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My Collection Day

XPOWER Mar 1, 2016

  1. XPOWER

    XPOWER Active Member Team Catalunya Audi RS3

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    After waiting for 3 moths since the car has been build it is finally time to collect my car. :rock:

    So here are some 16 plate pics

    Side view:-
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    Front view:-
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    Front side view:-
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    Rear side view:-
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    Interior view:-
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    Low mileage one owner:-
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    Leaving the show room:-
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    Finally outside:-
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    Outside side view:-
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    Its still got an engine:-
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    My RS and My Mother's RS:-
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    RS key:-
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    As this is my first drive in an RS3 I was a bit nervous about it not up to the hype.
    It looked really good in the show room with and getting a bit of attention from the people there.

    One thing that happened when I was driving it to the from of the dealers was that I managed the stall it twice while going in slowly. :sos: The Start/Off system was turned off as well. I'm not sure what that was about but hopefully it wont happen again.

    Also my mother didn't like the noise of the dynamic mode, so that means it is defiantly staying on.:yum:

    I drove back hope like "Diving Miss Daisy" hopefully this wont last long.
    My initial thought about driving the car is that it feels a bigger car to drive than the 8P even though it isn't.
    The sports seat feel really comfy but supporting around the shoulder area. I'm glad there wasn't bucket seat option as these suit me better.

    The tech pack is a bit confusing with all the different options even the sales man didn't know how to set up the 4g Wi-Fi hotspot and how the apps from my iPod connect to the car.
    I'll try and work it out myself if not the dealer has an MMI "expert" to help me.

    So not much to say about the car at the moment until I get a bit of confidence to drive it in a more spirited fashion.
     
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  3. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Wow, it's a stunning looking car. Enjoy it to the max :) x
     
  4. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Time to add your colour banners on your profile. :)
     
  5. XPOWER

    XPOWER Active Member Team Catalunya Audi RS3

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    Done. :grinning:
     
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  6. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    wow colour is fantastic :sunglasses:
    You got some great photos there and captured the atmosphere of the day really well.
    Was it heaving at the Dealers, with other pic ups ?
    Your car looks great though and realy liking the red, which to say it is the promoted colour of the RS3, does appear to be quite rare.
    Don't know any owners yet who hasn't commented positively on 'dynamic mode' :)
     
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  7. XPOWER

    XPOWER Active Member Team Catalunya Audi RS3

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    Thanks I would have liked a the red to be bright red all lighting and not to look orange at times.
    But I guess it makes it look a bit special than the usual red.

    I thought the dealers was quiet, with only a couple collecting their car same time as me and general people having a look. The end of the showroom was just for collection today with about 6 car ready to go.

    The salesman drove it out of the showroom just in case. lol
     
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  8. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    I like the fact it has an orange tint to it (as misano) as it does make it a little different and unique :sunglasses:
     
  9. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @XPOWER - Loving your gorgeous new RS3 buddy!

    Enjoy!
     
  10. Scottyg

    Scottyg Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver TDi Audi A3 S tronic

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    Brilliant look RS3. Jealous much. How did you manage to stall an s-tronic?
     
  11. Pintman

    Pintman Active Member

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    That's what I was about to ask!

    Lovely looking car. Making me wish I had a better paid job.
     
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  13. XPOWER

    XPOWER Active Member Team Catalunya Audi RS3

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    Thanks I'm really happy with it so far. When I explore the performance I think it will only get better.

    I had the Start/Stop off and I was creeping at 5 mph maybe less. Then all of a sudden the engine switched off like if the start/stop had kicked in.
    I restated the car using the key.
    The salesman was with me at the time and he couldn't explain it.
    Then it stopped again when reversing.

    The tech guy cam out and went for a short spin but it seemed ok.

    So it might be a random occurrence that wont happen again. Hopefully it is anyway.
     
  14. Scottyg

    Scottyg Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver TDi Audi A3 S tronic

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    The only time I've been caught out, although with stop/start on was when I went to pull away exactly at the same time as stop/start kicked in and everything died. Touched brake and lifted again and off she went.
    Keep an eye on that. It definitely isn't right if the S/S was off.
     
  15. THQuattro

    THQuattro Site Sponsor Site Sponsor Team Avus Silver Team Panther Team V8 Team V6 Gold Supporter VCDS Map User Team Silver Audi RS4 Audi S4 saloon Audi A4 quattro Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group Manual

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    Lov the car and the noise they make in dynamic mode is superb, enjoy and look after it.
     
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  16. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    Mine stopped leaving handover yesterday showed warning light and limp mode. Very wet and restarted after 3-4 minutes.
     
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    Kugaman1 Well-Known Member

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    A bit worrying.........!
     
  18. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    I am watching carefully. No probs today . On 160 miles and loving it
     
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  19. Scottyg

    Scottyg Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver TDi Audi A3 S tronic

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    Very strange. It being 'very wet' during handover shouldn't stall an s-tronic or any auto for that matter.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  20. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    Think I will pop to dealer in the morning to check it out!
     
  21. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    At the dealer now. Bristol Audi are very good! Coffee and shortbread good too. Fingers tightly crossed.
     
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  22. Spaceman_RS3

    Spaceman_RS3 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team Panther Audi S4 Audi RS3 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Be interesting to see if it's the same as @T-800 car and the crankshaft sensor just isn't pushed all the way home from the factory.
     
  23. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    Fuel pressure fault??? Having a software update installed...not very happy Mr Audi...
     
  24. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    wow ... so it was a realt fault then and not just a glitch.
    at least they have identified it and its being sorted.
     
  25. Spaceman_RS3

    Spaceman_RS3 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team Panther Audi S4 Audi RS3 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Yea least they sorting how long you stuck there for tho?
     
  26. Scottyg

    Scottyg Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver TDi Audi A3 S tronic

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    Why was this not picked up when they did the PDI? If it did it when you rolled it out the dealership on pick up they should have checked it then.
    Hopefully it's all sorted now?
     
  27. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    The fault occurred after 40 miles or so. Pain! When I collected the car it still had 34 miles on the clock. Exactly as when I first saw it back in January. Not sure what/when PDI took place.
     

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