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2013 Audi S3

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

  1. cemerson
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    Yup, but it just means that if they want to charge you more for having had an accident, they just add even more onto the premium rather than take away your NCD - they win either way.
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    true but you lose a lot more with the % loss
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    Protected NCD there too although I'm 43 with over 15 years NCD ( car and bike ) its a very small premium to protect my accumulated discount ....
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    [Nov 5, 2013]

    steve, eve, im sticking with chrome accents like this : View attachment 22853
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    great picture Paul - Are there any more we can see please ???

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    Good pic - I cannot remember which number i specified for my door - might have been 53 ?
    Perhaps this is where they are thrashed - oops - I meant "run in" ..... lol
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    I'm going black with black styling, graphite wheels and black windows with the classic silver S3 wing mirrors.... controversial perhaps?? Can't wait to see what it looks like :)
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    I've gone down the same controversial route! I chose to keep Ali wing mirrors as I think they help break up the car and they're an S3 unique feature.

    I also think that because I've ordered a 3 door the black on black won't be too overwhelming because it's a smaller car.
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    Completely agree with you Paul :)
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    I've decided to revert to the chrome accents, it makes the SB a little less glib, although I like both looks. No idea why Audi charge 300 for the black option pack.
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    I must admit I've been in 2 minds about the chrome or black styling kit. Both will look great in my opinion. But yes, not sure why the black kit costs so much. Should be a no-cost option IMO
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Black S3, Black styling pack, Black wing mirrors, Privacy glass, Graphite wheels = Stealth Bomber

    Black S3, Chrome accents and roof rails = Classy wolf in sheep's clothing
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    Dont you dare!! that's what I have ordered haha
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    Mine should arrive at the dealers today and he has promised to email a couple of pics (fingers crossed)

    Going to be phantom black, with black styling, black mirrors and privacy glass on a 3 door. Will post the pics once he sends them
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    Nice one geezer! Can't wait!
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    Well it's in transit from the factory to the dealers as it was built 2 weeks ago! The wait is almost over....
    The salesman is still saying it's going to be the 20th-ish though, that seems a long time to get from factory then PDI it?!
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    could be tempted to go to phantom - i'm concerned the panther has elements of brown in certain light - does it ?
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    Those different hints of colours are what I like about Panther.

    The walk back from the till at the petrol station at night when all of the forecourt lights are shining down on that newly detailed crystal effect paint is one thing I can't wait to see!

    BOOM!
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    YES PLEASE!!!!

    Definitely need photos ASAP :)

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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    but is there brown in there ?

    Spec finalised as follows :

    Panther Black Crystal
    Full Black Interior with Sports Seats
    Extended Mono Pur
    ACC
    Sat Nav SD
    LED Headlights
    Interior Lighting Pack
    Auto Release [HHA]
    Privacy Glass
    Comfort Pack
    Alu Roof Rails + Chrome Pack
    Advanced Key
    Heated Folding Miorrors
    Tyre Pressure Monitoring
    F&R Park Sensors
    Reversing Camera
    Bang + Olufsen Sound

    Build week 50, pick up 01/03/14
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Ive seen a standard red saloon at the local dealers,i know what you mean about rear head room although a 3 year old and a 1 year old will be the ones spending the time in the back.

    I cant help but feel the saloon looks to much like the S4 ive already ready got aswell...

    The other thing is i cant see it being long before the RS3 comes out aswell which doesnt help matters!!
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    It's a bronzey brown in certain lights as seen in this video of Panther on a TTS.

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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Only standard sat nav with the small screen, seems out of place with a high specced car!
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    I thought that too.

    Come on Rocks, dig deep and get the tech pack!
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    I agree too!
    Get rid of your Front Parking Sensors, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, Auto Release (HHA), Extended Mono Pur. And you have the £1000 to spend on the Tech Pack :)
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    Yeah ROCKS.
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    Mine is supposed to build week 50 and I get it at the start of Jan (I think week 2 to week 3). Are you just holding yours for the new reg?
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    Blimey, are we bullying our members now!!!

    its only another £25/month on the PCP, come on man... :slapped:
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    unsure as to what this offers me over the standard £495 SD pack ???

    please advise ?
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    yes, no hurry to get it in the midst of winter hauling up to the Lecht and Glenshee :)
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    I think the Panther looks great in that video, you don't want to go too black, as it's nice to have the extra bronze effect show up in different lights, just like the Estoril can be very deep in low light and bright and striking in the sun!

    I'm loving these 2 tone effect colours Audi are offering, even my Glacier looks grey / silver in low light, then fresh white in the sun...

    Superb!
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    - It adds in a 7" screen, instead of the 5.8" - If you think the standard A1 has a 6.5" screen!
    - Adds in MMI Touch - Turns the top of the MMI controller into a touch pad, can be used for entering letters, addresses, searching through media files etc...
    - Adds in Triple Tuner
    - Adds in Flash Memory (10GB)

    And in terms of the SatNav - Has a faster action (HDD Based) Better graphics and such. (3D)
    Whole-word entry of addresses via voice control.
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Quick question on the Super Sport Seats..

    Had the car 6 days and noticed from day 1 the lateral support kind of creaks / squeaks when turning into corners, i'm pretty sure my old bucket seats did this from new then 'bedded in'

    Is this normal in new leather seats? It's in both sides so i'm guessing it because all of the inside cushioning is new, in fact my salesman gave me a courtesy call today and asked how things were, i mentioned this to him and he confirmed it's normal on the high spec nappa sport seats, and that over time it will diseappear...

    Suppose i'm just looking for peace of mind...
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    I've got a silly question about the super sports seat - they are heated aren't they??
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    Hi Geefunk
    that is a long time, my was put on the ship Sunday and I'm picking up on Friday. I thought this seemed a little too quick but they are certain that its Friday. I was asked to call the free seven day insurance yesterday to activate it for Friday.

    i will try to post some pictures as soon as possible, it's white which doesn't seem to be the most popular choice - it's what I like,colour is a very personal thing so a choice I made without asking everybody else's opinion :)

    S3 Sportback, white, auto, black rails, black pack, mag ride, B&O etc.
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    Apparently it arrived but it was too dark to take pictures. Sales guy is off tomorrow but assures me pics 1st thing Thursday.

    The wait goes on...

    Hopefully they remember to take the pictures before the alloys get sent away to be powder coated
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    Well hopefully it won't take too long then!
    I've gone pretty much same as you except 3 door!
    Glacier white, black styling pack and titanium 10 spoke alloys, just hope they're dark as I'm not sure I should've specced them now I've seen the standard wheels are dark! I'm a big fan of dark wheels tho
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    Don't forget that it also adds functionality to the LED Headlights too that Rocks has ordered.

    Without the tech pack you loose some of the additional LED Headlight functionality where they 'know' what road type you're on and adjust the beam pattern appropriately.

    Doesn't the tech pack also add DVD playback capability too.
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    That's only with the Audi connect version though.

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