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    S3 (8P) or R32 (mk5)

    As per the title, I'm considering selling my 8L s3 and looking at getting something else. Currently considering either the 8P s3 or mk5 R32. This is very much a second car so will only really do about about 2.5k miles a year. Ideally don't want to get hammered on service costs for consumables. Looking at spending about £11.5k.

    Currently leaning towards the R32 as the 5 door versions are cheaper and that makes it more convenient for getting my 4 year old daughter in and out. Don't mind getting a 3 door version of either, but I do prefer the look of the sportback s3, but the prices are still to high.

    What do you guys think? Any other options worth considering?

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    R32 is £400 a year road tax I think. If same price, has to be 8P S3, stage1 remap is 300bhp+! Happy days!!



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    Yep it is (slightly over) £400 a year!
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    If you get a pre april 2006 R32 I think the tax is £225 or thereabouts, there is no difference in the engine but for some reason it classes as a lower band.

    I've had both, the S3 has the nicer interior. The R32 is a better proportioned car visually (to me), the interior is a bit more dated but the seats are way more comfortable than the S3.

    If I had to choose one of the 2 I'd go for the R32 without a doubt.

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    Or just buy an 8P A3 3.2 V6, and stick an S3 bumper on it!



    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
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