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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Floob, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Floob
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    [Jan 14, 2011]
    Hi,

    I'm going to the dealer tomorrow to see about a new (or nearly new) 3 door petrol sport or black.
    I'm guessing there will be a 6 month wait on this?

    Is there a new model on the horizon, or any other reason the above isnt worth waiting for.
    Looking at about £20k

    I've looked about on autotrader and ebay, but there just doesnt seem to be that many about?

    Thanks for any input

    Floob.
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    [Jan 14, 2011]
    there is a new model on the horizon... 2012ish.

    get a Golf if you want a new car, otherwise wait.

    just my 2p, i reckon someone will be along to provide an also perfectly valid reason why you should get an 8P. weigh up the options and decide for yourself
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    [Jan 14, 2011]
    Go get a Golf Sub:moa:
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    [Jan 15, 2011]
    is this golf-sport.net NO its AUDI-sport.net sub lol, if you can wait till 2012 for the new model to come out then wait otherwise the 8p is a awesome car but get a s-line or black edition if you can find one they are much better than the standard models and the sport's and for 20k you should get a really nice nearly new a3 or a reasonable spec but remember when buying a brand new audi nearly everything is an opition so if you tick alot of boxes then the price goes up very quickly indeed on a brand new a3
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    [Jan 15, 2011]
    in isolation it's not that the 8P is a bad car, and definitely a good 2nd hand buy. but if i had the money for a new 8P 2.0T or a Golf GTI i'd be giving my money to a showroom with a big VW on the front of it. aside from anything else, it's got a newer and more powerful engine and an electronic diff which the A3 doesn't have.

    i agree that Black Edition is better than S-Line, which in turn is better than Sport. and yes, extras are expensive so be careful!
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    i have to admit tho i do like the mk6 golf gtd and the gti
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    i'd only have those models tbh, and the Golf R but i'd stick a GTI bodykit on it because it looks so much better lol
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    Do I detect a contradiction in reference to past comments regarding bodykits?
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    i'd be making my car look like a LOWER model, which isn't quite so bad as making a regular A3 look like an S3
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    Waiting list for GTD and GTi Golf Mk6 can be around 6 months depending on options.

    Bet bet is to find a demo car for sale or go for the Sport model as the waiting list on those isn't too bad. Again depends on your spec requirements...
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    Cut how you like, same thing whichever way you put it, game over.
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    we'll have to agree to disagree on that, and move on.
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    Thanks for that. I may well go sport then. I dont have any killer requirements, 3 door petrol that will last well, I'd like things like DIS, lighting pack, xenon lights though - have to see what price I'm looking at
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    DIS will be standard on a Sport.
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    There doing a 1.2T 85 BHP Golf, considering one now? :)
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    they do a 1.2T 8P as well - it's got more power but a 1.2 is a 1.2

    in any event i wasn't suggesting going for the 1.2, and i'm sure you wouldn't suggest going for the 1.2 8P :p
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    Yeh, they do the 105 in the golf aswell - Did have me wondering would the 85bhp be going in the A3 - Bluemotion?

    The 1.2T was available when I ordered, and the dealer said it's a smooth, great engine - even though he said he hasn't driven one! :)

    That's why I went for the 1.4T, provides more than enough power - and good mpg, did look at the diesel but I didn't fancy the diesel sound noise - but loved the pull! But I would of had a year old S3 if other factors hadn't influenced this choice!
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    TBH Floob my advice is to get an interim runner as its 2011 already & new chassis is slated for 2012, save your dosh, wait for the new one as it will have some nice tech I reckon & then save all that money whilst waiting, a cheap 2.0tdi would suffice for now imho which base will be what 6-8k, but if your impatient, buy a newer chassis car, if you consider mk6 aka mk5.5 a new car, then go for that or a rocco.
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    [Jan 17, 2011]
    We had a loaner 1.2TFSi 105bhp A3 for a week....... it was not a great experience TBH.
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    i bet the car tax is cheap as hell tho , not everybody wants power some like the cheap tax just not me i wish i went for the 2.0tdi 140 s-line they had when i bought mine doh doh doh oh well we live and learn eh
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