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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by paddy, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. RedDejavu
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    beautiful ride there paddy. So jealous:]. Hope it will serve you well for next few years. Just to ask because I cant pm you for some reason, would you like to send me pm regarding S3 vents, how much would that set me back please. Cheers :]
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    But seriously is this a wind up?
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    No mate, i got the car and the receipt. The 3.2 was farting about again so i had to chop it fast :). There comes a point where you have to cut your loses and i reached that point and i needed a warranty and piece of mind before i had to shell out another small fortune :)
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    Paddy this looks ABSOLUTLEY STUNNING! So your still happy with the A3 then? Looks beautiful man, really does :wub:
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    There is something about the current A3/S3 that is sort of iconic..Even the salesman said he didnt expect the new A3 to match up to this model. Bit like the old 3 series coupe, it was pretty well spot on where as the new one just isnt quite right.
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    Hows the subjective performance compare for you, and what's the economy like with the DSG?
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Give me a week or two and i will let you know. On the face of it the economy seems to be over 30 mpg where as the 3.2 was 27-28 usually
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    Stunning car paddy. Nice colour combination. Looking forward to an update on how it (out) performs the 3.2 :p. Only messing I'm sure you'll miss the howl of the V6 but a good replacement and as someone else has said I think the 8p range will be hard to match up to for any future A3s.
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    RicoS3 Sprint Blue is the new Ibis!

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    Ha, ha! Didn't see this one coming!

    Crackin' looking car Paddy and well specced too. Hope you enjoy it as much as the 3.2.
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    Rico you need to get some more up of your car it's stunning love the colour combo!!! It's my ideal car!!!
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    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    OMG P!!! I'm not on for a few days and this happens!!! . Well well well, you have good taste, its a stunning looking car for sure . Shame for Smelly but she did cause too many problems and cost a bomb!!! Well I will carry the V6 banner for ya as I doubt over here I could change to an S3, not for a good while as the price you would have paid would be a lot less than over here!!!!! Get some mods going, dont let the side down but wow its a gorgeous car. Chuffed for you x
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    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh and you Jammy Git lol!
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    Ben H On a journey...

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    Looks great - and a sound choice with the auto shifter.

    Your comments about the drive with DSG / S-Tronic are exactly what I thought in the first few weeks. If you're pootling around, it hunts for the highest gear possible and is really docile (goes into 4th in the 20mph zone where I live!).

    I've been "learning" the car a bit more recently and using the paddle shifters in certain situations, like when I want to hear the turbo spool-up on part throttle by holding 3rd from 20mph. I still haven't worked out how to use the launch control feature yet, but it doesn't matter much because the S3 is sooooo much quicker than anything I've rolled-up next to at the lights even without a clutch dumping start. :blow:

    I think it's also fair to say that while 6 cylinder N/A engines give a lovely warble, equally they can't give angry high pitch spool-up or wastegate chatter noises like a properly turbo'd 4-cylinder motor. Best get a B8 S4/S5 for the best of both. :)
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    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    I'm still convinced this is a wind up! :laugh: Paddy in a S3?!!

    Nah seriously, awesome awesome car mate & great spec. It will be nice to finally here you admit the S3 is better than the 3.2 :lmfao::lmfao:
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    Shouldn't it be 'Strewth'
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Its a move to Aus thing mate, she swigs larger and belches as well now. :lmfao: but we all love her anyway :)
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    Strewth love you all too! :wub:

    But you are still so lucky to have that on your drive. But I know you will always love the little V6 x :kiss:
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    Can someone please advise me of the new address for audi-sport as I seem to have got to the wrong site, this is discussing a Paddy & an S3, never heard such nonsense.
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    Its the smell of ammonia going to your brain... :)
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    Smells of flowers to me
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    I would comment but i am too posh now to be bothered :)
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    lmfao @ nige
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    Yes please do move along to the vagoc area where all the snobs are
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    OMFG lmfao
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