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S3 Buyers Guide

QuickNick Aug 3, 2007

  1. QuickNick

    QuickNick Member

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    Hello all
    I'm looking at buying an (8P Chassis) S3 and I was wondering if there is any problems or issues that I should be looking out for when looking for one. Spec. I'm after would include: Nav plus, Bose, MFFB steering wheel and armrest
    Cheers in advance
     
  2. markwiggy

    markwiggy Third Gear

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    Can't say I am aware of any problems or any that anyone else has experienced. I did have a oxygen sensor failure but that can happen to any vehicle I suppose.

    Happy hunting !!

    Mark
     
  3. siu00adg

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    The DVD sat nav at over £2k just isn't worth it IMHO, especially as you can get basically the same system spec'd on an A4 for £500.

    Tomtom's are far better at a fraction of the cost.
     
  4. sjahS3

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    IMO musts would be GSM phone prep, MFSW, Nav+, BOSE, 6 disc cd-changer and adaptive xenons.. :)

    Recaros aren't everyone's bag.. try them and see.

    Just my 2ps worth..

    -Sal-
     
  5. IH786

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    Yeah i agree, the satnav is too expensive at over £2k. You can retrofit the RNS-E for about £600 :icon_thumright:
     
  6. mitch78

    mitch78 Active Member

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    :thumbsup:
     
  7. QuickNick

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    Cheers guys, thanks for the advice. I was thinking that if I couldn't get a car with RNS-E, then I'd get a unit off ebay. The only dilemma now is colour!
    Was about to buy a Phantom Black one, but that went the day after it came into the dealership! :( I quite like Ibis White too though - decisions decisions!
     
  8. IH786

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    Get white! You know you want to :)
     
  9. JamS3

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    Nice white one with loads of extras and black optics grill at Sunderland Audi (Wearside)
     
  10. klauster

    klauster Well-Known Member

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    I have to say I strongly disagree with that, altho it is expensive, a tomtom doesnt even come close, and the added functionality of 8gig of MP3 music on SD cards saves a lot of ipod/CD messing about, retro fit one or splash out on it, you wont regret it
     
  11. QuickNick

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    I agree. I was going to go down the iPod route until I found out that you can't access music that easily, unless you create playlists mimicing CD's and I can't be bothered with that.
    Not bothered if the car has RNS-E already as will retro fit if not and to be honest, all I really want the RNS-E for is to play MP3's - doubt I'd use the Sat Nav. I already have the SD cards from an old camera, so I'll just put MP3's on them. I've read in other threads that the RNS-E can be fussy with SD cards - is this true?
     

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