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Anyone got a new shape A3 yet?

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Been out a few months now, someone must have one...? confused.gif

Saw a bright red one on the road yesterday, not my first choice of colour but actually it looked good! cool.gif

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Went on a Palmersport Audi trackday yesterday. Had a go in a 2.0Tdi while I was there.... Pretty impressive actually and looked very nice too.

Nealy as much midrange grunt as the Leon which is some going FIREdevil.gif I'm half tempted to pop up my local dealer and see if he's got a 3.2 demonstrator in yet. ECLIPSe.gif

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I'm in one for the next week or so sekret.gif

Full review next week wink.gif

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Well... I dont have one but have had the 1.6SE, 1.9Tdi and 2.0Fsi each for a couple of days as my cars been playing up. Still have the 2.0Fsi and have done for the last 4days so I think I can say a few things about them.. tongue.gif

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I've been the proud owner of one for just under a week now. I'm pretty impressed but still getting used to her so I'll give a report just after xmas.

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I've been the proud owner of one for just under a week now. I'm pretty impressed but still getting used to her so I'll give a report just after xmas.

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Welcome to the Forums Karanga, what model did you opt for? Colour, options etc.

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Thanks for the welcome beerchug.gif

A3 2.0 Tdi Sport + armrest and c.control

Drives really nicely although the servo assist steering is a bit different. It's silky smooth for normal driving at the expense of some feedback from the wheels although you always feel incontrol so it's just a case of getting used to it.

Anyone else out there with a new A3 experiencing light shaking when idle after the engine has warmed up? I've seen a couple of other posts experiencing this.

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My 3.2 DSG goes to build this week shocked.gif for delivery at the start of Jan. I just hope those robots on the production line aren't to hungover and I end up with a lemon crazy.gif

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I've got a Toucan Yellow 2.0TDI Sport and can't fault the car at all the handling is superb (big improvement over previous model) and the 2.0TDI engine is very quiet and smooth and the fuel economy is superb. Now done 7000 miles in it and as a daily driver it is excellent! ECLIPSe.gifheart.gif

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A silver 2.0TDI Sport parked behind my S8 the other day, it looked very nice IMO! beerchug.gif

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Haven't got one (yet) but my local Audi dealer is giving me a brand new one on Friday 2nd Jan to test drive for the day - its just sitting there waiting to have the plates put on it and it looks stunning - 2.0TDi Sport in Lava Grey Pearl... quite exciting really seeing as it will be brand new on the day and I'll be the first punter to test drive it! I'll let you know what I think after the test drive, but from what i've read on here it should be an enjoyable experience. beerchug.gif

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welcome dave,

nice car, but i can't say i really like those lips on the end of your front spoiler, never been a fan of that.

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Welcome Dave... put your pics up in the gallery. Nice to have High res ones... but does take a while to load tongue.gif

Graham

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I've got an akoya 2.0FSI Sport.

It is a lovely car to drive and beautifully put together.

The 2.0FSI is really responsive and it handles so much better that the old model A3.

Highly recommended. ECLIPSe.gif

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Hey Vagman.... I don't suppose you have pics of your car you could post please??? Looking in the brochure it looks like Akoya is the colour I'd go for if I bought one - and after today's test drive I seriously think I might be trading 180bhp petrol for 140bhp diesel.... the thing just flew!! beerchug.gif

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I got it, body kit....the lot

This is a rush post.

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Dave - welcome. Nice motor, looks just like the one I had today - do you mind me asking how much was the bodykit, and was it an optional extra?

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I got it, body kit....the lot

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Nice looking car grin.gif

I've recently ordered an Avus Silver 140TDI sport with the DSG gearbox and the optional s-line pack (18" RS6 alloys) and that body kit grin.gif .

Anymore modifications planned ?

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Nick, thats gonna look sweet with the 18" wheels under it AND the kit. Thats gonna be one highly spec'd A3 you've got on order - DSG aswell...... I only wish i could afford all these toys. You must be looking at about £25-£26k there in total, right?

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Did you go for Bose? Sympthiny II

My spec is as follows -

Brill Black

Audi Bodykit

Symothony II + Bose

Alcatara/Leather

Sports 5 Spoke alloys on order

Tinted Windows

Armrest

Sign written Audi in back windows

2.0 TDi

Dave

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Nick, thats gonna look sweet with the 18" wheels under it AND the kit. Thats gonna be one highly spec'd A3 you've got on order - DSG aswell...... I only wish i could afford all these toys. You must be looking at about £25-£26k there in total, right?

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Without the kit but including discount it comes out just about £22700. I'm working on the dealer at the moment to get the whole lot including kit for under £24000.

The s-line kit is an absolute bargain for £700. 18" alloys, half leather seats and other bits and bobs. Bargain grin.gif The wheels alone must be worth about £1500.

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Did you go for Bose? Sympthiny II

My spec is as follows -

Brill Black

Audi Bodykit

Symothony II + Bose

Alcatara/Leather

Sports 5 Spoke alloys on order

Tinted Windows

Armrest

Sign written Audi in back windows

2.0 TDi

Dave

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That's a nice spec Dave, very similar to mine. I initially was going to have Grey or Black with red leather interior. But after getting details of the s-line option I had to have that grin.gif, so I opted for the Avus silver because it used to be a £1500 paint option but is now £380.

Here's the full spec of mine.......

A3 2.0TDI Sport with DSG

S-line pack (18" RS6 replicas )

Avus Silver

Black/Black interior (half leather/cloth)

Symphony with BOSE

Acoustic parking sensors

Xenons

Light auto sensor pack

Storage pack

Front armrest

Rear floor mats

Reversible boot mat

Non smoking pack

De-badged

Dealer Fit - Audi Body Kit

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