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Bye bye S3

K4RL Feb 18, 2017

  1. K4RL

    K4RL Registered User

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    Hi all

    So after just 18 months & 4000 miles I've decided its's time for the S3 to go, although a really great car it never excited me as much as my 8P S3. I can't put my finger on exactly why this is, but gone were the times I'd just pick up the keys & take the car for a spin.
    I wanted to get this feeling back so after several test drives I'm switching to a used TTS. Test drove another this morning & had a massive smile at the end so deposit paid, I'll still be lotering around on this forum as always enjoy reading the banter.

    Regards Karl

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  3. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Good luck with the new car. We hope you still stay around. It's a nice looking car. Enjoy. :)
     
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  4. pburv

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    Good luck with your new motor....very smart..:respekt:
    ps My hair needs cutting any chance of fitting me in? :whistle2:
    Sorry had to get that one in...lol:friends:
     
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  5. Tom.H

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    My bro's got one in Sepang, bar a few issues he's had with it he's happy overall.
     
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  6. Audi Bairn

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    That's a cracking looking TTS fella, enjoy :salute:
     
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  7. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Maybe a little highlight on the hair as well. Keep you looking youthful. :) x
     
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  8. pburv

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    Jeez Sandra have you not seen my avatar! I've got more than enough highlight....lol
    At least it matches my car...x
     
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  9. Sandra

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    Was thinking a nice colour maybe some red or purple highlights, hehe Paul. I will get my coat. :) x
     
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  10. pburv

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    Every time I look in the mirror I'm confronted by this....lol
    upload_2017-2-18_19-48-46.jpeg ...Close the door when you leave....x....
     
  11. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Oooh, are you being served, lmao Paul. :)
     
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    [​IMG]....lol
     
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  14. jassyo06

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    More like a back to black permanent rinse and maybe a some botox thrown in for good measure..lol
     
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    Great car mate all the best with it
     
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    Cheeky...lol
     
  17. S32B

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    Nice mate, Milton Keynes?
     
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  18. K4RL

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    Yes - finding one proved much harder than I thought. Most dealers only have one in stock & specs / prices varied massively. So had to find one in excellent condition, with the options I wanted at a price I was prepared to pay.
    Job done roll on next weekend :racer:.

    Karl
     
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    Great looking car mate, I know the feeling, though I just dont get the urge to take the A4 for spin like I did with the beamer

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  20. K4RL

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    So off to swap my S3 today, so notified my insurers & guess what I got a rebate of £5 for the last month left on my policy. This means the tts is over 16% a year cheaper, yet the S3 is group 36 & tts group 42 - probably down to how many S3's are being pinched. So I've a 100 mile drive left to the dealers & then back in the tts, will let you know my first impressions later.
    What mid-life crisis :racer: Karl.
     
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  21. blackb9er

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    Y. O. L. O as the kids say haha. Enjoy it mate.

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  22. Scottyg

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    Enjoy your run back.
     
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  23. MikeSel^

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    Hope you enjoy the TTS ... I am sure you will :)
     
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  24. K4RL

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    So my S3 ownership is over, first impressions of the TTS - love the front seat why can't the S3 have these much better than the supersport upgrade in the S3 imho. That said the S3's includes the rears so you get the diamond pattern in the back, not so the TTS the back bench is plain. Love the virtual cockpit, also really like the rear wing popping up but why is it set at 74mph in the UK? Also a big plus is the connectivity no need for expensive AMI leads, just USB ports so you can use your link/charge cables for iphone/ipod. Had a great drive back 95% motorway did notice the ride is quite firm as have 20's on with 30 profile tyres, bet these aren't cheap. So initially I really like (love) the car, so finally I must say a big thanks to Ray at MK Audi who did everything I asked of him during the deal.

    Regards Karl

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  25. Audi Bairn

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    Very nice Karl.
    Love those wheels, there was knee the same in Stirling Audi last time I was in.
    Thankfully some of the features you mention are now on the FL S3.
    Keep,us posted on your TTS experience, I'm sure it'll be great.
     
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    For 4000 miles in 18 months I'd be using taxis!
     
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    TTS....is crying out for some aftermarket privacy glass mate....TTS Best mainstream driving car Audi produce...Enjoy
     
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  28. K4RL

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    Live 1.5 miles from work (31 years & counting) so need a car for me, not travelling. Cars can make the sh*t you have to put up daily with worthwhile.

    Happy chappy Karl
     
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    lol thought I was low on 14,000 in 24 months. 2000 of that was done in a week when I went to stay here and travel around the area:

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    Karl, you've not really said to much about the car, more about seats virtual cockpit and Ray who's obviously earned a few bob out the deal. My guess is the tts doesn't quite meet your expectations. Looking at the photos the blue car I'd expect to have a beer with who got out of that and have my haircut with who ever got out of the other one Just my opinion and I have had a lot the drink today, if I'm wrong my apologies and I hope you enjoy your new car.
     
  31. S32B

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    So what about the person who got out of this? (out of interest)

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  32. Audi Bairn

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    Some interesting roads up that way, including Applecross. I'm sure you had fun up that way. Did you get over (the sea) to Skye? Albeit over the bridge rather than a Bonny boat.
     
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  34. Scottyg

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    My father-in-Law was the Skipper on the CalMac ferry across that Bonny Sea to Skye!!
     
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  35. S32B

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    Done the Applecross road, went up from the Applecross side, got to Applecross from Ardheslaig along the coast road. Didn't do Skye this time, done it a few years back. The A832 to Gairloch is a fun/fast road ;) just got to watch out for Deer!!!
     
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  36. BarryG79

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    A flash harry! Lol


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  37. Lenny d

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    Tell them I'm all double glazed thanks.
     
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  38. Audi Bairn

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    Cool! I recall using the ferry (when I was a lad!) before the bridge was built. My sis lived in Portree running a B&B. Used to love that 5 hour drive up there, roads are immense.
     
  39. Audi Bairn

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    ......... and suicidal sheep!
    Fantastic roads up that way.
     
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  40. jassyo06

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    Eh....somebody who should have got a S5 lol
     
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  41. K4RL

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    Hi Sandra
    Could you help me - I've tried PMing NHN but I don't think it works for me, get the error message that there was a problem publishing my share (see attachment). I've clicked on the try again field where it prompts me to log into a Facebook account, unfortunately I don't have one of these. Can PMs be sent without one & if so how?
    Thanks in advance.

    Karl

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  42. Sandra

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    @NHN one for you :)
    Karl I will have a look see what the problem is you should be able to email (conversation) anyone
     
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    Click on his name under his avatar, that will open his profile page, then click the tab on the right 'information', then click start a conversation.
     

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