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Collected my new Audi S3 2021 Saloon today!

deanshaw24 Oct 9, 2020

  1. deanshaw24

    deanshaw24 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Nothing else to report yet, only driven 3 miles.
    Just a few pictures for now. Will post a first drive video soon. The only thing I noticed from the first 3 miles is the gearbox is noticeably better at shifting, seamless like it was torque converter. Steering also gets progressively firmer.
     

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  3. Flying Scotsman

    Flying Scotsman Registered User

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    looks good.....I always prefered the look of the semi gloss aluminium look door mirror caps.
     
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  4. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Nice mate, congrats Love Navarra
     
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  5. AlwaysBeenS3

    AlwaysBeenS3 Registered User

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    Congrats! As others have said, navarra is a lovely colour

    The “old” 7 speed gearbox felt very lazy between changing gears in D mode and gear changes only sharpened up in S mode. Any improvement in low end torque?
     
  6. A3simon

    A3simon Registered User

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    Very nice. Also really enjoy your YouTube videos


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  7. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Hey Dean, car looks amazing. Enjoy. :)
     
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  8. VWNCC

    VWNCC Registered User

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    Nice!

    When you said it is noticeably better at shifting, what's your reference car?

    More pictures please!
     
  9. samo26

    samo26 Registered User

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    Love the new S3 saloon, currently deciding between this and the CLA35. Test drove the CLA just waiting to get out in the S3!

    Would be great to see some driving videos exhaust sound etc.
     
  10. PeteRS3lee

    PeteRS3lee Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

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    very very nice
    That wasnt too slow from ordering to delivery to be fair
    how long was your actual wait?????
     
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  11. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Great looking car mate. Will look forward to the pics and also YT video's:thumbs up:
     
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  13. deanshaw24

    deanshaw24 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Reference car is the old S3. Although it has been a few years since I last drove one. The gear shift even in drive just felt flawless. No let up in power it felt.
     
  14. terminator x

    terminator x Registered User

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    Front end looks a bit "busy" and lights massive! Be good to hear what the OP thinks now owning one.

    TX.

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  15. deanshaw24

    deanshaw24 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks guys, will hopefully get a few miles under her belt over the weekend.
     
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  16. deanshaw24

    deanshaw24 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I ended up taking a launch car. As the one I ordered (ordered day after order books opened) still hasn’t been built yet. Order books opened 14th August I think. So around 7 weeks.
     
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  17. Mr Freeze

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    Congrats great colour Navarra blue and looking forward to hearing your thoughts on youtube .
     
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  18. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Navarra & Alu pack looked great on the 8v facelift & must say looks great again on the 8y ... nice choice & look forward to your further thoughts on the car :icon thumright:
     
  19. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    I quite like them to be fair. Bet they look the 'dogs danglies' at night.:salute:
     
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  20. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Audi always lead the field on light design.
     
  21. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    l doubt it very much that Audi has given the 8y an all new gearbox when it still has the same engine as the 8v mate....no doubt its been tweaked a little nowt else
     
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  22. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Ye like a wee dancing light do ya.....lol but l am sure to get the dancing lights you need to choose the Matrix option,the matrix lights on the 8v do a little jig ie the dipped beam....plus the 3 matrix clusters.... swing left to right....but the cascading turn signals stay put....the 8y matrix lights now use a matrix 2 cluster module.....which dont jig they just leave the jigging up to the DRLS
     
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  23. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    It's like reading from a script of Saturday Night Fever. lol
    'Ze Germanz ' Know how to do them lights.:yes:
     
  24. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Still prefer the style of the rear tailights on the 8v saloon mate
     
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  25. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Awww! c'mon ! You know you want one.. lol
    The new Leon lights...Now they are nice.
     
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  26. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Wouldnt buy another hatchback ever again mate
     
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  27. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Fair enough.... Given the choice to get back in the fold It would be a saloon for me also...They just look better:rock:
    No offence to anyone who thinks otherwise lol:happy:
     
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  28. Jcbmally

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

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    The lights dancing are to hypnotise you into buying one :sly::sly::sly:
     
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  29. Jcbmally

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

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    Nice car fella..
     
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  30. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    I hear Kenny Craig was the technical adviser to Audi's lighting department.:whistle2:
    [​IMG]
     
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  31. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Gold Supporter

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    Not wanting to steer the conversation away from the OPs lovely new S3, but for me with a choice of those 2 it would be a very easy decision, CLA 35 all the way - identical performance wrapped up in a much more stylish body. :sunglasses:
    The £475 annual VED for both is a downside though. :(
     
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  32. AlwaysBeenS3

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    The 35 engine as much as people say it doesn’t sound great (nothing really does after the introduction of the OPF) is a lot more alive and “easier” to drive. Doesn’t need to be pushed and has that low end torque which the 8V S3 was missing, cant say about the new one as i havent driven one
     
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    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Ron....Ron....Ron.....Tut....Tut.....lol
     
  35. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Apologise....WTF....for being right....WOOSE.....
     
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  36. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    I'm just a peaceful kinda guy...:whistle2:
     
  37. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Same here..............lol
     
  38. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    PMSL! Spreading the 'Love' ...........Better than spreading Covid I suppose?....cough! cough!:whistle2:
     
  39. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    You cough Again in yer next post You'll need te get TESTED.....lol
     
  40. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Cough!:blink:
     
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  41. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Awe Naw.....Self posting lsolation for you ma boy..... 14 days....lol
     
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  42. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Ha ha.. Didn't see that coming!
     
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  43. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Ye cannae give this Thread da virus mate otherwise nae wan will buy an Audi.....lol
     
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