1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

2013 Audi S3

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

  1. Cumbrian_bob
    Offline

    Cumbrian_bob Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    102
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    I can see your point on the Parking sensors and TPMS, and yes Audi have priced and specced the car so people spend money on extras. Thinking about it I would be allot happier if the whole range started £2k higher with a few more of the extras as standard. At least that way all those extras might have some retained value, rather than being extras.
    paullowther likes this.
  2. cuke2u
    Offline

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    2,116
    Likes Received:
    428
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    Hi, it's always been like that with 'premier' cars though hasn't it? You pay for the build quality don't you then decide on what extra's, that lesser priced cars have, and what you can spend.
  3. the_lecht_rocks
    Offline

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    703
    Likes Received:
    271
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    think this is standard black but happy to be corrected :

    dsc00110-2610630783742386928.jpg
    PilotAudi and Lmg like this.
  4. paullowther
    Offline

    paullowther Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    738
    Likes Received:
    445
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    Anthracite alloys really do work well with a black car & the big block of silver on the wingmirrors help to break the car up nicely.
    PilotAudi likes this.
  5. the_lecht_rocks
    Offline

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    703
    Likes Received:
    271
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    Definitely sold now on Pantherschwarz and the super sport interior..... Almost looking forward to it, but got a season of skiing up first :)
  6. royalsteve68
    Offline

    royalsteve68 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Messages:
    723
    Likes Received:
    143
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    my spec
    misano red
    standard seats and inserts
    standard wheels
    aluminium roof rails
    auto folding mirrors
    comfort pack with parking aid and assist
    tech pack
    pano roof
    B&O
    interior led lights
    privacy glass

    got a 6% discount, was going to pay cash but opted for 3 year pcp with 12.5% deposit to keep monthly payments reasonably sane, lol

    probably going to add:
    through load
    lumbar support
    possible but unlikely electric seats

    will also get gap (audi if reasonable or 3rd party) and service option for 3 years at £399 I think it is

    ordered on 18/10 and looking at build week 9 early march 2014, eek!
  7. garethld
    Offline

    garethld Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    81
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    my car cleared customs this morning and will be with the dealer next wednesday and prepared for my collection first thing on Saturday. i've even been able to choose my registration from a list!

    its going to be a long week!
    NotquiteWelsh and Sherbs like this.
  8. NotquiteWelsh
    Offline

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    111
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    Sure is, but go along and see it as soon as it gets to the dealer, take pics, post them here, chat here. It just might then seem just a little shorter.:think:
  9. NotquiteWelsh
    Offline

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    111
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    Hi Australia

    When I was there last year I priced up a used S3 and it was more than our new ones; they seemed to be expensive there, more than I would have thought. Is this still the case?
    With a build week of 48 you must be one of the first in Oz to get an S3. It is worth the wait.
  10. T3ryp
    Offline

    T3ryp New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    33
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    Hi Gareth

    can I ask, what was your build week? My S3 is on its way to the uk ( well that's what I was told Tuesday) I'm trying to get a feel for delivery to dealer as the dealer will not say too much right now.
    mine was build week 41
  11. misthills
    Offline

    misthills Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2013
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    67
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    Hi NQW,

    They are still pricy when compared to UK pricing but they actually dropped the price of the 8V S3 by $10k AUD (about 6k GBP). We have this interesting situation at the moment where you can find a used 8P S3 for more than a new 8V S3 (there are no 8Vs in the country yet). Our dollar is fairly strong at the moment so they seem even more expensive when compared to UK/European pricing.

