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IS MY CAR REALLY AN S-LINE?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Lewbo, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Lewbo
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    [Jun 24, 2010]
    hi guys was just wondering if my car is really an s-line as it has s line badges, s- line steering wheel, s-line kick plates, black roof lining, s-line embroided seats but on my log book it says sport and its a late 2005 tdi model big grill type. i have checked the 3 letter/digit codes in the boot/service history and one of them comes up with s line.

    am sure i read somewhere its cos at the time the highest spec was sport and the s line package was an addition to the sport spec but they changed this in 2006. and made them seperate
    and am sure you can change this with dvla can you?


    cheers
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    [Jun 24, 2010]
    why would you want to?
    s-line =lease spec
    i see 10,s of s-line A3'S every day very rarely see anything else unless it's a 1.6
    surely with them being so readily available the used price will drop?
    just a thought
    i have a sport by the way which is pretty highly spec ed
    the only options i would like on mine are cruise control and xenon's not fussed about rnes
    so what has the s-line got standard that mine hasn't? apart from being 10mm lower?
    and having s-line badges?
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    [Jun 24, 2010]
    the code thats comes up with s line from the sticker in the service book is E4J and someone clarify who has a sport has this code in there book but doesnt have anything s line on the car thanks
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    [Jun 24, 2010]
    nope e4j aint in my book
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    [Jun 24, 2010]
    thanks for that info so this really tells me what i thought is that its an s line, as i paid s line money.
    can anyone tell me if that can be rectified by dvla if i send it in?
    does anyone else have an s line but says sport.
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    [Jun 24, 2010]
    This is easy to clear up!

    Up until 2006 there was no "S-line" model at all. The S-line model was introduced in 2006.

    2004-2006 cars are all Sports but have the optional S-line package on them. They are therefore Sports on the V5. Its the same for me and lots of others on here. Don't worry about changing the log book!
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    [Jun 25, 2010]
    So could it still be classed as an s line. Even when it comes to selling?
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    [Jun 25, 2010]
    yes because you have the s-line package
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    [Jun 25, 2010]
    Ok thanks for clearing that Up for me, much appreciated
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    [Jun 25, 2010]
    The S-Line is quite a bit rarer than the SE and Sport A3s which I would say I see plenty of each day.

    The S-Lines hold a bit of a premium, they have deeper front and rear bumpers (rear is same as S3 I believe), upgraded interiors, 18" wheels, lower stiffer suspension, probably cruise etc too
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    [Jun 25, 2010]
    blah blah blah
    sport with full votex kit much much rarer fella
    10mm lower than a sport
    upgraded interiors what badges! lol
    cruise is a extra fella.
    you look on auto trader select A3 after 2006 bet there's more s-lines than not especially diesels
    because the are a favorit lease car
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    [Jun 25, 2010]
    I think the S line is worth having for the Black headlining alone!

    All other A3's with the beige roof just feel grandad spec, especially with beige leather.

    But it all depends on the options, the base cars spec is irrelevant, I have seen sports with full leather, cruise, nav, sunroof, Xenons. My S line has none of that and as we all know, the Audi options list is so long its very rare to get 2 cars the same.
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    [Jun 25, 2010]
    :noway:
    you did some homework to get a bite:icon_thumright:
    love my interior plus beige seats don't get red hot in sun:yes:
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    [Jun 25, 2010]
    honestly never knew! Quite rare with cream
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    Theres a good reason for that rarity ;)
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    the beige interior matches the packet of Werthers Original in the centre console ;)
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    dam i knew i had forgotten something!
    normally mentos at minute
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    [Jun 29, 2010]
    mines an 2005 55 tdi s-line, says s-line on the V5. id be getting it authenticated if i were you!
    did you buy it from a dealer?
    if it wasnt genuine it would be sitting too high unless the changed the sus too.
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