Sold my A3

STmichael

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Quite a teaser at the end. What’s the story. I would imagine you have rejected your car or Audi have replaced it. Which Vorsprung spec is it?:blink:
 

jassyo06

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How can it be a Sad day when you sold the car through choice/free will ?
 

auzzam_crd

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Quite a teaser at the end. What’s the story. I would imagine you have rejected your car or Audi have replaced it. Which Vorsprung spec is it?:blink:

Lol the which vorsprung spec was totally unintentional! (Trust my only realised when the comments around the s3 flooded in ...doh)

It's an A3 same engine as before.

I fortunately did not have to reject, the broker came through for us so we ended up selling the car back to Audi for the same price we paid.

We were then given the chance to have exactly the same car, but the vorsprung was due so we decided to hold off and pay the small difference
 

auzzam_crd

Registered User
How can it be a Sad day when you sold the car through choice/free will ?
You're absolutely right!. I guess I tend to get emotionally attached to my cars and even though we knew for a few months this one was going back - it kind of just hit home when I was putting that video together.

We never expected for our videos to be enjoyed by many - and it being one of the first saloon edition1 specs in the country and on YouTube - I got bit sentimental on that front (I know man up! Lol)

On the face of it though! Not too sad as the replacement is awesome

Hopefully more fun videos coming soon.
 

Ludus

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When is delivery due, i'm guessing you've got a long wait Auzzam?
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
so im guessing you were not sad to see the car you loved so much drive off when you sold it?
After 3 and a half years Nope l was glad when it eventually went .....onwards and upwards i am moving on to a far better car the op is jumping to another 8Y?is he not after only 6 month's or so of ownership is his reason for selling on based on the promotion of his YouTube channel well the 8Y aint the right car for this purpose as its not that hot on youtubers lists to pull in more subs/views always been the same .....on YouTube with the 8V/A3/S3/RS3
Or was it the case he rejected the car...for all its problems only to replace it with another ?
 

auzzam_crd

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When is delivery due, i'm guessing you've got a long wait Auzzam?
It's here bud, turned up yesterday - literally just had enough time to film then end of the above video.

Haven't even really driven the car yet lol.

Timelines were as follows:

Ordered ea
After 3 and a half years Nope l was glad when it eventually went .....onwards and upwards i am moving on to a far better car the op is jumping to another 8Y?is he not after only 6 month's or so of ownership is his reason for selling on based on the promotion of his YouTube channel well the 8Y aint the right car for this purpose as its not that hot on youtubers lists to pull in more subs/views always been the same .....on YouTube with the 8V/A3/S3/RS3
Or was it the case he rejected the car...for all its problems only to replace it with another ?
I'd love to say I purchased it for youtube, but the reality is I would have bought the car if it existed when we first ordered it back in July.

It was just a simple case of the original car not having the electric seats I ordered. The broker stepped in to resolve it (no rejection needed) , simple part exchange. Fortunately during this time the vorsprung become available to order.

Based on my edition 1 spec (which had a lot of extras) , the vorsprung is a whole lot more for the small £1k difference that it cost.

I still love the car and think its fantastic (my opinion of course, not fact). If I felt any differently I would have point blank asked for the money back.

Looking forward to pics of your new TT - its due soon right?
 

auzzam_crd

Registered User
When is delivery due, i'm guessing you've got a long wait Auzzam?
This one was ordered in December, built in January, sat at the port of exit through Feb and March and finally delivered yesterday.

From what I've observed the dates seem to vary on the dealer who placed the order. Mine was Audi Lincoln (maybe they process more orders than others, I'm unsure)
 

jassyo06

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It's here bud, turned up yesterday - literally just had enough time to film then end of the above video.

Haven't even really driven the car yet lol.

Timelines were as follows:

Ordered ea

I'd love to say I purchased it for youtube, but the reality is I would have bought the car if it existed when we first ordered it back in July.

It was just a simple case of the original car not having the electric seats I ordered. The broker stepped in to resolve it (no rejection needed) , simple part exchange. Fortunately during this time the vorsprung become available to order.

Based on my edition 1 spec (which had a lot of extras) , the vorsprung is a whole lot more for the small £1k difference that it cost.

I still love the car and think its fantastic (my opinion of course, not fact). If I felt any differently I would have point blank asked for the money back.

