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8L, 8P and now 8V S3 on order !

The Challinor Apr 13, 2014

  1. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Will be on my 3rd S3 come September after owning S3's since I was 19, had the 8L for about 2 years and the 8P for just under 4. Got invited to the Swansway Audi Oulton Park event and fell in love with the steering and noise from the S-tronic ( especially when up shifting !) First automatic so will make a nice change, excited as a kid at Christmas - just gotta wait until September now.

    S3 S-Tronic 3dr
    Audi exclusive paint
    Audi Parking System Plus
    Bang & Olufsen sound system
    Comfort package ( light and rain sensors, etc)
    Cruise control
    Door mirrors – electrically adjustable, folding and heated
    Hold assist
    LED Interior lighting package
    Privacy glass
    Satellite Navigation system – SD card based
     
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  2. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

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    Good man!
    I was going to do this and have all 3 but I'm just not keen on the 8p ! I'm a massive fan of the 8l s3 and miss mine immensely , and the 8v s3 s tronic is a fantastic car mate.

    Sean
     
  3. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Cheers Sean! I loved my 8L S3, was a awesome car - mine was imola yellow. I do love the 8P but one criticism is that the steering is light compared to the 8L but get used it to. 8V S-Tronic in dynamic mode is awesome
     
  4. 81llyh

    81llyh Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    Which colour have you opted for?
     
  5. Sandra

    Sandra Moderator Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter

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    Nice spec. Welcome to the 8v section. :) x
     
  6. pat15312

    pat15312 Well-Known Member

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    SEPTEMBER!!! The waiting list for factory spec is now 5 months long?!?
     
  7. Joetidman

    Joetidman Well-Known Member

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    Mine took 4.5 months...so I reckon that's average, talking to the dealer on Friday he reckons Audi purposely limit the number made to make them exclusive and keep demand high. Apparently they are VERY highly demanded at the moment
     
  8. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Now that would be telling, it's certainty something rare 😜
     
  9. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Pretty much although the exclusive colour apparently can add 12 weeks as done in separate factory
     
  10. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    I was told that and allocation is also kept pretty tight. I'll keep you all updated on build progress when I'm told anything or just harass the dealer
     
  11. Pulp84

    Pulp84 Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Yep - ordered first few days of January 2014 and mine is being built week after next (week 17). So including say 4 weeks for shipping etc and I'll probably get it end of May. So 5 months end to end.

    LOL - 6 weeks for a M 135i. Guess that says it all.....
     
  12. RGS3

    RGS3 Member

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    I've also gone the 8L-8P-8V route... started with a A3Quattro, then a S3 8L. When the 8P came out I had to buy new because there were no ex-demo's about in my price range so it was pretty basic as I couldn't afford many options. The wait was painful... I then went for a S3 8P Sportback - ex demo which has loads of options on it, its 5 years old now, I've had it for 4 years which is the longest I've kept a car for a long time - but it is such a gorgeous car. Wanting to move to a 8V S3 Sportback again, they're new out so I've decided to go for a ex-demo as I couldn't bear the wait for a new one :)

    I'm looking forward to picking up the 8V this week - its a completely different car to the 8P, not driven it yet - but I'm sure I will love it.
     
  13. SilureMark

    SilureMark Active Member

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    Ordered mine 1st April, build week 21, will have it in June.

    Just get your dealer to try harder.. they can substantially reduce lead times by spec-amending cars from the order book that haven't gone into build.
     
  14. SilureMark

    SilureMark Active Member

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    Just had a call from the sales guy at Essex Audi with an update on my order - my production date has been moved forward to week 19! That's two months from order date to delivery and means I may even have my S3 before the end of May :yahoo:
     
  15. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    They really do drive a hell of a lot differently, not saying my 8P is a bad drive as it isn't but driving the 8V is amazing
     
  16. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Waiting on mine to send SLI screenshot....
     
  17. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Thank you very much !
     
  18. nervus

    nervus Well-Known Member

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    This is my 5th S3, 1 x 8L, 3 x 8P's and now the 8V picked upmon 5th Septemebr a week after ordering!
     
  19. Adam.

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    Interested to see what the exclusive colour is...


    Was told it would add a few months to my order providing the factory don't knock it back if I went for it.
     
  20. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Nice,
    How come you went through 3 8p's?

    1 week wait?
     
  21. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Quite a few people are....haha. It's different, I'll put it that way.

    Can the factory knock back a order then based on colour?
     
  22. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A3

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    If it's not a standard colour, Yes.
     
  23. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Oh right, didn't realise they could do that when you get a choice of colours to choose from, I could understand if it was a customised colour. Do they actually knock back many cars based on colour?
     

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