Hi guys, come across this website quite a few months back now and was looking at the sticky post with all the pics. Really got me thinking I actually like these Audi's especially Nagaro blues ones. Was thinking about buying a Type R but got put off them as they are so common and bit of the wrong image now and hard to tune unless you got big pockets. ( I do think they are great cars though, not trying to start a Type R vs S3 thread AGAIN lol both great for different reasons )
The S3 as an overall package seemed to be great. Looks wicked, fairly rare ( even though there are 3 within 5 minutes of my place ), Great interior and quality, performance is alright but can be improved quite easily :-) and its something different from what people my ages usually buy. Oh hope its reliable too, coming from a Fiat lol touch wood.
After some time saving finally got my S3 about a month ago. First impression I loved the look and with the Alloy mirrors it does set it off for me personally.
The perfomance was quite like how I thought would be, quick but refined so don't feel as fast as it is if you get me ( not as much pin you in the seat effect which I am after. Heard Revo remap can change this though. )
The handling is better than I thought it would be after reading post on here about members thoughts. Driving progessively its very good, easy to use all the power on most surfaces however keeping the turbo in happy mode doesnt require to much effort as the cars is quite torquey.
Handling on short twisty corners does need more concerntration. Turns in quite good and holds its line quite well and easy adjustable mid corner if need be, only understeering when you get impatient. Exiting corners it is pretty quick and hard to catch, which we all like.
People views on their cars my be completel different but thats forums for you, this is my very little experience of the car.
Since owning the car I have used this website for few little problems, website is great and on it mosts days. Deriveter valve was fluttering so changed it for standard Borsh one. Morning starts were quite spluttery and revs up and down and had a misfire and car felt sluggish so cleaned the MAF sensor with Isopropanol and cleaned the throttle body with Carb cleaner and its run perfect ever since. Installing the Audi sat nav next :-)
More and more I drive it more I love it, Essay over, hope you like the pics