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  1. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    First reviews are out.

    Seems quality is no better than a Polo and lags behind MINI.

    Seems even more over priced now.
     
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  3. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. Team Ibis Sportback Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    There's a launch edition one in the Carlisle Audi showroom and IMHO the plastics are scratchy/naff and the whole general quality of the car has seemed to have dropped. And boy has it grew, there was an A3 Sport behind it and they both looked the same size...
     
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  4. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    Very much doubt my next car will be an Audi unless there are amazing deals on offer.

    MINI, Golf, Polo, Fiesta looking more likely.
     
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  5. AllanG

    AllanG Q5 TFSI

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    Where did you see these first reviews....thanks.
     
  6. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    Googled and read auto express and saw video review from someone like Parker.
     
  7. AllanG

    AllanG Q5 TFSI

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    Many thanks...l've found them.
     
  8. Pook

    Pook Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Black Edition S3 Saloon

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    Great looking vehicle from the exterior, far superior to the others listed above. Positives and negatives with the interior, main sticking point certainly the price.
     
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  9. Bells

    Bells Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    Few videos on YouTube seem to point to it being nothing special, decent but not exceptional. Looking more and more like BMW for my next car unless I end up with a used RS3.
     
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  10. Kondax

    Kondax Active Member Team Daytona Audi A3 Black Edition

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    I agree, I think the exterior looks great. Interior is alright, not a fan of the touch screens though. Virtual cockpit looks great in it.

    The A1 looks a lot more masculine now.. I wouldn't mind driving one haha
     
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  11. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    The inferior interior plastics seems to be a common thing for this platform ie Seat Ateca plus the Skoda variant not a fan at all especially of the interior, the headlamps are far too large especially the height of them, you can already see how easily this car will be to facelift, again Audi's latest models disappoint, l was in the new A6, A7 recently build quality was superb apart the touchscreens, couldn't feel any haptic feedback through them via my fingers though,design of the new A6/A7 just appears so bland, the only car Audi have made a decent job of lately externally is the New Q3 but higher end Q3s will be beaten by the all new Evoque, I'll say it again all car makers have their ups and downs and Audi are on a downer not that there cars are bad hell no, its just their design language and build quality has lost its way a little and the competition have not ie JLR, Volvo,Mini hence l am well happy to hang on to my current car for far longer than l normally would as l just can't see the all new A3/S3 being more desirable given what we've seen already, and the deletion of the MMI dial just sums up Audi in general
     
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  13. Kayobong

    Kayobong Active Member Team Monsoon TDi Audi A3

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    After looking at the review for the A1 I am very surprised that they have used cheap plastics, especially at the front where it is important, considering that the polo has some nicer materials and the huge price of the A1 for the cheapest car in the Audi range, it's all just disappointing really, even though it looks the part. Looks as if they are focusing less on quality and more on tech which is a shame for Audi. This is all without mentioning the price, even for the 1.0.

    It's the type of car I'd like to see on the road since it's nice to look at, but not one I'd really want to be in. Especially in comparison to other, even older Audi models.
     
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  14. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    I just think it is mad the pricing of a basic 1.0. There are SO many other cars in that price bracket £26k+ with half decent spec. Wife had a A1 1.4TFSI few years ago and was a cracking little car, but I think she will be keeping her JCW for sometime
     
  15. wab172uk

    wab172uk Well-Known Member

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    Audi know they can make their cars cheaper, with inferior materials than before, yet Joe Public will still lap them up.
     
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  16. A1DEYB

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    I'm going BMW next.

    I do like my A3 Saloon and i do think the 1.0 TFSI is a decent engine but i still regret not getting the auto 118D or 120D shadow edition 1 series with some added toys.

    Audi is very good don't get me wrong as i have had various versions of the A3 but i tend to find my self jumping in my mrs 1 series over the A3 if i nipping out to the shop etc.

    I just find it more exciting to drive even though hers is only 116D auto M-sport, it's not even a serious one like an M135 or M140 but like i say i just find it more exciting to drive, plus the seats are more snug and you feel like you are sat in them and not on them as opposed to the Audi.

    Audi are very good at what they do but they are that good i find it boring some times.
     
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  17. AlS3BE

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    Have to agree with this. The new a6/7 design is poor. The fake exhaust cut out is worse than the ones in the previous model. It’s not even a hole just indentation in the plastic. If this is what the new Audi’s are gonna be like then I think my next will be something else.
    I do like the MMI knob as well but I think it’s just getting used to not having it. I’ve had a golf for a few days as a courtesy car while mine is getting fixed and the touchscreen works really well with things like CarPlay. I actually prefer CarPlay with touchscreen to the MMI knob. All manufacturers are moving to touchscreen or iPad style screens slapped on the dash now so won’t be long till they all have it.
    I do like the interiors of the new Volvos. Xc40/60 is what I’m looking at next to replace the mrs car. Had a test drive in and the engines aren’t the best out there but plenty of poke and quiet enough cruising. The finish especially on the higher end models are on par and maybe even better than the German trio. Think Volvo need an s4/5 style car and I think I will be all over it come the next time.
     
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  18. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    This l don't know so much, the competition out there is fiercer now than ever before, **** the discounts on the brand new A6/A7 are bloody good... You can even lease them never seen this so early on in a Audi car
     
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  19. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Very true, some seriously cheap lease deals on new A6/A7, unheard of this early in new life life historically.

    Select Car leasing have A6 40TDI saloon for £285, and that is £42k car.
     
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  20. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    I think the problem is they are too expensive to start with. Most of them are over the £40k premium tax apart from the base sport.
    I know most wont pay the retail price but equally people like me is trying to avoid an extra £350 a year for road tax so if you get the base sport with an option or 2 you end up paying an extra £1050 in road tax over 3 years. I specced up something similar to my old 272 with similar options and it came out almost £8k more even with discount.
    They just aren’t getting them out the door. New a6/7 has been out for quite a few months now and I haven’t seen many on the roads so not surprised the lease/pcp deals are quite good now.
     
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  21. Jimbbobw1977

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    Audi have slowly been dropping the quality and engineering side for a while now to be honest.. same across the board for VAG cars it seems... read reviews for the T-Roc with its completely solid rock hard plastic interior no soft touch in site. Carwow review was not impressed with the wobbly fitting of the headlight switch on the new A7.

    The current 8V although better looking inside than the old 8P evidence of cost cutting exists - little things generally untouched like the door hinges, floor hinges accelerator pedal even the bonnet release were all made cheaper for the 8V in design and action..

    As said, maybe VAG know people won’t notice...
     
  22. Matt Titanium

    Matt Titanium Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 Manual

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    What's Audi's plan? Price it ridiculously high so dealers can offer 20% discount to make buyers think they are getting a bargain?
     
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  23. KenL

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    For me, the only thing that sells Audi is that they are known to offer the best interior.

    They are also known to not offer the best driver experience. A1 looks to be worse against NINI, Seat, Fiesta @ perhaps even Polo.

    So, if interior is no better or worse, driver experience is worse and price is way over the top, why would you consider Audi?

    If the new A3 is the same against Focus and Golf it also looks like a poor car to buy.
     
  24. LittleP14

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    Went and had a look in the showroom earlier, looks a very smart car indeed. Complete overhaul to the usual Audi interiors.

    Looking at getting rid of my Mini One 5 door (67 plate). Going to the dealership next Friday to have a drive of one and discuss figures.

    I would like to try the new Polo too, but the wife isn’t too keen on them.

    Anyone managed to get a decent discount on the new A1 yet?
     
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  25. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    See if you can get quotes from brokers such as carbuyer, orange wheels etc and try and get dealer to match them.
     
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