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2013 Audi S3

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Snake Pliskin, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. CraigI
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    I must admit, I am rather envious of your ability to mention skiing or the Alps in numerous posts on a forum about Audi cars, it's a talent indeed.
    I'm unsure of its relevance, but keep it up, we need to be reminded and kept informed.
    If nothing else it's cheaper than sending postcards.
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    I got free rubber mates and an RS key ring (they had no S ones left but it's nice so I'm keeping it). There is also a cargo net but I'm not sure if that comes with the car or not.
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    I had to ask for free rubber mats, free full tank of petrol and they gave me an audi keying for free.


    The cargo net as you call it comes with the car.
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    I asked for a crate "Duvel" beer in my boot. Let's see.... :)
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    Sorry for the late reply. In Bergamo for work for a week! Missing my car!

    Hadn't really tried the ACC much. Very quickly does what it says really. Did brake a bit late at a traffic light and the Audi Pre Sense kicked in! Very impressed!
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    So what was the outcome of this Joe? Apologies if I've missed it in this thread.
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    Salesman just offered it.
    I was looking for one for my wives Q3, but Audi (quite unbelievably) don't do one for the lower boot version that doesn't have a spare wheel.
    Because he couldn't get me one of those he offered me an A3 one, which I wasn't really needing, but took anyway, will protect the carpets if nothing else.
    I also got the cargo net, which is handy.
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    Wash my mouth out with soap and water but has anyone else tried to spec a new Golf R to similar to their S3. Like for like Golf seems at least as expensive if not more so for me.

    Similar car and engine under the skin I believe and I'll take the S3 looks everytime. Perhaps I'm missing something?
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    yep, I did the same. Couldn't believe how expensive the golf is.
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    Golf R. No LED headlight option. No B&O option. No rail option. No crystal effect option.

    Nothing to see here, move it along
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    I just specced a golf R - to get it as similar to mine as I could it worked out only £300 quid cheaper! That is meant to be the "sub-brand" car too. bearing in mind it is pretty much the same car underneath but not as good looking outside or inside you have to wonder what VAG are playing at. The Audi badge also has more value to it too. Strange.
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    Still remember the previous golf R being more expensive than the 8P3 S3 when the golf had the buckets and touch screen mmi dyno sound. Also, I wonder how many golf. R convertibles did they sell?
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    VW more exclusive !
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    [Jan 19, 2014]
    How?
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    I can't figure out if the golf R is too expensive or the S3 too cheap?

    when you look at the costs of the new golf GTI there I wouldn't class the hike to the golf R excessive so perhaps it's that the golf GTI is just too expensive?

    I wonder how much the Seat Lean with the same 300hp platform will be??
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    I saw a Golf R Convertible the other day! It was in that special white paint VW do. I'm sure I read that the refunded the first customers in the UK who had bought the R convertible with £5k after VW had a rethink of its list price!

    I specced the new Golf R to about £800 less than my S3 spec. Know what I'd rather have. Also discount was about the same as the S3.
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    Looks like a 4 wheel drive Leon is off the cards. http://http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/291517/seat_leon_cupra_280_details_specs_and_pictures.html

    Or will they do a Cupra R - from the prices for these I guess anything with 4 wheel drive is going to be way over £30k??
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    I think this thread is getting a bit much. I have been on forums for years and have never known a single thread have so many topics within it.

    For the sake of making this board interesting for all A3 owners could people start separate threads for differing issues? Many are not specific to the S3 on this thread and will be of interest to all.

    Sorry but it is bugging me and I don't like moaning!

    Steve
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    Audi is the luxury brand of the VW Group selling fewer cars thus making it more exclusive.
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    If you look on the roads, I reckon there are fewer new Golfs than A3s ! I don't have the figures but it seems like that!
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    See a lot more Golfs around my neck of the woods. Oddly always see a lot that are base models, which are easy to spot as has no sensor in the lower grill.