    You can tick all the options on a new S3 here for ~$70k (including relevant taxes etc) which is about £41k.
  12. garethld
    Offline

    garethld Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    81
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    the dealer isnt that local to me - probably about 30 - 40 miles away so i think i'll just bottle up my excitement until saturday-week. will post pics straight away though!!
  13. garethld
    Offline

    garethld Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    81
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    i managed to bag a cancelled order so not sure on build week etc. when i struck the deal the car was at the port in Germany an its taken 8 days for it to be shipped and cleared by customs, then 6 days before its with the dealer and three days later i am collecting.

    i'm currently only 8/9 days from when i put the deposit down, so pleased that i will have it in a further 8 days. i don't know how some of you guys with deliveries in March are coping... !
  14. T3ryp
    Offline

    T3ryp New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    33
    [Oct 24, 2013]
    Thanks Gareth,
    1st of May I gave Audi my £1000 deposit!!!(before order book opened) Feeling frustrated more than excited. Sold my lovely TT about 6-8 weeks ago and been borrowing various company vehicles since. Hoping for first week of November for pick up.
    not long before picking you new car up, when you actually stop driving it maybe up load some photos. ENJOY!!
  15. PilotAudi
    Offline

    PilotAudi New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Messages:
    2,352
    Likes Received:
    478
    [Oct 25, 2013]
    Just like ours will look (minus rocket launcher). Pretty sure this is Phantom Black too!!
    paullowther likes this.
  16. kenny_boon
    Offline

    kenny_boon Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    58
    [Oct 25, 2013]
    has anyone ordered any of the standard colours, black, brilliant red and taken delivery?
  17. NotquiteWelsh
    Offline

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    111
    [Oct 25, 2013]
    A pic of my brilliant red one is on previous page.
  18. Battlekrapz
    Offline

    Battlekrapz Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    238
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    Just received a message from my my salesman, car has literally just been produced and is now awaiting delivery :thumbsup: :hi::arco:.

    I can't wait !!!
  19. gilesf
    Offline

    gilesf Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    54
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    congrats, what colour / spec did you go for?
    Battlekrapz likes this.
  20. NotquiteWelsh
    Offline

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    111
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    The wait now is the problem; mine took about 3 weeks from production to delivery at the dealer. BUT IT IS WORTH IT.

    Enjoy.:cool:
    Battlekrapz likes this.
  21. Sherbs
    Offline

    Sherbs Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    24
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    Love the colour NotquiteWelsh, when do you pick the car up?


    Do you have any more photos? especially of the wheels.
  22. paullowther
    Offline

    paullowther Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    738
    Likes Received:
    445
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    Not long for you to wait now welsh! 48 hours and counting!
    Battlekrapz likes this.
  23. NotquiteWelsh
    Offline

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    111
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    Not the best Pic as it's from my phone:

    [​IMG]

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2013
    Ecosphere, Lmg, Sherbs and 1 other person like this.
  24. Battlekrapz
    Offline

    Battlekrapz Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    238
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    The least favourite colour of all time ... Estoril Blue :whistle2:

    Spec is as follows (mind u i don't live in the uk so it might have differences with the ones you order there).

    S3 sportback Manual
    Alcantara & leather sports seats
    multifunction flat bottomed steering wheel
    Advanced key
    accoustic parking system (front/back)
    Bang & Olufsen Sound System
    tyre pressure monitor
    Hill Hold assist
    Extended leather Monopur
    S3 optional alloys (S Design)
    Inside Light package
    smoker pack
    Exterior LED lights
    Gear knob in Alluminium (R8 style)
    GPS plus
    Electric driver seat
    Heated front seats
    Cruise control
    Automatic headlights & auto dimming inside mirror
    Electric & heated outside mirror pack
    Tinted windows
    gilesf likes this.
  25. Sherbs
    Offline

    Sherbs Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    24
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    Wow that was fast, looks great.
    Your making me very jealous:respekt:
  26. GNJ_Motorsport
    Offline

    GNJ_Motorsport Site Sponsor Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    179
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    Ordered ours the other day. It is fair to say I haven't gone mad with the spec. I ordered a 3 door manual, monsoon grey with the B&O stereo the only other cost option. I was going to spec satnav but decided to retro fit with the SD cards later. Gone with the standard S3 wheels, I think they'll grow on me and look far better with a subtle drop and spacers much like the 8P wheels do.

    The rest of the options just didn't appeal enough to warrant the expense. Things like cruise control are nice but I have it in my Caddy and NEVER use it, also have it in my current 335i and I'm embarrassed to say I'm not even sure how to turn it on!

