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Hi all,
looking to get an A3 as my company car (currently drive its cousin the Golf mk5).
Preferably the 2.0TDI (only the 140ps one, Lex seem soo expensive).

As a result I was looking for some advice, either the SE or the sport model, will be doing about 30k miles a year so lots of motorway, some people say the sport is a little harsh!

Extras, was looking for armrest, Driver info, steering wheel controls (onviously some only standard on SE, some on Sport). Anything else worth getting?

Out of interest, apparently on the Golf Mk5, with the winter pack, apparently you can get a long range remote with you can start up the fan/ heater (the diesel has a ceramic heater), anyone know about that on the a3?

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I would say go for the SE if your doing that sort of mileage.Its more comfortable as its suspension set up is softer than the sport and you dont feel the bumps in the road so much but for the sport you get better seats i.e electric lumber support.
Good luck with your choice and let us know what you get.
Cheer t-sport.
 

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i would say sport for the better seats and handling (less body roll), you wont really noticed the difference in the ride if your sat on motorways all day long, and then just spec up the sport with the equip bits you need...

the best advise is to go to your local audi garage and take both out for a spin.. i find the SE seats dont feel as good as the Sports ones..

Also on the new A3--- would it be the sportline? that way you also next a nice bit of extra trim stuck on which looks better..

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AUDI A3 2.0 TDI 140PSI SPORT

Exterior
Electrically operated and heated door mirrors
Front fog lights
Heated front washer nozzles
Rear window wash/wipe
rear fog light for driving on the left
Wheels/Tyres
Locking wheel bolts

Interior
Electronic climate control
Outside temperature gauge
Sun screen for rear windows
Warning triangle
driver information system
instrument insert with mph speedometer, clock, tachometer and trip odometer
service interval prolongation
washer fluid level indicator

Steering wheels
3-spoke Sports leather steering wheel

Seats
Matrix fabric upholstery

Safety/Technology
Brake pad wear indicator
Electronic stability program (ESP)

Standard equipment
"Ambition" equipment
6-speed manual transmission
7.5J x 17 '5 arm' design alloy wheels
Aluminium sill strips
Cigarette lighter and ashtray in the centre console
Crash active head restraint for front seats
Cup holder in dashboard
Dipping rear view mirror
Driver and front passenger front and side airbags
Driver's and passenger seat height adjustable
Easy entry seats
Electric front windows
Front floor mats
Front passenger seat ISOFIX child seat preparation
Front sports seats
Halogen headlight
Headlight-range adjustment
Height adjustable driver and front passenger front seats
ISOFIX child seat preparations for rear seats
Matt decorative dashboard and door inlays
Model and engine designation at rear
Perforated leather gear knob (manual only)
Radio remote controlled central locking
Removable luggage cover
SIDEGUARD - head airbag protection system
Seat belt reminder
Servotronic steering
Space-saving spare wheel
Split folding rear seat
Thatcham category 1 alarm and immobiliser
Three 3 point seat belts for rear seat
Three rear headrests
Tires 225/45 R17 91W
Tool kit and jack
Windshield, heat-insulating glass
components without special surface appearance
electric auxiliary air heater
exterior mirror on the right (large field of view), convex
outer left rear view mirror: convex
radio chorus
speaker (active)
sports comfort seats front, left
sports suspension
standard molded headlining
standard tailgate stay



AUDI A3 2.0 TDI SE 140PSI


Exterior
Electrically operated and heated door mirrors
Front fog lights
Heated front washer nozzles
Rear window wash/wipe
rear fog light for driving on the left
Wheels/Tyres
Locking wheel bolts

Interior
Electronic climate control
Outside temperature gauge
Sun screen for rear windows
Warning triangle
driver information system
instrument insert with mph speedometer, clock, tachometer and trip odometer
service interval prolongation
washer fluid level indicator

Steering wheels
3-spoke Sports leather steering wheel

Seats
Matrix fabric upholstery

Safety/Technology
Brake pad wear indicator
Electronic stability program (ESP)

Standard equipment
"Ambition" equipment
6-speed manual transmission
7.5J x 17 '5 arm' design alloy wheels
Aluminium sill strips
Cigarette lighter and ashtray in the centre console
Crash active head restraint for front seats
Cup holder in dashboard
Dipping rear view mirror
Driver and front passenger front and side airbags
Driver's and passenger seat height adjustable
Easy entry seats
Electric front windows
Front floor mats
Front passenger seat ISOFIX child seat preparation
Front sports seats
Halogen headlight
Headlight-range adjustment
Height adjustable driver and front passenger front seats
ISOFIX child seat preparations for rear seats
Matt decorative dashboard and door inlays
Model and engine designation at rear
Perforated leather gear knob (manual only)
Radio remote controlled central locking
Removable luggage cover
SIDEGUARD - head airbag protection system
Seat belt reminder
Servotronic steering
Space-saving spare wheel
Split folding rear seat
Thatcham category 1 alarm and immobiliser
Three 3 point seat belts for rear seat
Three rear headrests
Tires 225/45 R17 91W
Tool kit and jack
Windshield, heat-insulating glass
components without special surface appearance
electric auxiliary air heater
exterior mirror on the right (large field of view), convex
outer left rear view mirror: convex
radio chorus
speaker (active)
sports comfort seats front, left
sports suspension
standard molded headlining
standard tailgate stay


Thanks

Rickt
 

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I think the best extra's on my car are the xenon headlights, auto dipping rearview mirror & outside door mirrors fantastic extras but do cost alot of money.
The cruise control is good for lots of motorway driving, if you do lot, which is standard on the SE.
If you do go for leather seats heated is a must, if you dont get it, you'ill always want it.
It all costs money so for work a SE is best , that said i would always have a Sport & spend on the extras, it's all down to money.
 

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thats true.. its all down to budget..xenon headlights is a must... dipping rear view mirror...did my head in while driving a MK5 Golf, took too long to go back to normal i found while driving on dark motorways..

Crusie control.... i have it on a sport... im in the UK... its good when it quiet.... but a good thing to have!! (unless you fall asleep then its a problem i guess!!!!!!)

Please feedback on what you go for and spec!! or consult us before making the decsion if you wish!!

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light light light!!!

they are so much better than the standard lights... dont get me wrong, theres no problem with the standard ones, however once you have drove with HID's you will never want to go back!

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Well just put my order in! Getting the Se, with my original 'wants' on, steering wheel controls, lumbar support, and Driver info,
asked for a quote for xenons and a bose sound, but put me well above my limit!
May just ry thte standard replacement xenon bulbs.

Apparently they have upped the spec of the standard SE model to include 17" wheels, and put hte price up by £235 which is why my quote was higher than i expected!
Cheers for the advice!
 
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