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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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    When is Dynamic Mode not Dynamic?

    p.s. I also prefer the steering in Auto - feels a bit sticky and artificial in Dynamic for me (not heavy in a good, natural way) - I only use Dynamic now when I want to hear the engine a bit more, like on a nice B road.
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    When is Dynamic Mode not Dynamic?

    The few times I've ever used 'Efficiency' mode, I end up using more petrol - don't like that the throttle effectively goes to only 80%. If you want more MPG, you're best sticking it in Auto and driving carefully! Can happily get 35-40mpg indicated on a drive even through London now (with 7,000...
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    New S1 owner!!

    I will be very excited if I am wrong and you are right, but when I bought my car I was told that tethering does not work with iPhones (as a result of Apple keeping the gate shut for their CarPlay system). So I have bought a SIM from EE and just pay a tenner to get a month's worth of data (1GB is...
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    Sat Nav - Traffic

    I'll have to check that out - yeah the radio traffic is terrible, is it just done on old people phoning in to report things being a "a bit slow-going"?! I just find some of the route options weird, too. Mine is done so that it gives three route options, and the other day I needed to drive...
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    Sat Nav - Traffic

    Would love to be having your experience on it - but just don't seem to be at the moment!
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    Sat Nav - Traffic

    What is TMC? I have a sim in the dash, and do the dynamic traffic avoidance... yesterday for instance it went crazy when I drove down a road that was built a year ago, and then tried to route me straight through the middle of London when Google Maps on my phone said that would take twice as...
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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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    S1 Spotters thread

    Awesome - love it!! I always think I've seen one and then it's an S-line A1, so was unressonably excited about this... My girlfriend doesn't really get it!!
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    Windscreen Wipers Jumping

    'Fraid not, though I do hear that (curious as it may sound) vinegar on the blades can provide a good fix...
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    S1 Spotters thread

    Saw my first S1 on the road this weekend - parked up next to me at the golf driving range near Greenwich in SE London - 3 door in blue with 17s. Anyone on here?!
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    Buzzing noise.

    Mine makes more of a ticking noise when I turn it off (like turning off an electric fire). Guess that's just the metal cooling. Agreed though, if it's when you turn it off it is likely to be cooling.
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    album artwork on mmi

    (Which doesn't work if you use Apple Music or similar and it auto-updates the artwork). I have to say the MMI functionality isn't wonderful on the S1. The live traffic on the nav seems to always be wrong, and I don't really use anything else!
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    new audi values !!

    I share your concerns with the S1. Some 'rare' cars retain their value very well, but because this is rare but 'cheap' in the grand scheme of things for cars, everyone who wants one just buys one new (unlike e.g. Ferraris, where lots of people who want one could never afford it new). It's a...
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    S1 Ride Quality

    That's interesting, Jose - I thought the chassis and the longer wheelbase etc. made the S/RS3 variants more compliant ride-wise than S1s?!
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    Part Payment of Audi Finance

    No, reducing the monthly payment does not shorten the term. Say for instance you owe £10,000 in 10 months (£1,000 per month), and make an overpayment of £1,000. Option 1 means you now owe £9,000 in 10 months (£900 per month), so the term stays the same, but the payments are reduced. Option 2...
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    Part Payment of Audi Finance

    Oh and by the way - you have 2 options with overpayments: reduce the term or reduce the monthlies. I chose the former to make in interest saving.
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    Part Payment of Audi Finance

    Yup it's saving me £450 interest over the remainder of the term. I pointed it out to the Audi Finance guy and he said "oh I've never thought of it that way"... which is strange! Hey ho, a saving is a saving, but it just seems a bit tight! Trouble is, it looks like I may be tied to the GMFV - 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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    Bose v Audi sound system

    I have the Audi Advanced Sound System in mine - I wanted to upgrade from standard but thought the Bose was over-priced. I have to say that I'm very impressed; at the volumes I use it is crystal clear, with absolutely no issues. The only thing is you don't get the cool lights around the speakers!