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Wesley949 last won the day on June 18 2020

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About Wesley949

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    Audi Sport and RS variants. Fast Fords.
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    A3 Sportback 35 TFSI Black Edition 150PS S-Tronic
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  1. Thank-you for your assistance. Insurance is always at the back of my mind but overall will be more af an expensive repair because of the claim and as you say, my premium would go up. The metal debris was already in the road (I assume) and was awaiting to be impacted and was more unfortunate on my part. I do not blame the Jaguar driver but if I changed in to the middle lane a few seconds later than I did, it would have been avoided. My dashcam picks up the impact but I can be heard saying a few choice words about other drivers and even worse following the impact so a claim could be borderline. I will look in to getting quotes but will focus on this more over the next week. Not even sure where I would begin to estimate repair costs but I only hope they can sand down that small area and blend the new pain/lacquer with the original paint but definitely not something I would venture myself.
  2. Cheers guys, thanks for your replies. Someone from my local Audi Service Centre had also confirmed that only the fronts light up....but pending on how the model was set-up as he had seen a few S3 / RS3's that the rears lit up. I just do not understand why they would put the strip in the rear speakers but not make it light-up. Is it really that hard or cost-effective to not have lighting elements fitted?
  3. Hi all, hope everyone is well. Think I might be cursed with Audi cars. My recent A3 Sportback that was purchased as an Audi Approved Used car has now had its first minor damage, to the front bumper. Least I made it over 2-months. Just came off a slip road and in to lane 1, I was waiting for slow vehicles in the middle lane to pass and when clear, I moved across and saw a Jaguar XKR (or XK8) ride over something in the road but their tyre picked up the debris and it flung from the rear of the Jaguar in to my car. At the time, the noise was bad and knew it hit me but thought it went underneath and damaged the under tray, but upon an inspection a bit later at work, found the scrapes on my bumper and with this shade of grey, it is noticeable. There is damage underneath the bumper too. Captured this on my dashcam and even managed a screen grab of the item - a thin metal clasp loop. Looking back though, if I was further back it might have gone on the bonnet or even shattered the windscreen. With zero bodywork repair knowledge, I will have to take this to someone to repair but I hope the quotes are not too sickening.
  4. Hi all, Its been 6-weeks and I am still loving the A3 Sportback and I seem to have adjusted well coming from the A6 (C7) and I thing the Sportback is more "me" as I started out in my Ford Hatchbacks (XR3i's, RS Turbo's and Focus ST's), so I feel very much connected with this vehicle and dropping from a 2-litre Diesel to a 1.5 petrol has not bothered me as much as I first thought. This A3 is my first car that has background lighting and I think its so cool but I want to query one aspect and need advice from other members as I have only just noticed today, that the rear Bang and Olufsen speaker surrounds do not light up like the front speakers. They have the same lighting strip as the two fronts but they will not illuminate, not even a little bit. On the MMI system, I have even turned the Background Lighting to full and still the back speakers will not light up. All other lightning aspects work (Cup holders, door handles, floor lighting front/rear) and it seems the rear speakers are the missing link. Even when unlocking the car and opening the Driver door, everything lights up with the exception of these rear speakers. Are the rear speakers meant to light up? Is this something I need my Dealership/ Service Centre to be aware of to fix the issue? Cheers guys. Thank-you.
  5. Hi all, apologies for the delay on the A6 update, been hectic with returning back to work etc.. The A6 has now gone, a few weeks ago (6th July) and was upset to see the car go as it was a great car but I needed to do this, to start saving money. The Assessment went well but it was a scrape on the front bumper, scratch on the N/S wing and various stone chips on the bonnet that fell victim of the cost. A lot cheaper than I was expecting but still. The assessment added to £152.40 (£182.88 with VAT). That was my final Invoice from the Finance Company and its all paid up, so now I can start driving my A3 and start saving some pennies.
