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Picked this up last month and loving it.

Day of arrival

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After a drive

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And....

Previous car - TT 2L TFSI

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And before that - VXR Nurburgring Edition

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Welcome to the forum,  Very nice!

 

Was never a fan of Suzuka until i saw one in the flesh at the last meet,  Now its one of my favourite colours.... suits the RS3 so well!

 

Anything planned for it or you just enjoying as it is for now?


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I like the fact the colour seems to be different depending on the lighting conditions, really happy with it.

There is a Sepang Blue one around my way, and it looks superb, it's the only other colour I had in mind when looking to purchase.

Happy with the way it is just now as I haven't driven it much to be fair.

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Very nice as you say the fact it changes colour according to the light conditions is the best thing about it.

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When I saw Grizz's RS6 in some lights it looks white, Then Suzuka then almost blue ! 


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love the colour.... good choice...bet thats an upgrade from the previous 2 motors!  :D



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Wonder if robs still got this RS3 :)

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Unfortunately Had to sell due to house purchase. Although pick up my new s3 sportback in 2-3 weeks now in Audi Exclusive Merlin Purple

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Hi rob how's things ,nice colour pictures please when you pick her up :)

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I would also be keen to see what your thoughts are on the new s3.... pics please  :)



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Will get pics up and a little review.

Ordered early December so it's been a bit of a wait :(

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Firstly some pics. Only picked up few days ago.

Spec:
Audi Exclusive Merlin Purple
Sportback
Manual
Tech Pack
Black Pack
Black Inlays
Black Roof Rails
Privacy Glass
SSSeats
B&O
Mono.Pur

Had some sunshine today...


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Edited by Suzuka_Ro, 26 June 2015 - 01:09 PM.


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Wow now look at that !

 

My favorite colour and your getting the new RS in it?

 

when its time for selling ill be first in line !

 

good for you mate top top pick !



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Absolutely stunningšŸ‘

Edited by Uncle Fester, 21 June 2015 - 09:00 PM.


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Wow now look at that !
 
My favorite colour and your getting the new RS in it?
 
when its time for selling ill be first in line !
 
good for you mate top top pick !


Unfortunately not the rs for now as I feel this will do me for a few years.

Only picked this up last week after 6 months on order. Love the colour tho :) it's amazing when the suns out and moody when overcast. Best of both worlds

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Absolutely stunning


Thanks :)

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Stunning colour & car........

How does it compare after the RS ?

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Oh my goodness that colour! Sounds like you got a beauty, congratulations!

Happy motoring!


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As only done 200 odd miles so far, hard to really do a proper review.

Looks...
Compared to the 8P RS3 it doesn't look as mean so to speak from the front, but expected as its not an RS3 model?

The back-end however I actually quite like. 4 pipes excessive some would say, but goes in-line with the other s modes now. The RS3 back end should have come out like the new platform now. Oval pipes at either side.

Colour, Suzuka Grey was great, changed in different lighting, bright white in the sun, and primer grey when overcast, however Merlin Purple wins this one...it was a pretty big risk ordering the colour without actually seeing it In the flesh. In the sunlight this colour is something else, really comes to life and happy I paid the extra for it, and can say worth the 6 month wait.

Interior...
RS3 was at the end of the cycle for its model, and I actually had no problems with it, but the new model interior does feel a lot more fresh, clutter free and with added mono.pur it looks great.

The quilted SSSeats look great also a must option I felt.

Engine...
So far not really done much in the car, taking it easy until about 1000 miles. What I have noticed is that it is never going to be the RS3 with its animal engine which was just amazing.

The noise as it comes through the speakers? Is just not going to compare to the RS3 so less said about that te better.

Ride/Handling - can't really say much as 200 miles isn't really given me much time in the car, but initial thoughts are can feel a bit floaty at times but changes slightly in dynamic mode.

Went for manual this time also, I just prefer the driver involvement really..s-tronic is also great and launch control! Was fun....

Overall - The Reason for moving to the s3 was a house purchase last year, and getting married. Tough choice but had to be done.
For sure the possibility of returning to the new model in a few years could be a natural progression, shall wait and see.

Over and out...

Ro

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Merlin purple and Suzuka grey both my favourite Audi colours closely followed by nardo
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