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2013 Audi S3

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

  1. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    I think their language says it all for me "Misano Rot metallic". A colour I'd never pay good money for as it looks like a flat base colour to me and you shouldn't have to get up close to what is a 'pearlescent' finish. My partner and I never gave it a second glance at the dealership.
     
  2. Danners78

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    Hi, due to a error in the build/ordering of my car, i didn't get a through load. I'm looking to compensate (through the dealer) this with roof bars and a box. Can anyone advise on which system to order, I already have rails. I have seen bars and boxes on Audi website and would look nice if it was audi branded but is this the best system to have or should i be looking at Thule? Advice would be gratefully received.
     
  3. the_lecht_rocks

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

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    whispbar look good but the integrated Thule Wingbars are the best constructed IMO.
     
  4. the_lecht_rocks

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

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    the Audi branded units are Thule Aerobar FWIW
     
  5. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    8V S3/A3

    Thule Rapid 753
    Bar 961 (962 might work as I have two) Wing/Aero?
    Kit 4035.

    The ones I have from an 8P might fit anyone know??

    Rapid 753
    Bar 969
    4014 Kit.


    All bars are fairly interchangeable, I was once told, one size up.
     
  6. richy scott

    richy scott New Member

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    I don't know if anybody else has posted an update from Audi yet re the foot rest
    I have had this from Audi today

    Also with regards to your footplate, I have been advised by our product marketing team that your vehicle should have had a steel footplate fitted from the factory therefore I am just looking into how we go about getting this rectified.

    At this stage I can see that the steel footplate is only available to be retro fitted on left-hand drive vehicles therefore I am awaiting to hear back from product marketing what can be done about this.

    I will be in touch once I have further information.

    I will let you know when I get an update
     
  7. paullowther

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    Got me all worried now! I hope they haven't missed b&o or tech pack off mine!!
     
  8. the_lecht_rocks

    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

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    If anything is missing, either barter for discount or refuse the car.
    i will refuse the car if my spec is incorrect. This new S3 is a keeper for us, shelf life expected 8 to 10 years, but it only does 4000 mile per annum. 10 years with the wrong spec is too long !
     
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  9. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    If the spec is wrong and you end up ordering a new car there is also a very good case to be made for the dealer lending you something nice in the waiting period too. It is a bit worrying though as this isn't the first 8V that hasn't been built right...
     
  10. NotquiteWelsh

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member

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    Toooo right; mine came without the mag ride!!
     
  11. paullowther

    paullowther Member

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    How can't ANYBODY realise this! The car must pass through a dozen quality control checks before arriving!
     
  12. Itguy

    Itguy Well-Known Member

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    God that is worrying. I wonder what they'll miss off mine then?!
     
  13. paullowther

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    I'm worried about traveling all the way up to Carlisle and then noticing something missing! I'd HATE that & lose my sh1t!
     
  14. NotquiteWelsh

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member

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    Somebody did suggest that the more times the spec. was changed the more likely something could be left off.

    My suggestion is get written copy of the ordered configuration from the dealer.
     
  15. Cumbrian_bob

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    It would be interesting if there is a problem with the build and the car was from a web broker what the dealer would or should do about it as your not a direct customer.

    Hope there arent problems, and remember that orer cock ups are in the minority.

    I just wish that you could be offered a ticket with the order and track the car on the Audi website. How much simpler would that be?
     
  16. paullowther

    paullowther Member

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    No, they do treat you as a direct customer once the broker part is over.

    My dealer emailed me confirming the spec after I'd been put in touch with him so I'm sure they've got everything right.
     
  17. Johnnyb

    Johnnyb Well-Known Member

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    EXACTLY

    This is what i did a few weeks after ordering, i got my spec in writing...

    But don't worry peeps that are collecting soon, it's rare this happens!
     
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  18. Danners78

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    It is rare and in my case it was human error at the dealership not during the build process. If you have a confirmed build details you don't need to worry i'm sure. In my case it wasn't a big issue that would have meant me rejecting the car but glad it wasn't something like B&O or connect as I would have been pi55ed.

    Mike at Carlisle has been great about it, admitted fault and rectifying to make me happy. I pleased with the service. We all make mistakes.
     
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    That sounds pretty good then, sounds like you kind of get the best of both worlds
     
  20. Lawzie

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    If they get my colour wrong and its Amafi White rather than glacier I will probably cry! ha! What would be the worst mistake in the ordering process? Imagine if you ordered sport back and it turned up a 3 door - or you order s-tronic and its a manual... and you only have an auto license hahaha!
     
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    the_lecht_rocks Well-Known Member

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    i have the order sheet which shows ALL of my selected options, mostly ALL udentified as "FACTORY".

    assume if yhis is the case all will be well.

    i'm a fanatical cyclist, and one of my mountain bikes is a custom made Nicolai which are German. Nicolai have a fantastic reputation, they are German, but have a terrible habit of making errors in the build on the back of custom orders.

    maybe it's a German thing........................????
     