  6. Thank-you for the detailed reply..seems like you know a lot about this. I get the good/bad assessor aspect as it was similar with my Driving Instructor, so it will be pot-luck to who will show-up. Your experience has put me a little bit at ease (not the £1300 part), but your description has helped. Settlement for my car is around £17,000 and value is £14,300 so my mindset is that the Finance company will Invoice me over silly things to help make up the difference. I've Voluntary Terminated to save money and now I have the Audi A3 Black Edition, which is a lot cheaper, I am trying to save money and I guess I'm more concerned about the assessment than I should be. I can afford a few hundred but definitely nowhere near the £1000 marker. Car is being assessed and collected this coming Monday. I just want it over with. Thank-you for your kind assistance.
  7. Thank-you for the reply. It has eased my mind a little, cheers. I'm probably worrying over nothing as my mind-set is on the Finance Company Invoicing me for things to make up the £3000 loss etc. Ive never had an assessment before and with this social distancing, I cannot be anywhere near the assessor plus they are allowed to sign the paperwork on my behalf of which I understand because of the COVID thing but not because it will not be my signature.
  8. Hi all, Next week, I have a team coming to inspect and collect my A6 as its being handed back to the Finance Company. I have read the fair Wear/Tear booklet that was provided to me and I know I have the odd few stone chips (nothing major) but the car is in good condition from my own assessment. Looking on all alloys, I have no obvious kerb damage and no scrapes but on one of the front alloys, I have noticed a few light scratches and just wanted someones opinion as to whether this will be picked up and will go against me following the assessment. I have uploaded three photos but photo 02 is a zoomed in image of photo 01. I appreciate your time and assistance. Kind Regards Wesley
  9. I agree, get the battery checked. Had a battery replaced on my late-2016 A6 as the original one gave out after 3 1/2 years but was told the original battery was problematic from the start and was known for giving off incorrect fault codes and computer system faults. Under 3-yrs old the battery is under Warranty, after that, it is classed as a wear and tear item and I had to pay £250 for a replacement by Audi Roadside Assistance as having Audi Extended Warranty does not cover battery replacement.
  10. Not an issue. With my A6, the pop out screen would not display anything despite the car being up and running and driving. Screen would flicker at times. Navigation would be hit and miss to whether it loaded as often it stated no Navigation Medium Installed although the SD card was present. Media files would play and then stop randomly. Playing music through Bluetooth to iPhone wouldn’t always work. Car Bluetooth settings would play about. In almost 4-years, the only issue with the car was the MMI system. Definitely had a mind of its own. I have recently had a new battery fitted to the vehicle and since then, the MMI has worked every time with no glitches. The Audi Roadside Assistance guy advised me the battery fitted on my car originally was known for causing error codes and random computer faults as it was part of a dodgy batch but was still put on to the car in Germany back in 2016. Maybe get a free battery check to see if there are any faults there.
  11. My 2016 A6 had issues with the MMI screen not displaying and would also disconnect from Bluetooth often and randomly and even turn it off. Was a frequent visit to the Audi Service Centre (under Warranty) to investigate but nothing was found, even though I showed the Audi team videos of the system playing up. I believed they removed and reinstalled new MMI software and updates as a new 2016 Maps SD Card had to be replaced and set-up to the car and with the software updates, they also added a function to power fold mirrors when you lock the car with the key fob, which wasn't there before. Even after that, still played up a bit but I do believe the computer software is very glitchy on the A6.
  12. Thanks for the screenshot..that is what I saw in my User Manual too. I think with the *symbol, I guess it means optional. I would have liked the folding mirrors and tilting feature but as long as the mirrors work normally, then I guess its all good. 6-months was a bit of a wait but I can see where the compromise aspect lies but if you are happy, then that is what matters. My first Audi, a late-2014 A4 was built to my spec' but only had the Technology pack. Wasn't sure I could have afforded it, but turns out, I wish I had purchased the Black Edition A4, still a regret of mine. My late-2016 A6 was already built (standard) and unregistered and I am the only one on the log-book. With the A3, it was already built and was purchased used but I am more than happy with the features and the way it looks and drives.
  13. Hey fella, no need for an apology, but thanks. It should be a standard feature on all cars, but looking on my specs, I cannot seem to find the tilt feature stated.
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