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    Agree with most comments on here but, for what it's worth as all of this is subjective at best, a standard S3 would struggle against an Astra VXR.

    Even when mapped, with it's weight, would make most think think.

    However, the only Astra VXR's i see these days tend to be in the rear view mirror. And agreed, they do look nice even from that perspective.

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    However the NEW S3, which is what should be compared like for like technology and up to date wise the S3 is superior :P haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alais DJA View Post
    Probably his fiance's shoe -

    cos the other one is in mine now
    Shagging your mates fiance???

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3-oz View Post
    Shagging your mates fiance???
    He's no mate. Story is simple.

    His fiance lived 10 ish doors down from me. Coming up the main road he over took me on a blind corner, and nearly killed himself and his fiance ( my girlfriend now) in the process. I had to lock up so he could swing back in.

    She remembered the car - and flagged me down one day to say sorry....been together 4 months now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alais DJA View Post
    He's no mate. Story is simple.

    His fiance lived 10 ish doors down from me. Coming up the main road he over took me on a blind corner, and nearly killed himself and his fiance ( my girlfriend now) in the process. I had to lock up so he could swing back in.

    She remembered the car - and flagged me down one day to say sorry....been together 4 months now
    Do you live on Coronation Street?

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    Boy doesn't mess about I don't drink so that's my old chestnuts for getting lucky, on a cold night "Fancy a lift?" hahahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimgrim77 View Post
    Do you live on Coronation Street?
    No mate im a southern fairy, not a northern monkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alais DJA View Post
    No mate im a southern fairy, not a northern monkey
    And proud of it too!

    Bloody northerners :P Everyone knows there's nothing fun to be found up the m1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimgrim77 View Post
    Do you live on Coronation Street?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    Bloody northerners :P Everyone knows there's nothing fun to be found up the m1
    Except hookers... lots and lots of them. Which sounds good to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alais DJA:1521404
    Whats with the hate for the KO3s TQS anyway>?

    Baring in mind that there is not a lot AT ALL different to the S3 apart from some cosmetic crap on the sides and a load of S3 badges.

    I couldnt honestly say what "stage" if any thomas is - but its quick - and has A LOT of torque in 3rd and 4th.
    Because it's all the fake four wheel drive hatred and additional weight of an S3 but without the ability to produce the power to make up for it?
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    Because it's all the fake four wheel drive hatred and additional weight of an S3 but without the ability to produce the power to make up for it?
    Nice and subtle as usual Jardo....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    Because I'm back and I'm bad!
    he's back! and he's bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    he's back! and he's bad!
    he's back! and he's bad (news)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    Because it's all the fake four wheel drive hatred and additional weight of an S3 but without the ability to produce the power to make up for it?
    Oh God, it's Jardo.

    Shouldn't you be on bimmer forums chatting about how you are all drift gods? Or trawling the ovlov forums with the other over 50's looking at how to increase mpg and getting hard over your side impact protection system?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    Because it's all the fake four wheel drive hatred and additional weight of an S3 but without the ability to produce the power to make up for it?
    Oh God, it's Jardo.

    Shouldn't you be on bimmer forums chatting about how you are all drift gods? Or trawling the ovlov forums with the other over 50's looking at how to increase mpg and getting hard over your side impact protection system?
    No, I belong on here wiping peoples arses and telling chav's how to mount their dump valves haha.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    I raced my mate in his standard VXR (on a closed road obviously ) and off the line, I hammered him upto 60mph, after that though he started reeling me in lol the 4wd really does make a difference though! (and my friends lack of talent...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    he's back! and he's boring!
    thats better.
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    I like him, he's my friend, and no amount of internet muppetry is going to change that I'm afraid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    I like him, he's my friend, and no amount of internet muppetry is going to change that I'm afraid
    That is beautiful
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    Seeing as my last car I sold in January was a Astra VXR I thought id share my experience. I never had a s3 get away from me. On the 'A' roads i had to work alot harder. The vxr's engine always had power in whatever gear you found yourself in, and it would boost from about 2300rpm upwards. Its was far better in the corners than my current B8 A4 sline, and the sline is a great car to drive. The only reason I sold it was I really needed a 5 door and its price was taking a massive hit with the upcoming vxr, and I always wanted to get back into an audi. Another factor was almost every set of lights id have some muppet trying to race me. Really no need for it during rush hour traffic??

    I had it from new. I would have another.


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    forget the car.

    whos the fitty on the right??

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    I'd have whacked you all in my Vectra VXR

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    All the way to the petrol station Gary? Or to the first corner if that appeared before a fuel station
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    All the way to the petrol station Gary? Or to the first corner if that appeared before a fuel station
    PMSL! You've had one then? lol
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    bloody hell didnt realise i posted this thread sooooo long ago..

    This was in my 1st s3... now i just chase bigger powered cars lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    forget the car.

    whos the fitty on the right??
    That would be the Mrs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by A4B8Sline View Post
    That would be the Mrs..


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    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    forget the car.

    whos the fitty on the right??
    Karl went in.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gary3306 View Post
    I'd have whacked you all in my Vectra VXR

    (Stands back and waits for the onslaught...)
    I drove my mates one today and it didn't feel that fast the front wheels kept spinning when changing gear its completely standard but the exhaust sounds good, Oh and my mate who owns the vectra thinks my car is faster and iv only got a B5 TIP is he right or is his car just underpowered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottm4 View Post
    I drove my mates one today and it didn't feel that fast the front wheels kept spinning when changing gear its completely standard but the exhaust sounds good, Oh and my mate who owns the vectra thinks my car is faster and iv only got a B5 TIP is he right or is his car just underpowered?
    In all honesty mate, I think there's something wrong with his car then. The Vec VXRs are seriously fast, the chassis and suspension isn't up to the job at all, but in a straight line they are mental. Is his a 255 or a 280bhp?
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    Its a 2009 not sure about the BHP its first MOT is tomorrow tho I pushed the sport button and it felt a bit faster he's left it at my house so ill take it out and have a few runs in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by A4B8Sline View Post
    That would be the Mrs..
    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post


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    Awkward.....

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    Karl went in.....
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