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  1. NatalieBx

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    I recently ordered an A3 and it's due to be built on the 7th March but when I was ordering, I didn't realise that a tech pack gave you a bigger screen display and a better quality sat nav. I emailed the dealer today and they said it's too late to add it, is this true? And is the standard screen and sat nav really bad or will it be ok? I'm worried that I'll hate it as I thought the screens were all 7" :(
     
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  3. Fiddie

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    Dont worry about that.
    Mine is the same and its ok. Maybe, later we can upgrade it with a cheaper mod ;)
     
  4. Rob2k68

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    Without getting into the screen debate the orders are generally locked 2 weeks prior to the build date - I'd give emails a miss and get straight on the phone first thing as you're just about border line I reckon. Hope it works out.
     
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  5. chrisb72

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    If you can't change your order I'm sure you'll learn to live with it as after all you are getting a brand new A3 very soon and depending what car you are coming from you'll probably fall in love with it very quickly.

    Yes there are many arguments to say that the Tech pack is better than the standard Nav, a bigger screen being one of them. But...you'll only notice the screen size when you're occasionally glancing at it during a journey when you're using the navigation, for general music play back it'll hardly be any different.

    Good luck with the new car.
     
  6. NatalieBx

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    Thank you, I'm probably just being silly and picky but I just want everything to be perfect. I really hope I fall in love with the car and don't hate it as now I've ordered I keep seeing other cars I like but it's probably just because I know I can't l change now. Everyone else on this website seems to love their cars so I'm sure I will too!
     
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  7. NatalieBx

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    What can I say to persuade them if they've already said no?
     
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  8. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Hmm that's a difficult one - ask them politely (put on a charm offensive) if they wouldn't mind just calling the factory to check.

    Other than that it'll likely mean a re-order and the wait starts again which is probably where you wouldn't want to be. If you've never seen the tech pack screen then you won't miss it so not the end of the world.
     
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  9. pburv

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    You will be fine with the standard screen..The larger screen is only useful if you are blind as a bat....:hubbahubba:
     
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  10. NatalieBx

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    I'll have to see what I can do, I definitely don't want a re-order, I already feel like I've waited long enough and it's only been about 3 weeks lol! I've only seen the tech pack screen on pictures but the car I saw in the showroom had the standard screen and I did actually think it looked a bit small and dated but like you say, not the end of the world if that's the only down side to the car. I'll be really peed off if they put the tech pack screen as standard on the facelift car, that will tip me over the edge haha.
     
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  11. NatalieBx

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    I really hope so, seems like it doesn't really bother people so I'm probably worrying for nothing.
     
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  13. chrisb72

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    We may all love our cars, but we can all find faults with this, that and the other. This forum certainly helps will all silliness and pickiness, it is also a great place to get friendly advice. Try not to over think and just enjoy your new car (spoken by the man who hasn't stopped worrying his own spec since buying it).
     
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  14. terminator x

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    I have standard nav and it's no bother at all. Never seen the fancy screen so don't miss it.

    TX.
     
  15. Blackforce

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    I am like you Natalie. I ordered my a3 before xmas. Just with standard sat nav. Didn't even realize a bigger screen was an option. Ever since I have wondered if I have made the right choice now I know you can get bigger. Lol. Arrives next week. Couldn't really push the budget any higher though really.

    I am sure it will be fine :) let you know next week. Doh.
     
  16. Gazjs

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    Chances are you will be too busy enjoying the drive to really notice! If you don't use nav a lot, then more than likely you will have the screen tucked away anyway?

    If you really really want it, then your best cancelling your order, although you've waited 3 weeks, it's better to wait another 3 than have years of not being happy?

    I would stick with it though :D if I wanted a nice screen, I would buy a new tv :p
     
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  17. NatalieBx

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    Yes please let me know how you get on (with pictures too)
    Btw I'm so jealous of you right now! Lol
     
  18. A4B9

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    It would take away the enjoyment of the new car if I knew something like that was missing as it'll play on my mind every time I get into the car. If they can't alter the order, see how long it'll take for another one - what's an extra 2/3 weeks any way?
     
