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    What to replace my brothers S3 with?

    My brother has had his red S3 for 9+ years now, and whilst its in great condition he feels its time for a change.

    His budget is 20K, and he would like a car with less than 20K on the clock.

    I have suggested he looks at the following:

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    Have i missed anything? Ow and no baseball cap cars

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    Im sure you could get an rs4/rs6 for that money.

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    just tell him to keep it
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    RS4, very nice, and something we considered. 20K would just about get a 2006 with 60K miles on it. Given that he keeps his cars for a while, i think the replacement needs to be a bit newer, with fewer miles and lets face it, slightly cheaper to run

    Thanks for the input though.

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    How about an S4??

    What sorta car is he after, sports, family, coupe etc??

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    edition 30 golf gti, R32, vauxhall monaro or vxr8, 996 911

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    Also a vote for M3 here. Why is Z3 even an option...
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    M3 if you want to look like a common chav, IMO.
    350z is nice option.
    I'd prob go 8p s3

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    How many miles does he do? Is mpg an issue? Is servicing cost an issue? etc etc.

    If none of these are a concern, M3 or Evo would be high on my list. Love my 8P S3 though

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    Lol how can you say an m3 is chavvy. Maybe a e36 but nothing newer qualifys under common. M3 is a proper drivers car IMO, rwd is amazing, in the dry.
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    How about my 8p S3 in about 4-5months time? atm its only 10months old, facelift model and it looks wicked! ..plus I will throw in all my mods in for free at the same time..revo stage 1 with switch, evoms cai, hnr springs, 1.2 pro race, milltek...

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    BMW Z3 M COUPE, **** THE MILAGE

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoban81 View Post
    BMW Z3 M COUPE, **** THE MILAGE
    Ew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportstractor View Post
    Lol how can you say an m3 is chavvy. Maybe a e36 but nothing newer qualifys under common. M3 is a proper drivers car IMO, rwd is amazing, in the dry.
    You should see round my area, they.re too common, seems as soon as a chav gets a bit of money it's what he wants, which is fair enough, it's just how I think of them now. They are however, superb! I just like to be different, and not mainstream.

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    Hows about a 335i M Sport coupe?

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    i got an E46 M3...certainly vote for it! very nice car hands down
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    Yeah but have you seen how bad a Beemer is in the snow or winter? So shocking. IMO unless you have a second car I wouldn't touch a beemer. Great cars to drive but crap interior. Anyways, I think I'm too much of a audi fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tku View Post
    Yeah but have you seen how bad a Beemer is in the snow or winter? So shocking. IMO unless you have a second car I wouldn't touch a beemer. Great cars to drive but crap interior. Anyways, I think I'm too much of a audi fan.
    True, even my bros e90 320d is shocking in snow. E46 m3 is my favourite, would seriously consider px ing for one if one came up local
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    LOL, i should have put Z4, not Z3.

    I love the M3 as well, but i would never go for one, as they are also classed as chav around my area. Shame as its an awesome package ruined by a particular demograph (spelling).

    Evo = baseball cap requirement as does any scubby.

    335i, arent they all sloppy auto's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necroscope View Post
    335i, arent they all sloppy auto's?
    Nope, only the 335D is an auto.

    Think 335i would make a good long term car, good economy for the performance, comfortable and should be able to get at least 360 BHP just from a remap!
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    If considering an Elise, go for the VX220 Turbo instead. Great cars, same chassis, more power.

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    the vauxhall is ugly though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookstein View Post
    the vauxhall is ugly though
    Really? I like them, I think they look cool.

    Each to their own I guess.

    Do you think Katy Perry is fit? lol.
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    M3s are good but they're rear wheel drive arent they? **** in these weather conditions. Why not get a little extra on finance and go for the new RS3?? they come out early next year I think, deposits taken now.

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    lol, yeah i do actually
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    IMO I think the m3 is a bit of a chav mobile, maybe a good car and all that but nothing says cock like owning an m3 lol if it were me I'd probably go got either the s3 if he likes what he ready has, or upgrade to an s or rs4? And the Elise or vx220 would be a good option for a real drivers car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjrobbo View Post
    M3s are good but they're rear wheel drive arent they? **** in these weather conditions. Why not get a little extra on finance and go for the new RS3?? they come out early next year I think, deposits taken now.
    If his budget is 20k I think more than double that is not 'a little extra'
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    R32 or S3
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