Quick! Somebody stop me from cancelling my S3! And maybe buying an R32?!?
Firstly let me introduce myself, I'm James from South Wales, who loves Audi's.....FAST Audi's! :yum:
I've never joined a forum before but seeing as I'm on the verge of the most expensive car I've ever bought and have a burning desire to mod it to the roof, I thought now would be as good a time as ever!!
I've put a £1k deposit on the car, I can't get a pic of the exact one as they've taken it offline, but it's Phantom Black, extra's are....Interior Light Pack, Phone-Prep Low, Non Smokers Pack :drool: as apparently most things are standard on the S3.
I've test driven the car, think it's amazing, but before heading up the M5 on Sunday thought I'd check some reviews online. Top result in Google is JC's not too affectionate opinion:
Jeremy Clarkson Audi S3 review | Driving - Times Online
What I’d do is save nearly £3,000 and buy the Golf R32, which has the same four-wheel-drive system as the Audi but comes with a much better V6 engine
After reading that I thought/hoped, that's just JC being a tw&t, so I tried the second Google find:
Audi S3 | First Drives | Car Reviews | Auto Express
However, buyers would have to value performance and image over sheer driving fun to pick the S3 above its rivals
By this time I was getting a little concerned so decided to look further... I doubt JC would have written this review on Top Gear as well so still think it's relevant:
Audi S3 expert car review verdict - BBC Top Gear
Buy a Golf R32 with a lovely V6. Better yet a Golf GTI and have a holiday on the savings
I could go on, but really don't want to as they all practically say the same thing!
Not to be misunderstood, I REALLY REALLY want an S3, I already have a TT and think Quattro is the best thing since sliced bread. But when reading the above last night, I have 3 fingers on the phone to firstly call VW and arrange an R32 test drive...then possible Audi to grab my deposit back whilst I take the time with my decision....
I'm supposed to be collecting the S3 by Thursday next week...HELP!! :sos:
I know I've not come to the best place for impartial advice, but that's why I'm here! Convince me to buy S3!!!
Your comments and advice are appreciated :salute: