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    1999 s3 road tests

    Hi,
    Does anyone have the first road tests/articles of the s3 when it was released in 1999 in uk mags.I've been searching for some but haven't found anything yet,can anyone help?regards Ryan

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    Re: 1999 s3 road tests

    Ryan,

    i have a few with S3 tests in. Problem being at the moment is that i dont have a scanner.

    Ill dig the mags out and see if i can get them done in work tomorrow.

    Mark

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    Re: 1999 s3 road tests

    Ive just found a word doc that is the text from the evo test when they put the S3 against the RS, 147 and R32.

    it should be attached to this post

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    Re: 1999 s3 road tests

    Found this image which is a scan of the Topgear factfile page from a group test which included the S3 although it is the 225 version.

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    Re: 1999 s3 road tests

    Exactly how acurate is that "Top Gear FactFile"?

    I thought the S3 had a top speed of 156mph rather than 145mph? Look at the quoted gear ratios, somethings not quite right there. I wonder if someone's tweaked the facts to make them agree with the story [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    They'll be prizing my car keys out my cold, dead hands before I trade my S3 in for an RS Focus [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/****_you.gif[/img]

    Mark.

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    Re: 1999 s3 road tests


    I have an old Autocar review of a 210 version. I ordered a back print. Don't have a scanner though, might take it to a mates if I get time.

    If there's anything specific you want to know, give me a shout.

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    Re: 1999 s3 road tests

    There is an online review at Top Gear.

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    Re: 1999 s3 road tests

    Hi,
    just like to know the colour and registration of the car in the road test,also performance figures(tested).My car was a press car in 1999,just wanted to know if it did any other tests.I have the auto express one.regards Ryan
    would appreciate a copy of the autocar test.please pm me.

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    Re: 1999 s3 road tests

    My handbook says it holds 62 litres (210 version). I've got a copy of the Top Gear review which compares the S3 (225) against the RS Focus, WRX, CTR, Cupra-r if you want Ryan.

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    Re: 1999 s3 road tests

    i no it's a long shot but does anyone have evo issue 11 it has a yellow s3 in the group test,wondered if it was mine?regards Ryan

 

 

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