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2013 Audi S3

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

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    Lets hope so Gazz - fingers crossed!
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    Let's hope so, but I won't hold my breath !
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    Aberdeen had one in a few weeks ago & made my mind up.... Even if it was white!
    Had a look inside & it was dead. I wondered if it was just a rolling shell as opposed to a running car tho...

    Now waiting for the books to open ;)
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    Growing list of us waiting then !

    Reading one of the other threads though, there is a possibility we may be quoted stupid lead times though up to 7 months !!!

    If I have to wait till June to place an order and then get told 7 months, which would take it to January 2014, which would then mean logically take delivery in March 2014, well I don't think I could wait THAT long.

    So gonna temper my hopes for this car now, until I have all the facts.

    Saying that, it appears that some A3 orders have experienced delays part way through the order process, so even if we are told shorter delivery times, there is still a chance we could experience delays mid-way ... and that would seriously hack me off !
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    I WANT ONE OF THESE!!

    Does anyone know whether they are going to do a black optics pack equaivalent? like black front grill??
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    Well we are into May now and guess what ....
    Still no update on the Audi web site !
    Getting beyond a joke now, what the heck is the hold up ?
    Experienced long waits for ordered cars before, but this is a new experience, waiting to be able to order a car, before I can start waiting !
    It's like going to Thorpe Park and queueing up for fast track tickets so you don't have to queue.
    At the time, I thought it was madness, queueing to stop myself queueing ... but still did it and paid for the privilege :wtf:
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    Your right snake, it's crazy that Audi UK cannot even confirm dates for ordering, or details of specifications etc. Very poor !!!
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    [May 4, 2013]
    I was told its now June for December delivery...
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    If it really is June for December delivery then I may go the route of the Merc A45 AMG as there is a chance of September delivery for one of those.

    I will be sick of waiting by December plus by then ? comes in whether sensible to wait for March reg !
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    I don't see what the hold up is! It's available to order in Germany (at least that's my interpretation of it being in the price list), so why not here? Unless it's a RHD issue that's holding things up? I can't really think what though?
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    I would mate...
    I ended up talking the wife in to an SQ5 and given these ongoing delays I'm pretty chuffed we did that.
    I'd be getting pretty frustrated by now. Would have liked to try led headlights on the S3 though
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    Good shout on the SQ5 ... Cool !

    LED lights sound so cool don't they.

    Let's see what happens but the more time goes by the more difficult it looks to get hold if an S3.

    it looks a great car and fantastic package with mega options list ... But AUDI are making it so hard to get one and the endless waiting plus crazy lead times are very off putting.

    if Merc contact me in the next few weeks to say order book open and delivery Sept then I may have a tough decision to make.
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    The thing that's getting me is cars are showing up in dealerships and yet there's no info on them at all, very poor marketing, surely they would want potential customers to buy the car
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    Thanks mate. Can't wait.
    This is pretty much the spec I've gone for... More importantly they sound like a v8 ;)

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    Good luck with the car mate S3 or A45 you'll be happy
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    That looks stunning !!!

    Like the colour, is that what you've gone for too and if so what is it ?

    nice wheel too, to finish the look.
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    Yup thats like what we've specced. Estoril blue with titanium wheels... Here's hoping the wife manages not to curb them... It's her car lol
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    Nice one ... Estoril !

    have you seen estoril blue actually on a car as that is what I was considering for the s3, but not seen a car up close in this colour, just pictures.

    Exclusive colour for S cars too.
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    What size wheels are the alloys in the photo Btw as they look like an option on the S3, which are 18".
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    Yes - that SQ5 looks really good in estoril blue with those alloys - pretty sure that is what I want on S3 - eventually !!!
    Remember my previous post - when Audi UK told me S3 was delayed until June - well I had hoped it would be released sooner than that but its looking like what I was told could well have been fairly accurate!

    Trying to think positively - it could be only 27 days until the order books open !!!!
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    You happy to wait till December then Toad ... if that's the case.

