Silky's S3 (8V)

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!
Had a build thread for my 8P S3 so thought I'd get once started for my 8V S3! Its being built this week, so should be here in about 3 weeks I think!

Ordered: 22/09/13
Build Week: 44 (28/10/13)
Model Year: 2014

Spec:


S3 Sportback Stronic
Estoril Blue, Crystal Effect
Black Interior
Adaptive Cruise with Stop & Go, and Pre Sense
Super Sports Seats with Electric Lumber
LED Headlights
Interior Lighting Pack
Hill Hold Assist
Privacy Glass
Comfort Package
Technology Package with Audi Connect
Advance Key
Folding Door Mirrors
Extended Mono.Pur Interior
Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Audi Sound System

Audi Config Code: A2691RV0

Mods:

2 x 12v aluminium finish lighter socket blanks. Ready to swap for the lighters in the front and back.
4G SIM card with unlimited data plan to use with the in car sim holder and Audi Connect.
Private plate ready to transfer!

Watch this space! :)
 
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ivicyrusivi

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Grats! Great spec

Where'd you get the silver lighter blanks from? Also what 4g data card you end up going with?
 

GNJ_Motorsport

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Looking forward to this, I'll do one for mine nearer the time, expecting delivery in January.
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!

Itguy

Registered User
Perfect choice of network - I have been using Three to stream web radio in my MINI for 2+ years and their 3G coverage and speeds are second to none - I have tried every network and Three are FAR superior for motoring use.

We can drive from our house in Leicestershire to our flat in Porth in Cornwall and NEVER have the web radio drop out. Better than DAB.
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!
Perfect choice of network - I have been using Three to stream web radio in my MINI for 2+ years and their 3G coverage and speeds are second to none - I have tried every network and Three are FAR superior for motoring use.

We can drive from our house in Leicestershire to our flat in Porth in Cornwall and NEVER have the web radio drop out. Better than DAB.

Thats great to hear. I was a bit concerned as never had anything from Three before. :)
 

royalsteve68

Registered User
Perfect choice of network - I have been using Three to stream web radio in my MINI for 2+ years and their 3G coverage and speeds are second to none - I have tried every network and Three are FAR superior for motoring use.

We can drive from our house in Leicestershire to our flat in Porth in Cornwall and NEVER have the web radio drop out. Better than DAB.

I work freelance in IT / Telecoms and have done so for 15 years. Agreed Three have the best value v fastest network, EE in some urban areas is faster but its expensive. Vodafone and O2's networks suck
 

Itguy

Registered User
Yep - it's all about the backhaul - three is built for this stuff from the ground up and always has been. Yes they have pockets of congestion like everyone does but the main bits that the network hangs together on are decent.

Since I got my iPhone 5S I can regularly see speed tests of 18-20mb download sitting at home in rural Leicestershire on Three. They don't even have 4G yet. I only get 7mb on my home broadband!
 

royalsteve68

Registered User
Yep - it's all about the backhaul - three is built for this stuff from the ground up and always has been. Yes they have pockets of congestion like everyone does but the main bits that the network hangs together on are decent.

Since I got my iPhone 5S I can regularly see speed tests of 18-20mb download sitting at home in rural Leicestershire on Three. They don't even have 4G yet. I only get 7mb on my home broadband!

I've worked at all the mobile phone companies and EE's is the fastest but only just IF you are in a 4G area and have an expensive 4G plan, Three is next fastest, then o2 and vfone (even though o2 and voda in the process of site sharing!), Three maybe the smallest network but they've pulled a masterstroke by not charging for 4G. I don't like 2 year contracts but may go with them as Voda are awful

For the money Three are streets ahead - ive had 20mpbs on Three and regularly get over 10mpbs - on voda I rarely ever get over 300kpbs!! ive complained to Voda and I haven't paid a penny of my £52/mth contract in 7 months - 5 months to go and im off to Three
 

cemerson

Registered User
I fell out with 3 when I requested a cancellation which they didn't action, then spent the next 2 years trying to chase £11 off me (which I refuse to pay on principle). Don't think I'll be able to use them again...

EE certainly is the best for 4G at the moment, but I don't think they are that great if you aren't in a 4G area, not as good as some of the other networks. I'm on Orange at the moment (I work in the mobile industry and get a discount with them - and with EE actually) and find it a lot better than Vodafone.
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!
Lol, my build thread seems to have changed in to a network comparison thread! Lol!
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!
Just had it confirmed by my dealer that my car is in transit! :jump:
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!
Woohoo, my car has arrived at Grimsby docks! Not long now...:)
 

Johnnyb

Registered User
I'm passing Grimsby in the morning...

Do you guys want me to hang an industrial powered fan outside my window directly behind the boat?
 

RobH_S3

Registered User
Huddersfield and no jonny don't blow the boat away I need my car.
 

geefunk1978

Registered User
Luckily my dealer said he'd go and pick it up from Grimsby docks for me as I've bought it from Grimsby Audi so I don't have to wait for them to transport it. No doubt it'll have loads of miles on it and thrashed to within an inch of it's life!!
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!

Johnnyb

Registered User
Us Yorkshire / North West owners should arrange a meet soon! I'm in Leeds
 

RobH_S3

Registered User
Steve Warswick, you get yours from there?

Yeh a meet sounds good to me jonny :)
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
Will keep an eye on this silky, lately I have considered an 8V if possible as it seems to be the only car I really think would be the best all rounder!
 

Louay

Registered User
Silky-S3:2000155 said:
Had a build thread for my 8P S3 so thought I'd get once started for my 8V S3! Its being built this week, so should be here in about 3 weeks I think!

Ordered: 22/09/13
Build Week: 44 (28/10/13)
Model Year: 2014

Spec:


S3 Sportback Stronic
Estoril Blue, Crystal Effect
Black Interior
Adaptive Cruise with Stop & Go, and Pre Sense
Super Sports Seats with Electric Lumber
LED Headlights
Interior Lighting Pack
Hill Hold Assist
Privacy Glass
Comfort Package
Technology Package with Audi Connect
Advance Key
Folding Door Mirrors
Extended Mono.Pur Interior
Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Audi Sound System

Audi Config Code: A2691RV0

Mods:

2 x 12v aluminium finish lighter socket blanks. Ready to swap for the lighters in the front and back.
4G SIM card with unlimited data plan to use with the in car sim holder and Audi Connect.
Private plate ready to transfer!

Watch this space! :)

Forgive my stupidity Silky, why is the model 2014 though its being built this year?
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!
Forgive my stupidity Silky, why is the model 2014 though its being built this year?

Because they build next year models towards the end of the current year. My order sheet confirmed it as 2014 model.
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!
Picking it up at 10am on Friday! Cant wait!! :)
 

RobH_S3

Registered User
You will love it, hope you've got something to keep you occupied! 270miles on mine already although won't see it again till Friday :(.
 

cemerson

Registered User
Forgive my stupidity Silky, why is the model 2014 though its being built this year?

They switch the model year around end of May / beginning of June - mine is a MY2014 as well
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!
2 hours to go!
 

paullowther

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Johnnyb

Registered User
Should be brightening up weather wise by the time you collect it!
 

Johnnyb

Registered User
He's probably making love to the exhaust pipes in a wooded park somewhere...

I just told the police officer i was cleaning them...
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!
One word EPIC!!!!! Done 120 miles today! :)

More pics to to come...

Off to get its winter tyres fitted in the morning :)


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cuke2u

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What!! I see no trees...
 

Silky-S3

Is loving his new 8V S3!
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