Next model A3

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Pricing and configuration is live in Audi.co.uk now . Limited models for the moment but apparently Edition 1 and Vorsprung models to be announced in the coming weeks .

Meanwhile couldn't help myself, configured a 2.0 TDI S-tronic with comfort and sounds pack. Mythos Black. Now what to do with the existing car finance
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I wouldn't be a first adopter of any new car mate....pay through the nose for it, plus there's the mandatory build quality gremlins etc etc
 

Scotty75

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I wouldn't be a first adopter of any new car mate....pay through the nose for it, plus there's the mandatory build quality gremlins etc etc
Being honest mate I'm just toying with ideas at the moment . We still really want an S3 Sportback so may well wait . Pretty sure there will be some pretty tasty used S3's up for grabs soon enough.

Also got current finance to consider . 3 years left on that though I'm not totally against VT'ing in six months . Go down like a lead balloon but then it wasn't the best deal to begin with .

Need to give it a lot of thought but I it's a toughie....... New A3 Sportback is stunning High spec use S3 Sportback also very tempting........ Decisions decisions.
 

h5djr

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It's nice to see that the last posts have got back to what this thread is supposed to be ie The Next A3 rather than a general discussion on the future of cars.
 

NevMan

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Being honest mate I'm just toying with ideas at the moment . We still really want an S3 Sportback so may well wait . Pretty sure there will be some pretty tasty used S3's up for grabs soon enough.

Also got current finance to consider . 3 years left on that though I'm not totally against VT'ing in six months . Go down like a lead balloon but then it wasn't the best deal to begin with .

Need to give it a lot of thought but I it's a toughie....... New A3 Sportback is stunning High spec use S3 Sportback also very tempting........ Decisions decisions.
VT'ing has become so so common @Scotty75, nd easy enough way to get out of car at halfway point
 

TYb

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And like the rest of the Mazda offering, they’re light. No excess baggage there... Mazda may be derided for producing not quite premium cars with sub-sporting levels of power, but there’s more dynamism, fun, feel, and importantly, fun, built into one of Mazda’s wheel nuts than is currently encased in entire chassis of many of the German offerings.

In fact, while Im in the mood for a rant at modern car failings, Audi, BMW, Mercedes et al could learn an awful lot if they stopped benchmarking each other so much (which seems only to lead to a slightly incestuous arms race to see who can cram the most screens, LED’s, and semi functional tech into an ever taller, more overweight chassis that’s big on power and low on fun), and take a look at what the lower marques, especially the Koreans and Japanese, are up to. Mazda’s MX5, despite it’s girls car hairdressing reputation has a chassis that is sublime. You’ll learn more about chassis dynamics and actual driving in one weekend with an MX5 than you’ll learn in 3 years with an S3. Fords Fiesta ST is unbelievable, and Hyundai have a mid engined awd hot hatch in the works. The new Toyota Yaris GR is a turbocharged hatch with a proper 4WD system that harks back to the good old days of homolgation specials like the Celica GT-Four, the Escort RS Cosworth, the Sunny GTi-R, and all the other cars that still give me a slight limp 3 decades after watching them demolish forest stages on the RAC rally.

We need more fun and less weight in these cars. Not more screens, body creases that even Chris Bangle would have thought over the top, and ‘Lamborghini inspired” vents. Lamborghini inspired? WTAF?

Couldn’t agree more, a Mazda wouldn’t have been a consideration a few years back, was a bit of a brand snob but after one test drive I was hooked.

I love driving it, It’s so engaging and gets you thinking rather than slamming foot to floor and letting the car do all the work like I would in the S3.
 

cemerson

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I see the new A3 can tell you when you've driven into a lake too

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AStalUK

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How long until this shows up on the UK website and we get the sales literature?
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Not a chance lol ... it will be 2 oval exhausts :icon thumright:

Nae Chance gotta be at least 4 ovals to match the size of them RS owners ego's most but not "all" are Merchant Bankers in my experience,had a 16 plate pauper spec in Catalunya the other day next to me on my commute to home "M8 motorway" l was in the inside lane "it" was in the adjacent outside lane acting like a ***** lets say...It was thinking l was going to undertake him...when there's a convoy of traffic in both lanes in front of us doing 45 MPH...honestly RS owners live in a planet all of there own called Planet EGO and l have had a few encounters similar to this....during my ownership of my S3's

Anyway way off topic....Lets save the RS3 hysteria to that forum on the planet ego
 

Evil Derboy

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Nae Chance gotta be at least 4 ovals to match the size of them RS owners ego's most but not "all" are Merchant Bankers in my experience,had a 16 plate pauper spec in Catalunya the other day next to me on my commute to home "M8 motorway" l was in the inside lane "it" was in the adjacent outside lane acting like a ***** lets say...It was thinking l was going to undertake him...when there's a convoy of traffic in both lanes in front of us doing 45 MPH...honestly RS owners live in a planet all of there own called Planet EGO and l have had a few encounters similar to this....during my ownership of my S3's

Anyway way off topic....Lets save the RS3 hysteria to that forum on the planet ego

You don't half talk some p*sh at times Jassy. :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
You don't half talk some p*sh at times Jassy. :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:

Call it pish if ye want my son who sold Audi's for 6 years him and some of his colleagues had this very same opinion and av seen how you drive Del boy
 

Evil Derboy

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Call it pish if ye want my son who sold Audi's for 6 years him and some of his colleagues had this very same opinion and av seen how you drive Del boy

Well it must be true then. All people who choose to spend more money on a performance car than the next man, and then have the sheer audacity to drive it fast are obviously complete tossers in all aspects of life...

stereotype
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    a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
 

Peto

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Funny how many non-Audi drivers think Audi drivers are plums but S3 owners see RS owners in the same way.

