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    A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    I've read a few posts on this forum regarding 'S3 versus Porsche Boxster or Megane Sport etc etc' and thought I'd let you know about a run in I had today with a sit on Lawn Mower.

    I have an A3 1.6se which gives out a whopping 101 bhp and is un-chipped apart from the usual stone chips on the bonnet and a few MacDonalds chips that my daughter has dropped down the back seat.

    This afternoon I was sat at the traffic lights and in the lane to my nearside was what looked like a standard green council operated sit on lawn mower. I was looking cool wearing my Raybans and Bluetooth headset and out of the corner of my eye could see the council guy looking equally cool wearing his yellow hi-vis vest and orange ear defenders. Anyway he was giving it some revs and I knew he wanted a challenge. As the lights changed he floored it and left me standing over the first ten yards and I was lucky to get in front of him before the two lanes narrowed into one.

    This genuinely happened!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    So next time you see one of these things anywhere near AmD remember it's probably not there to cut the grass!

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    that is really funny mate. =)

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    hahahahahaha!!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    we get there in the end Lee

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    fellow 1.6 se owner

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    loose some weight (off of the car!!! lol) before you challenge him again [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    So long, and thanks for all the fish. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    look at the benefits, you have access to a roof!

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    LeeW you have another career beckoning...



    ....and I dont think it's racing, more like stand up.

    very funny, I'll look out for monster grass cutters anybody had any run ins with road sweepers?

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    It's bin lorries you need to watch out for, they seem to have massive turbos and reckless drivers.
    A few months back they had actually rolled one near here by taking a corner too fast through some traffic lights.

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    I think the poor 1.6 engine gets a terrible time of it on the site- fair enough its not a beast but my 1.6 A3 serves me well, is smooth, looks great, cheap insurance and above all is really nice to drive and 10.5 0-60 isn't bad ....especially considering i once drove a 1L polo which took 18.6 seconds to hit 60! (LAWNMOVER WOULD HAVE WON!)........and before i get slated for not taking a joke- that is funny!!!!

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

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    It's bin lorries you need to watch out for, they seem to have massive turbos and reckless drivers.
    A few months back they had actually rolled one near here by taking a corner too fast through some traffic lights.

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    Was that the one that destroyed half of the church yard wall in Esher?

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    No, but probably the same driver. This was in Hersham.

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    Thats a great story, i'd love an encounter like that it would be hilarious!

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    did you blip the throttle before pulling off? I find the lower rev range totally gutless I guess due to the 20 valves.

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

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    did you blip the throttle before pulling off? I find the lower rev range totally gutless I guess due to the 20 valves.

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    Ha ha there's no way I was going to line up next to a lawn mower revving my engine, in hindsight I should of done! I'll hold my hands up and admit that I didn't exactly try and beat him off the line as I thought if I pull away normally that would be sufficient. Unfortunately I got a short sharp shock and had to put my foot down when I realised the two lanes went into one and I was running out of space.

    I was going to invest in an S3 but think I'll keep my eye out for one of these convertable mower beauties instead. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    Ah well I leave you fellow 1.6 owners for my BMW 120d 2.0TD 163BHP 0-62 in 7.9 secs....

    I had enough of Audi for now - que for the new Audi S3...

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

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    I was going to invest in an S3 but think I'll keep my eye out for one of these convertable mower beauties instead. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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    Definately. Can you get them with Bose?!

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower



    How about this one, with optional driver?

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

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    How about this one, with optional driver?

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    Nah mate thats the A2 of the range whereas the one in question was more like a chipped S3 but even faster! Thats the very same driver though, I reckon he's The Stig off Top Gear.

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    Re: A3 1.6se - Versus - Sit on Lawn Mower

    He looks like my local taxi driver...

 

 

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