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    Facelift How do I make my S-Tronic start-stop chill the hell out?

    I've just swapped my manual A3 for an S-Tronic, and the start stop is... a little overzealous for my taste. I don't want to turn it off entirely if I can avoid it, but it's so sensitive that it's cutting out even as I pull up to park and am still rolling, cutting my steering power right as I'm...
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    1.4 vs 1.5 tfsi - what's the difference?

    I understand the 1.5 is apparently based on the 1.4, but although the displacement is larger, the two seem to be... basically identical. Both have (with the S-Tronic gearbox) a 0-60 time of ~8.2 seconds, as far as I can see, comparable top speed etc. Unless I'm missing something about the...
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    Facelift Radio Plus vs Navigation Plus (Tech Pack Advanced) - and does the 8V have full postcode search?

    So I'm coming from a 2012 Audi A3 Black Edition Quattro 8P (last generation), and looking to upgrade to this year's equivalent-ish model, minus the Quattro. I currently have the Navigation Plus (RNS-E) system, which doesn't have full postcode search and has, frankly, always done my head in. The...
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    BOSE Sound System: power output?

    I'm looking at buying a Range Rover Evoque, and trying to decide between the sound systems available Does anyone know what the power output (ie wattage) is on the BOSE system on the A3? I know it's not the most important thing when it comes to sound quality, but just for comparison purposes I...
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    Breakdown cover

    My 3 years free Breakdown Cover has just run out, so I need to renew it. Audi sent me an AA leaflet, so I assume they've switched to the AA from the RAC, but the AA seems quite expensive. I was considering going with the RAC again The only thing that occurred to me is that in the original...
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    Chris Knott - 1 year review

    So 12 months ago I took out a policy with Chris Knott, from a discussion on this forum, and I'm about to renew with them. Here are my thoughts 1) Customer service is excellent. They can occasionally be a little slow to answer the phones, though, and more than once I've had to call back after it...
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    AMI + iPhone 16 Pin + Lightning problem

    Hi I've got an AMI with my RNSe, but I've only got the old iPhone connector cable. I got an official Apple Lightning male to 16 pin female adapter, but when I plug it into my phone I get an error "only one device can be attached at one time" and it doesn't sync the music to the car. I was...
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    FAO Chris Knott ins

    Hi I can't get to the phone atm to check with you, so I thought I'd leave this here... I'm moving house soon, and obviously will be informing you a little closer to the time. I just wanted to check, though, whether my premium will increase/decrease as a result of the move. Assuming that all...
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    Quattro Clutch 3yrs

    I've just taken my A3 in for a service and the guy mentioned the Haldex clutch needs a service at 3 years (She's a little shy of 2 and a half years old now, so obviously I declined to get it done today!). I didn't ask him for a price, but I'm just working out how much to budget for come March...
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    This year's adventure!

    So, after messing around every year trying to find reasonable (I don't even mind if it's not "cheap" - just okay would do!) insurance, here I am again. 24 years old, male, 2 year old A3 TDI Black Edition 170. 2 years NCB. Let's see how we get on. As a ballpark, last year's insurance was 1000...
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    400 litre aquarium in A3 Spotback... will it fit?

    Hey guys Anybody got their A3 Sportback and a tape measure handy? I've got a 450 litre fish tank I'd like to pick up, measuring 151 x 51 x 66 cm - and I've got no idea if it will fit. To my eye, the back is just over 5 foot long with the seats down - but I can't tell whether I've got that 5 ft...
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    Fitting 4 tyres... HOW MUCH?

    Just had my A3 in for her first service... quoted a reasonable £310 on the phone: not too bad for a dealer service, I'll live. Asked them to fit the 4 tyres in the back and the lady on the phone didn't give me any additional price. Went to pick it up and was told they'd charged me an hour's...
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    Servicing

    Hey guys Just a quick question, if anyone has their handbook to hand or just knows off the top of their head: I'm not near my car so can't check. My car (A3 2.0 170 TDI Quattro Black Edition) is 14 months/17,000 miles old and is due an oil change in 1,600 miles and a service in 1,900...
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    Coilovers

    Hey I've been fancying a set of coilovers on my A3, but with my insurance already being extortionate I've held off... but I've just discovered that it would only push my insurance up by about £150, and that has a lower excess than the stock policy I'm going for otherwise. So, it looks to me to...
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    Apple iTunes Match (+ iPhone and RNSe)

    Hey guys (Edit: Long post of crap following - if you cba reading, skip to TL;DR in bold below) Not sure if this is off topic, but it relates to the RNS-e specifically so I'm guessing not? Apologies if I'm in the wrong place. Basically I've got an RNS-e with iPod connector. I connect my...
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    Dear Sky Insurance

    Is it worth wasting my time with getting a quote off you this year, or are you still hung up on my age? Car: 2012 A3 TDI Black Edition Quattro 170bhp Me: 23 year old Software Engineer, full time employed Use: Social+Commuting (commute being a 5 mile drive to/from work) Mileage: 14,000 miles If...
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    TDI 170 running rough, anything to be concerned about?

    Hey guys Just done a 50 minutes/30 mile trip home, half in the city (ie stop-start) and then half on fairly twisty A-roads. Didn't notice anything wrong, although I wasn't paying particular attention. Stopped for a subway 5 miles from home, and noticed afterward that the car was sounding a...
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    Slow puncture, no spare

    Hey guys I got a tyre pressure warning light this morning on the way to work, (rear left, check all tyres and reset etc). I pulled over and took a look and couldn't see anything out of the ordinary: being late and only having a couple of miles to go I carried on, pulled over after half a mile...
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    Kerbed wheel - price of refurbishment?

    Hey guys Just kerbed my wheel for the first time - stupid Shell with their stupid kerb sticking out from the pump. I'm a bit annoyed but I suppose it was only a matter of time. I've got Black Edition rotor style wheels. The wheel has a long-ish thin kerb mark which doesn't seem too deep along...
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    iPhone 5 adapter, RNSe

    Hey guys Girlfriend is looking at getting an iPhone 5, which means my iPhone connector for my RNSe isn't going to work with her phone anymore. Does anyone know if Audi is likely to/planning to/has already release(d) a connector for the 8P A3's RNSe? I could just buy the Apple adapter and...
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