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    imported_vishal
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    The time has come to change over!!!!!

    OK boys,

    As you probably know, having a bit of a nightmare selling my S3, but i believe i may finally have a serious buyer!!!

    So what next??!!! I took a Leon Cupra R, for a rip the other night, and found it a total delight!! With the bonus of an extra 2 doors!! The build quality was as good as a S3, and performance, and handling were not too bad either, so whats ur guys thoughts on this transition, and from what i hear, its actually cheaper to re-map these cars than S3's, plus i love the aggresive stylin. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!

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    Re: The time has come to change over!!!!!

    from the test drive I went out on I did`nt like the power delivery in 2wd format, It just was too easy to spin the front tyres. Other than that the car was nice.


    Oh and i didn`t like the arse end on them it just looks like they ran out of ideas at the rear of the car ????

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    Re: The time has come to change over!!!!!

    Nice car the Cupra R!

    I don't fully agree that its built as well as the audi though, but its not shabby by any means!

    Go for it...

    You may want to have a search for a post by r88per. He has recently done this and wrote a review IIRC.

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    Re: The time has come to change over!!!!!

    How about the new Golf GTi? Next on the list would be the Civic Type R but that's if you want to stick to hot hatches.

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    Re: The time has come to change over!!!!!

    The Cupra R is ok. I tried one for a day and would second the comments about the 2wd power delivery and the build quality not actually being nearly as good. I would get a 5dr new Golf GTi or 2.0T A3 Sportback (budget permitting) if you must have a 5dr. Or frankly actually an R32 5dr.

    I'm selling my S3 too - but I'm going to get a BMW Z1 instead! Sod the practicality!

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    Re: The time has come to change over!!!!!

    I dont see the point in changing a S3 for a cupra r - they are both so similar. Is it just the 5 doors that you need? What about a VW R32?

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    Re: The time has come to change over!!!!!

    erm why not a cupra R !?!? it's cheaper to run, just as quick and bigger !!!

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    Re: The time has come to change over!!!!!

    i like LCR, doesnt seem to be many about on autotrader though - good luck!
    Get as old a one as you can, cos theyre gonna be worth about 10p a lot quicker than the S3!

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    Re: The time has come to change over!!!!!

    The cupra R is really nice - I went out for a spin in a friends and thought it was excellent (especially for what they cost compared to it's other VAG siblings)

    How much did you get for your S3 in the end?

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    Re: The time has come to change over!!!!!

    Haven't been in a Cupra R but they look quite nice.

    Not sure why you would change the S3 for one though? Is it because you want 5 doors?

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    Re: The time has come to change over!!!!!

    cupra R is a sound car for the dosh

    I thought they have an LSD so slip should not really be an issue?

    drove a chipped one and quite a whiff of torque steer over the 225 std version.

    other than that they look the nuts...great in black!

    better brakes than the S3 as well!!

 

 

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