As you can see i am new here but been browsing for a while along with PH forum and ED38 researching varying different cars which in the next month or so will replace my VX220.
I bought the VX about 6 months ago, a car i had always wanted and one came along at the right price so i plumped for it and its been great. However things are changing and i am now selling it on and looking for a hatch to replace it.
Prior to the VX i had a MK5 GTi which was ace i really loved that and the whole VW/VAG scene that went with it.
So with the VX on its way out i had to look in the whole VAG stable and have considered nearly everything ever made and it came down to a MK4 R32 or S3. I have always fancied an S3 for many years and way back about 7 years ago i owned an A3 1.8T Sport which i loved and i guess some of that enjoyment has stayed in me and now i yearn form an S3.
However the desire for the R32 is also quite deep rooted having owned a andy white MK4 GTi some years ago and more recently the MK5 i have always admired the MK4 R and that engine note is sublime.
So who can help me out, anyone on here driven both or been lucky enough to own both? Would love to hear your thoughts.
On the S3 front i have a few questions -
In relation to the facelift they did what year did this happen and was this the time the power went upto 225bhp along with new lights grille etc??
Am i right in thinking the 225 doesn't respond as well to mapping or is that not true??
Whats the rarest colour combo's of exterior paint and interior seats?? If i go for an S3 i want a colour thats says S3 i.e Nogaro, Imola, Misano, Goodwood the silvers, blacks and dark blues look very nice but i want something that was unique to the S3 only.
Options wise i guess the more the better but are they any 'must haves' that you would recommend??
Look forward to hearing from you guys.