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2013 Audi S3

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  1. S3quatt
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    We use some cluster LED lights at work, & when they start to fail, you can see them one by one dimming until finally they drop out completely.
    My partner has an Evoque, less than 8 months old & it has a couple of the brake LED's out.
    Never been bumped or knocked.
    Most likely a dry solder joint, but my issue is as previously mentioned, its not just a single LED needs replacing, its the complete & very expensive light unit!
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    Im off to the garage tomorrow morning to enquire about the S3..........seems about time I got a new car.............the S3 is only 12 months old but getting itchy feet already at the prospect of a new shape 3dr S3.
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    Good spot!! We are back to the question of why is something is seemingly available in Germany, but not here. Oh well, we should be used to it by now! :)
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    im just about to do this too, any pics of the led s3 at Geneva matey
  5. S3quatt
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    Well, this would be my ideal spec...

    [TABLE="width: 274"]
    [TR]
    [TD]Basic Sportback[/TD]
    [TD]S tronic[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£32,000[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Estoril blue[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£775.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Super sports seats[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£795.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Mag Ride[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£995[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Comfort package[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£605[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Tech Pack[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£1,495[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]B&O[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£750[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Interior light pack[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£170[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Reversible boot mat[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£65[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Adaptive headlights[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£295[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Park assist plus[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£490[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Reverse camera[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£275[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]adaptive cruise[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£350[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]TPM[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£75[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]5 Year warranty[/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£545[/TD]
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    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
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    [TD]The Oocha bit![/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£39,680[/TD]
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  6. Snake Pliskin
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    Have I read correctly ?

    no LED light option in UK currently !
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    Yep, brochure says it will available to order at a later date. Which could mean next month ;)
  8. Snake Pliskin
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    what about pano roof and led lights ?

    might as well go the full hog :)
  9. Snake Pliskin
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    That is terrible !

    LED lights were a big draw for me.

    Bet they have low stock or something.
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    Oh and don't forget privacy glass and folding mirrors :)
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    Yikes ! - my list for S3 Sportback manual - comes to £40834 and thats even without the LEDs !! (Does include the service plan and 5 yr warranty - but dosent include the string back driving gloves from the S3 video :)
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    Like the pano roof but £900+ for a sheet of glass?

    Pass

    And I think I prefer the HID lights anyway...
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    What else did you add to get it up there?
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    This is my ideal specification, estimating the cost of LED headlights from the A6 price list and choosing an exclusive paint as the wife an I can't agree on any of the S3 colours...

    [TABLE="width: 293"]
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    [TD]S3 Sportback quattro S-tronic[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£32,740.00[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]Paint[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£2,025.00[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]Electric lumbar support[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£195.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Electric front seats[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£550.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Audi Magnetic Ride[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£995.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Tech package High with Audi Connect[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£1,795.00[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]B&O sound system[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£750.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Audi Phone Box[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£325.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Interior lighting package[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£170.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Auto-dimming rear-view-mirror[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£245.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Through-load facility[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£150.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Extended interior finish[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£295.00[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]Reversible mat[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£65.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Adaptive headlights[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£295.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Variable headlight range control[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£75.00[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]LED headlights (estimated cost from A6)[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£830.00[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]Panoramic glass sunroof[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£950.00[/TD]
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    [TR]
    [TD]Aluminium roof rails[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£250.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Privacy glass[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£290.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Door mirrors auto-dimming and folding[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£250.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Hold assist[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£90.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Audi parking system plus with park assist[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£240.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Reversing camera[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£275.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Audi pre-sense basic[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£200.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Type pressure monitoring[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£75.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Rear side airbags[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£300.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Audi side assist[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£450.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Driver assistance package[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£1,450.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Audi warranty, 5 years or 90,000 miles[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£545.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD][/TD]
    [TD][/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Really Ouch!!![/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]£46,865.00[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]


    Time for a lie down in a darkened room...
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    [TD][/TD]
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    Toad's S3 Pics from Geneva


    Here you go (None of headlights switched on though - DRLs and indicators)
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    The connect brochure says there is a software update coming this year which will allow the use of a bluetooth connected phone and a sim card at the same time.
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    Figures that the S3's delivering from September onwards would include this update.
  18. Toadoftoadhall
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    Estoril Blue
    Super Sport Seats
    Comfort Pack
    Tech Pack High - Audi Connect
    B&O Sound
    Phone box
    Interior lighting
    Advanced key
    Through Load Hatch
    reversible mat!
    Pano Roof
    Alum Roof rails
    Privacy glass
    Fold Door Mirrors(auto dim)
    Hold assist
    Parking plus - F/R with selective display
    Reverse Cam
    Pre-sense basic
    Tyre pressue mon
    Lane assist
    Speed limit display
    Service plan
    5 yr warranty

    If a job's worth doing..........
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    Very disappointed about the LED Headlights. I will just have to have them when the RS3 comes out.

