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Old 10th June 2018, 04:07 PM
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Ice is broken. Today my wife test drove Manual Petrol A3 at Reading Audi and liked it in principle.

** The car that is only 7mm narrower than D2 mirror-to-mirror **

So, will be looking for:
* Petrol & Manual A3 or S3
* Post 2013 as advised by Adrian
* Quattro or non-quattro dosn't matter
* 1.4 or 2.0 TFSI. Ideally 2.0
* would be nice Nav High
* would be nice Apple CarPlay
* would be nice Sunroof
* Colour strictly Misano Red

Anything bad about these cars that ew need to know? Anything to avoid?

budget up to 20k
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Some A3/S3 brochures for you, in case you dont have them.....
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File Type: pdf 2012-05-a3-new.pdf (4.72 MB, 29 views)
File Type: pdf 2012-05-a3-s3.pdf (4.43 MB, 62 views)
File Type: pdf 2013-11-a3-accessories-guide.pdf (3.28 MB, 142 views)
File Type: pdf 2014-08-a3_sb_etron.pdf (5.22 MB, 129 views)
File Type: pdf 2014-08-a3-cab.pdf (8.09 MB, 34 views)
File Type: pdf 2014-08-a3-s3.pdf (8.99 MB, 56 views)
File Type: pdf 2014-08-a3-s3-saloon.pdf (7.16 MB, 147 views)
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Old 11th June 2018, 06:54 AM
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Hmm C6 RS6... Only car I'd replace the D2 with...
...naughty, mustn't think like that

How big a car do you want? B7 A4, or C6 A6 both seem the logical choices to be able to get a nice V6 or V8 in.



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Edit: bit late with my $0.02! Sorry, loaded this page hours ago and just read it missing the updates!
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Old 11th June 2018, 07:37 AM
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Cheers Ian.
You're right, we don't have brochures yet. Thanks !!
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Old 11th June 2018, 07:49 AM
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I'd say drive an A3, see how you get on, but as a comparison piece, find an A6 3.0 TDI Le Mans and see how it feels, know that with a remap its a mega car as well. They drive pretty spectacularly for a diesel estate
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If you settle on A3 size, try a Golf. I think they’re more practical and they’re definitely a bit cheaper for same spec. Love ours - drives great and you only miss quattro in the damp months
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Cheers Adrian.
Will look at Golf, but something is telling me it’ll be A3

Is s-tronic relibale on A3 platform?
Currently only considering manual.
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I'd say drive an A3, see how you get on, but as a comparison piece, find an A6 3.0 TDI Le Mans and see how it feels, know that with a remap its a mega car as well. They drive pretty spectacularly for a diesel estate
Thanks. Will be wife’s car Looking for petrol only.
Settled on post 2013 A3 platform
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Did I miss something Ian?
I've had it 6 months..... Brought it out at the annual meet and updated my sig at the same time..... Happy to chat in a new thread about it, don't want to mess up this thread....
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The First 20 Audis:

2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver, 1997 D2 S8 Silver, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey,
2003 C5 RS6 Blue, 1998 D2 S8 Black, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue, 2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue,
2005 B7 S4 Blue, 2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black, 1999 D2 4.2 Silver, 2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue,
2000 D2 S8 Silver, 2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black, 2009 B8 S4 Black, 1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey,
2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue, 2006 D3 S8, 2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi, 2006 C6 S6,

The Second 20 Audis:

2011 A7 Sline, 2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver, 2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue,
2007 4.2 Tdi Q7, 2006 S4 Cab Silver, 2010 RS6 Saloon Black , 2007 TT Roadster,
2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver, 2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro, 2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again), 2008 Q7 4.2 Black,
2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey, 2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi, 2006 Avant S6 Black, 2007 VW Caravelle Exec Black (almost an Audi)
2009 TT Roadster Daytona, 2015 Q7 4.2 tdi lava grey, 2002 GmbH D2 demonstrator, 2006 D3 A8 LWB 4.2 Tdi Black

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2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black, 2007 4.2 FSi Q7 ABT Blue, 2016 S5 Coupe Launch model, 2004 S4 B6 Cabriolet
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Cheers Adrian.
Will look at Golf, but something is telling me it’ll be A3

Is s-tronic relibale on A3 platform?
Currently only considering manual.
Hiya

Very reliable - 6 speed unless you go for one of the very newest, which are 7 like the s-tronics in the S4. They're smoother to drive in the Mk7 Golf compared to the B8/8.5 platform A/S4 as I think they've got the software more resolved.

Personally I'd only buy an auto - it just lends itself to stop-start and town driving. The 6 speed auto pulls very sensible revs on the motorway on these later cars. We test drove a previous generation S3 Sportback and that seemed too rev-happy on the motorway, but that won't be an issue if looking at later shape as you are.

Re Golf vs A/S3 I actually prefer the Golf to look at. Just seems better resolved. Standard spec kit is better on the Golf (buy a GTI and you get adaptive cruise as standard) and if you look carefully you can find some with spec on them.
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