Honest opinions please.... I know this is an Audi forum!
Well, last night someone drove my R32 away (sold, not stolen).... What’s more I’ve never heard it being driven away before and it sounded awesome!
Anyway, I’ve driven a few S3’s now and I do like them, nowhere near the power I’m used to but the MPG is better, the ride is smooth, the brakes are good and it’s a solid car!
The only problem I have is that all I’ve ever owned are Golf’s, the last one being a turbo’d R32. The S3 is basically the same as the Golf, just a bigger price tag, and to be honest, the inside isn’t that special.... Granted it’s nice, but it’s not, WOW! The seats are the best bit, an expensive option for some seats that don’t fold forward too well, aren’t electric, the bolsters wear and the backs look weird, but a necessity IMO. Other than the seats..... Not really a lot to shout about!
I’ve looked at nearly new 06 plate M3’s, some of the larder Audi’s and TT-S, some VW’s including the new R32, Mitsubishi’s, Subaru’s and The Seat Cupra. I’ve narrowed it down to 2.0T as hopefully that way I’m not going to need shares in Shell to keep it on the road.... lol, anything would be better than my R, even the new RS6! But I’d like to be able to drive past a petrol station for once, rather than having to fill up every time.
To be honest I’ve basically decided on the S3, it’s a chassis I’m comfortable with, the 2.0T is a good engine, it’s got the haldex system and I’ve pretty mush secured a good price for a new one, with the spec I want (only issue is the 3-4 month delivery time) but now I have the cash in my hand, Ł30+K for a little Audi, it’s a lot of dough..... Granted my mate has the new Cupra, my sister has a Gti, my dad has an ED30 and I think they are great but FWD.... I hate it! Is the S3 really worth the extra ŁŁŁ? I just need some reassurance before I sign on the dotted line!