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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Grant, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member
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    I've been an Audi-Sport member for over ten years. My first Audi was an S3 (8L) and I used the forum extensively while having that car. Since then I've had an A3 (8P) 2.0 TDI Quattro 170, an RS4 Avant (B7) and I currently drive an A5 2.0 TDI Quattro 177.


    I've been a bit dormant on the forums recently but I've started logging in again because I have an S3 Sportback on order which is on schedule for 1st September.


    The spec of my new car is as follows:


    Audi S3 Sportback (MY15)
    S tronic
    Sepang blue, pearl effect
    18" 5-twin-spoke "Star" design anthracite, partly polished alloy wheels


    Equipment packages
    Extended mono.pur interior finish
    Comfort package
    Technology package high, with Audi connect


    Exterior
    Privacy glass
    Folding mirrors
    LED headlights
    Aluminium roof rails


    Interior
    Auto dimming mirror (part of Comfort package)
    Through load facility
    Interior lighting package


    Seats
    Super sport seats
    Electric lumbar support (parts of Super sport seats)


    Safety & technology
    Brake calipers painted in red with S3 logo
    Hold assist
    Reversing camera
    Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
    Audi Parking System Plus with park assist
    Advanced key


    Audio & communication
    Technology package high with Audi Connect
    Bang & Olufsen sound system
     
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  3. JohnM100

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    Sweet!

    Sounds like you ticked off most of the options list too.

    John.
     
  4. Sandra

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    Hi Grant, nice spec. Enjoy when you get. :) x
     
  5. Grant

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    Yeah, I've gone for most of the options because I like my gadgets and I'm determined to keep this car for a couple of years!
     
  6. The Challinor

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    It's worth adding the toys on, Audi connect is awesome !
     
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    Oh that long! :)
     
  8. veeeight

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    You are easily persuaded :p
     
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    Hi, similar spec on order from Aberdeen Audi too. Only went in for shot of S1 and came with a order for the S3. End of September delivery.

    Who was your salesman? I have used most of them, this time Graeme Donald. Cut a decent deal which couldn't say no too.
     
  10. Grant

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    Bought my A5 from Graeme and ordered my S3 through Graeme as well.
     
  11. The Challinor

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    O yer like tech pack and ACC but most likely would have ended up with them anyways lol
     
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    Cool, that'll be another Sepang S3 kicking around the granite city, I should get mine around the end of July (BW26) so give us a toot when you get yours if you see me around.

    I've not gone option daft with mine, and have gone for the silver interior, but externally ours will look the same (aluminium roof rails and red callipers too).

    Enjoy your car when it comes.

    I am also thinking I must keep this one for a while, 25 years of driving and this is car number 24 :faint:
     
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    Wow you've had a lot of cars
     
  14. JohnM100

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    Wow! You and Dave (h5djr) change your cars often.

    I passed my test 26 years ago and last year I bought car number.......4.

    John.
     
  15. TheFiftheElement

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    Yep :huh: I get bored very easily .. I did go through a number of Fiestas/Escorts/Astra's for the firstfew years after I passed my test, old bangers that cost me about £500, and either change them when they stopped running or I changed jobs and had a bit more disposable cash ..

    I am also very good at man maths :readit: and manage to convince myself that changing my car is a good move and will save me money in the long run lol ..

    It's sometimes been circumstances I felt a change was needed (walk to work, or move and have a longer commute, divorce) but I guess it's mostly been I fancy a change.

    There's only a few cars I wish I had kept a bit longer, my RS60 Boxster Spyder (changed as I was needing more than 2 seats) and my Forester STi (moved and walked to work, so didn't see the point of having a car costing me about £450 a month on loan/tax/servicing that sat on a driveway 5 days week).

    I hated my X5 (3.0SD) and in retrospect the 2nd JCW Mini was only bought as I loved my first one, and it got me out of the X5 without having to add anything into the deal, and cost me the same per month on finance.

    I NEED to keep this one longer, even if I hate it!
     
  16. The Challinor

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    Some car history there, I highly doubt you'll hate the S3 !
     
  17. TheFiftheElement

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    I hope not :sorry: - I didn't take to my 8P S3 mind you, even after a remap .. sure it was quick, but pretty dull .. I was going through a divorce at the time too, wanted a bit of fun motoring and wanted to cut my monthly outgoings so i bought a year old Mini JCW.

    It was magic fun and always put a smile on my face ..
     
  18. Grant

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    Well... new car day is tomorrow! Sleepness night ahead for me!

    Hopefully it will look a bit better than when I saw it on Saturday!

    grant_s3.jpg
     
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    Hope you enjoy your collection Grant. Hope the weather is reasonable. We be expecting lots of pics please. Enjoy. :) x
     
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    I would be the same if I had not written off a new car after 6 months :( Usually buy a car I really like, then look after it for 6 or 7 years - while I save and plan for the next one.
     
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    You got the day off for the pick up Grant?
    I'll have to nip round and see it in the flesh sometime, be good to see the Sepang.
     
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    Oh no, not another Sepang Blue?

    Its an awful colour, the red (Misano) is beautiful! Not too late to make a change.......................................
     
  24. Grant

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    Pop in past after your work today if you like?
     
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    I might do??
    when you picking up the car?
    will you be home about 3:30/4:00?
     
  26. The Challinor

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    ASN ain't facebook lol
     
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    eHarmony more like ;)
     
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    Enjoy your collection Grant. Whats weather like up there today? Looking forward to the pics. :) x
     
  29. The Challinor

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    Never been on mate so can't comment
     
  30. Grant

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    The back plate kinda works but I just don't think the front plate suits at all. Maybe if it was smoothed off but not in current state.
     
  32. Sandra

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    Very nice grant. I hope you enjoy many miles in it. :) x
     

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