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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by K.A, Oct 3, 2012.

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    [Oct 3, 2012]
    Hi my name is Kahim and am from Leeds.

    Am looking to buy a Audi s3 8P Ibis white with s-tronic. Has anyone had any problems with s-tronic and what are the costs like repairing them when they need changing.

    Thank you :D
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    Hi welcome to audi-sport.net. Have a read through the faqs threads at the top of the page. Lots of useful information in there. Enjoy the forum. :) x
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    K.A welcome to the forum if you are still looking for a Ibis S3 s-tronic www.rmc-cars.co.uk on their there is one for sale
    I am sure the folks on here will give you all the advice enjoy :)
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    Please don't buy an s3 in ibis I can't handle anymore photos of new s3's in ibis white 😄
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    The mechatronic units can go, which are £1500+ to replace.

    BUT, that's few and fair between. They are lovely to drive, just make sure the DSG oil is done every 40k.
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    I've not heard of an S-Tronic gearbox failing on an S3 - has anyone else? I don't think it was available as an option until 2009, so most S3 S-Tronics will still be covered by the 3-year (transferable) Audi warranty.

    Assuming I pass the 3-year mark (next June for mine), I will be either extending the Audi warranty or seeking an alternative for peace of mind.
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    I've not either Ben.
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    I've not heard anything in Aus either. All the mechtronics failures are with the 7 speed "dry" gearbox i.e. not the one in the S3
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    I only do 80 miles a week and on holidays i go to London, Gloucestershire etc other than that its only 80 miles or less. I just commute to uni and back and take my family to where they wana go. i dont think i cant do 40k not after couple of years lol...buh i will do full service every year.
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    Yeah common sense that though ;)
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    yeah
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