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    S3 owners ?

    Any S3 owners driven a Golf R ? I see they are down to S3 competitive second hand prices now and wondered how they stack up.
    And what about the Rocco R ?
    Fully loaded and down ro Ł29k ?
    Used Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe 2.0 Tsi R 3dr Dsg | West Sussex Specialist Cars

    Is the FWD only a real setback or has modern tech evened out the playing field a bit ??

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    The journos seem to like the Golf.

    But based on the ones Ive seen on the road I wouldnt buy the R purely on looks, its just not a nice looking car in my eyes.
    IMO the Gti looks much nicer, but 211bhp doesnt interest me at all.

    Ive driven the 20T Rocco which is a lovely thing, I would have a 4wd Rocco R in a heartbeat, but alas, it doesnt exist!

    Im sure the Rocco R is a capable thing even in 2wd flavour, but now Im used to 4wd it would be difficult to move back into a fwd.

    I can see the Golf R being tempting as its a newer car than the S3, albeit a warmed over version of the same underpinnings.

    Got the itch to change ??
    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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    Always looking Paul and i noticed this Rocco R ( the Golf R is about 5 cars below it on the advert) I thought the Rocco looked cheap but having looked about i think its OK but not a bargain. Its a bit alarming to see how much the Golf has dropped over 3k miles !! bearing in mind the owner would have got a lot less than that asking price !!
    Trouble is i really like the DSG and 4 wheel drive and that dosent half limit your options
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    Evo X SST is a padd-leshift and 4wd. Worth a try, dare you.
    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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    Yea well that Red one i sent you is still on the site with the Rocco a Golf R only Ł25k !!
    Trouble is mate i bought a second home a couple of months back and its 200 miles away and i cant fuel a Evo X at 20mpg each weekend ..lol

    Do you think this guy likes 3.0 ltr cleo's ?...has about 10 for sale now !!

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    Funnily enough my circumstances may change in the next couple of months which would necessitate a dirty derv. Could manage a 30ltr tdi A5 Sportback.
    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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    I tried the coupe and while its not a free revving petrol, its dream of a thing to drive with some real shove in the back !!
    Very expensive if you want DSG, not so bad for norm Auto /CVT. Manuals are cheaper as you can get older and more of them. that said, if you want a sportback its going to be newer anyway...

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    Hi Paddy
    I almost bought a Golf R, I test drove both manual & DSG boxes. I found them to be quick & composed cars with IMO slightly sharper handling than my S3, this is probably down to the Golf being a newer model. These cars were so alike in performance I'd struggle to separate them, the Audi has a better interior but the Golf is rarer & more aggressive looking. With either of these cars DSG would be a must.
    Karl

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    Anyhoo, back on topic-ish I would still be tempted with an S3 over the golf and rocco r. But would choose the uglier one of the 2 r cars, purely because of the 4wd.

    Cheers
    Paul
    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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