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  1. mjcourtney

    Tyre wear - 2.0Tdi 190

    Morning all. I've just checked the tread on my tyres and realised the fronts are pretty much on the limit. The car is 9 months old and has covered about 9k miles - I can't believe how quick they've worn! Is this normal for FWD diesels? My previous 1.4 A3 managed 20k+ before needing new shoes so...
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    Central locking issue?

    Locked my car as normal today after a 90 minute drive. Noticed the indicators didn't flash to confirm it had locked. All the doors and boot were shut but it wouldn't flash the lights. After a bit of hunting discovered that neither of the two rear passenger doors were locking! Opened and closed...
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    Extended LED Interior Lights - Dim?

    So I picked up my A4 last Friday and have been tinkering around with the interior light settings. The 3 main colours (Red, Blue, White) are great, and all the LEDs changed to the colour selected - they're all nice and bright too. However, when selecting Individual mode they all seem really dim...
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    Headlight Washers - Standard or not?

    So according to the Audi UK brochure - Headlight washers are a £250 option on all trims with the exception of the S4. However, looking at some of the photos posted recently by members collecting their cars (@cuke2u and @maui ) it appears that there are cutouts on the bumper for LED / Matrix LED...
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    Looks like I'm joining the A4 club!

    Just ordered my A4 this morning with Slough Audi. Moving from my A3 1.4 S-line Sport back to the following: 2.0TDI 190 A4 S-line Avant S-tronic Mythos Black Tech Pack Light and Vision Pack Parking Pack Trailer Pack (if it's available - TBC) Storage Pack Privacy Glass Delivery expected around...
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    Electric Folding Mirrors

    I'm just looking at finalising the spec of a new A4 as a replacement for my A3. The A3 has the optional electric folding mirrors which can be configured to fold in when the car is locked. The description of the same option on the A4 doesn't seem to mention this - does anyone know if it's...
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    Rear Leg-room A4 vs A3 for childseats?

    I am currently looking at upgrading my A3 Sportback to the new A4 Avant. One of the reasons for this is the extra boot space as i'm hoping we can get a pram lengthways in the boot (it does fit in the A3 boot sideways but completely fills it!). We are also now looking at rear-facing childseats...
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    Manual Vs S-tronic Cruise Control

    So I picked up my new 1.4COD s-tronic last Friday, after trading in my 1.4 122 manual. Still getting to grips with some of the quirks of the s-tronic, but generally really pleased with it, especially in manual mode. However.... There seems to be a big difference in the way standard (not...
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    Full or Part Leather Seats and sagging?

    I'm toying with the idea of trading in my 2013 1.4 S-line Sportback for a new model with the COD engine and S-tronic. The Mrs is quite keen on upgrading to full leather seats, as opposed to the part-leather that comes standard on the S-line. My concern is that the side / base seat bolster on...
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    Retro-fit Tow Bar

    Does anyone have any suggestions / reccomendations for companies that could fit a tow bar to my A3 S-line? I didn't need one at the time I ordered last year, but could really do with one now. I've previously used Towsure, but they don't have any suitable products. Only place i've found is...
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    Corroded badge

    Just washed my car today to discover bad corrosion / pitting on the front grill Audi badge. Car is just over 12 months old and has only ever been washed by myself (using valetpro prewash, autoglym shampoo, and aqua wax). Is this acceptable / expected at this age, or am I doing something wrong...
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    Police write-off a new A3?

    The Cops Involved In This Crash Came Away With Only Minor Injuries Oops! Although it looks like the passenger area suffered relatively minor intrusion. Edit: Actually the article says they were hit by an A3. At first glance this looks like an 8V Police Car but now i'm not so sure as it could...
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    Android KitKat Bluetooth Phonebook compatibility with MMI

    So I received my nice shiny new nexus 5 yesterday. First thing I did was check it was compatible with the a3 Bluetooth. My previous HTC one X wasn't great with the car and there was a lot of distortion when placing calls, so I was keen to make sure the nexus worked properly. It connected up...
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    Cruise Control - Auto Brakes

    I don't know whether this is common knowledge, but I certainly didn't realise it until last night.... When I set the cruise control I noticed that it seems particularly good at holding speed / slowing down on downhill sections. I assumed this was just engine braking through clever engine...
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    Tacky steering wheel

    I've got a 6 month old A3 and over the past few weeks I've noticed that one side of the steering has become 'tacky', eg it feels fine if you briefly touch it, but if you've been holding it for more than 30 seconds it feels sticky when you let go. I'm assuming something sticky has ended up on the...
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    8V Cabriolet

    Looks like someone's leaked some shots of the 8V A3 Cabriolet: Are You The 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet? It does kinda look exactly like I expected... an 8V without it's roof! This article states 2015 release, but it seems the US gets the new A3 after the rest of Europe anyway, so it might not...
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    Warning - Car Jacking

    I have just heard some sickening news that my Uncle's girlfriend was car jacked on Wednesday evening. The car was a Red 2013 8V A3 3 Door 1.6Tdi Sport, registration RK13 XUJ. The full details are included in this news report: Carjack terror for Coventry woman outside Nando's restaurant in...
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    B&O Vs Audi Sound System - My comparison

    I've now had a chance to compare the Audi Sound System with the Bang & Olufsen system in the A3. I've had the B&O in my sportback for approx 3 months, and my friend picked up his Sportback last week with the Audi system. Physical differences: The most obvious difference is the style of the...
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    Sooo not funny

    A little Friday afternoon story for you all.... There I was working at my desk when a colleague calls me up to tell me I'd best come look at my car as he's just noticed a scratch or some paint on the front bumper. I ran out the door (Usain Bolt would have been proud of this sprint) and...
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    Wheel Cleaning on the S-line

    On advice from some other members I ordered some Billbury wheel cleaner to help clean the wheels on my S-line. Valet PRO Bilberry Wheel Cleaner 5L - Buy online from i4detailing.co.uk It arrived today.... sort of..... Royal Mail are clearly employing elephants in their sorting offices, because...
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