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Muttley75 Jun 17, 2018

  1. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Horrible A1 style bumpers, fingers crossed for Audi the production vehicle doesn’t look remotely like that.
     
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  3. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Doesn't work though...
     
  4. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Active Member

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    Lights look the same as the new a class


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  5. wab172uk

    wab172uk Well-Known Member

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    Just noticed that at a second look. You're right it looks awful. Water and dirt will collect there. With certain colours it'll look very dirty very quickly.
     
  6. Snake Pliskin

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

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    Well those pictures certainly have not inspired confidence from what was already low expectations based on what we've seen so far.
     
  7. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Then Buy the saloon when it arrives far far better looking car in every way
     
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    KenL Well-Known Member

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    But not as practical.
     
  9. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Well worth the sacrifice in my opinion....a saloon is always going to have better proportions
    Besides l hear that there is a 4 door coupe coming out as well should be a looker
     
  10. Ormesome

    Ormesome Well-Known Member S-line owners group TDi quattro Quantum Grey S tronic Q2 owners group

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    I know this is the new RSQ3, but perhaps the interior shots might give you guys some hope for the interior of the S3 or RS3?! 2:45 in to the video below. I think it looks nice. Its defo specced up to the max but it looks like you can get a nice looking interior if you pay the money!!

     
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  11. Snake Pliskin

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

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    Only in your opinion mate :icon thumright:

    I really like the sportback and don't have any issues with 'hatch looks' at all - be it an A3 or Golf or A Class.

    The saloons do look good too - but in either form, I am yet to be convinced by the new Audi ... lets hope the final production variants change our views ... otherwise many of us will be on to pastures new with another brand.
     
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  13. JonW

    JonW Active Member

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    With you there re not being convinced, and I do love the back end of my S3 Saloon still.....so don't need to be just yet.

    Not much out there is there though? Right now I'd consider a BMW 320d xdrive Estate, Hyundai I30 N Project C or Golf GTI, or that new (cheaper) Tesla....
     
  14. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Fact not opinion mate remember lve had both sportback and saloon and looking back my sportback was probably the least attractive looking car l have had, so its not that difficult for Audi to improve the sportback looks and l am sure that's what they'll do

    All of you who have slated the above images really should hold your opinions until the car is revealed
    Sure it won't dissapoint
     
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  15. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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  16. Snake Pliskin

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

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    Fact to YOU ... not necessarily all of us lol :)

    I thought you were well & truly on the BMW band wagon and stated how this would be your last Audi for a while ?

    "sure it won't dissapoint" is a VERY bold statement :blink:
     
  17. Snake Pliskin

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

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  18. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Audi cant afford for the new A3 to dissapoint mate
     
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  19. Snake Pliskin

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

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    I don’t disagree with that & let’s hope it is the case. I think the exterior will be fine - it’s just that blasted finger magnet touch screen with its angular casing & those high vents which concern me .. but as you say, maybe the final product will be fine once we see it first hand.
     
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  20. Flying Scotsman

    Flying Scotsman Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 saloon

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    I have to be very frank on this, most new car releases in the last two years have been very disappointing to my eyes as far as the dash is concerned. The move to touchscreen displays for the most part look awful, if they are stuck above the dashboard horizontal line. Some manufacturers have done this well, Porsche as an example. But most need to go back to design school and ease of executing basic functions, such as changing seat positioning etc. Do not put these functions on a touchscreen. That is a cheap way to execute those functions. Also they should not be done whilst the vehicle is moving. Buttons, switches and knobs, which are tactile, perform these basic functions very well but are more costly than a touchscreen. Plus, all is not lost when one malfunctions, with a touchscreen, darkness results on malfunction of all screen functions. Plus not cheap to replace the whole unit.
     
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  21. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    All this will happen outside warranty.
    It will be a case of ‘oh your heated seats are broken, you will need a new screen at £2000 and a new seat at £1000 then 5 hours to code everything at £100ph.’
    It’s either £££ on parts or £££ on coding new part.
     
