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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Itguy, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. royalsteve68
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    you clearly haven't heard any aftermarket systems then, manufacturer systems are way way overpriced. That £7K system would probably cost you not much over £1K in a decent car stereo store. ive always gone for decent sound systems spending £2-4K on aftermarket stuff

    the b&o is a good quality option, but amazing? nope its acceptable and worth £750, ok top end, ok mid, not much punch/bass/low end. Having said that the B&o option was my 2nd option I selected after colour, as I couldn't live with the carpy standard sound, lol
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    I wonder how much effort B+O actually put into these car sound systems, or does Audi just do it itself and pay for the name.
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    Totally agree with what u said.
    None of these systems will come close to an aftermarket install.
    But the audi/ B&O are designed for the car and very stealthy without loosing a heap of boot space with amps and subs.
    Would cost a fair whack to try and make an install look standard :)
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  4. RobbieWebs
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    B&O must have designed the system for the best sound.
    Pity the tweeters didn't come out the dash on the A3 like the higher end Audi's when u turn on the ignition ...
    That would have been smart :)
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    S3 Sportback, bought as showroom launch model 16th October 2013, took delivery 19th October 2013....3 days wait!!

    Monsoon Grey, 6-speed manual

    Options: Technology pack, Front & rear parking assist, Adaptive cruise control, Interior light pack with auto dimming mirror, Light & rain sensor pack, extended mono pur finish, Hill hold assist, Tyre pressure monitor, Adaptive zenon headlights

    If this was not a showroom model I would have ordered extra....electric lumbar support, folding door mirrors...otherwise spec I wanted, hence decision to get showroom car with about 6.5% discount. For those optioning for no smoking pack, you just loose a very handy and stylish storage container (which can double as an ash tray)...so probably best to keep it in. Audi sound system very good so unsure if B&O system worth another outlay

    photos here: Flickr: graham_s3sb's Photostream

    Only 500 miles done so far....but fantastic, no complaints! Real world fuel economy is about 32-34 mpg for commuting, near 40mpg motorway at 70mph in cruise, and 25-30 fast driving (but still good)....amazing for a 300hp car....plus lots of admiring glances and comments.
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    [Oct 30, 2013]
    Thanks Everyone for contributing.

    Sandra has agreed to keep this thread up to date now as I can't edit post #1 as i'm not a moderator, so she'll be monitoring it and updating.

    Remember to keep on topic if possible!
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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    Ordered on the 7th of June. Built on the 10th of October. Arrived at the Dealer 23rd of October. Collection - 2nd of November

    3 Door S3 S-Tronic
    Estoril Blue
    LED Headlights
    Super Sports Seats
    Technology Pack
    Folding & Dimming Mirrors
    Interior Light Pack
    Bang & Olufsen
    Comfort Pack with Cruise Control & Rear Parking Sensors
    Reversible Boot Liner
    Tyre Pressure Monitor
    Non Smoking Pack
    Hold Assist
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  8. PilotAudi
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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    Hi Sandra

    Can we alter the heading of this part of the forum to A3/S3 ???
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  9. PilotAudi
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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    Great 'photos.. have you goy adaptive cruise? Can't see Rocket launcher in pics..
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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    Woohoo!

    We've been elevated to sticky status :)

    Thanks Sandra

    Come on then - who's next to add their name??
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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    You've missed out repy #21
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  12. Sandra
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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    I have added you on to the list. :) x
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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    I'll add mine then :)

    Ordered: Today.
    Build date: God knows!
    Delivery date: Sometime in March (I hope!)

    Spec:

    3 Door S3 S-Tronic
    Misano Red
    Black Styling Pack
    LED Headlights
    Panoramic Roof
    Super Sports Seats
    Extended Mono.Pur Interior
    Technology Pack
    Interior Light Pack
    Comfort Pack
    Parking Plus
    Electric Folding Mirrors
    Bang & Olufsen
    Advanced Key
    Privacy Glass
    Hold Assist
    and the all important Tyre Pressure Monitor!!

    I think thats the end of the shopping list!...

    And the deal sweetener, next Saturday, a morning with the new RS6 :)

    Nice to be back in the Audi forum!

