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2013 Audi S3

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

  1. SAMurray
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    Strange I just got a call from them saying they cant quote me because of the April delivery date, It's a Sportback so maybe that makes a difference. Was going to hold of putting an order in for another month or so as ive just started a new job but with April delivery dates I might just put an order in this week!
    Test drove a S-Tronic one a week ago and have had it on my mind since, no manual to test though how does it match up to the S-Tronic?
  2. RobH_S3
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    Nice one same build week as me :). What dealer did you order from?
  3. NotquiteWelsh
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    Drove a manual SB today, it was better poised, quicker and made quite a different noise to my current S3. Am now really looking forward to mine; am told it is at the port of Emden ready to board transport to Grimsby. Hope it don't take toooo long!
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    My S3 has arrived at the dealer! Within 10 days I can drive.

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    Looks good, iv just ordered a Moonsoon S3. Haven't seen anyone else that had. I'd be interested in seeing some more photos if you can when you collect it
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    Here some pictures of a demo S3 (Monsoon and Estoril)
    Audi S3 - a set on Flickr

    I certainly post pictures when I collect it!
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    Did you order from Bury St Edmunds Audi? If so will be interested to know how long it takes for the car to get to you. Mines supposed to be built week 42, which I think may be next week
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    Finally after a trip to the Geneva Motor show way back in March to first see the S3 Sportback at it's launch and then months of waiting, patience and research I have ordered my S3 today. Order placed through my local dealer who after some negotiations matched my DTD price. :sm4:
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    Yes, I ordered through BSE Audi. Mine was also supposed to be built in Wk 42 so, you might have some news soon.
  12. Snake Pliskin
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    Superb news mate :s3addict:

    You certainly deserve a medal for your thorough research and patience !

    Assume March 14 delivery ?

    So what colour and spec did you go for in the end ?

    (my new car should have been built last week - so hopefully delivery early Nov)
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    Both colours look good but Estoril... wow! What a spanking good colour that is!
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  14. Silky-S3
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    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Best S3 colour id say!
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  15. Snake Pliskin
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    Estoril really looks amazing + 1
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  16. Silky-S3
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    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    My spec is:

    S3 Sportback Stronic
    Estoril Blue with black Interior
    Adaptive Cruise Control (with stop&go)
    Super Sports Seats
    LED Headlights
    Interior Lighting Pack
    Hill Hold Assist
    Privacy Glass
    Comfort Pack
    Technology Pack with Audi Connect
    Advance Key
    Folding Door Mirrors
    Extended Mono.pur Interior
    Parking Plus (Front & Rear)
    Audi Sound System

    Can't wait!
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    Result just had a call from the dealer the s3 is there I have been told pick it up on Monday afternoon. The wait is nearly over. Build week com 23rd sept good turn around
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    Crikey ... my car was build week comm 30th Sept so possibility I could get a call this time next week then :)
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    Out of interest .......

    Anyone know how long it actually takes to build a car once it starts production - it can't be long based on the above.
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    3 to 5 days, usually. 1 day each for Bodyshop, Engine / Chassis marriage, Interior, and then QC.

    If it's in longer than that it can sometimes mean there's a QC issue ;)
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    Well done Silky! Nice spec! No rails though? LED headlights seemed to be selling well!
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    DYNO TEST!!



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  23. Silky-S3
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    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Cheers! Not a fan of roof rails :)
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    Makes sense I guess at 1 week ... Just seams fast doesn't it :)
  25. Scott
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    Looking at ordering a new S3. Apologies I've read through a few pages but there are so many!

    What are the must have options? I think I'm going for:

    S3 3dr 6 speed
    Monsoon Grey or Glacier White
    Black styling package
    Comfort package
    Alcantara/leather
    Privacy glass
    Electric folding mirrors
    Hold assist
    B&O sound system
    Technology package with Mobile telephone preparation - High with Audi Connect --- really not sure if this is worth it, or should I just go for normal Technology package?
    LED headlights - does anyone have any experience of them? Are they worth it over the xenons?

