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S3 - after 5 months waiting

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by dbndude, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. dbndude
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    hey guys
    after waiting for 5 months i get a call this morning
    to say my car is @ the stealers.
    i haven't been there yet but this is the pic that was sent to
    me by the salesman.
    decent pics to follow after i fetch her:)
    [​IMG]
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    Why does it look to be sitting so high at the front?
    Do they do something with the suspension, for delivery purposes?
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    It does doesnt it
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    I think they are on some kind of transit spacer, probably so that they don't scrape when they load and unload them on the transporters.

    Got some nice blue plastic bits on it too.

    Paul
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    They have delivery blocks in the springs - think it's to make sure they don't catch the nose when coming on and off transporters/trains/ferries etc.
    Some dealers forget to remove them and complain about the firm ride etc.....

    Quite like the yellow actually, not what I'd put my money on, but looks nice.
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    Nice mate! First yellow facelift I've seen :hi:
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    nice one, i think the facelift is a grower. the more i see of them the more i appreciate the differences which are actually quite subtle (apart from the mirrors!).

    i personally didnt order a flying banana, but each to their own!

    I saw my facelift at the stealers yesterday and it looked fantastic.

    I am due to take delivery on Thursday but am waiting for the stealer to confirm if I can collect on monday and get a lower rate of VAT on it. might save me enough for £500 of V Power :yes:
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    Well there you go, you live and learn.
    Thanks for that.
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    Good idea.:idea:
    On a £30k car, it's a saving of £750.00.
    Or, in my world, another new LCD TV!
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    there is a thread on moneysaving expert about it I am keeping an eye on.

    no word from the stealers yet, but assuming they are just passing on the VAT from me at 15% it shouldnt make a difference to them :)
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    Exactly - shouldn't be an issue!
    Lucky you, talk about landing on your feet witthe timing... xmas paid for eh ;)
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    Like the colour like it a lot
    enjoy
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    Nice one mate, waiting for some decent pics now.

    Send me more hehehehe

    David
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    Looks great mate!

    I know the colours very marmite but i love it !!

    Bet you cant wait :D
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    [Nov 25, 2008]
    i just got back from the lionel ritchie concert here in
    durban, all i can say is oh what a feeling:)

    haha, no.

    it was either yellow or blue and my sister drives a blue s3.
    so i was limited.
    i'm supposed to be taking delivery on wednesday afternoon
    but i'll have to see how my day is first..

    its just in time for a 1200km road trip i have planned, so i'll get
    to enjoy the full experience on the first few days. software will be loaded before i leave. FRC is the route i haven chosen.

    she's set to have h&r springs fitted on saturday so i'll get some before and
    after pics too.
    when i get back home she's set for a down pipe and exhaust system, 76mm front to back, forge dv and forge cai (awaiting arrival) and then i'll slap on the bbs ch's.

    thanks for the input guys;)
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    Very nice mate, congrats and good luck with it.
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    The S3 seems to get toned down more and more with every incarnation, and having seen a couple at the dealers, the wing mirrors are laughably huge.

    Still, the performance from these things is impressive.
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    [Nov 26, 2008]
    If your Marmite's yellow, you should throw it out.
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    [Nov 28, 2008]
    Where are these pics?
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    [Nov 28, 2008]
    Erm...at the top
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  21. DaveS3Turbo
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    [Nov 28, 2008]
    Well duh. I mean you know GOOD ones with a half decent camera in some sort of daylight.
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    [Nov 28, 2008]
    sorry sweatpea
    XXX
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    [Nov 28, 2008]
    If you order one in Sprint blue is the bumper foam yellow?
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    [Nov 28, 2008]
    looks cracking that ;)
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    [Nov 28, 2008]
    and if you get a red one the foam is yellow and the bloke cleaning it has a blue tie:)
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    [Nov 28, 2008]
    Classic;)
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    [Nov 28, 2008]
    Bet Marc Q already has sorted a foam Retro:)

    Handy for when BM owners cut you up in a jam.....(getting coat):jester:
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    [Nov 30, 2008]
    I'm still anxious to see these pictures. Please hurry and take lots. It's all ive got till mine comes.

    David
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    [Dec 1, 2008]
    ok guys
    due to a stuff up by the bank i only fetched my car late on friday.
    so i have had to delay my trip and leave this thursday.

    this is the only picture i have for now, will post more
    when i get home (car is dirty by the way).
    [​IMG]
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    Congratulations... great choice of color....I am sure dave is jealous, have a safe trip and enjoy the rides....looking forward to your comments on how the car was on the trip...

    few more days for me...heheeheh
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  31. DaveS3Turbo
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    Hate you all heheheheh.

    Lovely car. Get some more pics, I have to keep pushing you. Love it alot.

    David
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    [Dec 1, 2008]
    ok guys, here are more pictures.
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    Looks awesome mate :D

    Bet your loving it..

    BTW, what percentage are your tints...they look great!
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    Looks so nice. Hope you really enjoy. Probably the best S3 I have seen. Even better than my orange one I had previously.

    Keep me updated on the car.

    David
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    [Dec 2, 2008]
    thanks kaz.
    i hardly drove it much, but the little i have its amazing.
    lots better than the golf 5 gti i used to own.

    the tints are 35%.
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