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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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    Amen brother
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    Wasn't having a go, I was having a laugh!

    I don't think I'd turn away any of the non-exclusive colours that the s3 comes in, just have a favourite of many good colours.

    Misano looks sick with a sunroof!
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    you might correct, unless the manual does make the noise if you change quickly enough
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    I'm not an S3 enthusiast....... I've just bought one to cart bikes and skis !
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    I hate religion and I'm not your brother ;-)
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    Yawn .....,
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    I wouldn't do launch control from the lights either, might be a bit embarrassing at a 2 lane junction and whilst you are sat there with launch control on and then the fuzz just happen to pull a long side:blush:
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    deleted out of respect for fellow s3 enthusiasts, lol
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    Maybe what I should have said is I am getting bored with all this superficial stuff ... S3 is a great product .

    In my opinion it is best in SB form in a Phantom Black with Tech pack Pano roof B&O and various other bits... No Asda extractor fan wheels no 'poser plates'.

    We all are free to express our views and hopefully this forum will educate and make people think what is best .

    But please don't think too much or my spec will become the default option and life will recall become ... Yawn..., boring. ;-)
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    Have to agree with Estoril but I think it looks fine under certain amount of light. I liked the reds and glacier white. I went for misano which looking at most dealers is quite a wild colour and most audi colours these days seem quite understated which is no bad thing. For me though I wanted a red car. Who knows next week I might change my mind, lol
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    same here re: estoril. A bit odd as looked fine in pics but when I saw one in the flesh it didn't pop out. Good if want a stealth car though
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    I saw that or something similar too, not sure if they removed the limiter though
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    Do limiters not really stop you from passing 155 then?
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    155 on the autobahn is fookn fast. It's even faster in Blighty.......and not many tracks where the s3 could achieve 155....
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    my test drive was two days in a manual, a fantastic car of course, the stronic was my preference due to my intended use for the car, however I confirm the sound on up shift is certainly enhanced on the stronic.

    revs between down shift too when in dynamic.
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    Agreed, ive had a few modded cars and always declared. Worked in a claims dept as a first job at 17 (hated it so left after 2 months, best decision ever) and they will look for reasons to not pay out. if its modded and you havent declared it they wont pay out and could report you too. It doesn't always add much to your premium, just steer clear of the big names as they are clueless - stick with specialists.

    I am tempted to up the power on the s3 but id need to know the impact on the warranty and if the upgrade can be easily removed. Also, presumably upping the power would need a suspension/brake upgrade too (on my old cars ive always done that before any power upgrades, some people I know didn't which is partly why they ended up in hedges). Then again, I guess it depends on quality of the standard brake/suspension.
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    The same dealer had an A2 in white for £8995 a few years ago and it never sold, they ended up using it as mobile advertising with their name up both sides. It wasn't even proper white either, it was a wrap and badly done too.
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    I thought the whole idea of a wrap was so you could remove it. Unless, it was hiding something.
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    amusing to think that people consider the s3 has just 300bhp - 10 years ago that would a supercar
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    should do, but I just wonder is it all lies. I mean, I believe everything government organisations and car manufacturers tell me....not
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    10 years ago is a long time automotively !
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    Very true, the S3 performance on paper is rather impressive, its performance must beat many an older supercar, but we are now in an age when hypercars exist and fast is really fast. Not really a sportscar and certainly not a supercar, but its certainly a very nice hotter than most hot hatch.
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    Few more pix after a wash:

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    SEATS!
    Has anyone here got the standard S3 seats? It seems I may be the only person on this forum, or indeed the world/universe who has been a cheap skate and stuck with the standard seats and blow the extra on B&O? I would be very keen to see some pics if so. I realise they are the same seats as the ones in part-red (just without the red bits) but still keen to see them.

    On the cheap-skate scale between 1 and 100 where do I fall? Answers on a post card please!
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    I've gone standard but I wanted a light interior more than sports seats. Lunar silver alcantara I've gone for :)
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    I chose the standard s3 seats cause i dont like the look of the super sport ones and i wanted fully electric seats so couldnt go with the supersport ones for that reason also.
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    Oh and heres for LEDs:
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    Great stuff do you have a pic of them by any chance - be keen to see if so. ;)
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    Really - cool look forward to see what they look light. Do you get a different stitching option with the light seats or is is still silver?
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    Your problem is that you can't help but try to insult people - yet again you talk about "poser plates", why? I don't think your spec will become default either, not everyone likes black, not a bad colour but not everyone's taste. If someone likes different alloys, why continue to call them "asda" alloys, why not accept their taste, every time you take the opportunity to have a dig at people time and time again. My plate isn't for posing, I like it, simple as that, so why not stop insulting people, is it really that difficult? People don't take the piss out of your obsession with phantom black so don't take the piss out of people for having their personal preferences.
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    I'm ordering my car with standard seats, not because I don't want them but I want all the other options I've already specced and have just added crystal paint too. I have to draw the line somewhere and that is the SSS and LED headlights that are missed off for me.
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    Same as me then, those 2 options I had to leave off but I think I may regret it after a while. The LED lights defo make the front of the car a little nicer perhaps and the super sports seats do look like king cobras which is pretty awesomeness! Of well, best get saving for my next car ha!
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    I agree totally but I just think of the nice things that I have put on the spec. Adaptive cruise, crystal paint, lane assist, adaptive xenons, tech pack with connect, b&o etc etc.
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    Just read back on some of the comments over the past few days. Shame this forum is getting a bit "ranty" its full of many helpful opinions and help from people who are big time S3 enthusiasts, shame people take things so seriously but hey! Just realised this is a bit of a rant, what a hypocrite haha!
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    I ordered Misano, saw it in the flesh and was happy with it. But, ever since I couldn't get glacier out of my head so have changed my order to glacier now, I keep cars for 4 years so it's got to be right! Think it looks great in both, lines show up well too, tough call!
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    Sorry, didn't think of taking pics of them, I'll do so next time :).
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    Great way of looking at it! Whatever the options its still going to kick some serious behind!
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    Come on Giles Everyone refers to them as poser plates ( don't they ?) chill out mate... I am not insulting people I am expressing an opinion about things that do not matter.. Thinking of changing to Red to go with my dislike of Tories ;-)
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    Nice, does look good and especially with a black outside, nice choice.

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