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Q3 Thinking about buying a Q3 1.4 tfsi

TomL83 Jul 4, 2018

  1. TomL83

    TomL83 Active Member

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    Me and my fiancee are looking at buying a new or nearly new Audi Q3 1.4 tfsi. Is this a good engine to buy? Worried about lack of power but I'm going to test drive one next week.
     
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  3. yetirider

    yetirider Active Member

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    For me I’d be concerned that it’s end of range with the old MMI system which does not seem to have Apple CarPlay etc, maybe a Q2 which has CarPlay etc.

    The new Q3 should be coming soon.
     
  4. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Would get cracking deal in one and probably loaded with kit. 1.4 is a very good engine, but best to drive on which is what you are doing
     
  5. Evil Derboy

    Evil Derboy Active Member Team Daytona Audi RS5 Owners Group

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    Got a 1.4 Q3 Black Edition for my Mrs in March. Superb deals to be had on new ones at the moment. Old style MMI is fine. SD card based SatNav works just fine and although I have CarPlay in my car I never use it, i much prefer Audi’s interface over Apples. I genuinely think the Bose system in the Q3 is better than the B&O in mine.

    The 1.4 manual is pokey enough and the car is very chuckable with it. It’s a great wee car and I genuinely enjoy taking it for a spin when I need something more practical than the RS5.
     
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    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Certainly a good endorsement
     
  7. TomL83

    TomL83 Active Member

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    I asked at my local Audi and the new Q3 is out in October. Wouldn't mind trying to get a good deal on a new one now. Car wow offers are 12-13% off. £30,000 Q3 1.4 tfsi sline for about £25-26,000
     
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    TomL83 Active Member

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    Yeh the 1.4 manual is what we are after. A black edition would be nice but would be happy with just a normal s line
     
  9. Evil Derboy

    Evil Derboy Active Member Team Daytona Audi RS5 Owners Group

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    Happy to share the deal we got on the black edition. It was from Exeter Audi. 3 years personal lease. 8000 miles per year. Q3 Black Edition in Daytona Gray - bog standard spec - £324 per month with 3 months paid up front (3+36 months lease profile). Full deal done over the phone and car delivered on a vehicle carrier with a full tank. Great spec car for the money.
     
  10. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Pretty good deal here (15% off) : https://www.drivethedeal.com/SpecialOffers.aspx

    AUDI Q3 ESTATE SPECIAL EDITIONS 1.4T FSI BLACK EDITION 5DR S TRONIC
    List price £34,135

    Our price
    £28,995

    Save £5,140

     
  11. cuke2u

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

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    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    That does look very impressive. My next car "may" be a RSQ3 :icon thumright: Assuming they launch one in the next few years.
     
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  14. AllanG

    AllanG Q5 TFSI

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    Personally, I don't like the touch screen technology in a car, and it's a shame Audi have gone this route on the new Q3.....I much prefer the MMI in my 2018 Q5.
     
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    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    yes, this has been discussed a fair amount over the last few weeks and months on here. I too have 2018 Q5 and like the MMI, but it is the way things are going, don't fight it lol. BMW utilise touch, but still have scroll wheel which makes sense.
     
  16. AllanG

    AllanG Q5 TFSI

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    If the new Q3 also has the scroll wheel, then that wouldn't be too bad, but if it's only a touch screen then I'm afraid that's a no no for me, as you end up having to continually wipe the screen of all the fingerprints, otherwise the screen looks bloody awful in sunlight.....just have a look at any new VW touch screen!!
     
  17. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    hmm, no sign of it here, unless it is that small knob to the left of cup holders, but that looks like the normal volume one:

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  18. AllanG

    AllanG Q5 TFSI

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    That knob to the left of the cup holders looks like the 12V socket, so it doesn't look like there is a rotary control for the MMI, which is not good for me.
     
  19. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    yes, looking closer does seem to have 12V on it. I will reserve judgement until I see in action and the reviews
     
  20. cuke2u

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

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    That is a either a cigar lighter or a 12v socket, there is no mmi rotary control. However all the usual controls for the climate and the row of buttons for the engine modes etc seem to be all there.

    Unfortunately touchscreens are like marmite but they seem to be the direction all manufacturers are heading these days. Some think the rotary control on the current A4 is old fashioned, some don't.
    For me hardly a deal breaker and I would just learn to use voice commands more often..
     
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    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    agree, I am more likely to start making more use of voice. Works quite well Siri (CarPlay) or built in Audi one. OCD means touching screen would stress me out, but then do that all the time (touch screen) on iPad, phone
     
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    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    I think there will become a time when legislation is introduced and the touch sensitive controls will become disabled when the car is moving. These are becoming just as distracting as mobile phones are.
     
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