  22. Fragup

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    :p

    your right, it doesn't have glittery bits in the paint, but is not a flat colour has an extra depth of colour plain colours don't have ,
    its personal preference to wether you like that or not, but I think is worth every penny. Especially if you don't want to blend into the crowd, but that's the choice isn't it.
    :redrs4::hubbahubba:
     
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    After having made 5 adjustments to my order it sounds like I need to ask for confirmation from Derby of my confirmed and locked in order!
     
  24. PilotAudi

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    Yes you do ITMan.. My dealer order showed x2 5 year warranties on it!
     
  25. Sparks43

    Sparks43 3rd Gear

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    Happened last year to a guy at work - he ordered an S3 Sportback and whilst he was at the dealer with another car they said yours has arrived would you like to have a quick look

    Went over and they said what do you think - he said great apart from it's missing 2 doors!!

    Audi quickly rustled up another one - not sure where the error was but knowing the salesman I would hedge dealer error on this occasion but even so - He was remarkably calm not sure I would have been

    I've made no changes to my spec and have signed the configurator printout so should be ok although I am waiting to see if Homelink appears in the next brouchure and if it does will try to get that added on but might be too late now anyway - unconfirmed at factory but week 5 now was 9 - ordered last week of September - Still hopeful for 1st March
     
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    Just googled homelink - sounds like a great gadget - really hope they bring it out soon so I can add it!
     
  27. Sparks43

    Sparks43 3rd Gear

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    It is good - If your garage door isn't homelink compatible(mine wasn't) you need to get an additional piece of kit and then wire it in but I did mine myself - The garage door people were excellent they had the extra kit (about £50) and sent me instructions on where to wire it in and program it etc
     
  28. Itguy

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    Do we know when the next brochure is due out?
     
  29. Sparks43

    Sparks43 3rd Gear

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    No have been looking - I thought maybe December as we had May, July and October but nothing yet so maybe January now which I think will be too late for me to add anything by then as unconfirmed build week 5 - Homelink is always disappearing from the brochures - I had it on my 2007 S3 but then had a couple of 1.8T Sports facelifts and nothing and then when I ordered my Black Edition March 12 it was back in the brochure - It sits behind the passenger headlight and when they facelifted and changed the headlights it took a while before homelink could obviously modify it

    You'd think they would give them a sample when they design it before orders and say here you go but never seems to be like that - Always thought it wasn't popular which is why it disappeared but then came back

    Mind you LED headlights were on the car at Geneva when I went but wasn't available to order straight away from what I've read on here
     
  30. Aran383

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    My S3 is arriving at the dealers today! Gonna view it on Monday, Happy days... Pics to follow
     
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    Have had the actual order sheet come through from Derby and thank goodness it all looks spot on. We do an absolute double-check later but happy so far
     
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    Aberdeen Audi ? Who did you deal with ? Good discount ???
     
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    Was one of my biggest worries! Especially for the 'stealth' options, the ones that weren't immediately obvious if they were missing (eg, audi sound system, TPMS). I even wrote up a list of all my options and what to check on the car to make sure each one was present on delivery day!
     
  34. royalsteve68

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    lol I googled homelink and got this. hmm maybe not but at least it wasn't a dodgy site :hubbahubba:

    Home Exchange | House Swap Holiday | Holiday Home Swap
     
  35. titleist007

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    Hi Forum,
    I'm new onto here but have pretty much looked through all of the posts, some great ideas and banter flying about!!

    I think I'm going to go to a dealer and get a new S3 tomorrow in Estoril Blue, but can't decide on the sports seats or Silver nappa!!!! I really like the silver but not sure if its too much. I'll be going 3dr, Stronic and pretty much fully loaded. Any tips or recent pics of silver with blue exterior would be great.
     
  36. royalsteve68

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    unless I imagined it, the demo I tried in Epsom had an alloy footplate
     
  37. royalsteve68

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    Jason at epsom offered me 8% on the sportback 2 days ago but had to decline as unfortunately id already placed an order at Reading for 6%.

    I might see what discount I can get on the wifes car, she likes the a1 but I don't fancy driving a 1.2, so ill probably get the 185 petrol black edition as I liked the 18in alloys, lol and not a massive amount more. I wont tell her its 185bhp - its a 1.2 honest Shame, really liked them at Epsom

    if you are near try jason
     
  38. Aran383

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    Yeah I ordered from Aberdeen Audi, my third car in 3 years with them, dealt with Sean, top bloke and gave me a reasonable discount, although what won me over was the part ex value I got for my A3, couldn't compare the value to other dealers I had tried around the country. Take it you also used Aberdeen Audi then? what discount did you get?
     
  39. royalsteve68

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    I did consider an rs4 but its bigger and not as usable a lot of the time on our narrow roads and carparks, has decent pace, seats 4, possibly 5 and ok boot, decent fuel economy and reasonable running costs - the rs4 and rs6 are thirtsy and using them properly with a bit of spirited driving youll do well to get 20mpg and 12mpg respectively
     
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  40. Fragup

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    Impressive, that is some VERY careful googling, if you'd have got that wrong you would have wanted to wash your eyes with bleach !!!
    Which is not advisable ! , thought I better put that in there for those who can't see so well (Some people who Choose beluga brown?)
     
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