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Taken the plunge!

JamS3 May 21, 2008

  1. JamS3

    JamS3 Active Member

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    Well had the S3 for about 14 months now and really love it, first new car I have ever bought so have decided to trade it in for the new facelifted version so I don't lose too much money on it and will try to do this each year to get a new car.

    So the order!

    Sprint Blue
    Bucket Seats
    Bose
    Interior Light Pack
    Cruise
    Flat Tyre Warning Indicator
    Piano Inserts
    Rear Parking Sensors
    Rain and Light Sensor Pack
    Auto Dimming Folding Door Mirrors
    Ipod Dock

    Can confirm the Front Armrest and Flat Bottom Multi Function Wheel are now STANDARD on the facelifted version.

    I will be retrofitting my RNS-E and Bluetooth from the car I have now, also the lowering springs.

    Have been given a build week for the first week in August so can't wait!

    Will have a Flat Bottom Wheel and airbag for sale in August if anyone is interested!
     
  2. Nutkins

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    Nice - congrats. :sm4: Did you ask / get a price about the Magnetic ride at all? What are they giving you for your current car?
     
  3. markwiggy

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    Nice one Jamie, best colour as well.

    Mark
     
  4. Trev241

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    Any other changes to the standard spec and did you deal with Teeside Audi.
     
  5. JamS3

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    Didnt get a price for the mag ride mate, dealer said not to bother with it and I'm not fussed about it really.

    My car is going in 1st Sep when I pick the new one up so they have quoted price for then, lost around 6.5k in 18months.

    Managed to get a discount of around 2k on the new one too.
     
  6. JamS3

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    Didn't deal with Teeside this time mate and only other changes that I know are the known bumper, door handles, LED running lights, colour DIS, buttons on centre console, indicators on wing mirrors and alloys.

    Its rumoured the 2.0 TFSI engine is slightly modified too but the performance specs are the same.
     
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    awesome spec mate, it is true that the S3 2.0TFSI has been tweaked. It now produces 199g/km of CO2 and returns 24/43/33mpg as opposed to the current 217g/km 23/39/31mpg. Performance remains the same.
     
  8. MarcQuinlivan

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    Might be interested in that if the price is right Jam. Is it a standard FB one or is it the MFSW version?
     
  9. Trev241

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    Just wondered about Teeside as best sales guy ain't with them any more, don't know if I would use them next time.
     
  10. JamS3

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    Its the flat bottom multi function one but needs the wiring loom to make the multi function bits work, only £35 quid apparently and a thread was on here somewhere with part numbers.
     
  11. JamS3

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    Who would that have been Trev?
     
  12. Trev241

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    Andrew Vidgen
     
  13. boggysv

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    Are you sure it's color dis, not just black&white?
     
  14. JamS3

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    Not sure mate, just going on what some people have said on here which may not be right!

    Suppose will have to wait for some more pics than the ones on the Audi website which only does show black and white!
     
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  17. boggysv

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    Sorry, nope.
     
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    Must admit the new front end does look much better in those real life footage than those still pics/renders. I will probably opt for the park assist as it only cost twice as much as rear parking sensors like in the german version (around 750 Euros).
     
  20. boggysv

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    Lol...a certain marketing manager somewhere is not going to be happy.
    [ytv]bKYz5WJFr48[/ytv]
     
  21. Spin140

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    Has the list price remained the same ?
     
  22. markwiggy

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    Is the grill the same, looks different, maybe wider. Headlights looks as though the cars wearing eyeliner. Mmmm not sure about those, maybe they will grow on me.

    Mark
     
  23. JamS3

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    No the list price is up to 27k from memory but I don't have my paperwork to hand to check!
     
  24. phantom

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    I thought the list is 27K now?

    FBMFSW and arm rest must be a £500+ saving?

    p
     
  25. MarcQuinlivan

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    Just to clarify the trim levels:

    S = Attraction
    SE = Ambiente
    Sport = Ambition

    This is what they've always been known as over here. I assume the UK will continue to use S\SE\Sport.
     
  26. MarcQuinlivan

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    Wouldn't mind first refusal on that when the time comes.
     
  27. L60N

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    Im still not liking the revisions.

    I think the front end is kind of consolidating the range, but the chrome/plastic surrounds, and the bulky lines look out of place on an otherwise understated body.

    The wheels i find look too small.

    The wing mirrors look like they were pinched off a passat, the current style ones are much more sleek.

    The buttons on the interior blend away rather than the current tactile ones.

    Mind you, i hated the Mk1 focus when i first saw it, then it grew on me quickly.

    Im also pissed its on its way which doesnt help :p
     
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    Which dealer did you use ?
     
  29. Matt

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    Nice one! My old man has a facelift Ibis White Sportback S-line on order for 1st September
     
  30. JohnS3

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    A few people on here will want to pull your new headlamps out for a closer look...
     
  31. JohnS3

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    and just to clarify, it's not me.
     
  32. JamS3

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    I'm sure something can be arranged!

    Will need to visit Craig to get my nav and bluetooth pulled out nearer the time before the car goes!
     
  33. JamS3

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    Wearside
     
  34. phantom

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    Do you know anything about the " new upraded " Haldex on the face lift?

    Thanks

    p
     
  35. JamS3

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    Something to do with the multi plate clutch being operated electronically as opposed to mechanical so it reacts faster when power is needed to be transfered.
     
  36. boggysv

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    Isnt the current one electronically controlled as well?
     
  37. newbiecrg

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    the current one is hydraulic activated...

    Pedro
     
  38. phantom

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    It is , it works via a ECU/controller , we can buy the upgraded controller that has 3 modes inc 50/50 split full time!

    p
     
  39. newbiecrg

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    Ok, now I am confused.... so what bit is hidraulic and on the new one is electronically? because that is what the new S3 is raving about?

    Any light on this?

    Pedro
     

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