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rasA4
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:13 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

hey all
looking at the S3 Saloon hopefully next year
how does the rear legroom compare?
my B5 is pretty awful im 6ft tall and like the front seat all the way back

how is the build quality?

thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We currently have a B5 Avant and 8V Sportback in the household, and there is way more room in the back of the 8V. Recently travelled 5 up in the Sportback for a short distance, all adults, was absolutely fine.  I'd have to put both front seats forward to do the same in the B5

Our family 8V isn't an S3, but the build quality seems to be spot on so far (not had it long)

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rasA4
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

thats good to hear no excuses now then, lol
was going to wait for my 50'th cant wait for 3 years! so must be next year

any specs should i look out for that's a must?
cruise can be added later so i hear so only looking for the ones that cant be added easily or cheaply
i want so far

auto, leather, folding mirrors, B&O system?

thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

rasA4 wrote:
thats good to hear no excuses now then, lol
was going to wait for my 50'th cant wait for 3 years! so must be next year

any specs should i look out for that's a must?
cruise can be added later so i hear so only looking for the ones that cant be added easily or cheaply
i want so far

auto, leather, folding mirrors, B&O system?

thanks

We hunted for ages specifically for cars with HD Nav. Only about 10% of A3s have it (this percentage is much higher on the S3). The only other 'deal breakers' for us were cruise and rear parking sensors - both of which come in the comfort pack. A good car came up for a great price so we jumped on it, lots of options alongside the HD Nav - but sadly no B&O. Its my dads car and he says you can hear its not as good as his last A3 which had BOSE.

Personally on an S3, I'd set the minimum as HD Nav and B&O and Comfort pack. Pick your colour and gearbox and go from there! Heated seats are standard on the S3 *I think*. Storage and Luggage pack was made standard mid 2015 (again, I think!)

(comfort pack includes rear parking sensors, cruise control, auto wipers and lights and dim rear view mirror. You *could* retrofit cruise - but personally I'd just stick to cars with the Comfort pack. If an S3 has HD & B&O, its highly likely to have Comfort ticked too)

Common extras include front (and rear) parking sensors, roof rails (on the Sportback). Less common is full leather and black optics. Nice but rare options include the extended leather (door pulls and centre console) and the Super Sports Seats. Electric folding mirrors are rarer than virgins on Geordie Shore!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

thanks for the detailed response no doubt ill be on here with some more questions..

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