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  1. Sparks43

    Sparks43 3rd Gear

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    Unfortunately not - My first A3 2.0T Quattro in 2005 was Lava Grey - Cracking Colour
     
  2. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    Agree we nearly had Lava but due to dealer cock up ended up with our first of many Phantom Black Audis. . Timeless and practical. Nearest to Lava I reckon is Daytona.
     
  3. Sparks43

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    Had many Phantom Blacks since with a Deep Sea Blue in the middle - just like the dark colours

    Going for Estoril this time - Just for a change - Panther Black was right up there of course along with Phantom again but don't know just fancied a change

    Main thing it's a brilliant car and colours are each to your own
     
  4. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    Agree! We considered Estoril until we saw it! Nothing like as impressive as DSB. Had an A5 Cab in that colour - awesome.
     
  5. d8ean

    d8ean Active Member

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    Ordered mine on the 7th dec
    Confirmed build week 8
    March delivery
     
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  6. Sparks43

    Sparks43 3rd Gear

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    You've done well - I'm build week 5 just confirmed and ordered last week of September
     
  7. thedooker

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    Did you order to get a March delivery? I ordered mine mid Sep and the car was built at the start of Dec.
     
  8. d8ean

    d8ean Active Member

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    Sounds to good to be true!
     
  9. Sparks43

    Sparks43 3rd Gear

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    I didn't want to collect until 1st March but thought it would be here by end of January - Originally was quoted build week 9 for end of March delivery
     
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  10. S3 TRS

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    Got my build week today. It's week 9
    Ordered on 28th dec.

    Dealer trying to amend my order to get front and rear parking sensors and comfort pack but unable to get amended today. He's trying in the morning fingers crossed. I'm expecting end march delivery.

    How long from being built does it take to get the car? Remember reading before on here but can't find it. Luckily port of Tyne is near the dealer and their warehouse is over the road so quite quick in that respect!
     
  11. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    My car is in Grimsby now, will be delivered to dealer on Thursday morning (at least I might avoid some of this awful weather) and the dealer will prep and let me pick up the car in the afternoon. I'm having the protection/etc left on the car, so it's booked in for a new car detail on Friday morning. :)
     
  12. Pulp84

    Pulp84 Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Guys - thanks for so much for the advice and the guidance. Hopefully putting pen to paper on a deal tomorrow!!

    Went to a dealer near my office today and basically said what deal I wanted. Got the the usual about A3/S3 not allowed to be discounted. After about 15 minutes of me explaining exactly what I wanted and that was prepared to sign in next few days things swung my way. Basically give me a guaranteed equity for my A1 and from the looks of it about £1250 off the car. This deal will hold to Monday so got weekend to think about it.

    After doing the above I rang my local dealer (where I got my A1) and booked an appointment for tomorrow. Basically told the sales guy what deal I wanted etc and he pretty much said he could do it and said he might be able to sweet the deal some more as we would be "renewing" our finance agreement with another Audi. Apparently this means much better deals!

    First dealer was build week 8 with delivery mid may - dealer I am seeing tomorrow has build week 6! They have a good allocation so I could have the car end of March!! Just hope they can do the same finance deal as the first dealer I saw.

    Hopefully ill be updating you tomorrow once the deal is signed. Thanks again guys. :cool:
     
  13. lee_fr200

    lee_fr200 Active Member

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    Also spec your car on orange wheels get the discount price and print it off and take it to your dealer, see if you can get some more off
     
  14. Dan_G

    Dan_G Active Member

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    I've just seen what I think was an Estoril blue SQ5 in Waitrose (where else..) car park.

    Interesting to see it at night and in the dark and rain.

    It was still showing lovely patches of highlighted blue.
     
  15. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Could have been the same one that was in Wimbledon Audi when I picked up my A3 on 1st September
     
  16. scherzkeks

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    Well, I'd reevaluate those comments if I were you. Based on your own comments, your driving style is the reason for your corner-exit understeer -- pinning the throttle on corner exit with steering lock dialed in is a no-no on any AWD car if you are interested in going fast. I would suggest some HPDE instruction.
     
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  17. 0B1001001

    0B1001001 Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S3

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    Paperwork now signed - 8% discount direct to dealer, no other parties or paper-waving involved. No build week yet, should get that early next week.
     
  18. thedooker

    thedooker Active Member

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    Just been informed that my car is with the dealer. They are going to get in touch on Monday to arrange collection.


    Kinda excited now.....just need to get off of this oil rig.
     
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  19. micky2 not 1

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    so glad im onshore engineering!
     
  20. VeeDubDan

    VeeDubDan Active Member Team Monsoon

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    is this with Aberdeen Audi, and how does this compare with your original build week? I was quoted build week 10 when ordering late October, I've been trying to get an update from them, but no reply so far!
     
  21. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    Agreed, as with any front wheel drive car, or bias to the front wheels, it is slow in fast out but not too much throttle mid corner. If it looks slow then you are probably doing it correctly...
     
