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RS3 Deposit

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So does anyone have a recommended dealer in the South East / London area that they'd use?

Preferably a dealer who is well known for supplying RS cars.

I know that all dealers will stock RS cars, but I'm assuming, much like other car manufacturers, there are certain dealerships that have a better reputation at stocking or sourcing the high end models in their range.

Thanks :)

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Anyway if you have a decent Audi Dealer that you can recommend who are well know for being RS specialists I'd love to have some details.

Not in London/South East, sorry.

My local, Lincoln Audi, have always looked after me (but I have thrown an awful lot of money their way over the years I guess), and they always seem to do well in selling RS models and R8s etc, even when the world collapsed because some bankers got paid well for selling dodgy mortgages, or something like that.

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You ever heard of Dale Carnegie, Garcon..? :roflmao:

And what's so wrong with telling it like it is?

I'd rather hear the truth, warts and all, than some PC spin bullsh*t!

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So does anyone have a recommended dealer in the South East / London area that they'd use?

Camberley Audi.

Their service guys are amongst the very best in the country at caring for and understanding RS models.

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And what's so wrong with telling it like it is?

I'd rather hear the truth, warts and all, than some PC spin bullsh*t!

Bollox to spin - "how to win friends" etc :)

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I'm alarmed that anyone actually puts a cash deposit down - any dealer worth your business (especially for RS models) should at worst take a deposit cheque off you to wave at Audi UK and then sort of forget to cash it.

This. Lea Valley Audi accepted my advance order for an RS3 back in 2003. No money changed hands although they did say as soon as they had any word of it they would expect a deposit. Seemed fair enough to me.

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Well no dealer around me seems the slightest bit interested in the RS3, so that is that. I'll just keep reading what the motoring press say and keep an eye out for any updates.

In the meantime, another potential car has come up which is the new BMW 135i M car, so I'll keep a close tab on this as well.

Thanks for your feedback :)

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Is that the M1 (or not) that's in the latest copy of Evo mag?

I chased a 400bhp 135i round the Ring in May and it was a decently quick +++

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Hey Chris - any colours in mind for the RS3 then?

Wayside in MK always have a lot of S and RS models going out of the dealership - sales they arent bad at all, aftersales is shocking, but then you can go locally for aftersales.

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Is that the M1 (or not) that's in the latest copy of Evo mag?

I chased a 400bhp 135i round the Ring in May and it was a decently quick +++

Yes Mook, it's what the community is calling the M1 (as per Evo) but I doubt BMW will call it that.

I've driven a standard 135i (306bhp) and it was good fun, so I'd imagine with 400bhp, it'll be pretty nippy ;)

shao_khan - If they do bring out the RS3, then I'll be getting a blue one :) I think they call it Spirit Blue :)

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Audi Bexley is quite a big stealership, have had dealings with them ask for Simon Andrews, bought my S3 off him back in 2001! oh he was trying to get me for a deposit on the said motor back then :roflmao:

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If it ever arrives I'm sure it will cost well over the £40k mark especially after you have ticked the boxes for all the 'essentials' that ought to be included with the RS ranges.

I've priced up a Boxster S at about £49k, including pdk, and the TT equivalent is about £52k,manual.

Audi fan I may be but I wouldn't buy the TT -- the Boxster S would always win for me.

I agree about the next model A3,due anytime now, current one is well passed it's sell by date ( hell even the local dealer told me it's a bit long in the tooth !! )

The A3s seem to still have the 'old' engines not the latest chain drive /balanced versions - so much as I like the Sportback shape I'm resisting buying even a 2.0TFSi, let alone S3 version -- why buy an out of date model, I'd rather buy a mark 6 Golf GTi.........

wow did I really say that !!

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Have you driven a PDK yet? They've sorted it in the 997.2, but the buttons being arse about face is a real PITA.

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Have you driven a PDK yet? They've sorted it in the 997.2, but the buttons being arse about face is a real PITA.

No !

but I have read about the buttons being wrong......... actually I think the words were

'not intuitive to use'

but as I'm still waiting for the premium bond cheque it's not an immediate problem !

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