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    How accurate is the Speedo

    I haven't got the 8Y yet, but on previous cars I had with analogue speedos, it would usually over read by 2-3 mph compared to a standalone sat nav (Garmin) which has digital (assuming GPS data) speed. My previous car that has both analogue and digital (on Sat Nav screen) speedo, the Sat Nav one...
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    95 vs. 98 RON Unleaded - How much difference does it make?

    Even on my 1.5T Volvo V40, the mpg gains were there, but just a lot less. Eg...my place to Stansted (done it many times) usually 48-50mpg doing around 40-70mph depending on the road I'm on. Once I forgot at the time I had a tank of Vpower, and saw 52mpg end of trip, was thinking nice....next day...
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    95 vs. 98 RON Unleaded - How much difference does it make?

    Well back in the day on my weekly (have done this same trip for years) Sunday 830 morning East to West London city run with a short stint at 40mph A40 (so very minimal traffic) on the said 1.0TSI, would give me 48-51mpg everytime on this trip on 95RON/Momentum99/Esso97. The latter 2 would give...
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    Post Pics Of Your A3/S3 8Y In Here

    Ouch, that's quite a large nail, at least where it's at, was it fixable? Had a similar (but smaller) nail slightly further on the edge on a previous car and they managed to patch it up. When it happened, wondered why TPMS kept pinging, and when I used my handy tyre pressure gauge, it was 20PSI...
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    95 vs. 98 RON Unleaded - How much difference does it make?

    I thought Esso by now would have shelved their 97 RON and now are the 3 supplier for 99 RON alongside Tesco Momentum and Shell VPower?
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    De-Chroming

    I guess you can always go onto auto-trader and select the Technik trim, and you can see how a Sport trim would look completely dechromed at the front.
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    95 vs. 98 RON Unleaded - How much difference does it make?

    Ouch, running a S3 (or 2.0TFSI 190) on supermarket fuel. There's also Momentum 99 petrol on some/most tesco filling stations which would suit the car better. I've only ever used supermarket fuel in emergencies on my 1.0 / 1.5 normal engine let alone a high performance motor. On the S3 I believe...
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    S3 vs Golf8R

    Did anybody see what it says logo wise on the right side of the S3 boot? ABT Perhaps the Golf R 320 stock runs around 350, whereas the S3 stock runs around 320, and after ABT tune, runs around 350? I mean in all other drag races the Golf R is way ahead, even keeping pace with the A45 S.
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    Digital dashboard views

    Thanks, assuming max on the 12" displays are 80mpg and higher, while on the smaller 10" VC, the max denotes 50mpg upwards? It's a shame I prefer being able to see (for instance) it's doing 63-65 mpg going 50mph. Likewise the digital speed in numbers distract me, wondering if I could turn that...
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    Digital dashboard views

    Also can the digital dashboard display instantaneous mpg in numbers (like the average mpg) or you can only see what instant mpg the car is doing only with the white bar going from 0 - 40 - max?
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    Digital dashboard views

    Be careful what you wish for, the A3 manual set a record for being the longest: https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/a3/353556/audi-a3-owners-manual-longer-lord-rings
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    Side trim coming loose?

    I hope the corresponding 'same coloured scheme' vents are not glued on either are they?
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    Pre-sense warning light (yellow) and reversing question

    Oh I do miss the shove in the back from a 2.0TDI 150 (MY63), which I found and felt more powerful than the 1.5T 150 (MY68) I'm coming from. I did previously have a 1.0T 110 (MY66) in an Ibiza, but that was a very light car....and off the line it was quicker than the 1.5T 150 which replaced it...
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    Anyone else underwhelmed by the B&O system?

    I mean if Audi A3 had the option to spec the Audi Sound system 10 speaker for ¬ £300 i would probably ticked that box instead. However I will pass judgement on B&O until i get it. Shame there's no CD drive to test, would have to be mp3s or lossless via USB.
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    Pre-sense warning light (yellow) and reversing question

    On a different note, how do you find the 30TFSI Stronic engine power wise? Sufficient? Or if you had to do it again, you would go for 35TFSI? and what car/engine did you have before for comparison? I'm coming down 40bhp from previously 150, hoping it's not too much of a drop down
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    London Based Dechroming for Subscribers - CRD Customs

    Ooh, i might just give you guys a shout once I get my A3 Sport Trim (probably in June) and if I can't stand the extra contrast/chrome front bumper lip and small vents in the front. I live in East London too, so its just next door literally.
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    Anyone else underwhelmed by the B&O system?

    This reviewer doesn't seem too keen on the stock; https://totallyev.net/audi-a3-audio-review/ Can't wait for mine with the B&O, surely it must be at a much higher level than stock 6 speakers. I think on Autogefuel and in Europe there is also the 'Audi Sound System' with 10 speakers inc sub...
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    A3/S3 delivery lead time?

    Guess I can expect the car to come with Pirelli P7 C2 tyres on 17inch? Anyone NOT get Pirelli's on theirs? I did see some Bridgestone T005s on the 16inch Techniks...but mostly P7s on 17/18 inch tyres...no clue about 19s.
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    A3/S3 delivery lead time?

    Just got info from the leaser from the supplying dealer that the A3 I ordered has arrived on UK shores and they would need a bit of time to do the necesesary. Although I have already informed them, to hold on to it for a bit till early June. I finalised the order early last Dec, had 2 'updates'...
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    Auto start in traffic

    Which trim is yours and is it a manual or DSG?
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