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2013 Audi S3

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

  1. geefunk1978
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    [Nov 26, 2013]
    1 more sleep to go! Seriously excited now. Although my day was pretty much ruined as my wife's X5 broke down and it's at the garage. Dilemma, do I let her use my new toy til her car is fixed?!?!
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    Nice one, did you have a great day? That looks like the one that I test drove at Bolton Audi, think the reg is the same. Did you get to thrash round the track??!
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    Does anyone else have a build week 48? :)
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    No but us 45'ers are picking our cars up over the next week or so :)
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    NO!!

    It's her own fault she chose to have a BMW...

    She must suffer the consequences and learn from her mistake...
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    I've managed to find the bloke who will be doing my PDI next week on Instagram!

    Stalker level 1billion reached.... A thank youuu!
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    Unfortunately it was me that bought the car for her so I've only got myself to blame! I guess it'll have to be punishment for me.
    I can't believe my dealer turned my car round in a day, don't know why some people are being told a few days for pdi?
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    So hopefully a couple of weeks then! I work for benfield but for Nissan. Pre delivery inspection only takes an hour or two, so when it lands I'm expecting a very quick turn around haha! They can't pull one over me when you work for them!!
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    I'm not too fussed. My registration date is the 6th anyway so I can't pick it up before hand I don't think?
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    [Nov 26, 2013]
    Not been on here for a while, didn't just grab my new car and run, been really busy at work.

    thought I owed everybody an update. (I appreciate the wait is hard)

    3000 miles into the new car now and loving it. Manual gearboxes have there advantages but so glad I went s-tronic, the sounds are great, foot down and changing up gives a sharp burp between shifts, changing down in Dynamic gives a little rev between gears. I have the magnetic ride suspension, this works fantastic with the different driving modes, soft and comfy in Comfort (obviously) sharp and poised ready for action in Dynamic and individual to be set up for your preference, I have this set the same as Dynamic but suspension in comfort giving a smooth ride but ready to go just when you want it.

    I drive hard sometimes but do not entertain racers (long past that) however! Recently had what I thought was a TTS right on my rear bumper, to my surprise it managed to keep up with me when I accelerated, pulled over and noticed it was actually an S5, pulled back out and gave chase and he could not pull away from me. I was quite pleased, seem like they were on par? I don't know the stats on an S5 so will just wait for someone to shot me down in flames :). Felt good at the time.

    Bad points - none really, just a personal issue for me to get over. Changed from an Audi TT tdi giving around 50mpg, now struggling to get 30mpg. OH - ONLY USE GOOD QUALITY FUEL!!! I'm filling up quite a lot at the moment and found myself very low with only a Murco garage around, later that day tick over was lumpy and engine management even flashed on. BP Ultimate etc from now on.

    I must comment on the recent Private Plate posts, I've had one for the last 20 years (a present from my dad) love it, everybody locally knows me by it, it's just a personal touch like those talking about changing wheels etc. found it most amusing that some people that don't have one have such an opinion on them. Oh and by the way IM NOT AN MD :)

    Not tried Launch mode yet despite the misses keeping on telling me to try it.

    SAFE MOTORING -and to those that have their S3's watch your speed.

    T3RY P
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    The cars quality but only driven it like 10 miles in mostly traffic. Update tomorrow night after I've driven darn sarth.

    No pics either yet too dark. You'll probably have to wait till Sunday for them sorry guys.

    S5's probably evenly matched mainly through weight. It hasn't got that much more power but does have about an extra 200kg so about right I reckon.
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    If you can get 30mpg... I'm happy already :)
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    Nice update t3ryp. Good to know the S3 can put a smile on your face.

    As far as keeping up with an S5 I think most of the S range cars have similar 0-60 times so should all really keep up with each other. I suspect the 60-150 might be a little different but that getting pretty fast for british roads.

    Still it is nice to keep up with an S5 which I think does look much more like the faster car, especially the coupe.

    I did smile with your comment on the MPG, only on the next paragraph after applauding the accelerati ability. I think this might be a case of cause and affect.
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    Nice one! Agree on the S5 thing aswell, we have to remember the old RS4 4.2 V8 has a 0-60 time pretty much the same as this new S3 S-Tronic!!

    Power to weight ratio 'n' all that...

