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TTS to S3? Should I shouldn't I?

Boosted Jan 17, 2012

  1. Boosted

    Boosted New Member


    So I've been feeling a little disillusioned with the TTS for a bit
    and I have been given a pretty good deal on a brand new S3, but I am still yet
    to make a decision and wanted your opinions?

    Firstly, the reasons for
    moving from the TTS:

    1) Manual box, going 2+ would require messing about
    with the clutch which I don't want to do

    2) Modding a TTS compared to an
    S3 is a lot more expensive ie. no second hand market for the TTS

    current warranty runs out in August

    4) decided I want RNS-E now, my TTS
    doesn't have it

    5) would be trading back in 18 months anyway due to
    residuals on a 40k mile + TTS being too low

    Now the deal for a brand new
    S3 means I would be paying pretty much the same as on the TTS for a brand new
    car. Dealer is paying deposit for me and its an S-Tronic, Black Edition with
    every extra except buckets.

    Reasons for:

    1) S-Tronic therefore
    going 2+ won't be an issue with the clutch

    2) 3 year warranty, peace of

    3) modding should be easier as parts readily available

    brand new car!

    Are there any other issues for or against either car you
    can think of?

    Whats the tax situation?

    Still yet to see whether
    insurance makes a difference..

    Any particular colour I should go for?
  2. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

    S3 all the way if you want practicality otherwise TTS is greater track car with better handling. I personally dont see the point getting 2 seater unless its secondary car for you.

    My 2p
  3. Spin140

    Spin140 Well-Known Member

    The S3 feels pretty much the same performance wise as I have had both at stage 2 +.

    I think if you don't need the seats the TTs always feels far more special but as you have said S-tronic and the extra tune will be new to you and is much faster than stage 1.

    Its a tough one really but seems like a good deal to get into a new car, when in the same sort of position I would just ask for another £1,000 making the offer far too good to refuse or best of all for it to come specced with Buckets as this really makes a big difference to the cabin ambience.

    Try it on they may say yes, oh and another plus point tyres are also much cheaper on the S3 as a standard size £120 versus £160.
  4. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

    If you are male then the S3 is the obvious choice :p
  5. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

    expect to pay no more than 30-31k for full speced car. Prices are very low for the S3 atm dealers are willing to give 10% off the retail value. S-tronic is amazing giving you extra pop every time you change gear and so effortless when you in relaxing mood.

    Best colours..... Ibis white, phantom black is nice but hard to live with if neither I'd go for orange;)
  6. Boosted

    Boosted New Member

    Thanks guys

    Ok so they are giving me 8% discount

    They say that as the new regestration year comes in March, my car will take a greater hit so are advising a deal before March (obviously they want a deal lol)

    They are paying £1750 deposit for me already on the list price of the car and the 8% discount. I would be using Audi Finance again, so do you think I should be expecting more of a discount?
  7. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

    YEP try to push them i got 9% + freebies (full tank of petrol ect)
  8. Boosted

    Boosted New Member

    How much is road tax on a new S3?
  9. jerseypaul

    jerseypaul Member

    We traded our TTS in for our current S3 SB.
    Our daughter was growing up fast and needed more rear legroom.
    The S3 was in stock, at the right spec and the deal worked out so it was the obvious choice.
    Very happy with the move, much more practical but still has good punch and Quattro grip.
  10. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

    145 quid buddy for 6 month I belieive or 245 per year
  11. Boosted

    Boosted New Member

    Thanks...the 3 year warranty is what is swaying me at the moment

    Thanks mate

    Do people think the new S3 coming next year will have much effect on residuals? My GFV is @ roughly £16k

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