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Saloon 2.0TDI

weekenny Dec 8, 2018

  1. weekenny

    weekenny Active Member

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    Looking at possibly getting an A3 Saloon 2.0TDI for running a load of motorway miles.

    What are the spec options like on them? Any must have options? Any to avoid?

    Ideally as a minimum I’d like sat nav and leather interior, was leather an option on these?
     
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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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    Go for S-Line,. Leather is option, Satnav standard, comfort and sound pack option is all you need IMO.
     
  4. weekenny

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    Thanks

    What’s in the comfort pack?
     
  5. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3 saloon quattro S tronic DSG

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    What kind of age are you looking at? Brand new?
     
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    weekenny Active Member

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    Not brand new a few years old.
     
  7. RichardT

    RichardT Well-Known Member Team Brill Red saloon Audi A3

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    Pretty sure that leather was an option on all of them. The lowest level on 5he saloon was Sport - no SE like on the other shapes.
    Comfort pack had things like auto lights and wipers etc. Can’t remember the details now.
     
  8. Joxh

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    Would look for one with front and back parking sensors as well as upgraded sound system. Wouldn't worry about navigation tbh and cruise control might be worthwhile if you do lots of miles but you could always get that fitted by audi .
     
  9. jassyo06

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

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    You'll want the face lifted car, 66 plate on wards....search the Audi Approved web site
     
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  10. weekenny

    weekenny Active Member

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    But I’ve a terrible sense of direction and it’s easier having it built in than on my phone.
     
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    Why specifically the FL? What's wrong with the PFL?
     
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  13. RichardT

    RichardT Well-Known Member Team Brill Red saloon Audi A3

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    Nothing really - just an older variant. It all depends on budget.
     
  14. jassyo06

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

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    Face lift is a better looking car Simples...and to elaborate on this, the rear lights look bloody good and the Led headlights are way better than the Xenons on the face lift car....l have owned both,apart from these points....the steering wheel and the optional virtual cockpit.....bring the car right up to date
     
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  15. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Did CarPlay/auto not become standard at some point?
    Could get away with a non Nav car or lower spec and use CarPlay/android auto instead depending on your budget.
     
  16. weekenny

    weekenny Active Member

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    Think my budget will be around 15-17 don’t know where that lands me?
     
  17. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Should just get a facelift. It’s will be a toss up between a high mileage on with all the toys or low mileage low spec.
    Lots of diesel been to the moon and back at a bargain price though might be worth looking at. Most folk buy diesel cause they are high mileage users. Have you not thought about a petrol? I had a golf petrol 1.4 courtesy car and it was quick enough for motorway driving and I managed to squeeze just over 50mpg on long journeys. Coupled with 10p cheaper for petrol per litre it isn’t far off diesel economy.
    Lots of lower mileage petrol examples and better spec for similar money.
     
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  18. weekenny

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    I’ll be doing around 20k a year so not mega miles but more than I want to put on my S4.

    I’ve heard differing things about the mpg you get from the petrol. 50 would be fine. I do also usually prefer petrol engine. In fact the only oil burner I’ve liked is the bitdi in the better half’s SQ5.
     
  19. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Bitdi was a phenomenal engine. I had the 272 in an a6 and all the 3.0tdi I’ve driven is silky smooth and quick.
    You should have shot of a small petrol with the new cod engines are really efficient. I couldn’t complain about the golf I had for a few weeks other than it was slow compared to my s3. Saved heaps on petrol though. Struggling to get 30mpg in s3 compared to around 50mpg in the same commute.
     
  20. RichardT

    RichardT Well-Known Member Team Brill Red saloon Audi A3

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    The 1.4/1.5 cod engines are a dream. Really good economy - specially on motorway journeys (as long as you keep to the speed limit!)
     
  21. weekenny

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    I’ll be travelling to work so no rush to get there lol
     
  22. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    It’s the rush home that spoils my mpg :wink:
     
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  23. RichardT

    RichardT Well-Known Member Team Brill Red saloon Audi A3

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    Yes - I well remember that. Thankfully long ago
     
  24. Jcbmally

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

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    Heated seats, front and rear parking sensors, B&O stereo, HHA.
     
  25. RichardT

    RichardT Well-Known Member Team Brill Red saloon Audi A3

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    Maybe on the FL - but this guy was looking for an older model.
     
  26. Jcbmally

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

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    Fair enough but didn’t read that on his first post, plus I’m just off night shift so my brain is still way behind my other functions
     
  27. AlS3BE

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    OPs budget is £15-17k so I reckon late pfl or early fl is within range.
     
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    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Want to go smaller than the A4 B8 that I have at the moment. It’ll just be for me heading up and down the motorway so it doesn’t need to be the bigger car but I do like a saloon car.
     
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  30. AlS3BE

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    If it’s a cruiser you are looking for then my money will be an a6 c7. Had 3 of them and they are brilliant for cruising, comfortable, quiet and a lot of car for not a huge amount of money. Base spec has nav, parking sensors etc. £17k might even get you a 3.0 Quattro.
     
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    That’s even bigger again, lol and I’ll bet terrible on fuel.
     
  32. AlS3BE

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    My 272 Quattro a6 comfortably got 45+mpg. Highest I had was a run between Edinburgh and Manchester and got 55mpg. Wasn’t great in city driving but cruising at 70-80mph was almost as economical as my older 2.0tdi(177)non Quattro a6.
    The 3.0 doesn’t need to work hard compared to the 2.0. As I said standard kit is very generous compared to a3 so worth thinking. I would avoid the big wheels(20s) as that didn’t help fuel economy and a harsher ride. 18s were good and 19s was somewhere in the middle.
     
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  34. weekenny

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    I take your point but I don’t want a bigger car.
     
  35. cuke2u

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

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    Fair enough, you didn't really specify any details, or previous car, so I suggested what would be more for your money, plus streets better than the old B8...
     

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