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Pulled the Trigger.....

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by cilurnum, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. cilurnum
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    [Jul 24, 2014]
    Well, Listers finally got the documentation out to me, deposit taken, I've signed it and sent it off.

    Absolutely poured over the options to trade off nice-to-haves with the sorts of driving I do and things that would make life easier.

    A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 184 S Line 5dr (manual, of course)
    Metallic - Monsoon grey
    Heated front seats
    Through load system
    Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
    Xenon plus headlights
    Privacy glass
    Non smoking pack
    Reversing camera
    Deletion of model + engine designation at rear
    Hill hold assist
    Audi Sound System with 10 speakers
    MMI Radio with CD player and SD/HC card slot
    18" 5 parallel spoke design part polished alloy wheels
    Interior light pack
    Biathlon cloth/pearl nappa leather upholstery
    Comfort pack - A3 with adaptive cruise control and parking system plus

    I'm a little excited with a bit of trepidation thrown in. I've now just got to wait and finance it! It's the first time I've bought a new car and I thought I never would. However, given the age and type of the car I wanted getting a new one wasn't much more expensive than a used one, especially with the deal I've got.
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    [Jul 25, 2014]
    Nice spec! I am a real fan of the 184 TDI - you will love it. Do you have an idea of build week?
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    [Jul 25, 2014]
    I test drove a 184 Quattro and decided I wanted the power. It's a lovely engine and a few years ago you couldn't get an engine with that power and fuel economy. I know people who have given up Focus STs because they can't afford to run them.

    No idea of a build week yet, but some time in November is what I've been told. Won't be surprised if it slips.
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    [Jul 25, 2014]
    Very nice, though you've stolen my thunder as I'm probably pushing the button on a very similar spec later today!
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    [Jul 25, 2014]
    Great alloys. I've got the same and they have a metallic effect to them that isn't obvious in the photos.
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    [Jul 25, 2014]
    They're the standard S-Line alloys apparently. I just didn't see any point in upgrading as I like them better.
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    [Jul 25, 2014]
    That's a great spec, the engine is great, brilliant performance and good economy too.
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    [Jul 25, 2014]
    Oh wait, I thought they were the 5-arm dynamic alloys. I have the other ones.
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    [Jul 25, 2014]
    I think you can only get the 5 arm ones on the sport, unless I'm mistaken. I've been through that configurator so many times.....
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    [Jul 25, 2014]
    Yup only on Sport and SE.

    AQ5_D_10152.jpg
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    [Jul 25, 2014]
    OK, I know way too much about A3 configurations now...... :whistle2:
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    [Jul 25, 2014]
    Trust me I did the same even after I had ordered and was sat 5 months waiting for it to be built! :D
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    [Jul 27, 2014]
    Signed documents on Thursday, sent to dealer, got an e-mail from dealer late on Friday telling me the provisional build date is 15th September, so week 38 I think. Delivery October or November. Faster than I thought, although these things can slip as we know.
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