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    hi there, possible new S3 Quattro owner

    hey there every1, how are u all

    currently have an 03 plate lcr which ive had for 5yrs, and now is the time for a new car

    at 1st i was pretty much just going to get a newer shape leon cupra for around 10k, but then i saw the s3's and immediately liked them, so been lookin at an 06/07 plate, with less than 50k milage for around 14k.

    are they worth the extra 4k over a 07 plate leon cupra and when lookin at 1 is their anything i should look out for

    sorry if this has been asked a million times

    Matt

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    Hi mate and welcome to the forum! The S3 is a gorgeous car! You gotta think about your needs for it. The cupra is 245bhp and the interior in my opinion is rather dull compared to the s3. The s3 is a much better place to be inside. Both cars share the same engine although what makes the power difference im not sure; im sure the 8P guys will enlighten you on that one. My mates got a yellow cupra (yes yellow!) and it looks nice from the outside but i think they are getting abit common with some FR's looking the same, if not better. This may not be the best thread but have a look at S3 vs Cupra (306bhp). Its the only one i could find but it shows you some of the guys opinion compared to the s3. Most of it comes back with quality. I probably havnt been much help but hope you understand that its not just about the power of the two cars, they come with alot more.
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    firstly welcome to the forum bud second the 8P is a awesome car ive not got a S3 but ive owned my 8P for nearly 4 years and ive got to say its a reall well built car of course the S3 is in a different class to my 1.6fsi but the same high build quality is thoughout the range
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    cheers guys. really am undecided at the mo, sorry to sound stupid but what do you mean by 8P,lol

    im goin to look at a leon cupra tomorrow not far from me, Seat : 07 seat leon cupra (silver), been re-mapped to 315bhp, which is probs a bit much for fwd to handle, my lcr is re-mapped to 265 and handles decent enough but go through front tyres every 6-9k

    like you said, ive got to think what i want from the car as a whole. i probs do an average of about 6k miles a yr and will defo be keeping it for around 4-5 yrs no problem. do the S3's come with cruise control?

    seen these 2 S3's so far that look nice, the blue is really swaying me towards them though,haha

    Used Audi S3 Hatchback S3 Quattro 3dr | Blue Ocean Cars Ltd

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...s/60?logcode=p

    i think the main thing ive got to decide is the fact that is the audi worth 4k more than the leon for what i need it for. like u said the audi interior is so much better. i think ill only decide by myself by looking at the 2 in person and taking them for a drive.

    thanks for the help though and anymore would be appreciated

    Matt

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    welcome mate

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    I was a 2x LCR owner ahead of S3.

    S3 feels very grown up, and in the wet really shows its brilliance against its 2 wheel drive stablemates with almost too much power at the front wheels. New Leon Cupra is very good, but S3 is the more rounded car.
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