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  1. the_lecht_rocks

    Emigrating - Selling the S3 - Valuation ?

    So what's it's likely selling price ? S3 Sportback. • 01/03/2014 1 owner [me] • S3 SB Stronic • Panther Black Crystal • Leather Full Super Sports Interior + Elec Lumbar + Heated • Ext. Mono Pur. • Reversing Camera • Adaptive Cruise + Radar • Technology Pack 7” Screen + DVD • LED...
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    Winter Tyres On The S3, Worth It?

    Costco FTW. Michelin Alpin PA4 at £650 and only £35 to swap in Spring and Winter.
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    Winter Tyres On The S3, Worth It?

    Neg 2 deg c this morning and frosty. Grip, no understeer and quick. Say no more......
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    Winter Tyres On The S3, Worth It?

    hit a greasy damp roundabout today at quick entry speed, perhaps a bit too fast. the PA4's dealt with it like a dry tyre. no slip, grip under power and no dramas. also i can sense the braking performance has been nicely improved. recommended !
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    Winter Tyres On The S3, Worth It?

    my new michelin PA4's are excellent. even with release compound, the S3 is transformed in the cold greasy wet conditions up here in NE Scotland. money very well spent. bizzarely, they are also quieter than the conti SC 5's OEM.
  6. the_lecht_rocks

    Newbie - Audi S3

    I gave all options. I'd get rid of advanced key first, never the LEDs or SSS.
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    Winter Tyres On The S3, Worth It?

    I cycle to work, 45km each day. The winters Will be superb combined with the haldex and greasy wet miserable winter upcoming when we need the car. Why spend £40k on a car and not benefit from the correct rubber for the conditions ?
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    Winter Tyres On The S3, Worth It?

    we bought the S3 FOR the 4wd capability to be used IN CONJUNCTION with winter tyres. there's little chance of not getting to the ski hills with winters on, but chances are without it's more treacherous. in addition, many a time we've been skiing and it's dumped it down hard, the hill gets closed...
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    Winter Tyres On The S3, Worth It?

    I always use winters, living in north East Scotland, it's a no brainer. Considering the improvement they make to a 2wd vehicle, I'm expecting a substantial improvement on the S3. Interestingly the new michelin alpin pa5 isn't yet available for the S3 so I have elected for the asymmetric pa4. I'm...
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    Winter Tyres On The S3, Worth It?

    I've just ordered a set of 4 in 225/40/18 w xl variant from costco. £650 for the set fitted. Looking forward to giving them a test up to glenshee and cairngorm shortly, once we get some good snow cover.
  11. the_lecht_rocks

    Advance Key - Battery Life

    My S3's keyless battery lasted 6 months. Easy replacement. Car only gets used a few times a week too.
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    1,000 Mile In, S3 Sportback S-tronic Report

    What was your porsche with a straight 6 ?
  13. the_lecht_rocks

    Free map update service

    yes i have a myaudi account, have hit the download but a .jpnl file of only 8kb downloads ????
  14. the_lecht_rocks

    Free map update service

    ok - i have 2014 maps but i'm unsure : 1. how to download from myaudi 2. once downloaded what to do. any help apprciatd !! ??
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    8V S3 Akrapovic on it's way.

    Had confirmation from Akrapovic today that the 8V S3 system is now in development.
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    Milltek for S3?

    Had confirmation from Akrapovic today that the 8V S3 system is now in development .
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    Milltek for S3?

    Akrapovic FTW
  18. the_lecht_rocks

    Spotters Thread For 8V Chassis

    who was waving at me tonight ? looked like a blue sportback S3 ?
  19. the_lecht_rocks

    Xenon versus LED Headlight option

    I'm with Scott although I am really impressed with my s3 SB led option. I paid the lesser price as I had comfort pack selected as well. As the car is a keeper we speccd it out quite elaborately and the led lights were consequent to that approach!
  20. the_lecht_rocks

    S3 Ordered (Again!)

    One option I would drop is advanced key. It's great getting in and out but the sensors lock and unlock the car continually when washing it and due to the start stop function, the car sometimes starts when you press stop ! I know the work a rounds but it is a ****** nuisance. It also bleeps from...
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