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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mdre83, Jul 3, 2008.

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    I'm wanting to purcahse an A3 but need to know exactly what the differences are between the Sport and an S-Sine (standard & optionals) to see whether it's worth spending that little bit extra on an S-line.
    The purchase will be a used car rather than new (higher specs for less money :D
    I'd prefer the facelift model, from a 56 plate i think, or was there another facelift after that. Apart from the one due.
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    HI...

    the last face lift was on 56 plate like you said on cars built from i think mid october 2006 (apart from the current one just now).......

    Go S-Line worth the extra money.....
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    Sport has white roof lining, S-Line has black.
    Sport is 10mm lower than standard. S-Line 15mm lower than sport.
    S-Line has S-Line front bumper, grille, door sills, seats, steering wheel, badges, alloys.

    Definitely recommend the S-Line over the sport.
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    The S-line looks great, the Sports look bland...

    when I had a Sport Sportback courtesy car I found the ride to be truly awful
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    Black Headlining was/is an optional on the S-Line right?
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    It is standard now - not sure about the early models.
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    That is the exact opposite of what I found. I drove both Sport and S-Line before buying and found the S-Line too harsh and the Sport about right.
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    yeah i agree to be honest, wouldnt say awful ride but no were near like a s-line !!
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    So the S-Line from 57 plates have black headlining as standard :D
    I think it's something Audi should have done from the start.

    I so wish I hadn't sold my 56 plate A3!!! :keule:

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    It certainly came with anything built post september 2006.
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    Yep it will have black headling as standard....

    I have just bought this A3 about 2 weeks ago and paid £17499 might give you an idea on price and spec etc...

    2007 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 Tdi (170) DPF, S-Line,DSG S-Tronic, Akoyo Silver, 18"Alloys 14 Spoke Design, RNS-E 2007 TMC, Rear Parking Sensors,Bose Sound System,6 CD Changer,Black Leather Sport Seats,Auto Folding Mirrors,Tyre Pressure Sys.
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    cheers... was that from new?

    You got any pics mate?

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    s-lines have black headlining from the start unless you choose otherwise.
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    Dont know about id guess maybe £24000 ish new ? It was registered in Jan 2007 , 1 Previous owner , Private dealer i found on the internet was selling it he took it in as a px, Audi wanted about £21000 for a simlar spec car !!!
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    S-line is the only spec worth bothering with, IMHO.
    S-line ride is hard, but can be chucked around.
    Sport rides better, but is wobblier than a fat lass on a ferry.
    My '05 sportback S-line had black headlining, BTW.
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    The S-Line suspension on the Sportback is also significantly more comfortable than that on the 3-door.

    The S-Line suspension on my 3-door A3 will shake all your fillings out in seconds !
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    Where was this dealer mate? Did you find them through the AutoTrader...?

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    Just looking and found a 05 plate that looks the same as the 56 plate, so how eaely was the facelift (05)
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    I personally wouldn't consider anything below and S-Line. I think it makes a massive difference and really makes the car. ALL Audi's throughout the range below an S-Line just look really bland and uninspiring to me.
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    Just come across a Misano Red one, decent spec for £12,750 65k on clock.
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    Hear hear.:salute:

    I also agree that the sportback S-line ride is slightly better than the three door S-line ride.
    IIRC, the sportback is around 50kgs heavier, which will preload the springs.
    If you were to permanently carry a 50kg load in a 3 door, you would effectively replicate the sportback's ride.
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    Can't be a 170 for that money, is it?
    If it's a 140, you should be able to get lower mileage than that for the money.
    My '05 Sportback 140tdi S-line DSG (phew..) was offered to us for £13k (in March this year) by the leasing company, with 36k miles on the clock.
    There are thousands of A3's for sale, mate.
    Buyers market, shop around.
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    It was around 54/05 time there was certainly no facelift after that until the current one just gone.
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    It's the 140 mate. I've previously had an A3 140 and an A4 170. If you were to purchase the 140 remapping should take it to around 170 anyway

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    Yeah, you should be able to get one with a lot lower mileage than 65k.

    I went into Autotrader and used the following search.

    Audi > A3 > Between £10k and £13k > diesel > under 40k miles

    There were 183 hits.

    Like this one
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    Cheers, I'd prefer a facelift one though...

    This one is spot on, just need a decent deposit

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