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Bh's Sepang Blue Audi S3 Saloon

Bristle Hound Aug 8, 2014

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  1. TheFiftheElement

    TheFiftheElement Well-Known Member

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    Great choices! I have the Sportback, so unable to spec 19's and didn't want the mag ride but apart from that, and the black interior I have exactly the same option.

    No nav for me either, don't need it and if it's absolutely necessary for resale (I doubt it) then it can be added at the time (probably with more up to date maps).

    You've enough options to make it feel personal, and not 'basic' but not added options you don't feel you need or been persuaded you have to have the latest tech you might turn on once and then never use again.

    Enjoy driving it when you get it.
     
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  2. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    Great minds think alike :)

    Thanks for the comments buddy :salute:
     
  3. arad85

    arad85 Well-Known Member Team V6 Audi S5 Black Edition

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    Hill hold assist (actually it's equivalent to auto hand-braking), stop/start and s-tronic work beautifully together IMHO. Haven't touched the handbrake in 5+ months....
     
  4. driver_tim

    driver_tim Active Member Team Daytona Audi A3

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    Can't comment on the S3 specifically, but the stop/start system in my car is pretty unobtrusive. Certainly much better than the 1 series I test drove...
     
  5. Marctec

    Marctec New Member

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    Absolutely agreed on this

     
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  6. snakehips

    snakehips Well-Known Member

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    Sounds more like you are describing the standard hill hold that all the cars have. BH has specced the hold assist option, which only releases when you hit the throttle so an entirely different kettle of fish.
     
  7. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    Just had some good news (sort of lol) this afternoon from the Dealer

    Got my build week which is BW50 (Commencing 8th December) & my Manufacturer order number
     
  8. mcnallys

    mcnallys Keep 'er lit!!!

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    Ha, that means you will have early January when you thought March. When did you order - just last week? My contact is on leave this week, maybe I will hear next week. I ordered last Tuesday - ours will be in same batch for sure, paint etc.

    I am changing the spec - removing audi connect and 'might' add pano roof. I had aimed for April delivery - might be sooner eeks.
     
  9. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    My contact at the Dealer said there is a 2 week shut down at the back end of December, so maybe at the dealers end of January.

    Because the supplying Dealer quoted me March new plate delivery they said they will honour this, which I am more than happy to wait for :)

    Will just have to make sure they park our car in a dark corner of the compound when they get it
     
  10. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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  11. Fenriz

    Fenriz Member

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    Your right March 2105 is a long time away ;)
     
  12. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    Just had an email from my supplying Dealer

    My build week has been moved foreword to BW48 :D

    Just hope it keeps moving foreword ;)
     
  13. A3_Rider

    A3_Rider Well-Known Member

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    Does it make a difference if you're happy to wait till March?

    Mine is due about 3 weeks early, would be an inconvenience if I got it and on the other hand unsure if its a good idea leaving it with them..customer may want a test drive..no S3 available, etc
     
  14. mcnallys

    mcnallys Keep 'er lit!!!

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    Ha, same with me. I think there will be 2 more weeks in it, wk 46 for you and 45 for me and I will take before Xmas for sure.....
     
  15. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    If I do decide to wait for March I will be asking dealer the dealer to leave my S3 in the corner of the compound & not to prep it in anyway

    If I were to turn up to collect it & like you said it had been used as a demo, I WOULD NOT under any circumstances be taking it away from the dealer. I'm sure they wouldn't risk losing a sale on collection day for the sake of a test drive
     
  16. mcnallys

    mcnallys Keep 'er lit!!!

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    Hey Bristle,

    Not sure if I would trust dealer to hold it - could be nigh on 3 months.....

    If you are keeping it for a while (I think you said you would), does it really matter. Could you actually concentrate for those inbetween months....

    Get her early and and enjoy it......

    Thanks
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  17. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    Like you Si, if it comes that early or earlier I'll collect

    I think knowing it was at the Dealers & I was waiting would kill me lol

    Early Christmas pressie mate? sounds good to me ;)
     
  18. mcnallys

    mcnallys Keep 'er lit!!!

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    Indeed, that's what I am hoping for.....but moving the a4 on will be easier earlier, so we will have to cope with the Z4 for a few weeks - baby and all. I will be getting my bike out for sure....

    Have you had any thoughts on what freebies to ask for? I told my guy - NO FLOWERS, something more useful. Jacket, wallet, etc

    Might get the new S keyring and also boot liner, got the OEM for my A4 Avant and best money ever spent!
     
