Another Audi Refugee

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Like at least one other member here, I was an S3 owner, but much as I liked the performance and handling I just couldn't get along with the jarring, jittery ride it has with the mag ride. So, I've bitten the bullet, and am now proud owner of a 2020 Cupra Ateca "Limited Edition".


It sewems to be a bit of a hybrid, in having Brembo discs and wheel package, plus heated fron Alcantara seats.
 

Sarah

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Hello hello. I'm quite new here too. I also had an S3 that i couldn't get on with. I had a 19 reg S3 and it only had just over 2k miles on when i sold it. I just didnt like it. It also seemed to attract the boyracers. My current one doesn't have that problem :)
Is that the one you have bought in the link? It looks great. I love the wheels
 
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Indeed it is the exact one I've bought. I tried for a year with the S3, but even on 17" rims and winter tyres it's a bone hard ride - keeps setting off the collision warning on my dashcam! On 19" rims and summer tyres its noisy as well. So, I'm heading back to a more refined drive (like my Stage 1 A4 Avant was)
 
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jcbmally

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Like at least one other member here, I was an S3 owner, but much as I liked the performance and handling I just couldn't get along with the jarring, jittery ride it has with the mag ride. So, I've bitten the bullet, and am now proud owner of a 2020 Cupra Ateca "Limited Edition".


It sewems to be a bit of a hybrid, in having Brembo discs and wheel package, plus heated fron Alcantara seats.
Welcome aboard mate, you won’t be disappointed. (y)(y)
 
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Cupra Ateca is running a 8 year old dash from the Mk3 Leon.

I would rather the Audi interior IMO
So would I, I like the analogue 8V interior a great deal - I'd never have gome for an 8Y - and I'm not a huge fan of "virtual" instruments, but that's the way things are going. And that aside, there are other benefits - I can (I think) fit a tow hitch, useful for carrying my bike carrier, the boot is larger (my wifes 208 is more practical that the A3 sportback), and the ingress is easier for my wife, who's had two hip replacements.

Fashions change - I can remember my MK1 BMW 323i had a discrete digital clock set into the bottom of the tacho. The next generation had replaced that with an analogue clock centre dash. Why? Who knows. At least Cupra have kept some tactile switches and knobs, unlike Tesla.