rob3000

Members
  • Content count

    19
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About rob3000

  • Rank
    Shank's Pony
  1. 1 series rear bumper

    Hi, recently had someone drive into me at a supermarket carpark and didn't leave any details. My rear bumper has a hole in it and some other damage which I assume will mean a new bumper. Has anyone got any idea how much it will cost to get the bumper replaced? I don't really want to go through my insurance unless I have to. Cheers
  2. Sat Nav question - how do I enable voice?

    It is the B8 with MMI
  3. Sat Nav question

    My A3 has gone into Audi for repairs and they have given me an A4 for the weekend. I have to drive to London on Saturday and was going to use the MMI Sat Nav system but there are no manuals in the car. Does anyone know how to enable the audio instructions? If I press the info button (I think) it seems to work then but only for one instruction. Any ideas??
  4. My A3 has gone into Audi for repairs and they have given me an A4 for the weekend. I have to drive to London on Saturday and was going to use the MMI Sat Nav system but there are no manuals in the car. Does anyone know how to enable the audio instructions? If I press the info button (I think) it seems to work then but only for one instruction. Any ideas??
  5. I have an A3 2.0 TDI 170 Quattro but not a sportback and I average approx 43 MPG on a 15 mile run to work everyday. It is not motorway driving but its doing a steady 40 - 50mph on A roads. If I take it really easy I can get the mpg higher but if the roads are empty and thrash it a bit that can drop to high 30's. My previous car was also an A3 2.0 TDI 140 with DSG and the mpg on that was much better. On the same run to work I was averaging about 50mpg and it very rarely dropped below 40mpg even if I had my foot to the floor on a motorway. If you are giving it some on motorways I would say that what you are getting is probably about right. I must admit I was a little disappointed with the mpg that I was getting but I guess thats what you get with a Quattro. I hope that helps
  6. Air con fault

    Just had it looked at and it seems that the high pressure switch had failed which had caused the plug to blow out so all the gas was lost. The guy said it was very unusual for this to happen and he had never seen it before. I had visions of paying out 500+ for a new compressor.
  7. Air con fault

    On the warmest weekend of the year my air con packed up on my A3! The economy light has come on and won't turn off which I am assuming is indicating some sort of fault. The fans still blow and everything else seems to be ok but obviously it is not cold air that is being circulated. Does anybody have any idea what this could mean? I have booked it into the local dealer but I can see pound signs flashing in front of my eyes
  8. Air conditioning fault

    On the warmest weekend of the year my air con packed up on my A3! The economy light has come on and won't turn off which I am assuming is indicating some sort of fault. The fans still blow and everything else seems to be ok but obviously it is not cold air that is being circulated. Does anybody have any idea what this could mean? I have booked it into the local dealer but I can see pound signs flashing in front of my eyes.
  9. fixed cost maintenance scheme

    I have read the recent comments about the maintenance scheme that is available through audi but does anyone know what happens if you exceed the annual milage that you stated when you signed up for it? I am paying 16/month without tyres on an A3 for 10K miles but since changing job I am likely to be doing about 15k this year. Obviously cost is linked with the milage you do so will they be asking for more money or something more drastic like cancelling the agreement altogether?
  10. Audi Accident Aftercare service

    I was waiting at a roundabout this morning minding my own business when a car two cars back went into the car behind me and pushed him into my boot. When I bought my new A3 in May I received Audi's complimentry accident aftercare service that supplements an insurance policy. Has anyone used this service? Does it do anything that an insurance company doesn't? Any help would be appreciated.
  11. Audi Accident Aftercare

    Was waiting at a roundabout this morning minding my own business when a car two cars back went into the car behind me and pushed him into my boot. When I bought my new A3 in May I received Audi's complimentry accident aftercare service that supplements any insurance policy. Has anyone used this service? Does it do anything that an insurance company doesn't?
  12. DSG can't stall can it?

    Mine does the same and has actually stalled on two ocassions. When it did stall it was on very cold mornings though.
  13. I am in the process of trying to do a deal on a new A3 Quatro S-line with a dealer but he is not wanting to give me much. I looked on Drive the deal web site and I can get exactly the same car from them for about £1500 cheaper than he is prepared to do it for and he has already knocked off some. Has anyone used these people or heard if they are any good? I prefere dealing with someone face to face but if I take the print out in on Monday and he is not prepared to do better then I will seriously consider it Cheers
  14. Has anyone used Drive theDeal?

    I am in the process of trying to do a deal on a new A3 Quatro S-line with a dealer but he is not wanting to give me much. I looked on Drive the deal web site and I can get exactly the same car from them for about £1500 cheaper than he is prepared to do it for and he has already knocked off some. Has anyone used these people or heard if they are any good? I prefere dealing with someone face to face but if I take the print out in on Monday and he is not prepared to do better then I will seriously consider it Cheers
  15. ipod or multi-cd player

    I am trying to spec a new A3 but cant decide between an ipod console fitted in the glove box or a multi-cd player. I have heard that the cd player is the best way to go as long as it playes MP3 files. Has anyone got any views or experiences please? Cheers