  22. thedooker

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    It sure is! I ordered Sep10th. Build week was week 50 but it got put forward to week 49. So far it is bang on schedule. Who are you dealing with? I'm dealing with Scott. he was in the used bit when I looked at an RS3 but a couple of hours later I ordered a new S3 off of him!

    The whole dept seems to have been on holiday or something as I had to call for an update on build week and then never heard anything until I chased him and Donna again.
     
  23. VeeDubDan

    VeeDubDan Active Member Team Monsoon

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    I ordered with Fraser on 27th October. I emailed Donna for a build week update before Christmas but didn't get a reply before I left for the hols, I'll chase for an update next week once everything is back to normal.

    I'm just curious if my "early April" delivery will come forwards as it has for a few. At this stage, it looks like by ordering aprox 6 weeks later than you means delivery an extra 6-7 weeks wait, ie maybe 12 weeks from now!!
     
  24. lee_fr200

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    Or pick your line correctly and the use of the throttle and brake
     
  25. S3 TRS

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    Anyone know what the standard s3 wheels offset is?
     
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    50 or 51
     
  27. Palacemads3

    Palacemads3 Active Member

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    Ordered my s3 saloon yesterday. Apparently the first person at my dealer to do so. Got a cracking deal, a discount of £2500, rock bottom APR and a fair price on my current s3. Ordered it in Daytona grey, was tempted to get estoril blue but the look of it seems to change an a lot depending on the levels of sunlight. Got it specced with:

    Advance key
    Bang and olufsen
    Tech pack with audi connect
    Comfort pack with parking plus
    Folding and heated mirrors
    Tyre pressure sensor
    Non smoking pack.

    No build week or anything yet, but been suggested April/May time which was slightly longer than it would be for the sportback.
     
  28. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Nice spec, As Daytona is nominally a s-line only colour, assume you have had to spec this colour as an exclusive ca£2000 option?
     
  29. Palacemads3

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    I was told by the dealer that I could order it in that colour. I asked that very question but the guy went and checked and it seemed to be ok. I really wouldn't want to pay £2k for a paint colour. If I was going to do that I would probably have gone for midnight blue anyway. Hope they don't ring me and tell me I can't have it!
     
  30. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    Midnight Blue?? Don't know that colour apart from Ford circa 1970's
     
  31. S3 TRS

    S3 TRS Active Member

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    Made an order change.

    Now it is
    S3 Sportback
    S-Tronic Transmission
    Estoril blue
    Technology pack
    Comfort pack
    Front and rear parking (audi parking system plus)
    Led interior light pack
    Led headlights
    Audi sound system

    Waiting for my actual confirmed build date. Might not be week 7.

    Whatever date it is will be too far away :crying:
     
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  32. S3 TRS

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    Thanks but Have you had the wheel off to check?
     
  33. Pulp84

    Pulp84 Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Ok guys - after 6 months of lurking and reading all 111 pages of this thread back to front I've finally put an order in! :yahoo:

    Thanks for all the really good posts. It really does help massively to make the right decision on a deal and options etc.

    Managed to get £1650 discount and cracking guaranteed equity deal on my A1. The sales guy is hoping to amend a week 8 build slot to my spec. If he can't do that maybe week 11 with delivery mid April. He did say that almost every order they put in is being brought forward a week or two so hoping that will happen for me. Also found out that they had massive issues allocating build slots in Q3 / Q4 2013 where Audi UK were hitting their factory allocation numbers. Might explain why some early orders are taking so long to get a build date?

    Very excited. However the Mrs is not happy that the only topic of conversation will be about the S3 for the next 3 months!
     
  34. Palacemads3

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    Erm, is it moonlight blue then instead?!
     
  35. S3 TRS

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    Three colours from the wheels I've seen so far. Personally i like the Polished Gunmetal, they're similar to the Standard S3 wheels i think.

    at around £500 for 18s, plus shipping not too bad!


    Polished Gun Metal
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    Polished Black
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    Hyper Polished
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  36. J6YAK

    J6YAK Well-Known Member

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    Hyper polished are the ones I'm looking at as I think they will look best with Estoril.

    Have you found a UK supplier for these? As I have been looking and only found in French??
     
  37. S3 TRS

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    Nah only 2 companies in France.

    Agree the hyper silver would look good especially with dark colours

    I love how the silver wing mirrors pop on the estoril!
     
  38. J6YAK

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    Yeh me too, I've been searching non stop as I'm looking to get a summer set of 19"s and these fit the bill as I have went for Estoril with all silver trims and silver rails these should look the nuts.

    Can't wait to see mine in the flesh in a couple of weeks!!
     
  39. geefunk1978

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    Is that £500 per wheel or full set?!
    What's the web address?
     
  40. J6YAK

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    As far as I can gather its for a set, I was looking at 19"s and they were about 750 euros for a set of wheels only
     

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