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  1. zerobim08

    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    I think the A3 is up for new model next year. You may want to wait if you are not in a hurry.
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    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    Hi Richard, I have the 1.4T for about 3.5 years now. Coming to 80K km now. No GB issue ( clutch or MU ). No other issues except battery needed to be change about every 20 months. During my 60K km major service, apparently the GB doesnt need any servicing (i.e. no oil change). PA said the newer batch of GB oil is sealed for life. Recently bought the 4 years servicing package at $2.1K (after my 3 year free servicing was over). It includes one major service+3 normal service and 4 intermediate oil change and 1 free battery change. A3 is a good car for me. Didnt regret getting it despite all the negativity here (and elsewhere) about the dry DSG gearbox. It is a very good drive as well (snappy and nimble). Interior is top-notch. I like the FC as well. I can get average 17km/l (using pump calculation). Compared to 12 km/l on the last gen Altis at the same driving pattern.
  3. zerobim08

    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    Then go find out lah :p ...heck I don't know what's improved in the new C-class until I look it up. A bit naive to declare nothing has improved when your mind is in a bubble.
  4. zerobim08

    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    Not the same then :) So what's so funny/ridiculous when it was said "DQ200" model was improved?
  5. zerobim08

    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    So merc C200 from year 2000 is the same as C200 in year 2018. Nice logic bro.
  6. zerobim08

    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    bigger engine got less carbon?? Maybe due to other pollutant.
  7. zerobim08

    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    Maintenance/breakdown costs is always an IF. It can happen or it may not. So do one live their life fearing they will die tomorrow...or live happy today and not be burdened by things that may not happen tomorrow?
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    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    It depends on your driving pattern. What's your avg speed over 6000km? If you doing a lot of slow and start-stop city driving, 8.6L/100 is OK
  9. zerobim08

    10th Generation Honda Civic (2016)

    I think most cars still use the fixed interval service (which is setup in the car system reminder if available). Seems like bro Ardalth civic is setup with variable service schedule which is kind of confusing in singapore context where we are used to the fixed interval option. But with prompting at ~7K for service is a bit of overkill under normal driving condition (using synthetic oil - good for 12-15K). For those owners that didnt get the free service, it will be a pain in the wallet.
  10. zerobim08

    10th Generation Honda Civic (2016)

    No need send in for service lah (unless you got free one) so mah fan. Just top-up oil yourself will do. Not sure on your point that turbo car needs to service more often. My A3 1.4T specifies 15000 km or 1 year service interval.
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    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    I don't know whether the model designation has changed. I read somewhere, hardware wise the mechatronics unit and clutch plate design were changed since 2013. Also the software side the shifting programme was changed to reduce wear on clutch / heat generation in start-stop traffic.
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    Audi A3 Sedan/Sportsback Owners - Check In

    The infamy was in 2012/3. Think it is bit naive to say that nothing has changed in the 4-5 years.
  13. zerobim08

    10th Generation Honda Civic (2016)

    I think the A3 1.0t can give max torque of 200Nm at 1800rpm is very good for city driving. None of the 1.6l (or even 2.0l) can churn out this kind of torque at such low rpm. In city driving, think the A3 can equal the civic 1.5t considering A3 is 150kg lighter and have the faster shifting dsg. I am driving the a3 1.4t version and I can get about 17 km/l on 60% hwg. Think the 1.0t maybe able to achieve more. Anyway, once the new emission comes into play next year the A3 will lose 10k in rebate it has now. I don't think new tax is going to be retrospective.
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    10th Generation Honda Civic (2016)

    Some people don't like hatch. The sedan cla180 is like 25k more than a3 which is way more not worth it. A4 is 30k more than a3 which is not loose change. Engine downsizing is the way to go. With a 1.0t engine that can kick all the 1.6l Jap/kor behind, is no shame of an engine. Civic front looks sleek but the rear just looks quirky. A3 front looks non descript like any Audi but the rear looks quite sporty and elegant, imo much better than Civic rear.
  15. zerobim08

    10th Generation Honda Civic (2016)

    Well look at it this way. The 1.0 litre engine of A3 gives performance close to the Civic 1.5t at less than half the road tax of 2.0l and at lower FC. You'll save 2k per year already. And btw a 2.0l NA mid size car is not gonna have good performance. I think the A3 only got one trim which is quite good imo, and close or equal to high trim of the Jap/kor. btw: think the $125k 1.4t A3 price was run-out before the facelifted model.
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