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    I feel dirty

    Just had a go in a 10 plate new shape Mazda 3 MPS and i fookin loved it! Apart from being scary fast (torque steering all over the place in this weather) its fully loaded with Bose, nav, leather, bluetooth, MFSW, adaptive Xenons, basically all the audi options are standard and it cost my mate 14,500 at 6 months old with 9k on it.

    my A3 is so friggin dull I need some excitement
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    There's a lot of exciting metal you can get for the price of an A3. i just wonder whether you'll still love your choice when you've stopped being a hooligan.
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    or when they keep depreciating


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    Go wash yourself off lol!

    But seriously.. Mazda 3 looks like a cartoon car or something, with that stupid smile in the front:


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    Go for it If you can break free from the badge snobbery we all suffer here then there is some bloody nice kit for your money out there ! Mean while we will carry on smoking about in a 7 year old design wishing we had DAB, touch screen, dynamic cruise and wondering why we have to pay extra to have decent lighting, interior lighting , auto lights and wipers and a MFSW ? on a premium brand.lol. Nowt wrong with a MPS3 !
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    Nothing at all wrong with changing brands ive lost count lol probably about 17 brands and 30 odd cars lmao

    If you like it then do it, after all we only live once

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    I like these, lot of bang for buck.
    The only reservation I have would be getting used to 2wd again after enjoying the benefits of 4wd and 300bhp.

    Go on, chop your smoker in for one!
    Now:
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    Shame there is no 2 door version.
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

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    don't forget as well that it shares it's mechanicals with a Ford
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
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    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
    1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!

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    it is a Volvo engine just to clear things up have a look at the C30 polestar CONCEPT CAR an awesome piece of kit!

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    To be honest, after getting used to the S3, I doubt I'll ever return to FWD. At least for cars with 200-220hp+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GConn View Post
    To be honest, after getting used to the S3, I doubt I'll ever return to FWD. At least for cars with 200-220hp+.
    i'd be apprehensive too, tho that's not stopped me thinking about remapping my 2.0T FWD lol.

    two moves that VAG have surprised me with recently are 1. the decision to make an A5 3.2 with FWD, and 2. to get rid of Haldex for the Scirocco R.
    Last edited by sub39h; 6th December 2010 at 00:09.
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
    1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!

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    Just had a look and with some work they can run 300bhp no worries, thats scary through FWD to be honest I'm not sure I wouldnt kill myself with that sort of power! one of the reasons i got a derv was because i get easily carried away with my lead foot.
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    there is always the options of the Quaife LSD, not a cheap mod, but they do an amazing job at taming the power!! not driven with one in an audi, but ive driven a supercharged Alfa 147 GTA and it made that torrent of power so usable, no real drama with it fitted!!
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

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    in comparison the the mazda 6 MPS is 4wd!
    why is the 3 not?????
    before i bought my A3 i was looking at mazda 3 MPS and the only reason i went for the A3 was quattro!
    if the mazda was 4wd i would be driving round in that for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmax7 View Post
    in comparison the the mazda 6 MPS is 4wd!
    why is the 3 not?????
    before i bought my A3 i was looking at mazda 3 MPS and the only reason i went for the A3 was quattro!
    if the mazda was 4wd i would be driving round in that for sure.
    It's probably because they'd have to develop a brand new 4WD system. No model of Focus uses 4WD, RS included. Considering you could probably count on your fingers and toes the number of MazdaSport 3s they sell in this country there's no financial justification for developing one
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
    1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!

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    I think its weird how I'm one of the ONLY A3 owners on this site, thats actually still GLAD hes got his A3

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    I think its weird how I'm one of the ONLY A3 owners on this site, thats actually still GLAD hes got his A3
    No actually, there's me too.

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    We shud start our own forum and call it "Audi-Sport", oh.....

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    lmao, Im also glad to have my A3. Wouldnt swap it for anything less than an RS6
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    Let's do it.

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    I'm glad i've got it, just shouldnt go test driving more interesting things as it casts doubts!
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    The Germans have never been too generous with extras LOL. Hows was the interior? Not too plasticy? The badge snobbery is indeed a factor. Though with me, its just French cars i'd never buy LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    I'm glad i've got it, just shouldnt go test driving more interesting things as it casts doubts!
    When I get in most other cars (along the same lines) it just reassures why I have mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    When I get in most other cars (along the same lines) it just reassures why I have mine
    I won't even get into other cars unless it's an Audi.
    Or a bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    The Germans have never been too generous with extras LOL. Hows was the interior? Not too plasticy? The badge snobbery is indeed a factor. Though with me, its just French cars i'd never buy LOL.
    Yeah not as good as the audi but not far off. Was a lot better than I thought it would be. Same here, german or jap for me, wouldnt touch a frenchie
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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    I won't even get into other cars unless it's an Audi.
    Or a bus.
    I do love Audis to be fair, when I got into my cousin's 330d, it just made me realise, I chose the right badge those 3 years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    I do love Audis to be fair, when I got into my cousin's 330d, it just made me realise, I chose the right badge those 3 years ago
    Me too, when im sitting in it with my RNS-E, flat bottom wheel & White LED cluster, its a happy place to be :-)
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    N8 loves his A3
    All you have to do is change the wheels, entire suspension, brakes , seats, stereo, steering wheel, front and rear bumper, add some skirts, a remap and a different exhaust...and your on your way to a bloody nice car...
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    N8 loves his A3
    All you have to do is change the wheels, entire suspension, brakes , seats, stereo, steering wheel, front and rear bumper, add some skirts, a remap and a different exhaust...and your on your way to a bloody nice car...
    It was nice the day I picked it up from the dealership Paddy, I just chose to make it even better to MY standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    It was nice the day I picked it up from the dealership Paddy, I just chose to make it even better to MY standard.

    Paddys on a `T`roll.......
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Hallo...Pauls about ! Hollyoaks must have finished

    It was a joke N8
    Ibis white Revo S3 and now matching Vivaro LWB HR 2900 :-)

    Many people are alive because its illegal to shoot them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    It was a joke N8
    I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Hollyoaks must have finished
    Cant believe Jimmy Corkhill isnt on it anymore....
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    N8 loves his A3
    All you have to do is change the wheels, entire suspension, brakes , seats, stereo, steering wheel, front and rear bumper, add some skirts, a remap and a different exhaust...and your on your way to a bloody nice car...
    lmfao classic paddy, but also very true lol.

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    What you lot like lol! You are all daft as brushes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    lmfao classic paddy, but also very true lol.
    Yeah but Pad has fitted a filter, back box, wheels, FBMFSW, remap, crashed it, fixed it, broke the engine, fixed it.....and still thinks its ****!

    No pleasing some people.

    At least N8 likes his, even the pink bits.....
    Last edited by PaulAr; 6th December 2010 at 20:52.
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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