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Dave1000 Mar 13, 2019

  1. teslaboy

    teslaboy Mythos black RS3 8v FL

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    Yeah the write up didnt mention noise/sound.
    And yes max torque is still 354 but higher up the rev range.
     
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  3. T-800

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    I’ve been in convo with a chap I know who is test driving up in Scotland at the moment
    Seems it’s still a great sounding car.

    He sent me a picture of the exhaust exit pipes asking if I thought they looked different..

    The MMi and VC have had little tweaks too.

    Oh and the bonnet release now has a graphic on it
     
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  4. T-800

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    Here ye go

     
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  5. X3man

    X3man Well known member

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    Still sounds ******* amazing!!!
     
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  6. D0C

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    Would like to hear one in person. The FL R8 has been criticised for not being as loud.

    Also had a new 992 Carrera S go past me the other day...it was really quiet!
     
  7. X3man

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    I have a feeling the current crop of post WLTP cars will be a little quieter, due to the PPF, but next gen will probably be a little more elegant (mild hybrid), but then may still be quiet anyway
     
  8. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Vorsprung durch Technik

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    Sounds good to me :hearteyes:
     
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  9. DW81

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    I’ve watched some of volkswizards videos on YouTube, does some great stuff.

    Still sounds great to me too, imagine it would be fantastic in the flesh.
     
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  10. rdj

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    Hi everyone,

    Delivery of my car is on track for August/early September and the dealer has begun to try and sell me the add-ons (apparently they're very important...:whistle2:). Has anyone taken the tyre & alloy protection or smart bodywork protection? I am pretty dismissive of these products but I though I might as well ask whether a) someone has taken these products and b) had any use/success in claiming on them?
    Currently waiting to get a PCP quote to see what's offered...:salute:
     
  11. Matt2010

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    I would take the car to a good detailer rather than have a dealer put any sort of 'protection' on. Brand new cars often have small paint defects which need correcting - or swirl marks from the dealer washing it badly. Ceramic coating is very good and makes washing much easier but will take the fun out of mainting your car (claying/polishing/waxing etc) if you enjoy that side of things.
    PPF is also good but more expensive.
     
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  13. TYb

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    I took the alloy and tyre cover on my s3, it’s £5 a month. In 2.5 years I’ve had 2 puncture repairs, 2 replacement tyres and 1 alloy repair which you wouldn’t know has been done. If you can get it at the right price it’s worth taking, mine has easily paid for itself, zero excess as well, 10 repairs/replacements a year.
     
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  14. Mr_Ess

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    And the books are closed again :grumpy:

    You're only able to order 3 models of Audi and the RS3 will be bottom of the pile. You can't even order an A3 Diesel.

    Darn, was going to put in an order too :sadlike:
     
  15. rdj

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    Unfortunately it looks like the RS3 is another ball game - dealers discounted price is £499 for 3 years....and their gap insurance is pretty expensive as well.
    Going to consider other options I think!:readit:
     
  16. rdj

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    Really? Had a feeling this might happen which is why I jumped in as soon as the order books opened. Maybe some dealers have booked themselves slots/submitted stock orders? Worth ringing around a few to check.

    Good luck, hope you can find one..
     
  17. Banjo1990

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    Order books have seemingly reopened again.. for how long I don’t know.. ordered 3 days ago due for delivery October.. Can imagine it being one of the last few built due to the changeover to the new platform?
     
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  18. Boj27

    Boj27 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Got a fully loaded 2016 rs3 atm.

    Went and test drove a new 2019 reg today. Couldn’t pay me to have it. The sound is so muted and weak compared to my prefl. There was a 2017 there that didn’t sound much better.

    They reckon the new fl handles a lot better - before I had my rear ARB fitted to my prefl I would argue that would be the case, but today, I threw it into some bends at 50-60mph and it felt pretty much the same as mine.

    The cost to swap was an extra 9k in payments over 2 years and a massive balloon. Definitely not worth the money. The car sounds almost characterless now, they’ve ruined what the car should be.
     
