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They see me rollin', they hatin...... the new S3 BE

warren_S5 Oct 31, 2011

  1. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Well guys and gals, I've been out rollin'. Racked up a mighty 6 miles to take her up to 42 in total (some other pikes thrashed her about for 36 miles :ermm:

    Obviously I'm getting used to the newness, and feeling the differences between a car that's done 56,000 less than the last.

    Things I'm enjoying that I didn't have before:
    Hi-Def RNS-e
    Foldy uppy mirrors
    White DIS
    Needle sweep (nom nom semi time!)
    Upspecced dash centre console
    More options in DIS
    AMI
    Big SDHC cards
    New car smell!

    The best bit:
    Panther black crystal paint - even the people in the dealership were saying it was a great colour. Well worth a couple of extra quid.

    Anyway enough gobbling off from me, here's a couple of photos of the old and new sat side by side. Apologies they are not good photos as dealership lighting / dark of night with a diddy flash was a nightmare.

    Farewell to 07, she's never let us down.

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    I'll do some proper photos in the next day or so once it's been spacered, Jetseal 109'd.

    Thanks for all your support during the wait, I can't wait to do the drive to Cheltenham tomorrow and rack up some miles!
     
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  2. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    yummy yummy lovely motor dude get a close up of the paint in the sunlight (if any) I've not seen the new paint colour before :wub: :wub:
     
  3. macpdm

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    That is stunning love it mind you I was droolin over your old 07 too. One day maybe one day.......

    Definitely not hatin !
     
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  4. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Aw Warren, ..SO chuffed for you!!! What a sexy little beastie, bet you can't wipe the smile of your chops at the moment and rightly so!! Simply stunning!! Enjoy :wub: xx
     
  5. Ads

    Ads License to drive

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    That looks dirrrrrty! :wub:
     
  6. PaulAr

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    Superb.
    Love the new style wheels, leave em on.
     
  7. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    Awesome!!! Looks amazing bud!! Need some interior shots!!

    The DRLs look different (as if the LEDs are tighter?), have they been changed or are they specific to S3?

    Did you ask why it had so many miles on it?
     
  8. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Congratz on the new car fella. Looks lovely :wub:
    Well jealous of the new front end!!! Looking forward to seeing the threads pop up once you start adding the mods again :happy:
    Hope your enjoying the new car feel
     
  9. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    omg loving it. woop woop shes beautiful
    i want those wheels : (
    i got to drive my dodge out of the glass doors feels coll as hell
    you gonna miss your old s3?
     
  10. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    Very nice, and shiny! Gotta love the black on black, especially when newly polished under fluorescent lights.
     
  11. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I almost can't believe it's finally here!!! We went shopping after we picked it up and when we came out it was almost bizarre looking for another car. Never owned a car as long as '07, but it's amazing how much seems to have evolved between 8P2 and 8P3. Grinning like a chimp! Need to start playing catch up now getting some quality mods, and very tempted by your grille!

    It's filth mate, but the rims need spacing out and it could do with a drop.

    will do mate, they will only ever be changed for 19's of the same style if I do.
     
  12. Ads

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    Spacing and a drop and it will be officially MESSY! :yes:
     
  13. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    can i have first refusal if you chnage your wheels peeeeeeeeeeez
     
  14. L1ARR

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    Looks banging, love it.

    Congrats.
     
  15. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    It is just BEAUTIFUL Warren, you smashed it - happy motoring :wub:
     
  16. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    More photos tomorrow of in & out. Know what you mean about DRL's they do look spdifferent, but will check, might just be I'm unfamiliar with them.

    Didn't notice mileage till I left.

    Loving it mate, there is nothing like new car smell and freshness / tightness of controls and switchgear. Nearly as Darth as you now!

    Will really miss old S3, we had great road trips in her. Driving out of the showroom glass doors felt bizarre ( a bit thief-ish!)

    Even with 1 dealer wash there is some tiny swirls, but in the main paint looks good. Can't beat some decent lighting to make it glow!
     