    Cheers

    Ivan
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    [Oct 31, 2013]

    No problem, i have added reply from NotquiteWelsh (reply21) on to the list. :) x
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    [Oct 31, 2013]
    Better do mine then- Sherbs- Ordered 02/10/13- Build week 46 ish- Delivery- hopefully a christmas present- 5 door S-Tronic-Brilliant Red- Techno, comfort, roof rails, privacy, interior lights, advanced key, leather/alcantara.
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  16. PilotAudi
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    [Nov 1, 2013]
    AMENDED TODAY

    Still on week 5 BUT have amended spec to include Tech Pack PNQ instead of SD Nav. Have also deleted No Smoker Pack.. mot a smoker but like the little ashtray/coin holder rather than the boring 2 cup holder voids.. With a bit of extra discount extra cost is minimal!!


    Might be helpful to include our Audi codes... I think this is my latest!!
    ACXW6418
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  17. Itguy
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    [Nov 1, 2013]
    Sandra is away for a few days I think so she'll do the updates when she is back
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    [Nov 2, 2013]
    We called at Swansway bodyshop on the 14th of September to pick our A5 up, drove 100yds to Crewe Audi where they had an S3 Sportback in the showroom. I told the salesman that i wasn't going to leave the showroom until they sold me the car. The wife and i picked it up a week later on the 21st.

    S3 Sportback

    S-Tronic

    Misano red

    Driver assistance pack

    Parade red design pack

    Technology pack

    Auto dimming rear view mirror

    Interior light pack

    Auto release parking brake

    Aluminium roof rails

    Tyre pressure monitor

    Electric lumbar support

    Audi pre sense basic

    Audi active lane and side assist

    Bang and Olufsen sound system


    The fuel consumption when you drive it steady has been excellent, so far i have got 40.1, 41.6, 42.1 and 43.7mpg.
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  19. PilotAudi
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    [Nov 2, 2013]
    Great stuff Mr Mad..

    What about economy when you drive it properly???
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    [Nov 2, 2013]
    Here's for mine:

    Ordered on: 29/07/2013
    Built on: week 43
    Delivery: week 45 (?)

    Type:
    S3 Sportback Manual in Estoril Blue

    Specs:
    Alcantara & leather sports seats
    multifunction flat bottomed steering wheel
    Advanced key
    accoustic parking system (front/back)
    Bang & Olufsen Sound System
    tyre pressure monitor
    Hill Hold assist
    Extended leather Monopur
    S3 optional alloys (S Star Design)
    Inside Light package
    smoker pack
    Exterior LED lights
    Gear knob in Alluminium (R8 style)
    GPS Plus Full MMi
    Electric driver seat
    Heated front seats
    Cruise control
    Automatic headlights & auto dimming inside mirror
    Electric & heated outside mirror pack
    Tinted windows
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Ordered 12/10/2013 Build week: 8

    Sportback
    S-tronic
    Misano Red
    Black Fine Nappa Leather
    Aluminium Roof Rails
    Comfort Pack with Parking System Plus
    Audi Sound System

    Audi config code: A8TQLWDK

    Shortest options list on here possibly!
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Spec finalised as follows :

    Panther Black Crystal
    Full Black Interior with Sports Seats
    Extended Mono Pur
    ACC
    Sat Nav tech pack 7"
    LED Headlights
    Interior Lighting Pack
    Auto Release [HHA]
    Privacy Glass
    Comfort Pack
    Alu Roof Rails + Chrome Pack
    Advanced Key
    Heated Folding Miorrors
    Tyre Pressure Monitoring
    F&R Park Sensors
    Reversing Camera
    Bang + Olufsen Sound

    Build week 50, pick up 01/03/14
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Another one to add to the list:

    marshalld - Ordered 4th Nov, no build week yet, estimated delivery end March '14.
    Ordered from Kings Lynn Audi with their lovely 9% discount, but will live in North London.

    Audi code: AC2YYX5S

    Spec:
    S3 3dr S-tronic
    Crystal - Estoril blue
    Extended interior elements mono.pur
    Technology pack with mobile telephone preparation high
    Parking system plus - front + rear
    Comfort pack
    Privacy glass
    Electric adjustable heated foldable/dimming door mirrors
    LED headlights
    Tyre pressure monitor
    Interior light pack
    Electric lumbar support
    Hill hold assist
    5 year warranty
    Bang + Olufsen

    It's my first ever auto - so I must be getting old?
    Or maybe it's the faster changes and quicker 0-60 over the manual that appeals :)
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Lovely spec - no adaptive cruise control to go with all the London stop/go traffic? Would work beautifully with the s-tronic box and the hill hold assist. It's a cheap option IMHO.

