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All new S3

Jcbmally Aug 22, 2020

  1. Nige Smith

    Nige Smith Registered User

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    My wife: "haggling is just men waving their ***** around!"
     
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  3. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left.

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    :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
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  4. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    I might stay away from that garage then.:whistle2: lol
     
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  5. tungmeister

    tungmeister Registered User

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    Anyone know when the Vorsprung edition is going to be available? I've been trying to decide between an s3 saloon and the cla35 for a while but I think I'm going to go for the S3. Considering I'd want all the toys it seems stupid to get anything other than Vorsprung.
     
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  6. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Its 3 months late already just to order ...even if you could order one right now it'll be May ...unless Audi start shipping Vorsprung models....from stock soon

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  7. tungmeister

    tungmeister Registered User

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    I'm in no major rush to buy - own my current car outright and I'm waiting on my house purchase to complete before I get a new car. I'm just curious if anyone has got any inside knowledge on when they're actually going to be available as at least then I can roughly look forward to some kind of time frame.
     
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  8. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    if you shop around & push a hard deal it’s possible you could get a CLA 45s for similar money (or not much more) to a fully specced Vorsprung S3 saloon.
     
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  9. tungmeister

    tungmeister Registered User

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    Just had a look on the Merc configurator and the price for a fully specc'd 35 is up from 47k to 50k - no doubt due to Brexit and the 45 plus is up to 60k so will just have to wait and see what prices are looking like when I'm actually ready to buy. It might sound daft but Merc isn't offering the HUD in the UK market and after having one for a couple of years on my 6 series I wouldn't want to be without. A fully specc'd up S3 is currently sitting at 45k - I wouldn't have thought the Vorsprung edition will be THAT much more with the most expensive Vorsprung A3 being 40k.
     
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  10. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    I think you'll be looking at £46k for the Vorsprung S3 Saloon and Audi being such as they are??? they'll be 3/4 other desirable option boxes still left to tick

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  11. royalsteve68

    royalsteve68 Registered User

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    German manufacturers have lost the plot.

    Bad enough paying over 50k for an rs3 saloon, for an s3, hell no. People will move to other brands.

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  13. royalsteve68

    royalsteve68 Registered User

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    I reckon greedy German manufacturers will struggle to sell few cars from now on

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  14. A4B9

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    They won’t, people will continue to pay whatever price they set
     
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  15. PeteRS3lee

    PeteRS3lee Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    Yep
    Thats me
    stupid
    I’m in for the rs3 with as many bells and whistles they can fit on it
    For stupid money


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  16. TYb

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  17. KenL

    KenL Registered User

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    That's because extras over standard spec do not make much difference in future value.
     
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  18. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Says Audi if you trade it in to them ...was offered £27100 3 weeks ago 6 months ago was offered £27900 and @pburv sold his pauper spec car for far more than what Audi valued it at

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  19. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    That's true. Audi only offered 18k for my car. I told them to 'jog off' lol.
    I managed to get £19500 trade in against my Cupra. When it arrived I noticed the tread was on the markers on three tyres and a brand new 'cheapo' on the other one. Had an argument with the garage that sold it to me. Long story short I had a brand new set of Michelin Pilot Sports fitted at their cost of £565 . They had my car for sale for around 23k but no takers From memory they had it up for sale at 25k for a week. I had no idea why. It went down to £20500 last time I saw it.
     
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  20. wab172uk

    wab172uk Now in an X3 M40i

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    I've been saying that for years, but I've been proved wrong. Not many people `buy` a car now. It's all about the monthlies. PCP has changed car buying forever.

    Not sure what thread it was on, but someone was saying that all his friends (in in their 20's) were in S3's, A35 AMG's, Golf R's, and they aspired to be in an Audi RS. When I was in my 20's I only just afford the 5 year HPI repayments on a £13,000 106 GTI. The £17,000 306 GTI-6 was far too much money.
     
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  21. wab172uk

    wab172uk Now in an X3 M40i

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    I've been saying that for years, but I've been proved wrong. Not many people `buy` a car now. It's all about the monthlies. PCP has changed car buying forever.

