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Merc A45s...

FBF01 Jul 4, 2019

  1. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes the weather has hampered car cleaning & I am only once every 2 to 3 weeks atm too.
    I'm quite happy applying different waxes to be fair (@Bristle Hound knows I particularly like Obsession waxes and have a few which give different results so I enjoy applying different ones for differnt times of the year) plus my car is garaged at night so that helps too of course.
    I wa sjust interested to know what everyone else was using - mainly for alloys and the exhaust really.
    It aint that much more expensive than my RS3 to be fair, but it is the most powerful hot hatch in the world right now :)
     
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  3. jassyo06

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    Very fast ornament......lol
    I was looking at used/low mileage Rs3 saloons the other day.....I'd be very content with one with a very nice spec and colour ......next year ?????
     
  4. Snake Pliskin

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    I considered one of the last RS3's before they were gone ahead of the new model, bit it would just be too similar, even in saloon form and after having mine for 4 years.

    In your shoes, from an S3 though I think it could definitely be an option and you would 100% feel like you're in a totally differnt car and appreciate the extra oooomph and sound :icon thumright:

    ( ps: you can't take it with you :moneybag: lol :smirk: )
     
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  5. NevMan

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    If you want to ceramic cost, GTechniq C5 easy enough, or otherwise Gyeon Wet Coat is handy as quick spray on and rinse off to give hydrophobic protection
     
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  6. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Dealer has confirmed car has arrived so pick up all on for next weekend ... end of an Audi era for me 2008 - 2020 :icon thumright:
     
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  7. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Picked it up today and one word ... wow !

    Simply an incredible car I’m blown away :icon thumright:

    I’ll post more details soon Guys but I’m over the moon. I can’t believe it’s just an A class ... it feels like it should be £100k ... the quality is off the scale ... I’m so so pleased :yes:

    Dealer handover was also the best I’ve ever had :)
     
  8. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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  9. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    @Sandra i need those new banners now please :)
     
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  10. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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  11. Audi Bairn

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  13. SaraS3

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    Lovely. Love the yellow bits and the grille. My other half's dash like that went dead on his a35 when he was driving yesterday. Totally blank. I thought a fuse must have gone but it came back after restarting the car.

    Sounds like you are going to have fun in the 45. :icon thumright:
     
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  14. Mr Freeze

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    Congrats snake looks spot on mate looks great in polar white :icon thumright:

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the A45s over the coming weeks
    and more pictures of course :yes:
     
  15. SaraS3

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    Marshalls have the RS3 saloon pre reg with only 46 miles on for £39k on autotrader Jassy
     
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  16. NevMan

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    Awesome @Snake Pliskin, looks amazing, and even better you are well chuffed. Your RS3 remains my favourite RS

    Look forward to more thoughts in the coming weeks and months
     
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  18. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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  19. SaraS3

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    Are the a45s biturbo or is it one big one?
     
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  20. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It’s one massive one yeah :)
     
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  21. Snake Pliskin

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    Michelin pilot sport as standard fitment is very cool too ....

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  22. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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  23. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Gold Supporter

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    Which Pilot Sport though.......4S?
    Those brake calipers look massive! :openmouth:
     
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  24. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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  25. NevMan

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    Proper tyres!!
     
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  26. Snake Pliskin

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    Yeah they are 4s mate :icon thumright:
    The callipers are updated for the 45 (over the 35) so some serious stopping power :)
     
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  27. Snake Pliskin

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    Cheers mate & glad you approve :icon thumright:
    Yes more pics will follow :yes:
     
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  28. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I’ve had all sorts with my Audi’s from Dunlop to Toyo
     
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  29. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Gold Supporter

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    @Snake Pliskin I'm just thinking......it's a good job you managed to get your car now and not have to wait till after 1st April, because with the new tax changes that models first year rate will most likely rise quite considerably. :anguished:
     
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  30. Snake Pliskin

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    yeah someone else mentioned that to me too mate ... I think on the sales doc it was around £1,250 for road tax first year which is bad enough .. god knows what they’ll hike it up to ?
     
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  31. SaraS3

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    They don't seem to be making it easy to see what the changes are. I looked on the government website a couple of weeks ago and couldn't find any information and the dealers are saying get in now before the changes but not actually saying what they are.
    Did you order anything Ron?
     
  32. NevMan

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    Nice new Avatar snake, and tiles :)
     
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  34. Snake Pliskin

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    ha ha glad you like it, straight off the enginer cover and shame not to put that carbon fibre to good effect :icon thumright:
     
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  35. Audi Bairn

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    Jeez, that's about 50% more than the M40i was when I got it in January. The M40d was around £1200 that time from memory.
     
  36. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Gold Supporter

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    That's right there is very little public information available on this except the horror story maximum rises of over £900 which will affect some models.
    I would expect full details to be available after the budget on Wednesday.
    Yes I have ordered a CLA 250 which may or may not arrive before 1st April. First year rate is currently £210 which my dealer says will rise to £530.....but only time will tell.
     
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  37. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Gold Supporter

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    Yes an eye watering £1280...that's what the current price list says anyway. Just for comparison the 35 model is £530.
    Curiously though, the CLA 45S first year rate is only £855, but the Shooting Brake is £1280
    But yeah.....expect an increase on them all after 1st April. :rage:
     
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  38. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Gold Supporter

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    Further to my post above....I was too late to edit it, but there maybe no increase to the A45S after all because most cars seem to be jumping at least 1 band, but if the A45S is already in the highest band there is nowhere to go.
    Who knows though.....like I said only time will tell.
     
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  39. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    you kept that quiet @Ron240 , or I missed it, you are a serial car changer, like me :)
     
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  40. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I missed that too ........ congrats @Ron240 :icon thumright:
    The CLA is a loverly car :yes:
     
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  41. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter

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    a few more pics to keep the photo hungry crowd happy :)

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  42. Snake Pliskin

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    The interior at night is incredible :icon thumright:

    I've got the ambient set to yellow to match the yellow highlights - its quite subtle but very effective :sunglasses:

    I'm very very happy with this car !

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