  19. NatalieBx

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    Haha I like the last part of your comment, it's very true, I'm just being silly. And you're right I will be too busy driving my new car to care about the size of the screen or the quality of it. To be honest I hardly ever used to use my sat nav but recently I've been using it more and more in my current car, but I'm sure it will be fine.
     
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  20. NatalieBx

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    I know that's what I was thinking, because I know what I'm like and if one thing isn't right the whole thing isn't! But I really don't want to cancel the car, it's so rubbish I wish I'd have known when I ordered :( and I was worried that they would use it against me that I'd cancelled an order if I did change it?
     
  21. Webba

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    Size doesnt matter Natalie... Or does it im never sure lol.... Just enjoy your new Car
     
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    I didn't realise until after I bought my a5 that it didn't have phone Bluetooth connectivity and 2 years in it still annoys me every time I get in it. They won't because at the end of the day all they want to do is keep u happy and sell u a car to earn their commission
     
  23. NatalieBx

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    Hmm I don't know what to do I'm really stuck because some people are saying it doesn't matter and in the back of my mind I know it does matter but of course I don't want to cancel. I just don't know.
     
  24. Nealey080

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    The thing with forums is that everyone has an opinion on what they like and prefer its down to you! I was the same regretting not having the bsp and the b and o now I have my car Im more than happy with what I have got, there will always be things you look at and say wish I had that and would take forever to lock your order in.
     
  25. Blackforce

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    The way I look at it now is that there will always be the next car :) lol. Bigger and better. Something to look forward to. Can't always have everything

    Unless you have loads of £££
     
  26. NatalieBx

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    This is exactly how I think too, unless I die, there will be something else. In 3 years when I change my car, there will be bigger screens and better quality sat navs, if I changed everytime something better was there, I'd never have anything lol.
     
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  27. NatalieBx

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    Yep you're right, thank you for helping me see sense lol.
     
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  28. batch

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    Honestly matey you'll be fine without Tech High! I am!
     
  29. Blackforce

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    The hardest decision I had to make on my car was the color. I spent lots of time chopping and changing between black and white. In the end you have to go with your gut and your wallet. Lol. Although I have added rubber mats and the bumper protective strip thing (dog might scratch bumper) to mine since it was locked. Lol.
     
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  31. NatalieBx

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    We can be un-techy together :)
     
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  32. NatalieBx

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    Haha aww bless him, I can see my dog doing the exact same thing though she'd probably try and jump out!
     
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  34. Blackforce

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    Yeah he did try. We had to hold his collar!! He only put his head out for a few seconds. I slowed it down.
     
  35. batch

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    Uncool is the new cool!
     
  36. Pizza_man

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    If it's any more reassuring, Nat... I thought the same when I ordered my car after going with the standard nav! But, at the end of the day, 99% of the time we should be looking at the road :p
     
  37. RichardT

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    You're 21. This won't be your last order. Plenty of time for more cars! Standard screen is fine - you'll love it.

    But remember - when you get to order your next car - READ THE BROCHURE :footy:
     
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  38. Rob2k68

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    A couple of like for like piccies :-

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  39. Gazjs

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    It does look nice, but not 1K+ plus nice. Not for me anyway.

    Can see its advantages for others though.
     
  40. azibux1

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    I believe it also includes 5 or 6 free map updates which come twice a year? Someone may confirm
     
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  41. Snake Pliskin

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    cheers @Rob2k68 for the screenshots

    at first I had to look really hard to distinguish the basic spec from the upgrade.
    yeah you can tell for sure, but the standard screen does look perfectly acceptable tbh.
    am I right in thinking the upgrade screen does not use all of the screen as the 'ratio' looks similar to that of the standard screen ?

    funnily enough, when I have test driven the cars I tended to put the screen down anyway when I didn't need to view what was on there.
    of course you will keep it up when listening to music etc I'm sure.
     
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  42. NatalieBx

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    Yes I'll definitely be reading the brochure next time, you live and learn I guess.
     
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  43. NatalieBx

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    Aww thank you so much for these pictures, it's really good of you. I can tell the difference and obviously the bigger screen looks better and more defined but at least I've got some sort of screen! Haha. Not much I can do now anyway so I'm sure the smaller screen will be fine.
     
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