  19. Banjo1990

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    You’re lucky the orders reopened then! Yea no extended upholstery.. maybe it’s free now? We can wish.. also I didn’t have the option of red calipers which is annoying but the black ones will suffice for now
     
  20. Banjo1990

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    Not Audi’s fault I suppose, nothing that can’t be sorted with a map and exhaust alteration.. once the warranty runs out in 5 years time
     
  21. Banjo1990

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    Agreed.. it should free itself up a touch after a couple thousand miles
     
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  22. Boj27

    Boj27 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    That’s the issue isn’t it....taking a gpf out puts it into limp mode I hear.


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  23. Banjo1990

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    Nice..you happy with the Blade wheels on the sportback? Mine - Sport Edition Saloon, Floret Silver, Black with red stitching interior, comfort and sound pack and a couple other little bits.. didn’t go big with the options!
     
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  24. Banjo1990

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    Hahaha no thanks.. I was well happy the rotors came with the saloon on this occasion.. the blades will look sweet tho mate.. won’t be many sport backs around with them on that is for sure
     
  25. Banjo1990

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    Yea always worth a go mate.. all I’ve done is watch videos and look at pics as well.. it’s the interior that impresses me most.. sat in one yesterday.. night and day difference to my old mk3 focus rs.. pretty sure I was told build week 37 so means build start September, delivery early October.. will have to confirm that tho.. waiting on a call in the next couple of days
    I expect yours to be very similar unless the sportback has a longer wait time
     
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  26. Banjo1990

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    Get onto them mate.. they will be able to find out a build week at least which from that they can work out delivery timeframe.. yes I will let you know if I hear anything on mine bud
     
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  27. rdj

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    I didn't hear much in the way of progress reports from the salesman.....expected August delivery ready for September. Then he said my car had been built much quicker than expected.....a month sooner, so don't reply on what the salesman tells you too much...:whistle2:
     
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    Picked up a saloon sports edition in panther black last week, was meant to be here at the end of July. Came with red calipers, comfort and sound pack, folding mirrors and rotors
     
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    Nice, what does it sound like?
     
  30. banny650

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    Its pretty quiet overall no pops and crackles but does sound decent once you go WOT
     
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  31. keenu

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    To be expected with the OPF, hope you are happy with it!
     
  32. banny650

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    Amazing car, different animal compared to my m140i
     
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  34. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    Good to hear somebody come from an M140i to say that, no doubt that’s a great car but the RS is SOO much more usable 100% of the time. Plant your foot in the RS in the rain and it just goes, never unsettled.

    Enjoy the RS3, it can only grow on you more.
     
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  35. paulmc

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    The more I drive mine the more I think they pump engine noise into the cabin. The engine sounds magic and makes you want to thrash it even more. I don’t remember that in my old one. Exhaust is deffo quiet but engine noise kind of makes up for it. Exhaust noise was for drama and to annoy pedestrians, engine noise is for the occupant’s enjoyment?


    Sounds good whatever
     
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  36. T-800

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    Plant your foot in the RS in the rain :whistle2: How do you know this ???????

    Yours never goes out in any inclement weather :blow:
     
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  37. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    Omg :lmfao:

    Never gonna live this one down am I? ;)

    See, my car does or has been out in pretty bad weather

    [​IMG]
     
  38. T-800

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    That’s photo shopped crud I bet.
     
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  39. T-800

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    How long did it take you to get over that then ?
     
  40. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    Many, many washes

    That was a bad time that was, down in West Wales and when I washed it when I got home I found road rash on the wings, sills, all 4 doors and the back bumper! Devastated!

    Since had carbon fibre tat made and fitted so will never happen again, all panels flatted and polished to remove 90% of it and covered with PPF... got to really look to see it.


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    You don’t strike me as a person to have Carbon Tat on your car
     
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  42. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    You’re a joker this morning aren’t you? ;)

    Functional is the word.
     
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    Ah so carbon functional.
     
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