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts, and no point posting pictures until it's had a proper clean...
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    Depends on the S5. Early models were 4.2 v8 newer models v6 turbo. My v8 was 343 boho but a lot heavier than the S3 and more required to get it to go but an awesome car though. I miss it muchly!!!

    collecting the S3 on Thursday though.
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    Good day, only had RS6 and R8 on track and I was too late to get them. Yep it is the Bolton Audi demo. Enjoyed the my drives. I still think I made a very good choice getting a S3. Nice to get the invite, most appriciated.
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    fnarr fnarr
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    Hey! Mine was build week 45. Looking like I will be ready to collect on the 8th December or there abouts. So I guess yours will be at the end of december, but, these build weeks seem to work out strangely, some people on here have received their cars before people on earlier build weeks. Its a depressing wait. Most people on here are receiving full time counselling to get over the wait haha :)
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    [Nov 27, 2013]
    Le Schumacher d'opérette se fait confisquer sa voiture | Breil-sur-Roya | Nice-Matin

    Audi s3 in the french news.

    A young lad decided to race his buddy after heavy drinking at a bar. He raced his friend whilst on a busy section of road in between Monaco and Nice (narrow very twisty and busy road, for those that know it, it's the basse corniche).

    There was a Gendarmerie check before entering Nice and the guy in the S3 panicked and escaped the check. Later, he was confronted with the facts and his facebook account was checked in order to see if he knew his friend that was caught during the check, it was the case and he admitted the facts.

    The judgement is what makes this case very rare. Instead of a ban and a heavy fine, his brand new Audi s3 was seized by the judge and given to the french Gendarmerie to use against speeders.
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    Nice one! I was gutted that I couldnt go, real shame but sure there will be another day sometime. Happy that i've chosed Misano with the ref parade pack, not everyone's taste but I love colour in the cabin so was a good choice. Pity you couldnt manage a spin in the RS6, what a monster!
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    Yeah end of December is when I'm expecting
    had a test drive of one back in October, and they leave me itching to be back in them
    over round abouts and accelerating out of them is like being on a slingshot, no drama, and absolutely neutral balance
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    Yeah same here, as soon as I drove it I wanted it. Plus its the nicest interior in my opinion.

    Its odd, what you say about the lack of drama is usually what the reviews slate the S3 for - the fact it lacks drama etc and just does a good job of everything. I can't see why anyone thinks that a bad thing? The reviews usually say its 'Less fun them a BMW M135' but the fact its so secure and handles so well to me is a HUGE plus point. Not sure what everyone else thinks on here? Personally I don't tend to drift around corners on my morning commute, maybe I'm showing my age here at 30? haha
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    I totally agree - I'm more than happy that it will generally stay where I point it
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    Completely agree, and don't forget the M135i is so ugly, it makes me want to stab my own eyes out
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    I have a feeling when an S3 Saloon pulls up beside me I will be very jealous - I really like the look of it! I have 19's currently and to be honest it makes the ride a too harsh. Every time I hit a pot hole I worry I have burst a tyre.
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    Yes it is right.. wheel arches are slightly larger apparently to accommodate 19in wheels. I am happy with 18in on SB, ride will be better and tyres are £105 a corner rather than £150!
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    The saloon also has- Pedals and the footrest in brushed stainless steel-
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    Shall we all cancel our orders?
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    Believe it when I see it! :keule:No doubt LHD only.
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    19" and a little wider too at 235
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    It's effortless pace, I can use it through the winter where as I'd rather stick my head in hot tar than have a BMW, they are characterless. I love how the s3 can be shown the ropes and not panic
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    Why jealous? Could be mistaken for a A4? The S3 saloon is visually stunning however I fail to see anything remotely similar to the design of the sportback across any of the other Audi range. To me, ALL Audis are fantastic whatever their model or year and ALL have had the same amount of German dedication, passion and precision that makes Audi one of the best luxury automotive companies in the world which enables us to come on here and talk about them.
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    Maybe that's why magnetic rude is standard, stick rhe ride in comfort on the individual setup should offset the 19s?
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    + they need to justify the 2k price increase
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    the problem is in damp greasy conditions it doesnt ! it understeers like a cruise liner.....it's screaming out for a proper front differential.......mmmmm Quiafe...
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    Got mine today.
    Only driven it home, will get some pics next week when it's detailed.
    So far so good.
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    Picked up today, absolutely stunning. 130 miles on it already, that'll do me for running in!!
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