Audi RS3 quality control??

Snake Pliskin

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Zero issues on the 8V.


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my 8v RS3 was spot on too ... well after 3 sets of brake discs :tearsofjoy: but that was a component issue tbf.

but that aside the car was otherwise faultless.
 

T-1000

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my 8v RS3 was spot on too ... well after 3 sets of brake discs :tearsofjoy: but that was a component issue tbf.

but that aside the car was otherwise faultless.

FL was spot on. PFL errrr not so much. In my experience anyway.


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RSt3ve

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Zero issues on the 8V.


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Ditto, mine has been solid for almost 3 years, first car I've had where the magic felt tape hasn't come out.

After a horrific experience with an A Class, if I do get rattles in the RS3 it'll be DIY remedies, as taking them in just leads to more issues. Always had the odd issue with previous cars but sorting them myself is rewarding.

Frequency generator apps are a godsend for rattle/buzz removal along with felt tape and proper trim tools. Shouldn't have to do it, but better than it coming back with more rattles and trim damage (plus the obligatory thrash down the road to 'identify rattle').
 

Snake Pliskin

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FL was spot on. PFL errrr not so much. In my experience anyway.


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wavy discs were replaced with circular on the FL so that cured the disc warping issue.
 

Alexlfc17

Launch Edition Saloon - Kyalami Green
possibly the best way rather than have them dismantle your car & risk generating more rattles.
at least with the RS you can drown it out with the engine, failing that the sound system :)
Lol I wish I could, for the rattle behind the steering wheel (it’s the plastic trim when I push it in it stops) even with music on 50/75% and pan roof open can still hear it creaking . So so so annoying
 

Alexlfc17

Launch Edition Saloon - Kyalami Green
Build materials are not of the same standard as in the 8v but the niggles you speak of....a lot 8v owners including myself suffered from this...especially in cold or really warm weather....ie the plastic retracts in cold weather and expands in warm weather....most annoying one was at the driver door armrest l was surprised it was still in one piece after l had by force given it the Spanish Archer....that many times so f@@king annoying ...only AUDI av had that was squeak /rattle free was my TT and that had firmest suspension....or on the other hand your car being one of the first....could be the reason....but l am sure time will tell as the complaint Threads slowly but surely mount up as more and more folks take ownership
Yeah most definitely mate. Either way, gonna have it sent it next month and let them see what they can do. Cars a month old and for 60k 4/5 different rattles and squeaks isn’t on imo, other than that car is amazing! Looking forward to seeing all you guys take delivery in 2022!
 

Mastachaz

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Yeah most definitely mate. Either way, gonna have it sent it next month and let them see what they can do. Cars a month old and for 60k 4/5 different rattles and squeaks isn’t on imo, other than that car is amazing! Looking forward to seeing all you guys take delivery in 2022!
Maybe 2023 after autotrader gets floded with them
 

garethdj

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Quality is definitely not as good as previous gens. I have a speaker that rattles on the left side of the dash, squeaky bit on drivers door where your elbow would rest, drivers door speaker rattles, ANNOYING squeak when driving sounds like on the plastic behind the steering wheel which is pretty much constant

This will drive me insane, sounds like my Honda. If this becomes a known issue I’ll be cancelling


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RSt3ve

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Yeah most definitely mate. Either way, gonna have it sent it next month and let them see what they can do. Cars a month old and for 60k 4/5 different rattles and squeaks isn’t on imo, other than that car is amazing! Looking forward to seeing all you guys take delivery in 2022!
See how things settle down a bit, creaks, squeaks and rattles come and go, but they can also be sorted fairly easily.

For the modern hard plastics, a little trim detailer can solve a world of issues, almost acts like a lubricant.

Should we have to do this? Probably not, but we're still talking a mass produced car from a price range starting off well below 60k. I've been in brand new £200k plus cars that rattle and brand new £9k cars that don't, just one of them things, especially on UK roads.

As mentioned before, personally, if mine rattles I'll be sorting it myself. Much more chance of stuff getting sorted (without damage or further rattles) and less hassle in the long run in my experience.
 

Detail Devil

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See how things settle down a bit, creaks, squeaks and rattles come and go, but they can also be sorted fairly easily.

For the modern hard plastics, a little trim detailer can solve a world of issues, almost acts like a lubricant.

Should we have to do this? Probably not, but we're still talking a mass produced car from a price range starting off well below 60k. I've been in brand new £200k plus cars that rattle and brand new £9k cars that don't, just one of them things, especially on UK roads.

As mentioned before, personally, if mine rattles I'll be sorting it myself. Much more chance of stuff getting sorted (without damage or further rattles) and less hassle in the long run in my experience.

Totally agree!!!


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