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A3 2.0tdi SE Loan

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by marmite, Jan 8, 2007.

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    Picked my loan car today from Audi and they gave me a 2.0tdi se sportsback
    What a great car!!:arco:

    This is a great car, ton's of TDi Torque and goes really well, never really had a chance to drive the sport back before, but it is lovely car.

    Only down side it has not got many toys on it :-(

    Got it for the week I think
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    Is it a 140 or 170?
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    Have you noticed the fuel guage doesn't move. ;)
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    There are lots of standard toys on the SE, but they're quite subtle! Like cruise control, auto lights/wipers, extra interior lighting as well as the usual bits like climate.
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    140 bhp

    50 miles and still no movement

    Yeah it has some nice little bits on it
    I like the auto lights but miss the zenons
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    I wish that wasn't the case!! :uhm:
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    A lot of buyers seem to discount the SE. I'm young and viriely so I must have the Sport version seems to be the view of some.

    But you can have an SE with all it's goodies as standard and add any of the other items from the Sport that if you wish. These include Sports suspension, sports seats, DIS, various wheels and tyres.

    I must admit I've never done a price comparrison by taking a Sport and adding all the goodies from an SE compared with a Sport with all the goodies from the SE to see if there is any difference. Personally I would always go for the SE because I prefer the 'standard' seats to the 'sports' seats and whilst you can add sports seats to an SE you cannot change the sports seats on a Sport for the standard ones.
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    Well Dave, I turn 30 this year and at the ripe old age of 28 chose the SE over the Sport! I preferred the standard equipment more (cruise, armrest, auto lighting and extra interior lighting) over the Sport, plus the SE rode more nicely IMO.
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    LOL...well I am the ripe old age of 34.75 and I chose the S-line and then lowered it to make the ride even more unforgiving ;)

    My old man turned 70 in december and he kicks around in my mkI Golf Gti, lowered, big brakes, uprated anti rollbars, big rims etc (the ride is unbearable even for me) and he loves it, so it's not an age thing. :)

    J.
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    I was 33 when I had my first Mk1 Golf GTI and 51 when I had my first A3 1.8T Sport (Sports Suspension and Sports Seats) and 55 when I bought the last A3 1.8T Sport. At 57 I decided to go for the SE and I will be 59 when I take delivery of my new SE Sportback.
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    So basically what you guys are telling me is that as you get older, your ride gets harder? :)
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    LOL...something like that :)
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    If I was going to order one I would have a S-line for sure like the sports seats and suspension

    This is a great car 80miles and the needle has just moved the other side of full!!
    The RS would have done 1/4 tank at least by now
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    On the thread of ride quality;
    I had a 2.0TFSI 3dr s-line courtesy car today and it seemed to ride was more harsh than my 170tdi sportback quattro. I think the extra weight of doors, engine and transmission is beneficial to ride quality - feels more composed.
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    Got my RS back now

    The end result on the week loan of the A3 TDi SE

    Great car and the engine is great, would like to drive the 170BHP one though, like the Auto lights and the flick on the Indi stalk to get 3 flashes, Fuel consump was fantastic I gave it a hard time every so often.

    The one I had was a little boring though, standard wheels and interior, No extras over and above the standard ones.

    BUT still a great car...Fair better then the old 5dr A3..more room in the back..Think I might even choose it over an A4

    Hatfield have got a Orange S3 and that looks great..!!!
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    That's near me - will have to take a look!
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    53 years old and chose the S Line Sportback DSG, Misano Red with 20 spokes, gotta keep young at heart! You get used to the ride...but still miss my old BMW 530iSport!
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    Interesting you mentioned the lane-changing indicators, they're one of those things that I take for granted these days and forget about but really couldn't live without anymore.
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    i'll agree with that - i got an ol bmw at the mo and i really do miss the lane changing indicators!!
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    Me too! One of the car's best features without doubt.
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    Apparntly there is a kit on the market so older vehicles can have this feature!
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