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    1. Member Uber Wagon's Avatar
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      05-10-2019 12:47 PM #1
      So, after much fanfair (and some trolling) from TCL, I brought home a 2019 Audi S3 home last Wednesday.

      Sitting pretty at dealership. Beautiful Daytona Grey Metallic with 19" Black optics wheel package.







      Stunning Magma Red interior with Technology package that includes Virtual cockpit, Navigation, and 3 months satelite radio (dealership photo).



      Bagel pic of car+my driveway (dang I need to powerwash my driveway).




      BIG kudos to Smooremin for guiding me through the process. TCLers looking for an Audi in midwest owe yourself to PM him. He's a class act all the way.
      Who knew that TCL can be a helpful place for car buying advice?

      I shopped Audi A6, BMW 530e (PHEV), Audi S4, and BMW M240i. When everything was tallied up, Audi offered the best terms and the most bang for the buck in terms of value and performance. S3 had all the style, performance, and tech that money can buy imho. Workmanship on the car is simply flawless, and Quarttro grips like crazy no matter what the road conditions hold. And that screaming four cylinder engine is simply outrageous. So this is my first Audi, and I am so glad that I switched over. S3 is a fantastic little ride that reminds me of 2001 A4 that I tried to buy back in the day. I simply love it.

      I will do another more detailed review (with photos), since I'm too busy driving S3 around the bends.

      So does this mean I'm a full, converted petrolhead? Hardly. I am planning to buy a BMW X3 PHEV for my wife when her X3 lease is up next year. So, don't count on it just yet.
      Last edited by Uber Wagon; 05-10-2019 at 12:51 PM.
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      05-10-2019 12:49 PM #2
      Hot damn!

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      05-10-2019 12:54 PM #3
      Great color combo!

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      05-10-2019 12:57 PM #4
      Nice, I drove one when they first came out. The S3 is a fantastic package. RS3 is on the top of my list when this lease is up if I can swing the cost.
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      05-10-2019 12:57 PM #5
      Congrats! Now that's Uber!

      When are you getting a tune done on it, to bring the real beast out of it?

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      05-10-2019 01:24 PM #6
      These redesigned 2019 Jettas sure are nice looking!

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      05-10-2019 01:27 PM #7
      Thread title fail.

      Trucks have four wheel drive.

      Cars have AWD.
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      05-10-2019 01:47 PM #8
      Nice car dude, Audi really does a good red Trans Am leather interior.

      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Thread title fail.

      Trucks have four wheel drive.

      Cars have AWD.
      What does your RAV4 have?
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      05-10-2019 01:49 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      What does your RAV4 have?
      No soul.
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      05-10-2019 03:51 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI Dan View Post
      Nice, I drove one when they first came out. The S3 is a fantastic package. RS3 is on the top of my list when this lease is up if I can swing the cost.
      Thank you. FYI I test drove an RS3. It was a life-changing experience. I might even go far as to say that RS3 is better than M2 competition (puts flamesuit on).

      If you could afford it, go for it. It's worth every penny.

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      Great color combo!
      Thanks. I always wanted this color combo. Every other Daytona Gray pearl S3 in my area has black leather...

      Quote Originally Posted by ElectroMike View Post
      Congrats! Now that's Uber!

      When are you getting a tune done on it, to bring the real beast out of it?
      Thanks. I'm Uber Happy with the purchase. It's a lease, so only thing I might do is buy some all-weather floor matts.

      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      These redesigned 2019 Jettas sure are nice looking!
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      05-10-2019 03:51 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      What does your RAV4 have?
      FWD (AWD was an option).
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      05-10-2019 04:09 PM #12
      I'm disappointed there's no poll in this thread.

      Congrats on the purchase!

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      05-10-2019 04:19 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Meroving1an View Post
      I'm disappointed there's no poll in this thread.

      Congrats on the purchase!
      Oops.


      Quote Originally Posted by Meroving1an View Post

      Congrats on the purchase!
      Thanks!
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      05-10-2019 04:36 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      FWD (AWD was an option).
      So why do you care? Live a little.
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      05-10-2019 04:43 PM #15
      No EV. No care.



      Congrats on the new wheels!

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      05-10-2019 04:49 PM #16
      Holy sh*t! Uber actually bought a damn car!

      Congrats, that's a fun car you ended up with, enjoy it!

      I'm quite the fan of red interiors myself.

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      05-10-2019 04:53 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      No EV. No care.

      I would've been in a EV if Chevy would've let me lease one for $300...not $740 a month.

      Quote Originally Posted by G0to60 View Post
      Congrats on the new wheels!
      Thank you kindly!

      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Holy sh*t! Uber actually bought a damn car!

      Congrats, that's a fun car you ended up with, enjoy it!
      Thanks. I'm actually surprised myself.


      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post

      I'm quite the fan of red interiors myself.

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      Noice!
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      05-10-2019 04:54 PM #18
      Nice!

      I don't have anything clever to add. All the EV/Poll jokes were done.
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      05-10-2019 04:58 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      Nice!
      Thank you.

      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      I don't have anything clever to add. All the EV/Poll jokes were done.
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      05-10-2019 05:03 PM #20
      At first I'm thinking "it looks nice, but doesn't have much visual punch." Then there's the pic of the interior. That absolutely makes the car. It looks great, Uber!


      Also, does it have four on the floor?
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      05-10-2019 05:07 PM #21
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      05-10-2019 05:09 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Uber Wagon View Post



      Thanks. I'm actually surprised myself.



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      05-10-2019 05:12 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      At first I'm thinking "it looks nice, but doesn't have much visual punch." Then there's the pic of the interior. That absolutely makes the car. It looks great, Uber!
      Thank you. S3 is a 'reverse' #butherface. You think it's ho-hum outside and then you open the doors, and bam! It's stunning.


      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Also, does it have four on the floor?
      Yep. I'm never stepping in another dogpoop getting out of a car now.

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      05-10-2019 05:14 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by VWVan View Post
      Hot damn!
      Thanks.
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      05-10-2019 05:17 PM #25
      I have nearly the same combo (Manhattan grey, Magma red) with black optics. I love the red interior. Audi has so many dark gray offerings that it is confusing....I think they have 3 for my car.

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