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Free Audi Sport Eyesight Test!!!!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by JamS3, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. JamS3
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    [Nov 21, 2007]
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    [Nov 21, 2007]
    S3 owner in toys out of pram shocker.
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    Ha Ha just call it education my friend......
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    both look silver to me,have I passed:slap:
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    damn there are six of them:hubbahubba:
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    Shot yourself in the foot with the last two photos.
    Apart from the wheels, anyone apart from an Audi anorak (or a frustrated S3 owner), would be hard pushed to spot the differences...
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    Well at least you have agreed with the other 4 photos then!

    Yeh the last two are not the best as the A3 one you cant see the front and rear valances but the side skirts show on the S3.

    But that was the same story with the 8L S3, only thing on the side was a piece of grey trim a quarter of the way up the doors.
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    Spot the difference eh?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Waits for tug on line.......
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    What CAR is that John in the 2 pics?
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    [Nov 21, 2007]
    The receptionist at work thought my S-line was an S3 till I told her otherwise. Another fella I work with knew it wasn't an S3 but did say he was suprised how similar it looked to his mates S3 which is also Phantom Black like my S-line.

    For the record I dont think my car looks like an S3.
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    [Nov 21, 2007]
    This is embarassing!
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    [Nov 21, 2007]
    This thread should be entitled "Free Audi Sport - via rose tinted glasses - Eyesight Test!!!!"
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    [Nov 21, 2007]
    Can you spot the difference?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
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    Just as much as the new one yes, thats my whole point.

    Easily identifiable but subtle, not in your face.

    The old 8L there is as subtle in those pics compared to the "normal" A3 above it as the new 8P S3 with "normal" pics of the A3.
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    Looks like a daewoo lanos to me.
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    consilio Up the owls!

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    Differences seem quite obvious to me. Am I missing something? Pics dont show all angles, but there are clear differences from all sides

    Rear
    Exhaust
    Valance/diffuser?
    Different pattern bumper IIRC
    S3 logo

    Side
    Larger wheels / different design
    Lowered suspension

    Front
    Lower bumper
    Honeycombe mesh grills
    Chrome inserts on centre grill
    Centre bottom section designed to match rear valance/diffuser
    Different pattern bumper again
    S3 logo
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    Exactly, careful though or you will get called for being a frustrated S3 owner!!

    Sideskirts too on the side funny enough
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    consilio Up the owls!

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    No an S3 owner yet :icon_thumright: Didn't mention the aluminium mirrors either, but to be honest you cant tell on the silver example below.
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    the S line bumber & grill loooks tooo sexy.
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    When I first when to Audi Reading to see their new S3 I couldn't find it. Turned out it was parked almost in front of me!

    In my mates A4 S-Line Audi even bother to embroider the seats with S-Line. None of that kind of treatment on my seats - just plain ordinary.

    Out of curiosity what was that black strip of 'trim' on the back of the S3 (8L) bumper actually supposed to be for - it was a surefire way to tell it was an S3.

    There is one surefire way to tell the difference between a new S3 and an S-line...... put it round a track and see which one comes back first.
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    Pictures do not tell the whole story. Last week my brothers friend bought his A3 2.0 TDI S-Line and parked it next to my S3.

    The difference is obvious, the S3 looks more agressive than the S-Line. It sits lower for a start, the alloys were bigger, the front bumper is far more sporty looking, as is the rear.

    The interior of my S3, with its Bucket seats and FB-MFSW, looks a cut above the S-Line, although he also had black headlining, like my S3.

    Like i said in the other post that JamS3 referred to at the start, the new S3 is not all about looks, its chassis is in another league compared to the 8L S3, that is where Audi put most of its focus in.
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    Guys

    You are missing the most obvious point

    S3 - shot from low down in almost all pictures to make it look more agressive

    A3 - shot from typically higher angle to mae it look less agressive and more of a family car

    :)
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    its easy to spot an S3 look at the sticker next to the spare wheel!!!
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    The S-Line you show there is the early version. The new one looks quite a bit more like the S3.
    [​IMG]

    But honestly I don't think it really matters.
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    Where's wally?
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    One is Right Hand Drive, the other is Left Hand Drive?
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    I'l tell you the difference.
    I won't get all 'stampy feet and sulky' is someone thinks my Alpina is a normal 3 series.
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    but you just did! :eyebrows:
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    And how on earth did you come to that conclusion?
    Pointing out I won't care means, in your little world, I will care?
    Sheesh...
    Seriously mate, if someone fails to notice my car is an Alpina, I won't be throwing my toys out of the pram, I won't question their eyesight, their sanity, or their car enthusiast credentials.
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    Do you have to have the Alpina decal on the front bumper skirt or is that an optional extra? Looks OK on the back, but looks a bit out of sorts on the front.

    Other than that I bet it will be a great car.
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    No idea about front/back stickers, but I made damned sure it didn't have the optional side sticker kit.
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    [Nov 26, 2007]
    oooooooooo!!!!
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    The look the same. There is subtle and down right lazy designing....
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