+1 on the bucket seats... can honestly say that they just make the s3 feel like a s car plus they're comfy as well. Pan roof no, sunroof yes and mag ride well can't really say as I've not driven one with it...
Would rather spend that money on other things like dimming mirrors or i pod prep....
I agree with boydee, I sat in the buckets while shopping and wasnt impressed. they arent very comfy IMO.
Can you have heating with the buckets?
They also make the back seats quite a mission to get into.
Buckets do come with heated seats.
I also agree that they arent suitable for Fat Bottomed Girls.
Also, Buckets make it slightly more awkward to get in and out of the seats.
However, uncomfortable is something they arent, imo, unless of course one is slightly "larger". I love the way the butterfly wings provide support around the shoulders!!!
I sat in mattandrews buckets and I just didnt find them overly comfortable - im pretty broad shouldered and having had surgery on my left shoulder so having it being pressed forward all the time wouldn't agree with me
Have mag ride - definite difference in modes - sport is much harder than stock, normal mode a little closer to s-line. I use the split personalities a lot - me on my own on B road versus family bus mode. Does seem to improve the handling a little too - but not enough testing of the stock ride to be sure.
Buckets, I didn't bother as my dad has them in his RS4 and I find them hideous to sit in for anything over a five minute journey, as does the old man! They also dont wear at all well either, a number of people have reported bad wear within minimum mileage, its a combinatin of **** leather wrapped on hard seats and high bolsters. The seats look good, but thats about all, not important given the task they were meant for.
Magnetic Ride, it's ok, but a bit of a gimmick to be honest, but I ordered it anyway.
Panoramic Roof, well its a sunroof...I haven't gone for this, and not seen one in the flesh, i've heard they dont open as far as you'd expect, but they do look good on Ibis White.
Buckets will probably make the car easier to sell privately but, my dealer said he would not give any more part ex in 3 years for a car with buckets. Deciding factor was that I have a fat a*se so the S3 I test drove at another dealer which had buckets was not a pleasant experience.
I also think its worth bearing in mind that I reckon an S3 with buckets is more attractive to car theives than one without and I'm all for a stealth look rather than boy racer at my age