    Or rather, prepared to wait till then.

    if so, would you take in December or wait till March 14 for the new reg ?
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    although I did want September as my changeover, yes I am happy to wait as no pressure for me to change just my desire for change.
    December would be ok with me too.
    January onwards though - if that was really the case? - i may hang back for March.

    On my golf , at the time there were stories of 5- 6 month waits and dealer confirmed that, so I ordered in April for September (5 months) then low and behold my car was at dealers by July !! so i am a little sceptical of these quoted months and months lead times.

    But really i can just go with the flow !
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    Seen it on a S6 and it looks good. Very dark in flat/poor light but got z lot of flake and pop in the sun. It's an interesting colour. Truth is my wife chose it... She didn't want a white<grey>black scale colour. Which left either estoril blue or volcano red which neither of us liked.
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    They're 21" on the SQ5.
    Are they a 19" option on the S3?
    They're a nice design.
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    Hmmm ... I really want a new car for September so not happy at the prospect of December (or March 14).

    nothing 100% yet so let's see what Dealers say once order books open.

    The 3 door S3 'may' be available quicker and that's I would be ordering.
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    ahh nice one - good to know someone that has seen estoril up close.
    it does look great from the pics I have seen and is the colour I would go for now on the S3.
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    21" !!!!!
    awesome :)

    only 18" on the S3.
    tbh no 19" alloy option is the one thing that is niggling me.
    even the new Golf GTi has a 19" alloy option.
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    Yeah that's a bit tight isn't it. :(
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    Great News !

    Just had an update from my Dealer ............















































































































    To tell me he still has no news on the S3 :blink:
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    Got me excited then! ;)
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    Hey All,

    I'm close to taking delivery of an A3 S-Line (sigh - not an S3) but having spoken with the dealer this morning this is what he said was the situation on the S3:

    Good Morning Stephen


    You’re car has been built and is at the port, and waiting to be shipped, so it will be with you within the time scale of your rental.


    S3 are open for ordering but S3 Sportback will be later on in the year.

    He did not elaborate any further than that. I can press further but from some of the posts in this thread you are already up to speed.

    Hope Audi make it more clear and move quickly so you can get your orders in and cars as quick as.
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    Hmm that is interesting so what we are saying then is ....

    S3 3 door available 1st
    S3 5 door available next
    S3 saloon likely available after that

    My Dealer knows I want a 3 door though and still maintains nothing / nada / zip / zero / big naught ???
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    Oh ... read in Top Gear mag last night small snippet on the A3 / S3 saloon and it is being made specifically for the Japan market as they like compact saloons apparently ... then rolled out to other markets as its available, but Japan was the driver for making it in the first place.
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    Japan or China?
    I thought china was the emerging market wanting saloons?
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    @ SnakePliskin

    That is how I understood it. I emailed the dealer to elaborate asking if one puts in an order now for the S3 (3dr) what sort of date would we be looking at for delivery (keys in your hand).

    I also enquired as to the S3 Sportback does end of the year mean Nov/Dec first available for orders meaning delivery in March 2014.

    I have not had a reply yet but will let you know what response I get back.

    I am dealing with Audi Ridgeway for my car.
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    I'm sure it said Japan, but could have been China.
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    Nice one thanks.

    The ONLY thing which makes me think you can't place a true pucker order at the moment is the fact that the price (even 3 door) is still not listed on the Audi web site.

    So does your Dealer mean that the sequence mentioned is the release order and he is happy to take a deposit now (for a virtual Dealer queue slot) ie he could not process your order as they are not officially live to order yet.
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    @ Snake

    I am still waiting on a reply back.

    You are quite right, taking orders is one thing. If you cannot get a build date then I trust you stand in line in that virtual queue. If you can place an order which can go to build, happy days. I asked the question so hopefully he can clarify. Having caught up with all the posts in this thread, I do not see how his dealership will be any different from the responses others have had in this thread.

    The dealer that I am dealing with normally deals with corporate/business clients (although I am a private customer using a broker) and I do not know if Audi have different dates for opening books between corporate and private clients. I doubt it but...
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    Any news is good news mate thanks.
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    My dealer today showed me their latest S3 update from Audi that basically said it'll be available to order and all info and prices revealed some time in June.

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