    Obviously as a tuning company we will modify the car and it is exciting to see ABT have mapped the car to 370 PS at stage 1. I look forward to seeing what companies come up with whilst we wait for delivery. It is encouraging to see some have arrived early as well.
    Collegeboy09 and Battlekrapz like this.
  27. paullowther
    Offline

    paullowther Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    738
    Likes Received:
    445
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    I think I'll be doing this on my pickup day!

    PS. How good does that car sound!!! Jesus! (Also love the lunar silver seats, even on a light coloured exterior)

    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 15, 2014
  28. Splathead
    Offline

    Splathead Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    41
    [Oct 26, 2013]
  29. Toadoftoadhall
    Offline

    Toadoftoadhall Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    80
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    Splathead likes this.
  30. Johnnyb
    Offline

    Johnnyb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    734
    Likes Received:
    299
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    Nipped down to my dealer earlier to see if my car was there, it was, but it was locked in the workshop, so the salesman walked me there and had to look through the window...

    it looked the dogs b*****s!! The black roof rails against the Glacier paint and pano roof looked immense! He also confirmed that all the options i spec'd were checked and fitted (was worried they might have missed something big off)

    Picking it up tues / weds and the wait is worse than xmas as a child...

    Will post pics when i can..
    Lmg, Toadoftoadhall, davejinx and 4 others like this.
  31. the_lecht_rocks
    Offline

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Messages:
    703
    Likes Received:
    271
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    nice to see some lovely S3 SBs arriving.

    great utilitarian everyday car. good work Audi.
  32. davejinx
    Offline

    davejinx Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2013
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    64
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    Just like Johnny, I just popped into the dealer to see how things were progressing, and was told the car was on-site! Unfortunately in the locked compound, so I couldn't see it :( Amazing news though is I'll be picking it up at 5 on Monday evening!!! Very excited!!! :D
  33. c.grex
    Offline

    c.grex Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2012
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Oct 26, 2013]
    where did you order from in the end? did you manage a deal?
  34. Snake Pliskin
    Offline

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    576
    [Oct 26, 2013]
  35. Snake Pliskin
    Offline

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    576
    [Oct 26, 2013]

    Fantastic news .... It's great knowing the waiting is nearly over isn't it and the talking can stop and the driving can start :)
  36. VeeDubDan
    Offline

    VeeDubDan Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    69
    [Oct 27, 2013]
    So took a trip to the dealers today, and came away with a completed order form!

    S3 Sportback S Tronic
    Monsoon Grey
    Aluminium Roof Rails
    Supersport Seats
    Privacy Glass
    Comfort Pack
    Technology Pack High
    Bang & Olufsen
    Folding, Dimming Mirrors
    Interior Light Pack
    Extended Mono.pur
    Parking System Plus
    Reversing Camera
    Rear Side Airbags
    Reversible Boot Mat
    Tyre Pressure Monitor
    Hill Hold Assist

    I have to say I got a better deal than I'd hoped for, including £1000 more for my current S3 than I was expecting! Delivery early April, but hopefully that will come forward to March...that's what I'm telling myself anyways! Chuffed!!!
  37. VeeDubDan
    Offline

    VeeDubDan Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    69
    [Oct 27, 2013]
    Also the dealer happened to have an A3 saloon in Monsoon Grey sitting in the showroom. I was instantly sold on the colour and was very happy I'd opted for it! Also took it as a sign as it was siting right by the front door!! :w00t:
  38. royalsteve68
    Offline

    royalsteve68 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Messages:
    723
    Likes Received:
    143
    [Oct 27, 2013]
    wont you have to change your profile from veedubman
  39. royalsteve68
    Offline

    royalsteve68 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2013
    Messages:
    723
    Likes Received:
    143
    [Oct 27, 2013]
    Is the lumbar support and through load worth getting?

    barely any info on either and not seen any in dealers
  40. Toadoftoadhall
    Offline

    Toadoftoadhall Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    80
    [Oct 27, 2013]
    To help with the waiting for quite a few of us.......dont think this has been posted here yet? if it has sorry....

    New S3 v Sport quattro

    The new S3 wins but looking at the size of the legend Stig - thats probably not a surprise!!

Share This Page