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    My New Toy

    Hi all

    After several months of driving everything from an Evo X to AM V8 Vantage in my hunt for a replacement for my aging wreck I finally settled on the sensible option and bought this.







    Apart from now being on first name terms with all petrol station staff within a 20 mile radius of home It's awsome.

    Been lingering around the forum for a while and decided it was time to say hello

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    hello and welcome!

    so you settled with an A3 after having a V8 Aston??? thats like my dream car... and no offence to anyone (dont know why i say that when i also own one) but why the A3?
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    Nice, I've got those alloys on mine

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    welcome and congratz on the new car
    Hope your enjoying it, looks lovely
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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
    hello and welcome!

    so you settled with an A3 after having a V8 Aston??? thats like my dream car... and no offence to anyone (dont know why i say that when i also own one) but why the A3?
    Not everyone wants to spend a fortune on a car. My mums boyfriend picked a 325i over various cars (bentley GT, maserati granturismo, audi R8) as he wasnt hugely fussed and it fitted everything he wanted.
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    Hmm Nova or 8L, nova or 8L, I think I made the wrong choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules86 View Post
    Not everyone wants to spend a fortune on a car. My mums boyfriend picked a 325i over various cars (bentley GT, maserati granturismo, audi R8) as he wasnt hugely fussed and it fitted everything he wanted.
    yh good point, im just surprised thats all, i would love to own an Aston sometime in my life... just seems a little weird to me that he would choose one of the smallest in the Audi range... that being said it is a cracking car! and he did pick one of the best sounding engines!
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    Shame he didnt get the Golf version as it sounds better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    Hmm Nova or 8L, nova or 8L, I think I made the wrong choice

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    Aston V8 is quite a dissapointment as an ownership prospect. Shocking residuals, dodgy electronics, and despite been achingly beautiful, completely outclassed on the performance front by its rivals.

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    A mapped S3 would shock a V8 aston, look lovely though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    Hmm Nova or 8L, nova or 8L, I think I made the wrong choice

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    ok well the true dream car (or as i like to put it 'retirement car') i want is one of the Aston DB9's... maybe a DBS
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    I'll take a carbon edition please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reesy View Post
    Hmm Nova or 8L, nova or 8L, I think I made the wrong choice

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    nice choise


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    Thanks for the welcome guys & girls. To answer a couple of comments regarding the AM V8....Too big around the country lanes, horrendous running & service costs, not overly fun to drive, & it ain't that quick. The A3 with V6 & DSG does everything I need for less than a third of the price.

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    Welcome Daft Old Sod.

    Your take on the AM V8 is quite interesting. My boss put a deposit down on a DBS in March before he had actually driven one. When he finally got to drive it some of his observations were the same as yours. Mainly he said it was too big for fun driving on country roads, the driving position was awful, the gearbox was horrible and the clutch far too heavy. He said it also didn't sounds as good as he thought it would. He pulled out of the purchase and got a Boxster spyder because as he put it "it's fun and cheap".
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    not to put a dampener on things but if you had the budget for a AM V8 why go for a 2nd hand A3? I would have put my money in a high spec S3 with stage 2 map or RS3 if i had the available founds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamantium View Post
    Aston V8 is quite a dissapointment as an ownership prospect. Shocking residuals, dodgy electronics, and despite been achingly beautiful, completely outclassed on the performance front by its rivals.
    You may be surprised by the aston residuals ive been watching them over the past 3 years and if your buying one for around 40k 45k they barely loose anything in fact i think some have actually gained value from what ive seen.

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    Very nice purchase mate.

    But then I am biased! lol

    Any plans to mod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloblob2 View Post
    not to put a dampener on things but if you had the budget for a AM V8 why go for a 2nd hand A3? I would have put my money in a high spec S3 with stage 2 map or RS3 if i had the available founds
    Easy answer mate, didn't really like the power delivery of the S3 and found it droned a bit at motorway speeds; as for the RS3, sorry to say but think it's over priced & ugly as sin. As for available funds....Have a hankering for an old F355 as a weekend toy, we shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wez3570 View Post
    Very nice purchase mate.

    But then I am biased! lol

    Any plans to mod?

    RNSE maybe?
    Nothing wrong with being biased my friend

    No mods planned as yet, difficult to improve on TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
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    Sorry, looks like Photobucket hiccup, will sort later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daft Old Sod View Post
    Easy answer mate, didn't really like the power delivery of the S3 and found it droned a bit at motorway speeds; as for the RS3, sorry to say but think it's over priced & ugly as sin. As for available funds....Have a hankering for an old F355 as a weekend toy, we shall see.
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    Don't think it's ugly as sin though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jules86 View Post
    Shame he didnt get the Golf version as it sounds better

    No it dosnt actually...thats a bit of a myth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AidenUK View Post
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    Correct!

    Don't think it's ugly as sin though.

    Ugly, no. Pretty, not really. But why oh why is it in SB only! Makes absolutely NO sense!
    Can almost understand the DSG only option as Audi struggle to make the standard S3 clutch last past 60k service.

    Can't believe there are no buckets as standard either!
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    I cant see the pics but if its a 3.2 we need age mileage and i cant agree about the motorway thing, the S3 is actually lower revving and quieter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    Ugly, no. Pretty, not really. But why oh why is it in SB only! Makes absolutely NO sense!
    Can almost understand the DSG only option as Audi struggle to make the standard S3 clutch last past 60k service.

    Can't believe there are no buckets as standard either!
    Its just using up the parts bin...the new A3 platform is probably already on the production line now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    No it dosnt actually...thats a bit of a myth.
    Its not a myth, most A3 owners agree it doesnt sound as nice. My R32 sounded better than any non modded A3 3.2 i heard, any owner i asked agreed as well, though we both agreed an exhaust on the A3 sorted that out and made it sound better than the R32 (though it would then be modded vs standard)
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    Hmm Nova or 8L, nova or 8L, I think I made the wrong choice

 

 

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