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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Sandra, May 16, 2012.
And the "S"
They are obviously finished, I really like them - something different and looks great. Will make for some awkward paint work / plastic detailing lol
Hopefully my new order looks as good as this!
I've gone sans Roof Bars, but I'm really thinking I should swap the auto-dim drivers mirror for roof bars before it's too late. Any opinions?
Yes to roof bars. Icing on the cake for the SB imo.
Enjoy. Got this pic last night as the sun was setting. Picked up the A3 last Saturday.
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Arrived today. S-Line 1.4COD 150PS and now with 20 miles on the clock.
A great hand over from York Audi. Delighted with the service.
Someone is going to get a bargain at Mannheim auctions in Leeds
Adaptive Cruise Control - Position of foot on accelerator
Light/Rain Sensor - Eyes
Audi Lane Assist - Steering Wheel
Multifunction Steering Wheel - Honks horn, steers car, cancels turn-signals
Audi Side Assist - Mirrors
Day-Time Running Lights - Actuated by light-switch. Also operates Night-Time Running Lights.
Optional Side Airbag - Wife in passenger seat
Audi Sound System - See above
Park Assist - If needed (normally in heavy rain) - Wife
Planned Future Modifications: Retrofitting wind-up windows and a real handbrake.
Looks great! You have a similar car to the one I have on order (except black styling) so it's nice to see actual pics. The LED lights look good! Enjoy, I have about 4 weeks to go
Thanks. Lovely car. Just finding my way around Audi Connect!
You've never been pulled by plod? Just those plates on your car aint legal, nice as they are.
Sorry, I know posted a while a go, but that looks bloody great! Well worth another view. Got me feeling good about the three door again
That looks gorgeous !
Along with white that is arguably the best combo with black pack and S3 alloys.
They may not be legal but the font and the spacing are, which means plod's plate recognition system can still read them, that's all plod is worried about really so they don't bother me.
I can't tell without measuring but 'short' plates are not illegal.
There is no specific size only guidance. The key is to ensure that you have the correct spacing between letters and a minimum amount of reflective material at either end of the plate before and after the first and last digit. IIRC it's 16mm of plate.
I also have short plates and looked it up last year and had some made up.
You also need to ensure that you don't cut off the postcode too. As that's a legal requirement.
Picked up my S3 Sportback on Saturday, not great shots from my iPhone but that's all the time I had over the weekend (and then it rained )
Loving that mate, grrh, gonna have to stop looking at pics of sepang whilst I wait for mine!!
Found a few more:
We had all sorts of weather and light conditions over the weekend, I'm surprised by how much the colour changes. It does look darker than you'd expect when it's dull, yet when the sun appears it really brightens up. So far I'm happy with my colour choice ..
The interior colour really suits the Sepang Blue imo! Looks nice and bright!
It now appears from the Audi site that Daytona Grey is a standard colour on the S3, can anyone confirm this?
Yes, picked mine up today!
After a clean...
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I love that picture from above of the Sepang Sportback roof
Picked it up yesterday, superb feel to the car and plenty grunty up to 3k revs. Averaged mid 30s with 150miles done and only driving complaint is the damping isn't ideal for bouncy UK back roads but mine isn't staying in the UK.................
Manual gearbox (lovely positive action and recommended), alcantara interior, Audi upgraded sound system superb as is interior light package.
BUT how do I get rid of the poncy stickers on the passenger side sun visor as they are so cheap? Very pleased so far.
French S3's are supercharged?
What a strange badge...
Surprised you were happy with the York dealership - they were by far the worst dealership I have ever had to deal with!!!
Out for a drive on a lovely day.
Well After attempting to pick the car up on 31st of May and discovering that the dealer had installed dealer fit swirl marks in every panel and then the battle ensured with the dealer to get them to get it corrected to what should be brand new condition. I finally have had an amazing job carried out by a local detailer called Envy Car Care in Fareham.
He also applied Liquid Elements SHEILD ceramic coating with should help with the S3's extremely soft paint. I was told by 4 detailers the same that for some reason the paint on the 8V is REALLY soft!!
Anyway I managed to get a few snaps before the rain fell last week with dust from the dessert it seems... Enjoy!
I Will take some of the interior with the super sport seats soon
Just love those wheels
But why would you !
What colour is this?
^ Audi Exclusive Estoril Blue
Looks A-May-Zing in the sun !!
Now you sure you ain't biast
I know I have posted these before but hey.... I love my Masano Red
I bought the first S3 in Ireland and it was the Audi Ireland Press Car. The car gets better and better every day so here are the Press Pictures.... again, for your perusal
One pain is trying to keep the 4 pipes soot free and clean!
Beautiful car but what a brave man buying a car which the press have been let loose on!!
Although I haven't got my car yet I know what you mean about cleaning the exhaust tips - my TT is just the same but fortunately I've only got two to do!
but I saved 14k euro, new here in Ireland they are 58K new... and it was well spec'd so I figured it was worth it.