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2013 Audi S3

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

  1. wills_1990
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    Forgive my ignorance but is that amalfi or glacier?
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    Its Glacier - it does look a little yellow in the photo compared with seeing it in the flesh
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    I was going to say looks slightly yellow... Lovely looking car though... Have fun!!!
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    Thanks!

    You can actually see the pearl fleck much more in this paint then the Misano in my opinion. It will look stunning on a bright day (if we ever get to see one again....)
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    Very nice indeed, enjoy! My glacier S3 is build wk 17, it's come fwd 2 weeks so far.
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    Three more weeks for mine! Also glacier white!
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    Awesome... I have ordered a Glacier White also... is that shine as is or do you have paint protection?

    Cheers.
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    Never really fancied white and I'm a 3 door man, but that looks absolutely brilliant... Very Very jealous
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    Lovely mate, very nice.

    Only 697 hours until I get mine!
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    694 hours and 58 minutes must get a countdown timer ;-)
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    Same as you 1st March hopefully - However don't need a countdown timer I've got you

    693 hours and 58 minutes if the timing of your post is correct
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    7am on 1 March is the plan. Ferry booked for 5 March ;-)
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    Not sure I'll be that early

    Knowing my dealer they probably won't even open earlier despite the 1st March being a saturday
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    So an update on my rattly door and start/stop issue as it went to the main dealer on Wednesday.

    The rattly door is a common problem apparently on Audi's, although the technician I took out for a test said mine was the worst he'd heard. The doors seals and internal parts in the door need a special lubrication apparently (hmm probably WD40!) and there is a fixpack from Audi. So if anyone else notices a rattle from the doors when hitting bumps (quite often on the UK's s**t roads) that could be the problem.

    As for the start/stop I had a wiring fault hence it not working from day 1. It's all working again now and it's good as I only do a short journey to work. Hopefully it'll improve my 21mpg average!!

    Nottingham Audi after sales is brilliant and I would highly recommend them if you're local. It took them a couple of days to fix it but at least I had a loan car for as long as I needed it. Oh and they even washed and vac'd it for me!

    They've got a red S3 in the showroom with black styling pack which looks mega. After having loads of red cars in a row a few years ago I vowed I'd never have a red car again, but when the new RS3 comes out this might change!!
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    My passenger door has started to rattle, it stops when I put pressure on it. It's intermittent and extremely annoying, is this like the problem you had?
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    Mine was like a thudding then rattle noise when you hit bumps. I thought it was because the roads are really bad around where I live but it even did it on motorways when you hit a bump. I also though it was the seatbelt adjuster but then kept it pressed and it didn't do it so it had to be from the door panel itself. It did it on both doors too (mine's a 3 door). It was really annoying but it's sorted now thank god. Get on to your dealer!!
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    Hopefully they're feeding this information back to the factory and cars being built now won't have any issues. Too much to hope for perhaps!
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    689 hrs now! I spoke to Derby today and they're not having any kind of March 1 event or opening early, apparently they like to keep it low key. Must sort out a time...
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    lol
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    Like the Golf's blue needles, otherwise...... I'd go with the S3. Golf lovers are a loyal sort, so they will stick with the VW.
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    Long time no see, Warren :)
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    Don't ask, it's been the stuff of nightmares chap. Normal service should be resumed (fingers crossed). All good now.
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    We've had about 15 Golfs so you're right there. Currently got a mk6 R but the Mk7 really isn't an attractive car (in our eyes) so we've ordered an S3 to replace it with. Can't say we won't go back if the Mk8 Golf is a nicer looking car but Audi interiors are so much nice than VW ones.
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    I've got a golf mk5 gti.

    I've ordered an S3 SB

    Can't get away with the mk7 body styling. The R looks like a normal model where as the mk6 looked much more sporty.

    Love the mk7 interior but am diss appointed with the exterior. And I hate the red stripe through the headlights on the gti!!

    Plus the Mk7 R is more expensive. Not spending close to £40 for a golf!
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    On the passenger door rattle issue. My car has had it twice. Gone away both time but having read the last few posts it seems might be a feature of poor manufacturing process to me.

    Think I need to take the car in. Just its one of those prblems that I know will not be there when I take the car in.
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    [Feb 2, 2014]
    S3 Limousine Phantom black.

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    Looking at your spec you have a fix already for an annoying rattle - B&O!
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    I am LOVING the look of that. God, I've not got my own s3 SB on my drive yet and I'm yearning after something else!

    Wow. Stick panther black on it and it's a goodun.

    Looks like a baby rs4!

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    I so nearly bought this in Panther as a change from a 3door (as I've had 2 on the bounce). I specced it up and it came to £42k. I just couldn't justify that for an S3 saloon so I decided to buy an S5 coupe for a few quid more and got a V6. Didn't really want a car that big, but the lack if discounts on the S3 makes it overpriced if you load it.
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    Went to test it a few weeks back (Sportback in Estoril). Was a brilliant car and a huge step up handling and engine wise from the aged 8P.

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    A couple more quick pics after giving it a wash and polish / wax today;

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    The Glacier paint really "pops" in the sunlight. It looked a different car yesterday with the heavy dark clouds - almost like Suzuka Grey

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    Love this car! I know I said before but looks so good in white!
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    The only thing I don't like about the new S3 is the door mirror shape. It's a small niggle but design-wise they just look clumsy. Everything else about the car is mint, but they look like an unwelcome return to the 8P2 dumbo mirrors.

    That white looks stunning.
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    Those pics look ace!
    Can't wait for mine now....
    Anymore pics welcome
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    Going to call audi tomorrow to get an update and Change colour to monsoon from estoril.
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    Anyone seen some more s3's with after market wheels?
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    Are you sure you want to change from Estoril trs888??

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