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Donia 04-17-2019 06:27 AM

Looking to Purchase 2017/2018 S3
 
Hello everyone! First post on here. Been lurking awhile. In the market for an S3. This will be my first Audi! Looking to pick up either a 17' or 18'. Can someone please tell me the upgrades from 17 to 18 (whether minor or not). Is there anything I should look for in particular? Was planning on a black one but have been seeing different grays. Can someone please clarify the different grays (Nano? Nardo?) Main differences between Premium Plus and Prestige? Anyone selling on here they want to share? haha

Any and all guidance will be greatly appreciated!

XMetal00 04-17-2019 06:56 AM

Biggest difference between '17 and '18 is the transmission. '18 got a 7-speed versus the 6-speed on the '17. Been a BMW guy for a long time and this is our first Audi as well and you would not be disappointed with either one you decides to pick up! Happy hunting!

Donia 04-17-2019 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by XMetal00 (Post 25304461)
Biggest difference between '17 and '18 is the transmission. '18 got a 7-speed versus the 6-speed on the '17. Been a BMW guy for a long time and this is our first Audi as well and you would not be disappointed with either one you decides to pick up! Happy hunting!

thank you! I am also a BMW guy as well!

Notice your sig - is "Resonator Delete" a option? I saw a 17's with it but dont think any 18's...

XMetal00 04-17-2019 12:06 PM

Resonator Delete is a port installed option. Or you can get that kit from your Audi Dealer. However, you can get the aftermarket (non-Audi) version for much less.

PaperLion 04-17-2019 04:49 PM

Does the 17 get CarPlay and AndroidAuto? The 18 does

Rans09vert 04-18-2019 04:20 PM

Yes. I had a 2017 and had apple car play. 17 and 18 identical except as stated above, 6 speed vs 7 speed. I have an RS3 now. The S3 is amazing. Quick, sounds great. I think the resonator delete makes it too loud but personal preference. See mine below
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...c67ae9ddc.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...3f3c5b5f0.jpeg



Originally Posted by PaperLion (Post 25304723)
Does the 17 get CarPlay and AndroidAuto? The 18 does


Donia 04-20-2019 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by Rans09vert (Post 25305111)
Yes. I had a 2017 and had apple car play. 17 and 18 identical except as stated above, 6 speed vs 7 speed. I have an RS3 now. The S3 is amazing. Quick, sounds great. I think the resonator delete makes it too loud but personal preference. See mine below
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...c67ae9ddc.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.aud...3f3c5b5f0.jpeg

where did you get the carbon fiber?

Rans09vert 04-21-2019 03:18 AM


Originally Posted by Donia (Post 25305915)
where did you get the carbon fiber?

ebay.

Donia 04-22-2019 07:28 AM

so no other updates? between 17' and 18'? lights, trim pieces? I feel like there are always minor updates year to year...

Donia 04-22-2019 07:29 AM

also anyone have a car seat in one of these? how's the backseat with a kid?


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