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Coming back to Audi

nwhiteley May 26, 2007

  1. nwhiteley

    nwhiteley Member

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    Having px-ed my S3 for a Focus ST-2 9 months ago, i think it is time to get another A3.
    I was thinking of getting a 3.2, but i have seen this..... (second car down)

    www.manorgarages.co.uk/GetDealer.do?did=8565&pageid=1

    Is it a good price, and what is the difference between this and the standard S-Line?

    Neil
     
  2. markwiggy

    markwiggy Third Gear

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    Price looks OK but I am sure you could negotiate a decent discount anyway, it does appear cheaper than it would in a dealer.
    I think the main difference between the standard S-Line and the special edition is full leather and the S-Line body kit plus the other S-line extras.The SE was introduced October - November 2005 as it was introduced a month or two after I specced the body kit as an extra on my 20TQ S-Line for 900 quid. (Typical Audi)

    Mark
     
  3. TDI-line

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore Team Floret Silver quattro Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    Welcome back.
     
  4. d3fy

    d3fy Active Member

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    What did you think to the ST then?
     
  5. nwhiteley

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    Great car, and the Dreamscience remap turned it in to a fantastic car to drive.
    But, the fuel economy is dreaful, 16 mpg, and the tyres have lasted 5000 miles. I would love to keep it, but, its just too expensive to run.
     
  6. d3fy

    d3fy Active Member

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    16mpg - JESUS! Do you drive with diving boots are is this normal? What was it putting out>
     
  7. nwhiteley

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    I drive it how a turbo should be driven.
    Currently its putting out about 285 bhp, thats with Dreamscience, Radtek IC and a Wolf CAI
     
  8. nwhiteley

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    I realise that this photo is terrible, but is anyone able to tell me what stereo is fitted to it? I would be looking at upgrading it to the Satnav if possible.



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  9. paul_b

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    Whats the ST like in the wet with that much power?
     
  10. nwhiteley

    nwhiteley Member

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    It spins the wheels in 3rd in the dry, and in 4th in the wet.
     
  11. Dandle

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    That has the single din concert headunit fitted.
     
  12. paul_b

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    So its not just mpg thats putting you off the ST? Its a lot of car for the money but with 250bhp+ you need RWD or 4WD really.
     
  13. nwhiteley

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    It would certainly help.
     
  14. d3fy

    d3fy Active Member

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    Satnav can be done on single DIN but its expensive. To fit and supply your looking at £1200. If you want to have a go yourself apparently its a right pain the ase as you need to change all the aircon switches over
     
  15. nwhiteley

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    Looks like i will have to find another car with a double din unit, or one with factory satnav ready fitted. Thanks for your help.

    I did find a 3.2 with the satnav, but i dont think the mpg would be much better than the ST
     
  16. d3fy

    d3fy Active Member

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    depends how you drive, i think it will be low 20s
     
  17. Jonesy3.2

    Jonesy3.2 New Member

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    I average about 27 mpg in my 3.2.

    I cover about 2000 miles per month in mixed driving conditions & have a reasonably heavy right foot.

    Don't think that's too bad - certainly no worse than most other 'hot' hatches.

    Go for the 6 pot!:yes:

    Jonesy
     
  18. shane j

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    i dont blame you neil for changing back, im from the same focus club, my sprint blue S3 comes in june, i will be keeping ST as sue uses it for work everyday, the S3 is a company car, the mpg on the ST is awfull, cheers shane. ps but my god their quick.
     
  19. nwhiteley

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    Im coming to think i will go for a 3.2. Does anyone know how they compare to Golf 4motion's. I had one with 90k on the clock, and i was over the moon when it got nicked...... one of the poorer cars i have owned.


    One other thing, how much is the tax on a 3.2?
     
  20. S3-ROB

    S3-ROB RD350YPVS - Loves 2 stroke oil

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    If its March 2006 or newer its £300 a year (which is suppose to be going up to £400 in the future)

    If its before March 2006 its £205 a year :asskicking:
     
  21. dbm

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    I get 25-26 out of my 3.2 DSG doing a mix of urban, fast-A and M-way driving. I think it's a fanatic car, certainly better than my 8P S3 when it was still standard.

    Dan
     
  22. nwhiteley

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    I will get a 3.2 now, just need to find one with the new style grill and low miles.
     
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  24. Jonesy3.2

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    Good lad, you know it makes sense!
     
  25. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    That A3 advertised is a VERY good price especailly as its a SE Sline!
     
  26. rowansbank

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    DSG (beware Bowfer!):no: or manual?
     
  27. dbm

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    I think the 3.2 engine suits the DSG box. I certainly wouldn't want to go back to a manual.

    Dan
     
  28. steve184

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    ooo you can't get that its been on Audi AVS servicing - apparently thats a reason not to buy a car according to someone in another post!!!!

    Not my view i must add. ;-)
     
  29. rowansbank

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    Agreed but I would recommend anyone who hasn't driven DSG before to take a test drive cos it doesn't drive like a normal auto (even in D) and it doesn't drive like real manual (even using the paddles).
     
  30. S3-ROB

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    Totally agree, i wouldn't buy it for that reason, i'd find one thats been standard serviced :arco:
     
  31. nwhiteley

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    Having never driven a DSG, im leaning towards a manual, but i will try one before i buy something.
     
  32. nwhiteley

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    Which one, and why not?
     
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  34. L1 HCS

    L1 HCS Active Member

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    Hello & :sign_welcome: back to the site.
     
  35. nwhiteley

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    I am getting conflicting info from adverts in Autotrader.... some are saying the 3.2 produces 250 bhp and others 236bhp, so, which one is it please?
     
  36. Wes G

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    Well when I got mine I had asked the same thing and the stealer`s told me it was definately 250??? Would be interested if I was told wrong though? With regards to DSG, well I have never liked auto box`s and said I would never own one but I drove the manual and then the DSG right after and loved it,however I did drive a friend of mines TDI with DSG and it was terrible??? So I think it must just suit the 3.2 better-just my opinion though-good luck with the car hunt:icon_thumright:
     
  37. Dandle

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    250bhp according to the Audi brochures.
     
  38. Amchlolor

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    Maybe 250ps ?
    A PS is (I think) 0.94 of a bhp.
    So that would be 235 bhp.
     
  39. Wes G

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    Actually that sounds right Bowfer-I always wondered what the differance between ps & bhp was?...But does that mean that the new S3,which people say 265bhp is actually 265ps...which is would then be about 249bhp???:think:
     
  40. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

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    I've got no doubt unscrupulous,or ignorant,salesmen use PS when the client expects to hear bhp.
    They'll say "they're the same thing".
    When you say a PS is 0.94 of a horsepower,it's easy to dismiss them as the same.
    Once you multiply 0.94 by 250 though,you realise you're being 'robbed' of 15bhp !
     

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