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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:33 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi all,
A relative of mine has just bought a new S3 (no - I'm not jealous, well not much anyway).

I was very surprised at how noisy the suspension on the car is - especially when in dynamic mode. My relative says that the garage says this is "normal" ... surely not?
It clonks like a good'n. I know Audi had problems with some suspension systems on previous cars and would ahve thought they'd have cured this by now.

Any thoughts or comments?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Low speed clunking while manoeuvring is normal, but it should be silent in normal driving.
I've had a couple of Audi's with mag/adjustable electronic suspension and never had issues with them.
Think I'd be going to another dealer and getting a second opinion.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This one really clunks when going over speed bumps or rough road surfaces.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yea, that's not right

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Doesn't sound right to me.  At 80 mph in sixth, the S3 I drove (manual 2013 Sportback) was near silent and very comfortable indeed.  Its a compliment not an insult that in normal day to day driving, it was just as comfortable as a regular 2.0 TDi.  Suspension felt superb on country lanes, and way better than the B8 RS4 on 20s I took down the same roads

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The S3 saloon we have is also very quiet, much quieter ( most of the time) especially suspension wise, noise and comfort, than the B6 1.8T Quattro we still have.
Wife , who is not into cars, reckons it's a fantastic car - I can see I shall loose it to her......
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