    Have I missed anything important?

    Finally, what dealerships has everyone ordered from? I've been to a few and only one is really entertaining a discount. I'm pushing for 8.29% (DTD) I need to call back tomorrow but they are suggesting maybe 7-8%

    Cheers
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    Great vids!!! Any idea what that colour is?
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  27. RobH_S3
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    Good vid but no results from what I can see???
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    Test drove a SB S3 S-Tronic today, had it for the day. Loved the car, but no deal to be done as 'no discount'

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  29. Louay
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    Black Rails for either monsoon or glacier coupled with the black styling pack.
    Super sports seats
    Interior Light Pack

    Done.
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  30. bleedsoff
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    Looking like a nice spec.

    May as well add the tyre pressure monitor to as its a cheap add on!

    I also went for Teck Pack High with the audi connect. Went a bit blind on that option as not to sure what to expect although I know it won't be working with my iPhone. I hope its good!


    Also does anyone know if it is at all possible to pick up from the factory or does that not happen these days? Where is the factory?
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    Cheers Snake - got there in the end. Your S5 will be very soon now, bet the excitement is mounting!

    Yes Estimated delivery is March. Fine with me, didnt want it in the winter and the new reg then seemed sensible.

    My spec:

    S3 Sportback
    S-tronic .............................(as recently posted the S-tronic won me over on comparison test drives - amazing)
    Estoril Blue .........................(always wanted that from the outset)
    The "standard" S3 wheels..... (anthracite star design like on Geneva car)
    Privacy Glass
    Super Sports Seats ..............(having thrown two test S3s around last week the extra side support will come in very handy!)
    Extended Mono.Pur Interior
    LED Headlights ....................(if it wasnt for these being delayed I would have ordered back in June!)
    Pano Roof ...........................(to let more noise in!)
    Advanced key ......................(the button just looks good!)
    Side Assist/Lane Assist .........(incls Speed Limit Display)
    B & O Sound System ............(had both upgrade sound systems in the 2 test cars and this was def better and worth it)
    Comfort Pack
    Park System Plus F&R
    Adaptive Cruise
    Elec/Dim/Heat/Fold Mirrors
    Hill Hold Assist
    Interior Lighting Pack
    Pre-sense
    Reverse Camera
    Tech Pack/Mobile Phone High/Audi Connect
    Through load hatch
    TP Monitor
    5 yr warranty
    3 yr service plan

    Think thats all really :arco:
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    Wow, the glacier white looks amazing, really shows off the lines of the car well.
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    Hi Scott

    Its just a small thing but the LED interior light package looks fantastic, real classy looking. Kicking myslef for not ordering it! I had an S3 SB on two day test drive, this had the light kit in it but too late to add to my order, building this week.
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    I think so. Ingolstadt.
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    I thought A3s were built in Gyor, Hungary.
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    Wow that is a pretty thorough spec mate - but have ticked all the boxes for main "wow" items which IMO are ...

    LED lights
    Estoril blue paint
    Pano roof
    Super sports seats
    Privacy Glass
    B & O speakers

    Also agree with you on the choice of alloys - I have also been drawn to that design from day 1 too.
    That will be a superb car mate and well worth the wait and research I am sure.

    Taking delivery in November was not my preference by choice - but having ordered way back in May, I can't wait any longer.
    I will get a nice coat of wax on it for max protection though.

    Very envious of the LED lights - these are the only things I will miss on the S5 but hey at least I have picked the best colour too :)
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    Don't think you can add any more :)
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    Between 2001 and 2003 they were according to the Audi site. They now make the A3 cabrio, TT, RS 3 Sportback.
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    Anyone had much luck of getting their Drive the Deal discount matched by a main dealer. thinking of popping in to the Aberdeen one this weekend to order a Manual Sportback but wouldnt mind any tips on getting a discount First time buying a new car!
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    Patience and be prepared to walk away.

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