I don't mind Audi drivers at all, it Range Rovers I can't stand!
EXACTLY u got it right .. So so many RR naive naively think they can outperform even mine A3 tdi 184 quattro ..
I only shake head when I disappear in front of them... Of course there are RR which has 4 exhausts pipes those are fast but not many
Even some seat tried and loose
 

Peto

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I know that and you know that but Peto doesn't seem to...
I don't care about some RS .. So now I can already see that ppl come here which all want tracing audi cheaper with exhausts, so absolutely not gonna buy this standard audi a3 without exhausts
And don't you naively think everybody gonna start buying S'es or even RS'es so expensive just becuse u have money u can .. only you and few.. clap clap .. aah pathetic u are
Many incl me will stick with BEST 2013- 2019 shape and will get cheaper
I will be buying S 2016-2017 when price will be adequate
 
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Evil Derboy

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I don't care about some RS .. So now I can already see that ppl come here which all want tracing audi cheaper with exhausts, so absolutely not gonna buy this standard audi a3 without exhausts
And don't you naively think everybody gonna start buying S'es or even RS'es so expensive just becuse u have money u can .. only you and few.. clap clap .. aah pathetic u are
Many incl me will stick with BEST 2013- 2019 shape and will get cheaper
I will be buying S 2016-2017 when price will be adequate

I think that maybe English isn’t your native tongue and so we may be misunderstanding each other.
 

Peto

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I think that maybe English isn’t your native tongue and so we may be misunderstanding each other.
So what now?
Don't know if I like it .. older are nicer only the middle screen is better positioned lowered down plus touch screen on this new.. that's all..
 
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wab172uk

Now in an X3 M40i And a Yaris GR-Four
Just watched the Car Wow video on this. Looks decent inside and out. I bet the new RS3 looks awesome.

Might just look like a 2.0TDI just like the current RS3 does. Audi do do subtle on the A3 a bit too subtle.

But just like the current S3, I think the new S3 with 333 bhp will be the sweet spot in the A3 range. But it ain't going to be cheap.
 

Evil Derboy

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Might just look like a 2.0TDI just like the current RS3 does. Audi do do subtle on the A3 a bit too subtle.

But just like the current S3, I think the new S3 with 333 bhp will be the sweet spot in the A3 range. But it ain't going to be cheap.

Not sure how you can say the current RS3 looks like a 2.0TDI to be honest.
 

wab172uk

Now in an X3 M40i And a Yaris GR-Four
Not sure how you can say the current RS3 looks like a 2.0TDI to be honest.

There are a couple round here, and if you didn't `know` is was an RS3, you'd never know. And there is a Blue one in poverty spec, that really does look bland.

You'd never mistake an RS6 or RS4 for anything less than what they are. My GF knows very little about cars (but learning fast) and even she can point out an RS6 from the run of the mill stuff. She's never guess an RS3 just by it driving past.
 

S15THM

Kyalami RS3 Saloon
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Black ops looks superb.

I'm guessing this is the black edition yet to be released? Also take it that this is Turbo blue. Kinda shot themselves in the foot a bit is looks very similar to Voodoo.
 

KenL

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I'm guessing this is the black edition yet to be released? Also take it that this is Turbo blue. Kinda shot themselves in the foot a bit is looks very similar to Voodoo.

How have they shot themselves in the foot?
Could that be an S3?
 

Ormesome

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There are a couple round here, and if you didn't `know` is was an RS3, you'd never know. And there is a Blue one in poverty spec, that really does look bland.

You'd never mistake an RS6 or RS4 for anything less than what they are. My GF knows very little about cars (but learning fast) and even she can point out an RS6 from the run of the mill stuff. She's never guess an RS3 just by it driving past.

Agree with this. Girlfriend is the same. Anything above the A4 she knows the models, not so much on the ones below. They defo diluted the S/RS branding on the smaller models in the Audi range. All about the styling packs now. The sport models are the ones that bring in the money so aiming the styling packs at that model to make it look beefier brings in good money for Audi. Makes sense economically, brand/model exclusivity not so much.
 

S15THM

Kyalami RS3 Saloon
How have they shot themselves in the foot?
Could that be an S3?

No don't think it's the S3. There is no difference to the front bumper from the S-Line model. I was referring to the fact of how close that Turbo blue (if it is indeed turbo blue, in the picture) resembles Voodoo blue.
 

NevMan

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No don't think it's the S3. There is no difference to the front bumper from the S-Line model. I was referring to the fact of how close that Turbo blue (if it is indeed turbo blue, in the picture) resembles Voodoo blue.

They often do this (filter colours down) Nardo, Daytona for example used to be RS only
 

KenL

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No don't think it's the S3. There is no difference to the front bumper from the S-Line model. I was referring to the fact of how close that Turbo blue (if it is indeed turbo blue, in the picture) resembles Voodoo blue.

Maybe they have some new colours planned for the S3? Makes sense given it's a new model.
 
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