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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by OperationAlfa, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. OperationAlfa
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    Going to look at one of these to add to the collection.

    How much should I be looking at for an early decent model.
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    Have you thought of Getting a BMW instead?

    *Sorry mate, its my silly sense of humour. People will know where im coming from :) *

    Have you got a spec in mind, as in what extras you would like?

    The biggies cost wise are:

    Bucket seats
    TV nav
    GSM bluetooth.
    Auto wipers/lights


    Some smaller ones are, folding mirrors, ipod prep etc.
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    Just the basics, car, engines and seats. :) I don't like BMW's btw. :)

    I really like the S3. Sylish, quick and compact.

    It will run along side the Alfa. :)
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    Reason I ask is becasue if you wanted the seats and DVD nav. Theres going to be a hike in the cost of the car as theyre both £2k options each. If your not bothered then the price will be less :)
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    if your running it along side summat else I wouldnt bother with the buckets or the dvd
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    Is it going to be your main drive? If so i'd go easy on the options and just get a very tidy un-modified example.
    As long as it's been well looked after you can't go far wrong.... Lovely car.
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    Sorry, but the bucket seats are compulsory!

    Seriosuly, they really make the interior feel special, without them it'll just feel like any other A3. Not only that but they are very comfy and great round the bendy bits!

    [​IMG]

    Same with the flat bottom stearing wheel, looks amazing! :)

    [​IMG]
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    Oh god dont say that.. So wish my car had the buckets! : (
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    The Bucket seats are a bit special... :)
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    Do you mean early model as in earlier than a 56 plate?

    If so its the pre facelift version you are on about which is well different in price and specs....
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    Think ill bring my t20 torx and a ratchet to Inters ; )
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    Rofl. :moa:
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    My back does slide about a tad in the Std seats when going for it.:crying:

    Maybe a upgrade in the future.

    p
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    consilio Up the owls!

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    I do like the buckets, but a part of me thinks they are a bit chav-tastic - sorry
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    Nah, not really, I recon quite classy, basically the same as the RS4 seats.
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    consilio Up the owls!

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    Yep, they do look really nice. The thing that put me off was the thought of taking a customer out for lunch in them. I would feel like a Vauxhall Nova chav with a set of aftermarket seats.
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    Upside for Buckets.
    Look very cool.
    Extra Supportive

    Downsides for Buckets
    Getting in and out of them.
    Restricted access to rear.
    Even 2nd hand cars will carry a premium for Buckets.

    I actually didnt prioritise buckets because I use the rear seats and personaly find the std seats excellent so you wont exactly be `missing out` if you car aint got them.

    BUT, if your a bloke, and dont use the back seats, raid the piggy bank and get a car with them fitted! They look the ********.

    Flat Bottom, MFSW and Bluetooth prep are a must !

    Happy shopping, its a great car.

    Cheers
    Paul
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    :lmfao:
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    I'll swap you for my Std heated leather seats with cash your way then :)

    The FBMFSW is now Std on the S3

    p
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    buckets are a must have!!! There is nothing chav about them when you are cornering!!!!

    Flat bottom again a nice touch

    Pedro
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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    This is probably the closest a chav will ever come to an AUDI bucket seat. Unless they start to fit them in the back of cop cars.
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    why don't you consider one of these first? they're cheaper than buckets and i hear they're very effective!

    http://www.cg-lock.co.uk/
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    *Heated* bucket seats no less :)
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    Ive looked at them and asked around about em , it's my back that slides around not my bum , they strap your bum down not your back.

    I may work a bit though.

    Thanks

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    go eat a load of Big Macs, that should stop your back sliding :jester:
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    Nah , i'd rather slide around a bit , and be Wippet fit , than a fat tunt :)

    p
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