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    Here's the best pic of the estoril I have. Git to be a SB with rails IMO.
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    Or the 3 door which looks unfinished IMO :
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Or a Duck!!

    I have driven many thousands of miles in recent years with MODERN DSG/STronic and Tiptronic boxes and can assure you the comparison with an f1 driver is minimal.

    The S3 (HB or SB ) is a highly sporty and responsive hot hatch.. for my 2p such cars suit manual gearboxes best ... hasn't this been discussed before..
    its a hatchback, not a sports car chum. Usually a device for daily driving. If you want the ultimate driving experience, why not buy a caterham ? Even the new GT3 only comes with PDK... Go figure.....
    and regarding responsiveness, I think you've missed the mark. Great car generally, but a steering column made from wood and a cruise liner quantity of under steer do not equal responsiveness, lol !

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    Just saw a review where the bloke got the car up to 270kph (167mph) and he said the car was still pulling at that point. 170+ is very very impressive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    Just saw a review where the bloke got the car up to 270kph (167mph) and he said the car was still pulling at that point. 170+ is very very impressive!
    uk cars limited to 155. Was that a tuned stage 1 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lecht_rocks View Post
    uk cars limited to 155. Was that a tuned stage 1 ?
    Nope stock. The review was dutch but they removed the limiter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lecht_rocks View Post
    Here's the best pic of the estoril I have. Git to be a SB with rails IMO.
    That pic has persuaded me to go SB with rails, just need to decide on the box now.

    Thanks mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lecht_rocks View Post
    its a hatchback, not a sports car chum. Usually a device for daily driving. If you want the ultimate driving experience, why not buy a caterham ? Even the new GT3 only comes with PDK... Go figure.....
    and regarding responsiveness, I think you've missed the mark. Great car generally, but a steering column made from wood and a cruise liner quantity of under steer do not equal responsiveness, lol !
    I know folks will defend their choices.

    It isn't a sports car agreed but a Hot Hatch. I made my decision based on extensive experience driving both Auto and Manual in modern Audis.. As Audis go the S3 is responsive.. not a Caterham agreed and I do have a toy in the garage too!...

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    I have for the first time ever bought a hatchback with more than 3 doors as such. The SB looks better and we need rails having ran standard roof rails on al our cars for the last thousand years.
    its the only car I've ever seen that looks better with 5 doors and rails than a 3 door.. In our opinion of course.
    interestingly, the 5 outsells the 3 6 to 1 on the continent or near enough !
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    What's your toy

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Or a Duck!!

    I have driven many thousands of miles in recent years with MODERN DSG/STronic and Tiptronic boxes and can assure you the comparison with an f1 driver is minimal.

    The S3 (HB or SB ) is a highly sporty and responsive hot hatch.. for my 2p such cars suit manual gearboxes best ... hasn't this been discussed before..
    Haha I figured it was quite obvious that I wasn't genuinely comparing a £35k road going hatchback to a £1.1m state of the art race car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig81 View Post
    We have gone for Estoril blue, still haven't decided on manual or S-tronic, HB or SB!

    Help!!
    you chose well

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    both Panther and Estoril are amazing colours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lecht_rocks View Post
    interestingly, the 5 outsells the 3 6 to 1 on the continent or near enough !
    This doesn't surprise me give the expensive nature of the car.

    3 door cars I would argue are targeted at younger generations, most of which can't afford a car of this price anyway.

    The Sportback is a good family car and it's just a fact that buyers from this segment tend to be older and have a greater disposable incomes, as such I'd always say that the Sportback was going to sell better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lecht_rocks View Post
    I have for the first time ever bought a hatchback with more than 3 doors as such. The SB looks better and we need rails having ran standard roof rails on al our cars for the last thousand years.
    its the only car I've ever seen that looks better with 5 doors and rails than a 3 door.. In our opinion of course.
    interestingly, the 5 outsells the 3 6 to 1 on the continent or near enough !
    3 door for me. Though I have to say that I like the sportback. Most 5 door hatches look like an afterthought to me, ie they were designed as a 3 door then adapted but the sportback looks awesome. I just prefer a 3 door hatch and I have no kids etc. I like the fact it is going to a bit more rare.

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    We have no kids but a need for roof rails.
    first time in 27 years I've gone 5 door, that's how aesthetically impressive the SB is !

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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    Haha I figured it was quite obvious that I wasn't genuinely comparing a £35k road going hatchback to a £1.1m state of the art race car!
    Hi Paul i think we ALL knew what you meant, almost convinced Pilot intentionally sets out to wind people up.

    others in the garage he says, sure we are all impressed (as intended) Lets hope it's a porsche or something other than another audi, as they may have a forum too.

    Flappy paddles are a fun alternative and can be quite engaging with the various driving modes and especially with the mag ride I find it offers a number of driving styles. For me it also has the massive benefits of relaxed driving in the city traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    Honestly, a meguiars g220 polisher is worth it's weight.

    I had a 30min session with a detailed friend and that's given me skills for life. I can make a video explaining the process if you like - our metallic black mk5 gti needs a good session soon.
    Thanks appreciate it, if it's not too much bother i could do with a video explanation. Anyhow, i washed and polished the car and it does look better already i must say. I was told it might be the protective wax they use at the factory that might still have been on the car, even after the dealer had done their detailing massacre of a job. This could have given the impression of swirling... Not too sure how much i believe that.
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    Nothing unique in having Porsches in the garage !
    Stronic, PDK, all getting a hold on the market.
    was in a friends competition pack m3 e92 today and it's changes are better than my porsche PDK.
    he is a manual fan but concedes that dual clutch transmissions are here to stay and have their place. He also drives a ford escort rs2000 pristine and a track day e30 m3 his all time favourite car.
    in addition, these auto boxes are only going to get better.... Fantastic
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    3500 mile in and just realised that the centre arm rest slides forward which is really comfortable! Thanks to my daughter who found out by putting her feet up on it from in the back - THANKS FOR DISCOVERING THAT BUT NOW PUT YOUR FEET DOWN!!!!!!

