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    Any S3 owners considered exchanging for an 8P 3.2 V6

    New car itch, looking for something new....

    What is the general consensus on the 3.2V6?

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    Remaped 8l would be faster
    3.2 heavy front end no cheap tuning solutions more road tax less mpg
    and just don't have the same wheel arches as a 8l
    If I wanted a 3.2 I would go r32 better looking better handling

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    Agree on the above (thanks for the text pal as well).

    Also, I thought the 3.2s were cheap because of timing chain issues costing ŁŁŁ?

    I have considered at 2TFSI 8P recently, purely for newer looks/interior. . .

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    I went to the ring with a 3.2 TT a few years back and it just didn't want to go round corners. The guy driving it understeered onto the grass and grazed the armco at one point! I've never liked the idea of all that weight up front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD09 View Post
    Agree on the above (thanks for the text pal as well).

    Also, I thought the 3.2s were cheap because of timing chain issues costing ŁŁŁ?

    I have considered at 2TFSI 8P recently, purely for newer looks/interior. . .
    Noworrys mate

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    i think the 2.0t would be a better compromise between effeciency, tunability, costings and power personally. but then again there is the sound of the 3.2 now thats nice.
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    That's about it the sound even tho they do sound so nice

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    sound nice....go like poo when compared to mapped 8L
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    Not good then, need a replacement...
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    thats the problem fella...... i cant find anything that isn't double the costs, to replace my S3
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    thanks Tim, the search goes on
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    ive resigned myself to this unless the RS4 becomes cheaper to run by some freak miracle

    M3 was considered but RS4 running costs and slower than an RS4

    there is simply nothing out there as a good all rounder as much as we slate it
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    I saw a new shape s4 (4 litre V8) for Ł9995 local to me and I was very tempted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westle View Post
    I saw a new shape s4 (4 litre V8) for Ł9995 local to me and I was very tempted.
    Do it, I would!
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    B6 S4 is my next shout. Sound of dad's old un will do nicely. In fact I would have taken his off him. Silver, red seats, RS6s and black roof (cab). YIISSSS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finesse View Post
    Do it, I would!
    I have the money but its for a house deposit! I've been looking at every car on piston heads recently, especially in the Porka section but I must resist temptation! You cant live in a car!
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    This is what i'm talking about:

    http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1718237.htm

    15 mins down the road to me.
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    Now that is nice, I'd grab it before someone. I am sure they'd be happy to part ex your S3
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    As a matter of fact, now I want that S4 !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by finesse View Post
    Now that is nice, I'd grab it before someone. I am sure they'd be happy to part ex your S3
    Stop putting these thoughts in my head. I'm about to spend Ł1500 on my S3 next friday
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    On what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD09 View Post
    On what?
    Full major service, Cambelt, water pump, oil pickup & oil pump pressure tested, braided brake lines, Brake fluid change, Brembo front discs, Ferodo DS2500, ATE rear discs and pads, two new tyres. Think that's it
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    Cambelt? How many miles are you on pal?

    Ahh, the brakes, good stuff. Next on my list.

    Decided to go down the standard route for mine for the moment. Will mod after a year as originally intended. So standard spring and shocks replacement (on the cheap, so second hand or through Audi's MOT cover).

    But brakes are a different matter!

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    I'm about to hit 118K miles and this will be the cars 2nd cambelt change.

    I cant wait for the brakes to get done.
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    Ah OK, wasn't sure whether you were a lower or higher miler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finesse View Post
    As a matter of fact, now I want that S4 !!!!
    Do it. I love my S4 (not that I wouldn't sell it mind you), and that seems a pretty good price. I did enjoy my 1.8T, but that V8 is awesome. Had a V6 (2.8 24v Golf 4motion) before and its light years ahead.

    A for the whole cheaper tax thing, that just noise by people who either haven't actually looked, or are trying to kid themselves. You could have a 7l V12 taxed for about Ł245 a year so long as it was registered before April (I think) 2006. It really annoys me when people put up ads for cars registered before 2001 and claim cheap tax. Just shows they don't actually know the laws...
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    High miler due to the first owner of the car driving from London to Manchester at least once a week. Which is also why my turbo and clutch are still original and ok (touch wood).

    Anyway, back on subject. Don't get a V6 unless it has a turbo strapped to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xs2man View Post
    You could have a 7l V12 taxed for about Ł245 a year so long as it was registered before April (I think) 2006.
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring...le/DG_10012524

    To be honest . . .

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    Westle....thats the thing doood, once you get a house these things start having to take a back seat bro

    S4 isnt too disimilar to S4 for running costs.....i looked into that too they are completely different beasts when compared to ours, at least double the costs for most items like brakes/plugs etc etc
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    Petrol is the big one!

    I'll get my house and then worry about a new car in a few years, that's if I can ever afford a nice car when I have a mortgage
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD09 View Post

    You seen that first year tax bit?
    Maybe i read it wrong but it seems that if you buy a brand new car now you have to pay some massive tax for the first year? group M emissions Ł950 tax?!? are they having a laugh, wonder what cars fit into that group!

    Glad i own my car now, my mate and his new clio sport he ordered is going to get a shock if i read that all right :-S

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD09 View Post
    Well, to be honest, I don't consider Ł40 a year to be enough of an incentive to go for a smaller engine or older car....

    For example, is it not worth the extra Ł40 a year (in tax) to go from a 2000 S3 to a 2006 RS4?, or 2003 RS6? The amount of ads that state on their 2000 plated cars that they are cheap tax, when in fact, its only Ł40 to get a year or 6 newer.

    K* 201-225 Ł245.00 Ł134.75

    * Band K includes cars that have a CO2 figure over 225g/km but were registered before 23 March 2006
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