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  22. Ormesome

    Ormesome Well-Known Member S-line owners group TDi quattro Quantum Grey S tronic Q2 owners group

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    As I mentioned in my post above. Go to the RSQ3 video and go to 2:45 minutes. The interior is super nice! compare it to the standard Q3 and it looks amazing. I think its even got an alcantara dash but I might be wrong. Also, many have stated the A1,Q2 & Q3 are horrid and plasticky, but that's the way things are now! If you want a quality interior then you have to spec it! time moves on! options change! On another note, the RSQ3 Sportback looks amazing.
     
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  23. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Mr.Grumpy ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    So you've come to accept lower quality plastic trims in a expensive car
    And you think Alcantara/Microfiber is nice!!!the cheapest material to manufacture for any cars interior....and not all car makers interiors have taken a backward step in quality Volvo and BMW are 2 of them
     
  24. Ormesome

    Ormesome Well-Known Member S-line owners group TDi quattro Quantum Grey S tronic Q2 owners group

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    So, there should be no entry level? let's compare Audi to Apple. Should there be just 1 expensive phone/car? no cheaper iPhone 11? no iPhone 11 pro?no cheap iPad? Audi are going the same route as every single product on the market! Have you never stepped in a bog standard Volvo or BMW? The XC40 is shocking in low spec trim, I had one for 24hrs! You are paying for the badge more than ever now, but this is the same with all products, not just cars.
     
  25. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    As long as the steering wheel feels good to hold, the seats are comfy and supportive and the car is reliable and good to drive I couldn't care less if the surfaces I'll never touch are soft or not.
     
  26. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Both are ****** ugly, whats the point in these super fast SUVs, they handle terribly, built purely for posing or distributing contraband....
     
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  27. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    Bravo! I hate SUVs. **** and pointless for most of the people who own them. Must protect Penelope & Quentin whilst I drop them off at nursery.
     
  28. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    I think there’s a perception especially with premium brands like Audi that the base models should be better than they are currently and the optional extra items like extended leather should be at the awesome level otherwise why don’t we just buy the vw/Skoda/seat equivalent as some of the finish is not any better and the tech is pretty much the same.
    recently got an evoque and from the base spec to the hse spec I didn’t feel any of them needed to be spec’d with expensive leather options. They all felt high quality ,even though some of the finishes were fake leather, whereas I feel that some of the new Audi’s will need things like extended leather pack or even the exclusive stuff to make them feel on par. It’s all about giving the perception of quality not necessarily using premium materials and I think that’s where some of the premium brands are failing. It’s not just audi.

    one of the reason I didn’t get the new a6 after having 3 c7s is I didn’t feel the finish was as good as my old ones even compared to a base spec se I had as a loaner for 6 months. Other thing was I couldn’t get on with that touch screen after 7+ years with the mmi knob. so decided on a toy car(as my wife calls it) and got a better car for her.
     
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  29. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    Audi are meant to be a quality brand.

    Their base cars are more expensive than those from other marques, so they should be higher quality inside.

    I've mentioned before that I am getting the best handling small car with 200bhp at the same monthly cost as a 95bhp A1. It appears to me at least to be as nice on the inside as a basic A1 plus it has recaro sports seats at no extra cost.

    I'd hate to see Audi lose their premium reputation but it looks like that is what is happening.
     
  30. Snake Pliskin

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

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    Ha ha I like it :icon thumright:

    Posts like that we need a :) tag to click :tearsofjoy:
     
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  31. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    It’s so much easier getting kids in and out of a taller car. Also my parents are getting a bit older now and they struggle getting in and out of my s3 and my old a6. Much easier for them in a higher taller car/suv.
    They are not just for Quentin and Penelope‘s nursery run :wink:
     
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  32. Ormesome

    Ormesome Well-Known Member S-line owners group TDi quattro Quantum Grey S tronic Q2 owners group

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    Or a middle finger!! :tearsofjoy: Only thing I will say about looks wise is that my Q2 has had waaaaayyyyyyy more compliments compared to a lot of cars I have had, including the A3. But I know I’ll not win anyone over on the A3 section of this forum!!
     
