear parking sensors, SD-satnav.
    Delivered on-time.

  32. #31
    Battlekrapz's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    404
    Quote Originally Posted by CraigI View Post
    You've ordered a car you haven't driven?
    Must admit, i did the same :/.
    # Currently enjoying my Audi S3 8V Sportback in Estoril blue #

  33. #32
    geefunk1978's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Mansfield
    Posts
    603
    First one I drove was when I picked mine up!

  34. #33
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    564
    A lot of people putting a lot of faith in Audi then.

  35. #34
    NotquiteWelsh's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by CraigI View Post
    A lot of people putting a lot of faith in Audi then.
    Had an 8P S3; read all the reviews of the test drives in april 13; went and investigated the new A3; then made up my mind.
    Week 40: Brilliant Red S3 SB, manual, luna silver alcantara, anthracite alloys, comfort pack, non smoking package, tyre pressure warn, folding mirrors, cruise control, rear parking sensors, SD-satnav.
    Delivered on-time.

  36. #35
    Battlekrapz's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    404
    With all the enthusiasm around the 8p s3 and all the good reviews that the new s3 was getting it wasn't too much of a gamble .
    # Currently enjoying my Audi S3 8V Sportback in Estoril blue #

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Have you seen my Bra
    By Trick in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 27th September 2008, 08:20
  2. Have you seen these and do they work! Opinions?
    By wolfiea4 in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 3rd January 2007, 18:27
  3. have you seen this!
    By MickA3 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16th November 2005, 17:34
  4. Have you seen this?
    By Ess_Three in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 6th December 2004, 20:40
  5. Stolen Car - Have you seen this A6 2.7T Quattro?
    By johneroberts in forum A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27th October 2003, 13:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO