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S3 Gone - My New Economical Family Car

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Spin140, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Spin140

    Spin140 Well-Known Member

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    Many of you will know that I decided to sell the S3 to release some equity and raise additional cash fby selling my stage 2+ Hardware, well the deal has been done and I collected my new family car today, pleased to report I think it's a fine compromise with just enough room for the baby seats if required, it may not be super quick but to my eyes it's a fine looking car with plenty of low down grunt for my next 12 months useage.....

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    Its a TT TDI S-Line Special Edition 168bhp Quattro, Leather/Alcantra with white stitching and perforated centres, Bose, Cruise, Bluetooth and Anthracite delete on the Alloys - I like mine shiny !!

    First impressions are pretty good and better than expected, I just have to get used to the narrow power band and changing gear so often, the exhaust note is quite gruff and almost petrol like, the car on the whole has a great feel good factor but I have always been a big fan of the TT so this is no surprise, the interior is a work of art and Audi at it's best. The best and most impressive thing about the car is a projected 70% residual after 3 years, 36,000 miles, factor in a good discount and it should equate to a good financial decision.

    Tint on the rear & Revo once the little lad arrives and happy to take bookings for shampoo and set :)
     
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  3. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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    Very nice car! But is that any better for rear baby seats than the S3 would have been??

    Nothing wrong with oil burners! Enjoy.
     
  4. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    Looks a nice car, and I think the TT looks particularly good in Silver. De-badge it and no one will know it's a diesel!
     
  5. Spin140

    Spin140 Well-Known Member

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    My S3 was a sportback so perfect for kids even with the gorgeous Buckets, but the TT has far stronger residuals and will be much cheaper to run due to limited mods available, the family car bit was 'Tongue in cheek' - I just couldn't do totally practical so this was my compromise, we have a 4 door saloon for main family duties.

    Silver - it's the new white :)
     
  6. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Short back n sides spin, and a perm for the cat.......:idea:
     
  7. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid
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    Ah! well then really good choice. Looking good!
     
  8. Gops

    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm
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    Lovely car mate!!
     
  9. warrenlord

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    thats about as family car as a enzo lol

    otherwise its really nice.
     
  10. N8

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    Pm sent Mart!
     
  11. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets
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    i like it, can you come round and cut my hair later :laugh:
     
  12. mattandrew

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    are you going to inters Mart, if so get in REVO'd and get the 20% discount they normally offer
     
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    The TT TDI has the latest anti-tamper ECU so unable to map via Serial port at the minute so will have to go and see the Guys at Northampton, cheers for the heads up though Matt.
     
  15. crypric23

    crypric23 Never satisfied

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    Martin you are worse than me , how long did you have the last S3 for ?
     
  16. RicoS3

    RicoS3 Sprint Blue is the new Ibis!

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    Nice car Spin, I do like the TT. Be better with a 2.5L lump in it, but good looking car all the same. I'just tried the baby seat in the back of the S3 with buckets, it's a squeeze, but it fits!
     
  17. Spin140

    Spin140 Well-Known Member

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    6 months, 2 weeks, lost £1,350 in PX plus 6 months worth of PCP @ £107 pcm, not too bad, already missing the rev range but it will all be worth it, the next TT will definetly have a 2.5 in it just need to prove to myself I can live with the dimensions and save some money in the process.

    The TT TDi is the best looking slow car I have ever owned :) No regrets though.
     
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    Get the nav in the mart, stop faffin about
     
  19. Brett Butler

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    Hope its not twins :), have fun
     
  20. Spin140

    Spin140 Well-Known Member

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    Already have a 3 year old dughter and this is definetly 1 boy so it's the snip or me as I don't like people carriers :)
     
  21. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving
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    Eh?! You lucky swine, most people are forced into large estates etc!
     

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