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SPOTTERS THREAD FOR 8V CHASSIS

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Sandra, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Daveotto
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    [Oct 15, 2013]
    Think that may well have been me if it was around Brentford/Greenford heading towards Western Avenue/M25 about 6 this evening, my last digits EXO and we both bought from Wimbledon Audi.

    Funnily enough was well chuffed this evening, despite the awful traffic, as when I got to the car park on my way home there was some bloke looking enviously over the car and we had a good 5 minute chat on how good the car was. A real big compliment given that there is more than a fair share of decent cars in the car park.
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    [Oct 16, 2013]
    Very disappointed to have spotted a Shiraz SB 62 plate in Dunmow, Essex today. At this rate there'll be more Shiraz's than Daytona's out there!
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    [Oct 16, 2013]
    Wednesday 16/10
    Cheshunt station car park -13 plate ice silver SB sport, well think it was ice silver as was still dark and foggy
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    [Oct 17, 2013]
    Lol, no it was in a supermarket car park across the road from where I live in Wimbledon a few days ago. The other car was a 3 door like mine, and the different letter was a Y as opposed to X. I was seriously concerned my car had been stolen for a moment!
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    [Oct 17, 2013]
    That's a shame. I was looking forward to being spotted by a fellow ASN member
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    [Oct 17, 2013]
    Perhaps there should be a London-area forum meet? :)
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    [Oct 18, 2013]
    My work car park now has two A3 Sportback 8Vs.

    As well as mine, there is now a 13 plate A3 Sportback 8V 2.0 TDI Sport in dark blue.

    Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4.
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    [Oct 27, 2013]
    Red 63 reg S3 Sportback outside my house. :redrs4:
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    [Nov 3, 2013]
    Nov 3rd M4 near Newbury

    Red A3 Sportback 13 plate TFSI twin exhaust pipes. The Audi passed me, pulled in front of and we cruised together for a mile until I pulled off the motorway. Anyone here?
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    [Nov 11, 2013]
    Was followed most of the way home today by an 8V along the A60 from Loughborough to Nottingham - suspect it was s33nyboy12! At least it confirmed to me how awesome the Xenons look when you are being followed by them... even turned my auto dimming mirror off for a bit just to make sure everyone else gets the full awesome effect from them too :p
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    [Nov 12, 2013]
    Parked my Noggy blue 8L S3 next to a S3 8V sportback at Mercedes Benz World on Sunday for the Pistonheads Sunday service.

    Got a few pics but not had a chance to edit the plate out.

    Can't be many 8V S3s knocking about already are there? It's the first one I've seen on the road!

    Anyone from here?
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    [Nov 12, 2013]
    It wasn't me but it's a good point. I've only seen 1 S3 8V on the road and that was a demonstrator! I'm for one am quite glad that it's still a rather exclusive motor.
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    [Nov 12, 2013]
    Saw an old lady, (possibly in early 70s?) drving a 63-plate red 8V TFSI Sportback (Sport) up Wanstead high street a few days ago. Doubt she's on this forum though....
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    [Nov 13, 2013]
    Spencers Wood Nr Reading 13-Nov-13 morning.

    Was behind a Scuba Blue 8V SB 1.6TDI Sport reg ending *****JFN.

    John.
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    [Nov 13, 2013]
    Was just about to say "that was me!", but the reg doesn't match. I'll look out for it as I pass by the edge of Spencer's wood every day to work, look out for you too johnny.
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    [Nov 22, 2013]
    Seen a red a3 saloon today on a52 South Nottingham about 9am .......... Looked wrong, I don't like them, reminded me of a fake audi for some reason like an Asian car company copy. Just not right IMO

    Sean
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    [Nov 24, 2013]
    Spotted my first S3 Sportback today :D it was in Leigh-on-sea, subtlety badass ;)
    8V's are still not a common sight, I pointed it out to my other half saying "oh look a new A3" then I spotted the exhausts ;) yum!
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    [Dec 1, 2013]
    White S3
    Bradville, Milton Keynes at about 2 in the afternoon
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    [Dec 5, 2013]
    Yesterday, White A3 Saloon on the Wellingborough road in Northampton. First one i've seen in the flesh. Rather nice.
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    [Dec 11, 2013]
    3 door ibis white a3 with black wheels. young driver on Monday around 2100 heading towards Paisley on m8 in Glasgow. may or may not of been tagging one another along the way haha
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    [Dec 14, 2013]
    M1 J12 northbound 16:40 Saturday. [edit: 16:25 not 16:40]

    Red 8V SB in SE or Sport trim. Reg ****XHS
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2013
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    [Dec 14, 2013]
    Posted ca. 16.26...... Spotted ca. 16.40....I know these 8V's are quick but posting you have spotted one about 10 mins before it was seen is some going!!!!!
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    [Dec 14, 2013]
    No, just a typo as was a passenger at the time I posted it.

    The 8Vs can be quick. The one I spotted wasn't though.....
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    [Dec 15, 2013]
    Spotted 2 in 2 days:

    Latest one seen on Sunday 2:35pm M25 J14 white 8V SB registration ending ****YEJ
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    [Jan 14, 2014]
    Has nobody seen another 8V on the road for a whole month?
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    [Jan 14, 2014]
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    [Jan 14, 2014]
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    I've seen one! Here
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    [Jan 14, 2014]
    Yeah they are becoming too common
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    [Jan 14, 2014]
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    [Jan 14, 2014]
    Yeh tell me about it!
    I'm devastated! I wasn't even going fast :( that's the most annoying part. There was mid and water all over the bend which, may I add is an actual right angle. The car decided to slide. Ironic that two days later another car has done the same !!
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    [Jan 14, 2014]
    oh dear - is the car back on the road and drivable? Hope the damage wasn't too bad!
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    [Jan 14, 2014]
    Really sorry to hear - it pains me to see pics & stories like these.

    Near side front wheel looks to have extended drop and the passenger protection deflection the bonnet has popped so the car sensed a front end impact.

    Really hope it isn't as bad as it looks.....
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    [Jan 15, 2014]
    Wow sorry to hear that mate :( as said by others hope there isn't too much damage! Glad you're ok :) cars can be replaced!
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    Sorry to hijack the thread as it's not for this. Yeh there is less damage than I thought, bonnet deflection thingy has gone off. It's drivable and no suspension damage, they will 4 wheel laser it either way. I am having all the wheels checked and repaired if any scuffs are there. Front offside corner, side skirt rear bumper, drivers door may require paint and washer bottle smashed. All in all a bad day but hope it will be ok. It's the fact it landed on too of stumps in the hedge that scares me :(
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    Bonnet thing is resettable by yourself - there are instructions in the manual. Basically says just give it a shove back down!
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    [Jan 16, 2014]
    That's good news, I will let the repair guys do it :) it's with them now. 3 weeks wait though :(
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    Where did you take it for the repair?
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    [Jan 16, 2014]
    I didn't, insurance collected it and they took it to the garage of choice. Kc autos it's called in stoke on Trent. Not sure how good/bad it's going to be but I can collect next weekend. I'm going to go over it with a fine tooth comb! It's only just do 3 thousand miles! There wasn't a mark on it!
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    [Jan 17, 2014]
    Spotted kingfisher blue with black roof 8v s3 on M1 southbound about 16:30 near junction 15 today...... Looked very nice in kingfisher!!!

    Sean
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    [Jan 18, 2014]
    White S Line on Bedford lodge hotel car park in Newmarket on Wednesday night 13 plate :)
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