  17. warren_S5

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    If I can save up £2800 for the 19's then of course!

    Cheers ears!

    Cheers N8, appreciate it mate. fancied something a bit more menacing; 3 greys on the trot was getting tedious.
     
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  18. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    warren you think you will do a rebuild thread ?
     
  19. Pauljamescaton

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    Looks absolutely stunning :applaus:
     
  20. sportstractor

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    Wow that is an incredible looking car, you should be proud. Think it's pretty normal for new cars to have about that mileage, I presume they go through a testing etc.
     
  21. Farhan

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    OMFG that looks MEAN!! I love it!
     
  22. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Oh yes mate, and sooner than you might think. Probably starting in about 2-3 days!
     
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  23. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3

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    Well done mate :) looks identical to mine....but Black..:lmfao:Ive done 4k miles now and it still smells like new..When they work they really are a little bit special..and when they dont, you cant help but forgive them
    Enjoy :)
     
  24. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I can see why you can forgive!! Genuinely, and this isn't just new car giddiness, the new car feels more tactile in its switches, and everything just feels slightly slicker and less clunky than in my 8P2. Somehow they've managed to make it feel like a more quality product by doing very subtly changes but the end result is quite marked. Only negative is the speakers don't sound as good (still Bose), but maybe they just need running in.

    That aside, it's all good! Thanks for all the kind words folks.
     
  25. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    somthing to look farward to :thumbsup:
     
  26. JtotheD

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    fella it looks too good, that paint is stunning! congrats on the choice, and like u say with some spacers and a drop it will look insane, are you gonna go down the same route as your 07 with this one? can't wait to see a build thread if you do! Josh
     
  27. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Stage 2+ with some basic suspension mods (WALK/lowered/uprated rear engine mounts/rear ARB).

    Toying with TT-S quad pipe back box and RS3 grille, but depends on how well commission bonus pays out in 2012!
     
  28. Farhan

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    Odd question but whats the paint like? Does it have a large content of flake or is it more of a slick deep black? Looks stunning !
     
  29. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    New car is looking well reem mate
     
  31. Baffles

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    Awesome, awesome car - look forward to the build thread.
     
  32. lil_coz

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    Nice one dude. First impressions of the colour? Prepare to keep looking back at it when the sun is out!
     
  33. warren_S5

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    It's the bomb mate, worth every penny. Best paint job I've ever owned on a car.
     
  34. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    make sure you take proper cars of it tho black is a right pain to keep from swirling i should know a clean cars for a living and hate seeing the state of some black cars that come in but they look awesome when fresh
     
  35. warren_S5

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    Will do, wife's getting me snow foam lance from Xmas, then 2 bucket washes, and sealed with the Jetseal.

    Want to have at least 1 proper valet/detail per year to keep it at its best
     
  36. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    sweet mate black looks so nice when shiny :wub: , yeah just make sure you don't take your baby to one of these tesco "hand car washes" they ruin your car they don't have a clue how to wash a car safely esp a black one swirl city after if you do lol , i use dodo juice supernatural on mine its awesome stuff to be fair but if you want to really look after your paint get some raceglaze black label wax it aint cheap but oh my its soo worth it esp on a car of that value :)
     
  37. Donny_DJ

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    That is one evil looking car Warren...... stolen from Darth Vader's very own drive!

    Reminds me of a car I saw on eBay a few months back. Pure moodyness - love it

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  38. lil_coz

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    Lovely ain't it?! I really liked the Lava Grey on my A3 and the colour that brought out in the sun, but this is better! Won't be long before you start calling her 'The Panther'. It's what I do lol. Congrats again. Looking forward to the mods you'll be doing!
     
  39. BlueSpark

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    wow that is stunning mate. loving the crystal paint.
     
  40. GNJ_Motorsport

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    Stunning car mate. The wheels really suit that colour car. Like you say get the spacers on and a subtle drop and it will make an already great looking car that bit better. Look forward to the progress thread!
     

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