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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by rOb_A, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. rOb_A

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    Don't like the look of it.
     
  4. James.Asbri

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    I won't be. Interior might be a good step, need the exterior to go with it though!
     
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    Nice driving lights! Not sure what I think of that. Roll on the saloon version (preferably 2 door)!
     
  6. Indy

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    Looking forward to seeing an S-Line version. It's hard to like that particular one with it's tiny wheels. Makes the body look too long.
     
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    Hopefully there'll be a new RS4 coming out to re-light my love of Audi... that just does nothing for me, and the RS3/5 have been disappointingly received.
     
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    Wing Mirrors are horrible ...:puke2:
     
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    Look forward to seeing it when its revealed!
     
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    that one looks a bit gay but im sure an s-line version with bigger wheels etc will be nice. it looks a bit like a bigger A1 to me
     
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    looks like a 8l rear and a mk6 golf front,not a fan
     
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    Don't like it. Especially the rear end. According to the article, the bumpers may well be an S-line because of the creases. I was debating whether to wait for the new A3 before I bought one. So glad I didn't!
     
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    I dont really like the new A4 either, so I'm not surprised the A3 is a bit hit and miss. I can see an S5 beckoning in the future unless the saloon is mint.
     
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    looking like the new bmw 1 series


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    although somehow i didnt think it was possible but they made that bmw worse

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    whats the line running through the length of the body and front bumper?

    i think i will look a lot better when its seen in the march motor but still not sure about the rear quarter. do i go for current BE... decisions
     
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    bird poo???
     
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    The nav/button layout is nigh on identical to the new A3's layout! Which I have to say, not a fan of either. I prefer the nav where it is in the current car. I like a nice smooth line across the dash, not having a screen pop up ruining the shape. I'm guessing that the screen is always going to be up to show song lists etc? And not just be up when you are using the nav. Meh.
     
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    Coss do like your S3 :wub:

    pop satnav looks tacky to me. had an loan A1 with it in, did nothing for me
     
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    Haaaaaaa it would be sooo funny if it cam with them Big asss Rally Fog Lights ....:lmfao:
     
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    Thanks mate! One of the last of the good breed by the looks of it! lol

    Completely agree on the nav though. It reminds me of my mates back in the day when they all modded their corsas and put in new head units. A lot of them were these fold out/pop up ones, and it just reminds me of that! After market. The one in the BM isn't too bad I suppose because there is some sort of shape to it. In the new A3, it's just a square coming out of the dash! :wtf:

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    the rest of the interior does look ok, no complaints there :yes:
     
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    Got to admit, nav aside, the inside has grown on me from the first time I saw it. Just got to wait for the proper car to be shown now without the bits and pieces they put on the test mules.
     
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    any idea when they'll change over the orders from the current a3 to the new?
     
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    Looks like an Alfa ?
     
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    can't see the comparison there lad :think:
     
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    looks like the 8P will still be a good looking car then if this comes out but i'll reserve judgment till its a actual car we are looking at , the interior i do like similar to most of the other audis now but not a fan of the sat nab screen at all looks a little thin and easy to brake but again until its a actual car then i won't say anything
     
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    I think it's going to look pretty good in S3 guise.
    Test mules always look ****. Disguised features and small wheels is never going to look good.

    Some nice/big wheels and it will look completely different!
     
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    In a word... no.

    I'll reserve full judgement for when it's properly revealed, but the more I see the outside the less I like it. It's becoming a cross between the 1 series and a bigger A1 - both cars I deliberately skipped over on my route to the A3.

    The inside looks great, the outside looks worse so far. Even if it's amazing, I won't be buying one - my car is only just about to be built, and I'm definitely skipping at least one generation.
     
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    Just noticed the wrap around rear lights. I'm really not keen on rear lights that go half way across the rear quarter, so that could take some getting used to!

    Also, looking at the front closer, it really does look like a MK6 Golf, MK8 Polo!
     
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    Audi seem to be going downhill in the looks department, they need to take a leaf out of Mercedes book the new C-Class Coupe is a thing of sheer beauty.
     
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    looks a mess hate it
     
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    Here:

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    Gents, its called progress. Remember when the first Ford Focus was launched everyone said WTF?! Now everyone accepts that shape to be normal.

    Whilst I don't think this new A3 is such a revolutionary step forward in the looks department (more evolutionary) I'm sure once we see a proper showroon version a lot more people will warm to it! And so far for the record I quite like it and the sportier models have the potential to look really good.

    One potential area of concern for me is due to the slimmed down headlights there is now a lot of bumper between the light and the fog grills....but hopefully this means the S-line and S3 can have beefy air ducts!

    If these artists impressions are anything to go by then the future is promising!

    New Audi A3 revealed | News | Auto Express
     
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    I guarantee it looks the dogs when its actually released. Especially the S/RS if the latter happens that is!
     
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    Another vote against.....If I had been thinking of changing mine(which I'm not),I'd be really sure about not changing now.
     
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    i'm not changing it, love my car too much :D
    just need to find 2.5tfsi engine and i'm done lol
     
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    You can find those here and there,but they aren't cheap,plus there's a fair bit of work involved.
    Once you've bought one and so on,it would be easier to stick with the one you've got and do a BT conversion.
     
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    It was talked about in last month's evo magazine when they reviewed the facelift S4. It is going to be an NA 4.2 V8 - 444bhp.
     
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    i agree with Warren, a 2 door saloon could look good - like a mini A5. i think they should release the concept saloon A3 they had at the geneva show a while back. that looked amazing.

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