Looking forward to pics of your new TT - its due soon right?
I always thought the Edition 1 was the best choice of all the model designations the Vorsprung A3 and S3 have the larger non flat bottom steering wheel which l dislike a lot but the Vorsprung alloys are very nice and more importantly a new design, the drivers assistance pack is of no interest to me just some of the points that stopped me ordering a 8Y S3 Vorsprung. Anyway....what colour have you gone for Tango Red ??
Oh my TT the longer it takes to arrive the better enjoying not having to pay car insurance car payments etc etc and they're still gritting the roads up around my way
Another first for you and the forum and YouTube the Vorsprung model lol
 

auzzam_crd

Registered User
I always thought the Edition 1 was the best choice of all the model designations the Vorsprung A3 and S3 have the larger non flat bottom steering wheel which l dislike a lot but the Vorsprung alloys are very nice and more importantly a new design, the drivers assistance pack is of no interest to me just some of the points that stopped me ordering a 8Y S3 Vorsprung. Anyway....what colour have you gone for Tango Red ??
Oh my TT the longer it takes to arrive the better enjoying not having to pay car insurance car payments etc etc and they're still gritting the roads up around my way
Another first for you and the forum and YouTube the Vorsprung model lol
spot on, I still think the edition1 is the best value - but by the time we added the panoramic roof and side assist functions it became a no brainer upgrading.

Totally agree on the flat bottom, I liked it a lot, but the airbag being round - stuck out like a sore thumb amongst the straight lines in the interior.

Sadly didn't go for red, played it safe - I've had red (and also yellow) cars in he past, so this one needed to be a bit more everyday. (Daytona Grey again) - boring I know :)

yeah eager to show you guys whats included! hopefully will post the walk around video soon.

Your TT is a vorsprung too right? has it got the older MMI system (the latest ones are the work of the devil - haha)
 
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jassyo06

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spot on, I still think the edition1 is the best value - but by the time we added the panoramic roof and side assist functions it became a no brainer upgrading.

Totally agree on the flat bottom, I liked it a lot, but the airbag being round - stuck out like a sore thumb amongst the straight lines in the interior.

Sadly didn't go for red, played it safe - I've had red (and also yellow) cars in he past, so this one needed to be a bit more everyday. (Daytona Grey again) - boring I know :)

yeah eager to show you guys whats included! hopefully will post the walk around video soon.

Your TT is a vorsprung too right? has it got the older MMI system (the latest ones are the work of the devil - haha)
Yeah its a TTS Vorsprung with the 320 ps ea888 engine with the old school virtual cockpit which l am good with and the first thing I'll be doing is removing the "Vorsprung" projection beams from the doors and change them to Audi-Sport.... I'll sell ye the Vorsprung Audi beam projectors for yer rear doors lol
 

auzzam_crd

Registered User
Yeah its a TTS Vorsprung with the 320 ps ea888 engine with the old school virtual cockpit which l am good with and the first thing I'll be doing is removing the "Vorsprung" projection beams from the doors and change them to Audi-Sport.... I'll sell ye the Vorsprung Audi beam projectors for yer rear doors lol
Lol tbh I prefer them over the huge rings!
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Lol tbh I prefer them over the huge rings!
I have just purchased a "Audi-Sport" puddle light beam set so you can have the Vorsprung puddle lights from my car to go with your front set as and when my car arrives ETA a couple of weeks for £40 bangers including postage if you want them....they are of no use to me .....
 

NevMan

Well known member
I have just purchased a "Audi-Sport" puddle light beam set so you can have the Vorsprung puddle lights from my car to go with your front set as and when my car arrives ETA a couple of weeks for £40 bangers including postage if you want them....they are of no use to me .....

Mate, you are right, you may as well have gone TTRS
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Mate, you are right, you may as well have gone TTRS

Dont.... just..... dont lol i inquired about one on Coast2coastcars this week ....the discount was £6,700 including some options...when i looked at the same car back in January best l could get was £3k....**** it
 

jassyo06

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Mate, you are right, you may as well have gone TTRS

Hey Nev Check oot ma new award badges from the Forum....got 5 of them for long standing service to the Audi cause lol

Edit nae award for the fourth year of service but l am sure av been on here more than 5 years lol
 

NevMan

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Hey Nev Check oot ma new award badges from the Forum....got 5 of them for long standing service to the Audi cause lol

Edit nae award for the fourth year of service but l am sure av been on here more than 5 years lol

Nice one! But still showing as owner of sepang blue S3, needs updating methinks
 

NevMan

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Dont.... just..... dont lol i inquired about one on Coast2coastcars this week ....the discount was £6,700 including some options...when i looked at the same car back in January best l could get was £3k....**** it

Oooh, now that is a very decent discount, especially on a RS.....tempting I bet, but then you have bought all the RS gear
 

Frizzley

Registered User
Dont.... just..... dont lol i inquired about one on Coast2coastcars this week ....the discount was £6,700 including some options...when i looked at the same car back in January best l could get was £3k....**** it
Lol - buying a car is like looking at houses - there is always another one tempting you to stretch the budget a little more:sob:.