  19. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    I'm sure you'll manage Si :thumbs up:

    My A4 is going mid September & we'll be using the wifes MINI JCW until the S3 arrives

    I negotiated a full tank of petrol, but will be contacting the Dealer just before collection to forget the flowers and give me something useful like you say

    Bootliner & keyring sound good ideas :thumbs up:
     
  20. A3_Rider

    A3_Rider Well-Known Member

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    All this talk of getting gifts like a full tank, need to get my sales guy in a head lock and beat them out of him!

    For me I asked end of year but have been told mid Oct, wanted the extra time to carry out some work related issues, sell my car and let the insurance finish. See how things go, may be they will say its ready and when I get there its a 2.0TDI :grief:
     
  21. 2low4u

    2low4u Active Member

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    Hill hold on my old Z4 coupe and my works Transit are absolutely fantastic, both manuals. On an auto I don't really see the point?
     
  22. JohnM100

    JohnM100 #teamSepang VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    It means you don't need to keep your foot on the brake to stop the car creeping and can also do this with start/stop. All without pushing a button and no need to move the gear lever to N or P.

    On the 3 series BMW I drove recently, I had to keep my foot on the brake and if I lifted my foot the engine restarted and started creeping. What a pain if you are stationary for more than a min or so.
     
  23. Longy

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    S-Tronic/DSG isn't your traditional "Auto" box. If you're on a hill, and you take your foot off the brakes, it holds for 3 sec, and if you have not started applying acceleration to move forward, it will roll backwards unless you have the optional "Hill Hold Assist", which will hold the car indefinitely, until you push the accelerator, then it will disengage.
     
  24. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Which IMO makes hill hold a must.
     
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  25. Liquidfusion-S3

    Liquidfusion-S3 I fall to peer pressure!

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    Does start/stop tech ever kick in if you're on a hill?
     
  26. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    If driving a S-tronic, I prefer not using the hold assist.

    I can then vary brake pressure to determine clutch bite points in readiness for traffic light Grand Prix, and also regulate if/when I want Start Stop to activate.

    There are also (frequently) times when I don't want it to apply the foot brake, or parking brake for me automatically, for example, after a high speed run I want to sit and idle on level ground with the DSG Park Pawl engaged, but not have hot brake pads clamped against a relatively hot disc.

    It can also make slow speed manoeuvring slightly tricky.

    For me Hold Assist is not a good option.

    Don't forget to switch it off if you ever enter a conveyor style automatic car wash either .....
     
  27. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    I'd hope to God no one on here uses them anyway
     
  28. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Lots of people do !

    And at least one member on here does, he can't bend or has enough mobility to was his car, so needs must.
     
  29. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    There is quite a good few disabled detailing threads over on detailing world one guy swears by waterless washing
     
  30. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    m2srt Member

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    I have Cerebral Palsy and have never used a 'scratch wash'! I think Lowiepete has an amazing detailing thread, he is a big exponent of ONR and seeing his 5 year old car looking the way it does is a thing to behold.
     
  32. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Audi S3

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  33. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    Spotted you on DW buddy :thumbs up:

    Lowiepete is sure an inspiration :thumbs up:
     
  34. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    Take that :asskicking:

    :undwech::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  35. j0nny2013

    j0nny2013 Active Member

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    How Does the pictures on this saloon have blue stiching? I really like it on the sepang blue and I would spec it but I have only seen the red which can be speced :(
     
  36. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    All I can think of is that its a non-Uk spec car or maybe Audi's exclusive interior option

    Spoke to my Dealer this afternoon, unfortunately I'm still at BW48 :(
     
  37. j0nny2013

    j0nny2013 Active Member

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    Possibly, would like to add it as an option but exclusive range tad expensive for some thread lol

    Nightmare pal. Hopefully they will catch up and the BW's will come forward!
     
  38. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi S4 Supercharged

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    Seems as tho' it's the same with ALL A3/S3 saloons. We all gotta wait!

    When spoke with my Dealer today, he intimated that they probably wouldn't receive my car until early January 2015. One of those things I've got no control of :(
     
  39. mcnallys

    mcnallys Keep 'er lit!!!

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    Ha! I did the same, I am still BW 47. Estimating end of December for delivery, although I hope earlier.

    They may want to get a few squeezed up as Xmas will be close.
     
  40. Brennan

    Brennan Former Audi Driver Team Estoril

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    Really do like these 8V saloons, they look the business. Seems like a fair spec you got there :)

    Are the A3 saloons much smaller than the A4 saloon? Never actually parked beside one, must get a gander round one next time im up at Belfast Audi :)
     
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