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Facelift worry. Opinions please.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by bobbyglo, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. bobbyglo
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    [Mar 16, 2008]
    Easy Chiefs.

    Basically I ordered a brand spanker A3 Sport 2.0Tdi about a month ago. It was kind of impulsive as my current car has got to that, get shut while you can age! Without any research I assumed a new/facelift model would be due soon but when I asked the dealer, he told me it was due in December this year. Couldn't wait that long so went for it. Now with a little research I see it's June. Been given a delivery date of mid April.

    Now personally I'm not too bothered about having the new look, it's not that major, but how will it affect residual values and my part ex value, if I decide to wait? Should I try and haggle some extra discount? I'm also aware that I might feel a little pi$$3d when I see that first facelift model on the street!

    Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    Cheers ta :think:
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    markwiggy Third Gear

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    You could probably use the fact you were misled by the salesman and given duff info, always worth a try.

    Mark
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    Don't worry about the facelift mate unless you like dame edna glasses. Might be worth a moan to the dealer though and see if they will up the discount. 12-13% is possible.
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    Wouldn't worry about a facelift. Only time it would bother me is if it was a completely new model
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    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I wouldn't worry. The first ones will not start coming off the production lines to at least July and possibly not until after the factories August shut down. I would doubt they be available to the UK until the end of the year.
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    mcc49 Stalled

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    Chances are you can get the facelifted front retro fitted anything as the chassis remains unchanged if you are that worried. Looking at concept pics and photos from various sources, I think that the current A3 looks nicer as the top cluster of DRL looks kinda out of place.
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    Thanks all for for taking the time. Certainly put my mind at rest although I dont see any harm in badgering the dealer for some extra goodies! :asskicking:
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    I've seen the pic of the facelifted A3, in the other thread, and I don't see what changes have been made. It doesn't look any different to me.
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    Facelift looks *****. Same as A3 Cab
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