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Pics of my A3 3.2Q today

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rankrotten, Apr 21, 2005.

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    [Apr 21, 2005]
    Ahh the sun comes out for a split second and so does the camera..

    A3 Sportback 3.2Q pics

    Spot the mysterious oil bag in the boot /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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    Mmmm very nice. Those brakes are HUGE aren't they!?

    Could do with a set myself since being remapped.

    Not sold on that steering wheel at all though.

    Lots of toys for you to mess around with.
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    Looking good!!! Not 100% certain they have done the right thing with the new S-line wheel but thats a personal point!

    J.
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    [Apr 21, 2005]
    Nice car Rankrotten. I like the third picture the way the background is out of focus. Anyone know where I can pick up one of those oil bags? Very handy.
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    The pictures of the Sat Nav were very interesting, whats the biggest size SD card you have tried to use with it?
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    Very nice, and the oil bag is spot on.
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    The pictures of the Sat Nav were very interesting, whats the biggest size SD card you have tried to use with it?

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    I'm using two 1GB cards without problem even though the manual states 256MB as maximum. Next step is to get a 2GB card and try that.
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    Looking good!!! Not 100% certain they have done the right thing with the new S-line wheel but thats a personal point!

    J.

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    Unless I'm mistaken, it's NOT an S-Line steering wheel, but a 'new front grill' one.
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    You're right SB,that's not an S-line steering wheel.
    They are perforated all over and have the S-line logo in the middle.
    It's not an S-line car though.
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    [Apr 22, 2005]
    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    You are correct that it's a standard Sport not an S-Line as all five wheels are different to that model (including steering wheel).
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    [Apr 22, 2005]
    I've just noticed 3/4 of a tank of fuel gone in 137 miles !!!
    Is that engine petrol-cooled ??!?!
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    Surely thst not right...what mpg is that /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif
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    Surely thst not right...what mpg is that /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif

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    It's not good. I'm on my third full tank of fuel and done 470 miles in total.

    After that pic I managed to drive with a featherlight touch and the fuel warning came on at 174 miles but managed to coax a total of 203 miles out of the tank before I chickened out and pulled into a Shell station for more Optimax. Brim to brim was 53.48 litres consumed in 203 miles which gives a staggering economy of 17.26mpg - and that was not thrashing the car simply a normal mix of town and motorway driving.

    Let's hope it loosens off a bit in time !!
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    Ballpark figures;

    If the tank holds £40.00
    A gallon is roughly £4.00
    So 3/4 tank = 7.5 gallons which gives 18.26 mpg !!

    That's a one man ozone hole right there !

    That must be hard to justify,especially when your journey times from A to B are unlikely to be any quicker than us diesel drivers enjoying three times that figure.
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    I don't have a car, I have a hydrocarbon destruction device /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    I heard Impreza's were bad.
    I never thought an Audi would be worse.
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    Perhaps I should thrash it and see what figures it returns?
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    Maybe those brake calipers are in-fact touching the inside of your rims, 18mpg /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked2.gif is terrible especially as your running in.
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    [Apr 22, 2005]
    What's the official urban cycle for that car ?
    If you're getting below what Audi reckon is the 'worst case scenario' then surely you could ask the dealer to investigate.
    I'd expect 18mpg from a lardass Merc or Jag,not a compact car with an engine that is hardly being stressed.

    Mind you,it's Glasgow...

    Ya sure some numpty isnae ripping yer tank o petrol wee a pipe there,by ra way big man... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif
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    Nice bottle of synthetic oil. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    (oh yeah - the car looks good too. Wish I had sat nav)
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    [Apr 22, 2005]
    Spratty what mpg do you get?
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    [Apr 22, 2005]
    I can get anywhere from 410 miles to 210 miles a tank, depending on how bonkers I get on the hinged smile pedal /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    [Apr 22, 2005]
    Slimbloke, does the engine loosen up fairly quickly and drink less with age?
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    [Apr 22, 2005]
    That cant be 21 ro 41 mpg can it?
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    Rankrotten, my old R32 would do around 17 MPG, it didn't seem to improve, until i sold it at 10,000 miles.
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    You would think the R32 would do approx the same mpg at the A3 3.2. 17 is a bit on the low side though /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif
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    I know you have to cane it through glasgee, to avoid gettin ya wheelz nicked, but steady on mate. 17mpg /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif, my mileage fee wouldn't cover that.
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    Official MPG for the R32 (3-door) are 17.2 (urban), 32.8 (extra-urban), 24.6 (combined), and when you floored it, was low teens or worse.

    And Japper, my mileage fee didn't cover it. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif
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    My 3.2 (which i've had for a year) is averaging 24.6mpg and that is mostly driven hard. When thrashed it goes to around 18mpg, but on a steady motorway cruise, this can reach up to 32mpg.
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    Very nice car mate!!! the SATNAV looks a great bit of kit, was this an extra.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/woohoo.gif
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    Slimbloke, does the engine loosen up fairly quickly and drink less with age?

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    Sadly I have no idea... as it's a company car, I get to spend the money putting juice into it rather than paying for it, so end up taking no notice... I'm sure I've done 60-0 litres in 6.5 seconds though. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yes.gif
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    LOL, I should have kept my shares in BP.

    Slug, it's a whopping £2,100 extra from a dealer but can be picked up on Ebay for £600 ish if you want to navigate down that route. Do a search for RNS-E
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    Would that system fit in my A3 8L model?
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    LOL, I should have kept my shares in BP.

    Slug, it's a whopping £2,100 extra from a dealer but can be picked up on Ebay for £600 ish if you want to navigate down that route. Do a search for RNS-E

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    yeah and the yanks get it factory fitted for $2,700. Gits /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif
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    Would that system fit in my A3 8L model?

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    Yes but you might need the canbus adapter for it which is also on ebay. Lots of info on the Navplus forum
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    Cheers Rankrotten!!
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    Cheers for the pics - especially the closeups on the Nav. I've really been wanting to see those to help me decide.
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    [Apr 23, 2005]
    Rankrotten, nice work once again!

    Great photos and slide show... Thanks!
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    [Apr 23, 2005]
    hey there

    nice car.

    2 questions... what size brakes are they and are they any good??

    why does the sat nav need sd cards?? whats the benefit? does look very cool though and i bet the engine sounds nice

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