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4 sleeps to go!

ryanb741 Sep 10, 2013

  1. ryanb741

    ryanb741 New Member

    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!
  2. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver Gold Supporter Audi S3 S3 Saloon

    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.
  3. snakehips

    snakehips Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Be aware that you don't need a man with a red flag walking in front of you anymore.
  4. Fragup

    Fragup Member

    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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  5. RossR

    RossR Active Member

    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!
  6. ryanb741

    ryanb741 New Member

    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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