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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Don't worry about having a short options list - it's all about what YOU want.

    Yours will be coming down the line 1 week after mine, i'm on build week 7!

    Did you prefer the misano red over the brilliant red then? I just saw it as an extra £500 I could spend on toys!!

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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    You should have got an A7 or 8 with B&O .... £6,500 of awesomeness ;-)
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Not worried about the short options list at all I'm coming from a mk1 Focus Diesel so even base spec is miles ahead of what I'm used to!

    The demonstrator I tried was in Misano Red and it looked brilliant especially when the sun was out so I was sold on it then!
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    WOW - from a mk1 focus diesel to a new S3... that's quite a leap!

    Misano looks great, don't get me wrong - the manual demo we tried in Cornwall as in Misano and we loved it too. When we returned it we parked it next to a brilliant red new A3 and it was cloudy and we really couldn't tell the difference without really looking.

    Bright sunlight, agree it 'pops' a bit more.
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Might try retrofit an a8 b&o system! Haha, get those tweeters appearing out of the dash when you turn the car on (can hear James Bond music in my head right now)
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Itguy,

    Thanks - it's been hard work getting to a spec I'm happy with.
    I did consider ACC in one of the seven or so configurations I built.

    Decided against it in the end - as I do want to have some input into the driving process!
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    I'd ditch the S Tronic then Mr Marshall ... I'm not a fan (clearly!)
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    was going to buy one about a year and a half a go but buying first house came first, now that's out of the way and got a new job with a significant pay increase I decided to treat myself!
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    [Nov 5, 2013]
    Hi all,
    Been lurking here for a few weeks and recently placed an order for a S3. Spec as below and managed to get an 8% discount from the dealer.

    S3 3 door manual
    Monsoon grey
    Tech pack
    B & O
    Interior light pack
    LED lights
    Privacy glass
    Folding mirrors
    Hill hold assist
    Comfort pack

    Ordered on 15/10/13 and hoping for March 14 delivery. Not got a build week yet!
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    [Nov 6, 2013]
    very true re: custom install (decent ones with a decent sound system like the ones you see in car shows will easily set you back £10K+, ive seen plenty of amps that cost £7K+ alone, despite liking decent systems I think that's pointless in a small environment which is renowed for being near impossible to get decent sound due to panel vibration/glass) and to be honest its decent enough as even though I have a £3K sound system in my current car im a bid old for it at 45, lol

    £750 on the sound system is a positive bargain compared to how much audi is charging for some options like the tech pack
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  35. royalsteve68
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    [Nov 6, 2013]
    almost like me - moving from a 10 year old pug 307xsi and 15 year old fiesta 1.25

    im getting the misano red, agreed not a massive difference but I felt the brilliant looked a bit flat in comparison whereas the misano does change a little in different light
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    [Nov 6, 2013]
    yep manual for me too - got loads of other options including park assist despite never having probs parking, I love gimmicks. however the though of acc just scares the hell of me and lane assist is for idiots who cant drive

    the thing that makes me laugh is where people drag race with an auto car on launch control - pointless - you may as just set all these aids to on and then get out of the car
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    [Nov 6, 2013]
    no that's just cheating
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    [Nov 6, 2013]
    Maybe it's just me, but I'm bored of having to clutch pump in the start-stop London traffic.
    Think it's time for a change. Hence S-tronic.

    As for ACC and the other 'assist' options - I like my gimmicks too, but you have to draw a line somewhere.
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  39. Sandra
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    [Nov 6, 2013]
    Updated :) x
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    [Nov 6, 2013]
    Starter motors are for idiots who can't hand-crank engines.
    Auto choke is for idiots who can't start cars.
    Power steering is for idiots who are too weak to steer
    Cruise control is for idiots who can't press the accelerator
    Park assist is for idiots who can't park
    etc etc

    Just because you chose not to add a particular assist system (but did choose others I notice), doesn't make people who did choose them idiots.

    That's one of the most ludicrous and idiotic things I've ever read on here.
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