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Help me buy the right car

Phil-1 Sep 15, 2013

  1. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I'm about to buy my first A3. Being new to Audi I'm not sure what model/ spec I need.

    I'm looking at a 2/3 year old S Line but want to know the following.
    does the following come as standard or are they factory options

    Sat Nav
    Bluetooth phone connection
    privacy glass
    parking sensors

    Thanks
    phil
     
  2. RobbieWebs

    RobbieWebs Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Welcome to the site :)

    Optional
    Yes if a 2011 onwards, before that optional
    Optional
    Optional

    The black edition has privacy glass as standard as well as the black pack, flat bottom steering wheel and rotors,
    I have one so I'm biased but those things swung it for me.
    The satnav RNSE can be retrofitted.
    The rear sensors can be retrofitted as well.
    Try and look the comfort pack as this has the rear parking sensors/ auto wipers and lights and cruise control all included.
    Hold out for one with everything if u can :)
     
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  3. batch

    batch Well-Known Member Team Glacier quattro Audi S3

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    +1 for a Black Edition. Excellent value for money for all the extras you get,
    should tick all your boxes.
     
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  4. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Thanks Robbie

    I'm in no rush as you said I going to wait for the right car.

    I also want a 2L TDI with S Tronic.
    Am I right in thinking there is a 170 BHP version or is that the S3?

    Phil
     
  5. RobbieWebs

    RobbieWebs Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Hi Phil, yes ur correct there are 140 and 170 bhp versions either manual it s tronic.
    The S3 has 265 bhp and comes in petrol only with manual and s tronic bud :)
     
  6. RobbieWebs

    RobbieWebs Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    One thing to think about is the 140 is no slouch and not as quick as the 170 but the road tax is only 30 quid a year compared to 110 I think for the 170.
    The mpg is better on the first but not by too much :)
    Personally I wish I'd got a 170 myself now lol :)
     
  7. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Thanks batch.

    I will look at the black edition. Will also be adding some mods to it like a superchip and exhaust system.
     
  8. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    I want a wolf in sheep's clothes. The 170 BHP sounds like the one.
     
  9. Bullys3

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    Just get an s3, if you going to get a 170 black edition and mod it just get a car that is as good as that is modded like the s3 you won't be disappointed. I say as good it's a hell of a lot better!
     
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  10. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Thanks that's another option. I have £13,000 to spend.
     
  11. Bullys3

    Bullys3 Member

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    You should find a good one for that money, test drive them and you will see the difference and when it puts a smile on your face that's the one!
     
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  12. RobbieWebs

    RobbieWebs Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    It not going to get a 2-3 yr old S3 for 13000, probably a 07,57 and maybe a 8 plate.
    Personally I'd get the newest car u can :)
     
  13. Bullys3

    Bullys3 Member

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    Didn't see the 2-3 year old bit, yea maybe a 07
     
  14. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Thanks Guys
    Don't want to go back on the age. I have a 56 plate car at the moment.

    Just looking for the right car at the right price and the right age.

    It's looking like a A3 S-Line Black Edition

    Phil
     
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  15. RobbieWebs

    RobbieWebs Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    U looking for a 3 door or sportback Phil?
     
  16. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    It has to be a 5 door, family and things like that
     

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