I recently bought myself an 08 S3 from audi, its everything I hoped it would be other than one niggling issue. I previously came from a stage 2 Leon Cupra R and prior to that a heavily modified Evo IV. Both cars, at 3000rpm would pin me to my seat and throw me down the road, the kick from the turbo was immense. The S3 doesnt have that same feeling or drama.
Now I know that comparing modified against standard is hardly a fair comparison, so please no flames. The way the car accelerates appears to be very linear and smooth with only a slight 'kick' at 2500rpm then it just steadily revs as the speed builds, is this how other S3's behave?
I've read a few threads that document issues with the DV which can affect power output, and also there should be a 'Chatter' noise when coming off full throttle, I dont have any such noise. Have I just been spoiled aggresive nature by my previous cars or is there a potential issue?
My car will be remapped, but not during the first year of ownership as I've no desire to invalidate my 1 year warranty.