    Not sure what thread it was on, but someone was saying that all his friends (in 20's) were is S3's, A35 ANG's, Golf R's, and they aspired to be in an Audi RS. When I was in my 20's I only just afford the HPI repayments on a £13,000 106 GTI. The £17,000 306 GTI-6 was far too much money.
     
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  22. TYb

    TYb Registered User

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    Always like this guys reviews, down to earth and not biased.

    What a rotter the saloon is with 18inch wheels.
     
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  23. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    I've subbed to his channel for a while now. It was a fair review of the car to be honest. Like you said though 18" wheels as standard on the saloon.Audi has lost the plot I reckon.
     
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  24. KenL

    KenL Registered User

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    Are 18 inch wheels not big enough?
     
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  25. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    lol The point I was trying to make was 19" were standard on the 8v saloon. Also mag ride. To me at the time was worth spending the extra for the saloon over the sport back. Is mag ride standard on the 8y saloon?
     
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  26. BarryG79

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    That’s main dealers for you, brother was offered £19k from BMW for his 320i touring shadow xdrive as a cash buy. Ended up selling via Wizzle for £21k to a non BMW dealer down south based on a photograph appraisal only and no further haggling when they sent a driver to collect it. That dealer is now selling it for just £300 less than he paid for it 18 months ago at £24k


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  27. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    That's quite a markup from 19k
     
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  28. TYb

    TYb Registered User

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    They look lost on the S3 saloon and the actual wheel design is pretty average.

    The 19’s on 8V were standard and looked much better in my opinion.
     
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  29. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    On a Fiesta or a similar size of car...yes they are, think you get 18's on a ST dont you...? my Mrs has the ST-LINE 17's on hers and looks good....it is what it is....
     
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  30. Sparks43

    Sparks43 3rd Gear

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    As far as I'm aware you only get the Automatic Dampers (Used to be Mag Ride) on the Vorsprung Edition
     
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  31. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Thought as much. They have made the S3 saloon less attractive financially. :frown new:
     
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  32. Audidi

    Audidi Useful idiot

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    When I wave my Willy, I don’t stop until I get 5% off RRP.
     
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  33. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Registered User

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    If you only get 5% you’re doing it wrong!!
     
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  35. Chris4410

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    Yeah, but they probably all still live at home with their mummy.
     
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  36. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Registered User

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    Years ago people used to buy TVs on credit until the penny finally dropped it wasn’t cost effective.
    I understand why people like driving around in nice cars but fail to understand the attraction of paying £100s a month in interest charges alone. There are other ways to do it which may mean a few years driving a 10-15 plate rather than a 70 plate. It is of course personal choice but particularly young people aren’t building up any ‘capital’ in a car and pay out thousands in interest at high rates given we are virtually at a 0% BoE base rate situation. As an example, we have just run around in a 2009 50,000 mile TT for 10 months at a loss of £250. 10 months in a new one circa £4000.
     
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  37. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Makes the 2 year old S3 a steal @ £25k imo
     
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  38. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Registered User

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    There’s a year old one with pan roof for £30k!
     
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  39. Audidi

    Audidi Useful idiot

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    It sure is, but I’m still impressed that it’s slightly quicker even with a PPF!
     
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  40. TYb

    TYb Registered User

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    Never worth paying the extra for a split second faster but uglier lesser quality car though.

    Apologies to anyone who is buying one
     
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  41. TYb

    TYb Registered User

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    He might need a bigger Willy :blownose:
     
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  42. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    l was positive before viewing that the 8y would be a bit faster given all the cheap guff plastic the interior is made of....them huge new headlights must weigh a ton....hence it's heavier.....0.01 of second....hee haw difference.... even tyre type can make that difference.....
     
  43. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    MY 2020 8V Models fetch up to £34k.....mileage and spec dependant of course....8v residuals 66 to 20 plate cars are holding their value...well not a LOT on the market.....Audi used car stock is near enough 50% less than it normally is across the board
     
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  44. wab172uk

    wab172uk Now in an X3 M40i

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    Certainly not worth trading in an old S3 for the new S3. Unless you really want the new shape and a worse interior.

    The New Golf R is going to be quicker still. And comes with an even worse interior. What a time to be alive !!
     

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