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S3 MY07 and MY08 Differences

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by MarcQuinlivan, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    Does anybody have a list of the differences in standard equipment or styling, etc, between the MY07 and MY08 S3s?

    The reason I ask is that the S3 my dealer is trying to sell me is a MY07 model. It was only registered in May 2008, but it was a MY07 build. If there are a lot of differences I want to be able to use them to wrangle an extra bit of discount.

    I know the needle sweep is an 08 job. anything else spring to mind? I assume Aux-In was too?
     
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  3. richs2891

    richs2891 I cant spell !

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    Think thats about it - needle sweep and the aux in

    Richard
     
  4. jamiekip

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    Needle sweep
    A few other functions in the DIS
    Aux plug in centre console

    Think that was it mate!
     
  5. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    Cheers lads. How much do you reckon the needle sweep is worth? Gotta be a couple of hundred quid, right!!
     
  6. Dave1000

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    Get a good discount mate you will get 9% off a new one so take that into consideration
     
  7. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    Don't worry, if it's not right I'll be walking away and keeping my shiny red one that I've worked so hard on for the last 18 months. He'll have to do a lot of work to make me give it up.
     
  8. jamiekip

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    It'll be worth something - just say you know it's missing some features from other cars registered at that time, yadda, yadda....
     
  9. Marc_86

    Marc_86 New Member

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    Ive got an MY08 delivered late last year. Its got the needle sweep but no AUX port. I reakon that'd be worth the bit of extra money to be able to plug on ipod in.

    The AUX port came later in the 08 cars.

    BTW im in australia so not sure if its the same in the UK.
     
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  12. MarcQuinlivan

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    Thanks. I'm in Ireland, so not sure if it is the same in the UK either!
     
  13. Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    What's a needle sweep?
     
  14. jamiekip

    jamiekip Guest

    Here:
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  15. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    It does sound like something the K9 unit do round Amy Winehouse's house doesn't it!
     
  16. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    i bet the noviety of the needle sweep dies after a while!
     
  17. richs2891

    richs2891 I cant spell !

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    Curious to what extra features there are on the DIS - anyone know
    Sad as I own an 08 car and I dont know !!

    PS needle sweep is worth F* all in my opinion - dont even notice it now !

    Richard
     
  18. MarcQuinlivan

    MarcQuinlivan Active Member

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    While I agree that it is a novelty function and wouldn't be worth paying any extra for, it would be a tell tale sign to anybody looking to buy it that it is not the "latest model".

    In fact, looking at the video above it doesn't look all that special. Somehow I thought there was more to it than that. The needle test in VAGCOM is a fancier setup. Pity that can't be enabled.
     
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    Needle sweep is nothing special imo, I dont even really notice it now. Aux port is useful.
     
  20. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut
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    If they're refering to the extra features you can enable with vag.com you get:
    • Enable/disable 3 flashes with indicators
    • Put wipers into service position
    • Switch DRLs on/off
    • Control brightness level of footwell lights
     
  21. JohnS3

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    If you enable the extra features in vagcom you can set the delay on the coming home lights and the brightness of the footwell lights.
     
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    Yes! thats what I was trying to remember! Thanks Staz!
     
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    I picked up a new 08 on Saturday, it has aux port and a switch to turn the DRL's on/off
     
  25. JamS3

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    Dont think any dealer in their right mind would offer a discount just because a car does not have a needle sweep mind!
     
  26. MarcQuinlivan

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    See the S3 Test Drive thread.... he didn't!
     
  27. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    its not exactly a deal breaker is it? :blush:

    The DIS could have better functions, link it the the ESP sensors to find your G-forces on acceleration & cornering :racer:
     
  28. MarcQuinlivan

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    I'm nearly sure that information is available on one of the VAGCOM reporting screens.
     
  29. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    ok, how about the 'talking' bars like kitt from knightrider :whistle2:
     
  30. a3norwich

    a3norwich Not anymore - Back 2 BMW (shh)

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    And the CO2 has dropped on 09 cars too...!
     
  31. Staz

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    You get a switch yes but with vag.com you can enable a control in the DIS to switch them off also. Not that you'd ever use it as it's quicker just to use the proper switch.
     

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