I am looking for a bit of advice on the new s3 particularly to previous 8p owners. Basically what I am hoping to find out is how a stage 1 8p (roughly 300bhp) compares to the 8v s3. Audi are giving me the new s3 for the weekend and I have been wanting to upgrade from my diesel pretty much after buying it. I drove the 8p stock and cant say i was very impressed with it. I have since had a shot of a stage 1 and LOVED it. I am amazed at the difference in performance. Now, I think for me the 8v at this moment in time is probably going to be out of my reach (i am still a student) would a stage 1 8p be a happy compromise?