    Oh, finally tried launch mode. That's fun. I was reluctant at first out of respect for my new car but curiosity got the better of me. The initial pull away sinks your stomach which feels good from the drivers position and I'm sure quite sickening as a passenger. I would recommend giving it a go, perhaps not at the traffic lights as you may look a little stupid after you've selected dynamic, disabled stability, left foot on brake, right on accelerator etc and the car next to you had already gone ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louay View Post
    Think a few of us on here would be truly grateful if you made a video Itguy. Perhaps when you do your GTI you would be kind enough to show and explain your skill involved?
    no problemo. If I get time I'll do a panel on the golf next weekend and video it.
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    A couple of pics of my (already dirty) Monsoon Grey 3dr...not to everyone's taste, but I'm in love!!

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    And some Super Sports interior ones...

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    All taken on an iPhone 4 so not the best quality but you get the idea...

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    I bet the owner of the Golf R next to you left the car park either silent or chuntering under his breath for no longer having the fastest VAG. 2.0T.
    Build Week 1: Panther Black S3 SB S-Tronic, black nappa, anthracite alloys, comfort pack with adaptive cruise and parking plus, active lane assist, adaptive xenons with variable range control and auto high beam, technology package HIGH with connect, B&O, tyre pressure warning, fold/dim/dip/heat mirrors, reversible boot liner, extended mono pur interior, privacy glass, hill hold assist, LED interior light pack, electric lumber support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    no problemo. If I get time I'll do a panel on the golf next weekend and video it.
    with a narrative and product details would be fantastich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyser View Post
    A couple of pics of my (already dirty) Monsoon Grey 3dr...not to everyone's taste, but I'm in love!!

    IMG_1659.jpgIMG_1663.jpgIMG_1666.jpgIMG_1669.jpgIMG_1684.jpgIMG_1686.jpg

    And some Super Sports interior ones...

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    All taken on an iPhone 4 so not the best quality but you get the idea...
    Monsoon's a great colour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    I bet the owner of the Golf R next to you left the car park either silent or chuntering under his breath for no longer having the fastest VAG. 2.0T.
    Admittedly I could have parked anywhere, but I was a little too childish to resist...
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    Quote Originally Posted by keyser View Post
    Admittedly I could have parked anywhere, but I was a little too childish to resist...
    how do you like the alloys ? I have bought a set of those for my winter tyres but took the C0Z alloy for summer use.
    Starting to prefer the s line alloy in fact !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louay View Post
    with a narrative and product details would be fantastich!
    of course
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    Got to admit I don't think I'll ever get bored of the BOOM on upshifts! So happy I chose S Tronic!

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    I think you will find the manual booms too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    I think you will find the manual booms too!
    I'm not entirely sure but the reviews I've read indicate that the whomph is an s tronic only feature.
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    The manual one I drove in September certainly did. May be more dependent on driver skill than technology bit like f1 maybe???

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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    I'm not entirely sure but the reviews I've read indicate that the whomph is an s tronic only feature.
    yep, the exhaust is a copy of yamahas exup valve only available on stronic. Keeps back pressure on the exhaust manifold and assists acceleration, hence the auto is quicker than the manual ...
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    Pilot audi is an acronym for Lewis Hamilton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louay View Post
    sorry to divert guys but this i felt you ALL needed to see and.....OH DEAR GOD! £41K too!

    Used 2013 Audi S3 for sale in Staffordshire | Pistonheads

    Attachment 24007
    GROSS!! Must have been a present.

    Him - "Hey babes, surprise I bought you a car in your favourite colour"

    Her - "I hate yellow"

    Him - "Oh"
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    Quote Originally Posted by royalsteve68 View Post
    Misano red - best colour imo, the colour I went for
    Estoril blue - too dark and suited to bigger cars
    Glacier white - looks nice with pano roof, privacy glass and all black surround option
    Panther black - too dark and suited to bigger cars
    Metallic grey - dull as dishwater
    Dealer had a A3 saloon in misano red, didn't see the difference between that and the solid red!
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    Quote Originally Posted by royalsteve68 View Post
    Misano red - best colour imo, the colour I went for
    Estoril blue - too dark and suited to bigger cars
    Glacier white - looks nice with pano roof, privacy glass and all black surround option
    Panther black - too dark and suited to bigger cars
    Metallic grey - dull as dishwater
    A lesson on how to piss almost everybody in this forum off! Hahaha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig81 View Post
    Dealer had a A3 saloon in misano red, didn't see the difference between that and the solid red!
    Brilliant red looks flat, whereas the misano reacts to light, preferably natural light and most noticeable in summer
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    Misano looks ****e.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    A lesson on how to piss almost everybody in this forum off! Hahaha!
    I thought I had done that with my PP comments!!

    Whatever IMHO Phantom is the best colour... Truly black no brown tinges etc.

    We all have views, we all will try and justify them even when clearly some have bizarre tastes... Whatever we all are S 3 enthusiasts

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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    A lesson on how to piss almost everybody in this forum off! Hahaha!
    lol not my intention and merely my opinion as ive seen all the colours on a S3. Im sure others will have differing opinions as red isn't for the faint hearted and those that don't want to stand out too much

    I think most will agree the yellow is hideous
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