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  1. RMJ891

    Selling my S1

    Hi all I am looking to sell my Audi S1 Sportback, and thought this could be a good place to mention it before putting it on the likes of AutoTrader. It is a '15 plate, registered on 10 April 2015, in glacier white with contrast black roofline. In addition to the standard kit, its optional...
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    Sat Nav - Traffic

    Hi there - does anyone else find that the 'live traffic' through data in the tech pack is absolutely terrible? In the mobile phone era I find it crazy that you have to take it to a dealer to update, but it always thinks there's traffic where there is none, diverts randomly into traffic and tries...
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    Cleaning tips to tide me over

    I have a (mainly) white S1, and this time of year is obviously not good for keeping it looking clean! I generally park in an underground car park as I live in a flat. It gets dusty here, but I can't do a proper clean as there are no taps nearby. To keep me going during the summer I use the...
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    Process of Private Selling with Outstanding Finance

    Can someone please talk me through the process of selling a car privately when you still have outstanding finance? This must be done all the time. Who pays who, how do you guarantee to the buyer that it'll be free from finance afterwards (etc. etc.). Not sure Audi will want to be involved if I...
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    Part Payment of Audi Finance

    I just made a part payment of £1,000 onto my Audi PCP package for my S1. This reduced the amount of interest I'd be paying, and shortened the deal by 3 months. I had been putting the money aside for the next deposit on whatever I get, and figured it'd be put to better use by saving interest...
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    The Logistics of Buying a Car

    I am posting it on the RS3 forum because (i) I will be looking at a car approximately at the price of an RS3 (e.g. RS3 saloon, TT-RS); and (ii) it's one of the busier areas, with people who are / have recently gone through the purchase process. I bought my first ever car (S1), and of course...
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    RS3 vs M2

    My two overriding thoughts with the M2, versus the RS3: 1. BMW gets the steps up in 'aggression' of the look of their cars spot on. The M235i is just enough more than the regular 2 series, and the M2 is a good amount more aggression again. Audi could and should learn something from this with...
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    Aquawax and Polish

    I have AG Aquawax, which has been working great for me so far. However, I have an S1 in white, with a black roof, and the black bits are showing some tiny, light scratches and swirls. As such, I want to give the thing a polish. I know there are other products out there, but I quite like AG...
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    Selling an S1

    I'm not doing this now, but as a first time car owner, I was wondering if anyone had any tips for selling what is a relatively rare Audi? Brokers like WBAC treat the S1 as an A1 derivative, and therefore do not give the appropriate value to it as a standalone model (I looked out of interest...
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    Car Change-over

    I know this is of general application, but seeing as a bunch of you are going through this... If you have a car on PCP, and you are buying another, what happens with dovetailing the end of one deal and the start of another? Say your deal finishes in January, and you ordered a new car (say an...
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    Cabin Rattles...

    I am currently experiencing some rattles in the cabin of my S1. I have the Quattro interior pack, and it seems that the rattles stop if I apply firm pressure with my hand to where the red acrylic / plastic wraps around the gear stick / centre console, i.e. the part where your clutch leg would...
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    I love my S1!!

    Just a short one... I live in London, and so mainly drive around the city and the home counties. However, I went back "home" to Devon last weekend and went for a blast over Dartmoor... OH MY the S1 is a great choice of car. I have 'got used to' the power in normal driving, and sort of thought...
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    Audi Configurator

    Even though I have mine - just out of interest I looked at the Audi configurator today and noticed that the Audi S1 Sportback is no longer there. Anyone know what the deal is with this - has it come to the end of its production run? Hopefully there won't be an update soon, and am I right in...
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    RS3 Volume(!)

    It seems most on here are big fans of the brutish noise that the sports exhaust makes (me too!). However, I was just wondering... Whilst it's not quite the same, I also like the sound of my S1 in dynamic mode, but sometimes it's not wanted when it's midnight and I'm on a long motorway drive...
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    MPG Increases?

    Just out of interest (I know it's not why any of us got an S1), but does anyone know whether MPG will improve over time? Last week, just to see what I could do, I drove from out of London (rural and A-roads) to central London (urban) as efficiently as I could. In the outside London part...
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    TT-RS vs RS3

    Hi all Just curious... I was wondering what people's motivations on here are behind opting for an RS3 as opposed to waiting for the inevitable TT-RS that will probably come along late this year or early next? There are, of course, two obvious ones being: 1) Waiting another year (or more) and...
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    Saw my first S1 in the UK yesterday....

    A black 3-door, parked up in the Farnham area (I believe). Looking good! Anyone on here? Still love how rare they are...
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    The New TT-S

    There doesn't seem to be a heap of stuff on here about the new TT-S. Have orders started arriving yet, and has anyone driven one? I bought an S1 Sportback as I didn't want to wait, but I reckon in a year or two's time I would be tempted to upgrade to a new TT-S or TT-RS if my dealer offers me...
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    Car Replacement

    Hi I've asked Jose about replacing his car, and this, I guess, is a similar question. I bought my first car (S1 Sportback) this year, and so it's my first time on a PCP deal. For those of you who are older / more experienced than me with these things, how long does it tend to be before you are...
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    Autoglym Aqua Wax

    I have a brand new car that I, effectively, only use on weekends. So my cleaning plan is to keep it ticking over and then maybe every six months or so have a good old go with some clay, polish, wax and so on. In the meantime, I am washing by: pressure wash (or powerful hose - need to get a new...
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