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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by ryanb741, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. ryanb741
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    [Sep 10, 2013]
    So as luck would have it I got the call from the dealer saying my car is ready for pick up on Saturday, 4 weeks ahead of initial schedule.

    She is a 1.2 A3 Sportback S line S Tronic in Daytona grey with sunroof, pre sense basic, assisted parking, sunroof, Bang and Olufsen speakers, comfort pack, interior lighting kit, hold assist, plus various other extras I can't remember as it was June when I ordered it.

    Bought as a London runaround hence I went for the economical 1.2 engine.

    Can't wait!!!! It's been a whole 17 years since I last drove a car!
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    [Sep 10, 2013]
    You could not have picked a better car to break the 17 year famine, sure you will be blown away by the changes in motoring since you last drove.
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    Indeed. Be aware that you don't need a man with a red flag walking in front of you anymore.
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    I think the A3 has moved on a bit in 17 years,
    especially the interiors, was curious so found what I think are 1996 A3 photos

    A3 S lines are cracking cars I'm sure you will love it

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    17 years - Wow!

    I think if I'd taken 17 years off driving I'd be pretty wary of getting behind the wheel again with such a nice shiny car, especially round London. I'd probably do a refresher course with a driving school. That said, I'm sure it'll come back to you very quickly and you'll love driving it. Just be warned, it'll make lesser cars feel crummy to drive!
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    Indeed I did 5 lessons with the BSM including a motorway session. All on an auto. What I did notice was how inordinately difficult it is to stay below 30 in an auto where you aren't controlling speed partly with gear changes.

    London driving wasn't too bad I thought - damned cyclists and anyone in a SUV were the main hazards! :)
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