    My spec for my negotiations starting on Friday is:
    3 Door S3 S-Tronic
    Estoril Blue
    Super Sports Seats
    Adaptive Headlights
    Technology Pack
    Folding & Dimming Mirrors
    Interior Light Pack
    Bang & Olufsen
    Comfort Pack with Cruise Control & Rear Parking Sensors
    Reversible Boot Liner
    Tyre Pressure Monitor
    Non Smoking Pack
    Hold Assist

    £37,485.00

    Interestingly, I have been talking to www.bettercardeal.co.uk (from where I purchased my current car). It is still to be officially confirmed but it looks like a 7% discount.
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    Love all the extras you guys are spec ing .... respect !

    It is a lavish and enticing extras list for the S3 though.
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    That's good to hear! I was doing the sums the other day and it looks like drivethedeal do 6% on any 'normal' A3, so was hoping for similar on the S3. It sounds like that may well be possible then, even if it's somebody else
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    My total comes to around 45k

    lot of money for a A3/S3 tbh
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    Nice spec... The Super Sports seats are a good deal if you are getting a 3 door or don't want electric seats on a 5 door. Am I right in thinking that the non-smoking pack just drops the removable 'ashtray' from cup holder? In which case I'll be keeping it or maybe sell it on eBay ;)

    7% discount would make it a nicer deal...
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    Yes, I was thinking what else that would buy... but I keep coming back to the performance and quality on such a compact car. More consideration needed.
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    I'm trying to work out how much a PCP will be. Has anyone been quoted the 3 or 4 year expected residual values on the new S3 (GFMV)?
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    Wow - that sort of potential discount sounds promising indeed !

    PS Is there any idea of date for the new RS3 ?
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    There is another thread somewhere about the ashtray. Basic consensus was that as it looks good, and can be used for other small items its worth keeping. But they do sell well on ebay if you really dont want it. The only advantage of the non smoking pack seemed to be a nice looking aluminium topped 12v socket plug to replace the plastic cig lighter. Personally I would keep the ashtray and then buy a 12v aluminium plug.
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    Reckon the RS3 will surface towards the end of next year at the earliest mate.

    That could be what I go in a few years after the S5 tbh and by then prices should be good and possibly even a facelift due.

    Hey ... maybe even the full LED light option will be available by then too :)
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    Here in Spain is a bit more expensive so my spec is:

    A3 3 door
    Don't sure about S-tronic. I'm 20 years old, and I'm afraid of buy a boring car but here in Spain, because of the taxes, is only 510£ more expensive, and it's so much faster, hard decission.
    Estoril Blue. (or Sprint Blue from Audi Exclusive)
    Mono pur. interior finish.
    Pano sunroof.
    Interior lightning package.
    Here in Spain, like in Germany, the Chrome Exterior package is an extra sadly...
    Audi Sound System.
    Also don't sure about MMI Touch.

    And I think that's all.
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    Anyone planning to choose Alcantara fo S3? Special S3 seats looks like my grandma's sofa..
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    You not like the super sports seats diamond quilt effect then ?


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    Because diamond effect they look awful. It would be nice if I could select diamond part of the seats with different material, black, white or red alcantara/nappa. I ordered my S3 with alcantara regular sport seats.
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    Not sure about that tbh. If its anything like the last version 8P, you will have more leg room in the back than you would get in the A4...
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    Wait until you see them. I thought the looked boggin in the pictures, but when you actually see them, they are pretty tidy!
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    I just thought it would have more standard kit

    ie tech pack and the sport seats should be standard too since its an S model also think mag ride should be standard too woul be worth the premium then at tis rate I might wait for an RS3 instead
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    Mag ride is standard on the TTS as is full leather.
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    An the old S3 has sat nav standard too
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    Must say, once a few extra's are added, the S3 is looking a little on the pricey side.

    I still don't know how Manufacturers can ask so much money for SatNav, when a TomTom is £100?
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    Cos this one says 'Audi' on it ;)
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    I'm seeing the trend for Estoril Blue already... Starting to think it's going to be as common as muck!

    It is tidy tho. Aberdeen had a RS6 that colour in a few months back! Very nice!

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