I ended up getting £7k off my TTRS last June albeit at the time there were plenty to chose from existing stock. Would you have you have gone for TTRS if you could the larger discount. After 6 months of living with RS my heart would say get the RS but my head would say get the TTS Vorsprung especially if was going to be my daily driver.
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Lol - buying a car is like looking at houses - there is always another one tempting you to stretch the budget a little more:sob:.

I ended up getting £7k off my TTRS last June albeit at the time there were plenty to chose from existing stock. Would you have you have gone for TTRS if you could the larger discount. After 6 months of living with RS my heart would say get the RS but my head would say get the TTS Vorsprung especially if was going to be my daily driver.

Yes l would have gone for the exact same as you had mate but with the blue stitching everywhere extended RS pack...l know for a fact i'll have to fire on a new exhaust to the TTS Vacuum cleaner.......back in Jan £3k was the best discount available on the TTRS Sport Ed av spent £5k on the TTS as it stands right now....on bits and bobs
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Noticed Audi are doing the A3 40 tdi Quattro now. An edition 1 is tempting, the 40tdi vorsprung is 43k!

£43 is mental money for a derv Vorsprung.....be a rare model the Vorsprung Edition on any A3/S3/RS3 as nice as it is....great for gadget lovers though as that's what Audi has thrown at the A3/S3 Vorsprung plus the different alloys....just wish they had offered the different interior coloured stitching though like they've done in Germany/EU
 

TYb

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Yes l would have gone for the exact same as you had mate but with the blue stitching everywhere extended RS pack...l know for a fact i'll have to fire on a new exhaust to the TTS Vacuum cleaner.......back in Jan £3k was the best discount available on the TTRS Sport Ed av spent £5k on the TTS as it stands right now....on bits and bobs
You’ve spent £5k extra on the TTS? What you been buying Jassy?
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
You’ve spent £5k extra on the TTS? What you been buying Jassy?
Yup l should be placed in a padded cell.............diagnosis these ****** flu....restrictions lol Matrix oled tail lights,TTRS rear boot lid spoiler,OEM RS design pack blue seat belts,OEM black badges and emblems "rip off",Audi-Sport beam puddle lights,Xpel coating for the front half of the car,Thinkware dashcams.....it's more than £5k but l dont care ATM retail therapy was required....going to ceramic coat the Xpel and the rest of the car myself at least i'll save me myself some money in that area
 

Snake Pliskin

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Dont.... just..... dont lol i inquired about one on Coast2coastcars this week ....the discount was £6,700 including some options...when i looked at the same car back in January best l could get was £3k....**** it

really ? Interesting ... very interesting :)
 

Snake Pliskin

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Lol - buying a car is like looking at houses - there is always another one tempting you to stretch the budget a little more:sob:.

I ended up getting £7k off my TTRS last June albeit at the time there were plenty to chose from existing stock. Would you have you have gone for TTRS if you could the larger discount. After 6 months of living with RS my heart would say get the RS but my head would say get the TTS Vorsprung especially if was going to be my daily driver.

that’s even more interesting :) lol
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !

NevMan

Well known member
Yup l should be placed in a padded cell.............diagnosis these ****** flu....restrictions lol Matrix oled tail lights,TTRS rear boot lid spoiler,OEM RS design pack blue seat belts,OEM black badges and emblems "rip off",Audi-Sport beam puddle lights,Xpel coating for the front half of the car,Thinkware dashcams.....it's more than £5k but l dont care ATM retail therapy was required....going to ceramic coat the Xpel and the rest of the car myself at least i'll save me myself some money in that area

Some nice add-on’s there mate, but will believe the ceramic when you have done it, given your history of:

a) buying ceramic kits and not using them.

b) saying ceramic coatings are waste of time and money.

c) you like to be able to use the DA as and when (which is a fair point)

 

TYb

Registered User
Yup l should be placed in a padded cell.............diagnosis these ****** flu....restrictions lol Matrix oled tail lights,TTRS rear boot lid spoiler,OEM RS design pack blue seat belts,OEM black badges and emblems "rip off",Audi-Sport beam puddle lights,Xpel coating for the front half of the car,Thinkware dashcams.....it's more than £5k but l dont care ATM retail therapy was required....going to ceramic coat the Xpel and the rest of the car myself at least i'll save me myself some money in that area
Haha like it, if you can afford it who cares. Car is going to look pretty special.
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Some nice add-on’s there mate, but will believe the ceramic when you have done it, given your history of:

a) buying ceramic kits and not using them.

b) saying ceramic coatings are waste of time and money.

c) you like to be able to use the DA as and when (which is a fair point)

Lol ye know me too well but l will be coating the xpel gyeon do one for it £60 bangers
 
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