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A3 1.8 quattro sport? what should i know?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by JonnyA3, Jul 15, 2012.

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    Hi all, had a A3 8l tdi then i was 18 and loved it, now im 21 i can insure basically whatever i like. found a 20v t quattro that i quite fancy and just want to know if there is anything to look out for at all before buying it or any reasons i shouldnt buy it? :) cheers guys
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    from what i have read and had feedback from questions like this.
    Dont get one, there **** for what you get. the fwd 1.8t sport is better.
    haldex aint great and you got **** loads of extra weight.

    someone else will comment with alot more/better info. but thats a run down lol
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    cheers, i always fancied the 4wd tho, seams like a good idea and the fact its 180bhp instead of 150, or do you get fwd 180bhp models? iv just sold a mr2 turbo so want something still kinda nippy lol
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    Down to personal preference...
    I have the fwd and it is fun to drive; lighter like marshall said, but i have also driven the 180bhp quattro just last night actually. Belongs to a member on here called Reesy - The car is quick and handles very well round corners definately more grip through the corners as standard. Might be worth test driving the two before you choose.
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    thanks mate, my tdi was fwd and i felt it handled good, so could only imagine that the 4wd would be even better, do you get a 180 bhp fwd ?
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    Yeh get a 150 and map it :-D !!!
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    you should read on haldex first.
    it only kicks in when the front wheels slip, so 95% of the time its fwd.

    no you cant get a 180bhp fwd engine but like s33nyboy12 says, map it and youll get more then 180 bhp lol

    tbh i would of kept the mr2 turbo. i love mr2's !! you wont make the a3 keep up with one of them without spending a fortune!
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    As above, FWD is 150bhp - Remap stage 1 and its 180bhp - 190bhp depending on health of engine
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    Just a thought.....
    What do you want from your car, power? Handling ? Both! Track or street or daily driver???.
    What's your budget...... S3 fetching pennies now 225bhp as STD quattro ect so good base
    By time you bought a 1.8t fwd and chucked a fortune at it you might swell buy s3 and be at good bhp from the off. Iv had a 1.8tqs a3 and there **** IMO , either fwd or s3 but as above you gotta pile a load of cash into one to get near a mr2 turbo for power and handling and cost.
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    right now just a daily car as iv lost my job looking to soend around £1500, but once i get another job i could start putting some cash into whatever i buy, so looking for a base for a project more or less.
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