    Yet to see an S3....
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    According to the SMMT figures for 2013 the Top Five numbers of cars sold in the UK were....
    Ford - 310,865
    Vauxhall - 259,444
    Volkswagen - 194,085
    Audi - 142,040
    BMW - 135,583

    and the lowest was Proton who sold just 20.
    So if you want an exclusive car...... Buy a Proton!!
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    I think that includes commercial vehicles .
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    Not according to the article, which is talking just about news CARS. Britain's top-selling CAR in 2013 was the Ford Fiesta, as superminis accounted for one in three sales. And sales of hybrid and electric CARS were up 20.5 per cent from 2012.

    Also the SMMT said that 2.26 million CARS were registered - up 10.8 per cent on 2012
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    I thought Cars included Car derivatives like Corsa Van VW Caddy etc.
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    Leon Cupra 280 - £28k+ :laugh:
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    Looks like the S3 is well placed amongst the other VAG options. With the Golf R costing a little less and being a little bit slower as is the Leon Cupra (although probably not a real alternative being a good deal slower than the S3).

    Edit,

    Looking at the Golf R it has some interesting options as standard such as Adaptive Cruise control. Love the extra "anti-tramp" just for the name alone?
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    [QUOTE
    Looking at the Golf R it has some interesting options as standard such as Adaptive Cruise control. Love the extra "anti-tramp" just for the name alone?[/QUOTE]

    The question you have to ask is do you want tramp or not? I think you could make a case each way.
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    that front bumper vane behind the foglight trim is just itching for some modification. maybe black vinyl but it needs something
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    you mean like this?

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    How is it slower? I thought it was the same power, same engine, same 4WD, same 0-60? I just tried to spec one as well, and even though my S3 will be a saloon, I managed to get the Golf to £40K trying to get close to my spec! Amazing. I think the big things the golf misses is Nappa Leather which costs a fair bit, as it only has cloth as standard (which I can't understand in a £30K car). But even so, it still misses the full LED light, B&O, Supersports seats on my car...so technically its more expensive lol!
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    Sorry for lack of reply, I'm trying to catch the dealer today, will update
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    It doesn't mention them but I would assume it does not include them as they would be registered as a van rather than a car. Unless of course it's an 3-door Golf or A3 with privacy glass!!!! which is a car but just looks like a van. :)
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    Update on Estoril.

    So just spoken again to Cambridge Audi, and they reinterated that they had been told by Audi UK that Estoril, as a colour, was being discontinued, and wasn't just S3 Saloons. I asked what had happened to the guy who ordered an Estoril S3 Hatch the same day as me, and he said that his was OK, because, as it was a hatch it had gone through quicker and missed the deadline. I asked about Sepang, which he said was also going. I pushed on getting an Exclusive blue replacement, but he wasn't for giving it for free, and mentioned that regardless it would mean a late Q3 2014 delivery, which I just couldn't bear.

    End result for me is a switch to Panther Black. Having done a fair bit or research, I do think the black looks lovely on an S3 and I like the crystal purple effect on the Panther making it more interesting and special. Yes, I'm a bit gutted at the lack of Estoril, but its not the end of the world, as I actually don't think there is a 'bad' colour option, and whilst Estoril originally pipped it for me, there wasn't much in it. I'll just have to learn to keep it nice and clean, but I actually do like a bit of car cleaning ;)

    I've asked the dealer to keep me in the loop for a replacement for Estoril if one comes through to consider if it does and there is still time shoudl I want to change the order again.

    So for those with Estoril, I don't know what to say. If he's right, then if you have one on a long lead-time like mine, you might be getting a phone call soon too, but if its earlier should be fine?
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    When I spoke to my dealer in North London 6 days ago about the matter, just before I spoke to him he had placed an order for an estoril blue SQ5 for a customer so I must say that I am still a little puzzled as to if and when this discontinuation is to occurs. Having read that you have already changed your order perhaps it would be a good idea to write or phone audi UK yourself for a conclusive answer?
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    Just tweeted audi uk to see what they say on the matter
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    Excellent, another Panther in the camp!
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    Glad you went for one of the two (allegedly soon to be one) exclusive S3 colours! You keeping the ali trim or going black pack?
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    You can't get the black pack on the saloon (we must be the poor relations) but to be honest I love standard the chrome effect on the S3 and think it offsets and balances the car, so wouldn't have specced it anyway.
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    It's a good idea, might well do that. I even mentioned I'd talked to you guys on here but he did seem sure. As you say though, horses mouth and all that

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