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Bye Bye S3

pburv Aug 8, 2020

  1. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Hi guys.
    Been feeling the itch to change cars for a few months now..I have been looking at Dicovery sports but can't bring myself to buy one due to the drop in bhp on my current car.So been looking for something that ticks a few boxes and have bought a Seat Cupra Ateca in Ice Silver. I have a couple of screenshots of it on my phone but can't upload as file too large. If anyone can show me how then I will gladly upload pics.
    ps It hasn't actually arrived yet. Should be middle of next week:icon thumright:

    Here is an Autotrader link to what it looks like (not my car but similar spec)
     
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  3. Pinky1959

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    I like the look of the Cupra Ateca as I will not be able to afford a VW Tiguan R when they come out.
     
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  4. TYb

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    That’s a lot of car for the money. How are you finding it compared to the S3?
     
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  7. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I looked at one before getting the SQ5 and was sorely tempted...even toyed with the idea of getting one of the limited edition akropovic ones but sadly even the man maths wouldn't work out for me.
    Congrats on the purchase, a lot of car and a rare sight!
     
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  8. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    one on Autotrader for £43k sorry no Seat is worth that

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classi...postcode=ml39qr&make=CUPRA&radius=1500&page=1
     
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  9. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Yeah I've seen it.....exactly!!!..... too much money and not even a panroof lol

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  10. GSB

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    What he said (I think), only with an English accent...:blink:
     
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  11. S32B

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    Looks nice mate, very sleeper'ish :) Is it new, pre reg, used??? Are they having the S3 as a px? I can give you a number of a guy who may be able to give you a bit more for it if you want?

    :thumbs up::p
     
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  13. pburv

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    Haven't got it yet mate. Some time next week???
     
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  14. pburv

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    Thanks mate. Yeah quite rare. There are only 40 used ones on Autotrader at the moment.I hadn't even realized till last week that they made one...Been looking at Disco Sports but never pulled the trigger on one as I know I will miss the power of my S3.
     
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  15. pburv

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    PMSL Glad you approve buddy..:whistle2: Don't worry it's still an Audi........sort of lol:friends:
     
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  16. pburv

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    Yeah over 40k for a spec'd up one..To be fair you get a lot of car for that money...To get anything similar to performance ect in the suv market you are looking at either Porche Macan S or an Audi SQ5..They ain't cheap.
     
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    Nice one Grant......Love the way @jassyo06 get's his accent across on this forum..lol :yes:
     
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  19. pburv

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    Unfortunately not new...It's a 19 plate one owner from new. As for my car I got offered a decent price I was well happy with:thumbs up: Paid cash with the rest. I really didn't want to do finance on a car at the moment...An suv with similar performance to an almost 5 year old S3 with little cash on top...I'm happy with that:yes:
     
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  20. TYb

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    Or an SQ2, I think they are the equivalent in the Sufi range.
     
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  21. pburv

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    Never really liked the SQ2 in any form to be honest. Either way it would be more than I am willing to spend??
     
  22. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    God thats a ugly dash for 43,000 not very technical orientated.
    The Audi with all the visual dispalys looks amazing.
     
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    I looked at the Cupra Ateca before they came out and fancied one but then ended up with my current S3 as I got fed up waiting. Was thinking about a Tiguan R but I reckon they’ll be close to £50k when they come out which I’m not sure I can justify for a VW.

    Currently pondering over just getting rid of my S3 now while it’s still worth a decent amount and getting the diesel S4.
     
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  24. KenL

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    It depends whether you like trinkets or not. I don't. But £43k is a joke for a car.
     
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  25. KenL

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    How does an S
     
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  26. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Yeah Thats what I mean
    Its a nice looking car with tons of power and probably well built, but for 43,000 and just a basic screen on the dash and full of plastic.. No thanks.
     
  27. KenL

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    I wasn't agreeing with you! Audis are full of plastic too. I would rather have a "basic screen" than the oh so pompously named virtual cockpit.
     
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  28. pburv

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    All I can say is the dash display is way more advanced than on my 2015 S3. I should know I have had it for over 4 years....I'm more than happy with it.
    As for paying over £43000 for it I would agree it's a bit pricey..I personally haven't paid anywhere near that figure.:icon thumright:
     
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  29. pburv

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    The Tiguan R should be a great car mate but yeah 50k is a bit steep. I have noticed used car prices have crept up quite a bit. Try the usual web sites and get a quote. You might be pleasantly surprised??
     
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    Ha ha You have no idea how close I was going to be with that crowd.:hopelessness: The reliability issues of that brand put me off plus the poor choice of under powered engines...Mainly diesels:puke2:
     
  31. jassyo06

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    I really like it mate fantastic colour as well as for the negative comments well People in glass houses......etc etc....l hope you've seen the car in person never ever buy a car without ....even in these paranoia filled times

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  32. pburv

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    Cheers buddy thanks for the kind words...As for negative comments I really don't care everyone is entitled to their own opinion....I think they are wrong mind you :whistle2:
     
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  34. -Ju-

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    The £43k akrapovic one linked is a very limited run model which for some is enough to justufy paying the extra and on a pcp/lease it may make more sense.
    Nothing wrong with the dash either, its nicer than my SQ5 which I paid very similar money for over the Ateca.
    When I was looking there were no deals on new ones or were there any used available.
    I'd definitely still have one now.....especially with the abt upgrade

    And its not a Seat......Its a Cupra lol
     
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  35. Simon1972

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    Although the price you see you dont pay, Unless your one of those cash buyers. If the monthly figure works then thats all.
     
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  36. S32B

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    Bang on mate, as long as you are happy who gives a fig what other people think. It ticks all the boxes that you are looking for in a car and it's paid for! ;)

    Out of interest have you had an insurance quote? Just wondered how it compares with the S3.
     
  37. pburv

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    You are right. There are bargains to be had at the moment. You can get over 3k off a new Cupra Ateca at the moment and that's just the dealer discount. Once you have sorted your spec you can still negotiate more of a discount. My brother just done a deal on a Cupra Leon(hence my impulse purchase of the Ateca :hopelessness:) and we managed to get just over 12% discount on an already reduced screen price.:yes:
    ps No monthlies to work out for me....Pheeeew! lol
     
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    Hi mate..Haven't got a quote yet as I haven't got the exact date of del. My current insurance on my S3 is only £260 give or take a few quid. Full no claims legal ect.
    I should imagine the Ateca would be cheaper???? The road tax surprised me some what. Only £150:blink:
     
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    £260 is good, think my last S3 price was £282 in 2017, the A5 was more to insure!!! Apparently it's not just on power, it's on repair costs!
     
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  40. Nige Smith

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    Drive & enjoy! Good luck with the pick up.
     
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  41. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    You did agree with me I was talking about the price not about the tech
    I love the tech, you already said you were not a fan. Just 43,000 for a Seat is a joke.
     
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  42. Simon1972

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    The price isn't really relevant if paying on finance. You could say 150K on a car is a joke, unless you can afford it.
    I could get into an Ateca well within my desired monthlies so its fine. The actual RRP is neither here or there on PCP because I'll never be paying it in full.
    I've seen someone pay north of £60K for an RS3. Fast yes, noisy yes. It's still an A3 all said and done. I'd consider that a joke but if they can afford it.....
     
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  43. pburv

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    Thanks buddy..Will do:thumbs up:
     

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