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  34. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    Q2 ain't a bad looking car. It's the likes of Q7, RR etc I really detest!
     
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  35. wab172uk

    wab172uk Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at the Q3 RS video's yesterday, and was all ready to hate this car. I've seen an sat in Q3's at my local dealership, and hated both the interior and exterior designs. I have to say that the Q3 RS does look better than I expected it to. I even quite like the coupe version (just not in Frog Green). Looks far better than the standard versions, which for the price, I suppose it should do.

    I get the small SUV thing too. I owned a MK1 Tiguan R 170 TDI bought new in 2010. It was a very good car. Never got stuck in the snow (when we had those 2 years of heavy snow) and waded through flooded roads while most cars couldn't. It had a very good driving position, and was easier to get in and out of. For what it was it handled surprisingly well too. I would deffo consider another one.

    I'm currently in possession of a Hyundia Tuscon, AWD 185 TDI and where the Tiguan was tight and handled pretty well, this thing doesn't. But the GF likes driving it.

    But yeah, I don't get the super fast SUV thing. I hated the previous Q3 RS, and would take an RS3 over the Q3 RS any day. But for some strange reason, if VW stuck a Golf R engine into the Tiguan, I would be interested.

    But I think the appeal of the Tiguan is that it is a very good looking SUV compared to most of them on the road. And if they did a Golf R engine version, it would still look pretty much the same. All these super fast SUV try too hard. Just look at all the fake vents, angles, slashes etc on the Q3 RS. It screams "Look at me" which I don't want. But I'm sure the Q3 RS will sell well, and will be seen accelerating hard down the local high street, popping and parping away in doing so. Not for me.
     
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  36. I own a RSQ3,and I love it. Got a history of hot hatches,from mk2 Gti,thru mkv Gti,to an R32 which I had for over 8yrs as I loved it so much. All I can say is that the RS is a fine car,and all the hate out there from the “in crowd” most of whom I doubt have ever ever driven one cracks me up It’s fast,practical,reasonably economical for the power it delivers,and rare,which I love! Most folk are unaware it even exists,unlike say a Golf R which I’m sure is a good car,but is like doggy-doo......it’s on every street corner! Let the haters hate I say,I’ll continue to have a contented smile on my face as I drive my RS


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  37. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group saloon Audi A4

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    Best off buying a Mk4 Focus then... ;-)
     
  38. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    To be fair they are not all bad, I like the X3 M40i, What I don’t like is the SUV’s which look like jacked up hatchbacks/saloons.

    The new X3, X5, Ranger Rovers etc are all good looking cars, they look good without trying too hard.
     
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  39. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    The original RsQ3 is a good looking car but these latest versions are hideous looking things, I can’t get past the OTT styling and touch screen interior.

    Yours is still subtle, most wouldn’t realise what’s under the bonnet.
     
  40. wab172uk

    wab172uk Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the X3 40i. Still on my list of possible next cars. It's a handsome looking car. Quick enough for most needs, and will get reasonable mpg given what it is. But then BMW have brought out the X3M. Now that for me is an X3 too many. Why do you want / need to go that fast in a X3? Great for the criminals. Big enough boot for all the swag. And it'll outrun most things Plod has got. I suspect owning one of these will be a short term thing, as it'll get nicked straight away.

    I've seen a couple reviews on the X3M too. And both conclusions were that the X3 40i was the better car.
     
  41. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Didn’t realise they had done an M, £70k!!!
    That’s bonkers
     
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  42. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Agree, and many struggle with back issues, or mobility in general so a unneeded sweeping statement
     
  43. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    No different to an RS, being £70k +.
    Even this new RSQ3 will be starting around the £50k mark, and we all know that means nearer £60k or half decent spec
     

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