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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Brodster, Sep 6, 2012.

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  1. warren_S5
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    [Sep 7, 2012]
    If you lot don't quit it I'll Veilside your motors

    [​IMG]
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    [Sep 7, 2012]
    After being stuck on the M8 a couple of years back with the bad snow in my Rx8 R3, I've been put off RWD for life.

    Good choice sticking with the S3 for now
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    [Sep 7, 2012]
    i said it looks a little better,,,,,, :end_of_discction:
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    [Sep 7, 2012]
    as long as its ibis white, i aint fussed lad :laugh:
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    [Sep 7, 2012]
    Yes indeedy.......:beerchug:
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    [Sep 7, 2012]
    You have to keep your car Mark, its quite simply stunning, sunroof and all, lol. :) x
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    [Sep 8, 2012]
    If I were looking at buying an S3, then maybe I'd consider the 'Yota instead (though probably more likely go for the Scooby version), but I wouldn't make the move from an S3. Meant to be fantastic cars to drive, but small jap coupes aren't really my thing. If they did a version that was 30% bigger with a blown V6... and called it "Supra II"... now you're talking.
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    [Sep 8, 2012]
    Problem is though an opinion based on inaccurate information is absolutely worthless.

    Out of interest is it cars that are made in Japan that are ****?
    Or cars from Japanese manufacturers?
    Or cars from Japanese designers?

    How you can base an opinion from the geographical location of a manufacturers historical location really makes me laugh :haha:


    For you information the speed limit on a motorway is not 30mph it's 70mph.
    You should also be aware that there is no speed limit on trackdays ;)

    I'm 42 and have been buying, selling, racing and driving cars since i was 14, i've been fortunate enough to own and drive very many fantastic cars.
    Some have been from Japanese manufacturers, others from Europe, there has even been 1 or 2 from the USA and 1 from Australia.

    Some cars excel at certain things like feedback, others are fun in a straight line but struggle on corners.

    I can tell you from extensive experience though that it really does not matter where a cars historical location is, a good car is a good car and to close off many many good cars simply because of their manufacturers location is sad because you really are missing out on so many fantastic cars.
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    [Sep 10, 2012]
    Jap cars are ****
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    A lot are,but then so are a lot of European cars.


    You can't dismiss them all out of hand for being "Japanese"......the current GTR is well up with anything here in dynamics,and the old NSX was a superb car for it's time.
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    I agree!
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    My opinion isn't based JUST on geographical location though, so that was stupid of you to assume. I've been out in many Japanese cars. Whilst some (S2000 etc) may be fine to drive, the interiors etc are absolutely atrocious. Also it depends on what you are using the car for, what it's purpose is. Yes your right the limit on the motorway is 70mph, but again, your assuming everyone drives on the motorway.

    My opinion is my opinion, it doesn't matter whether I think Japanese cars are amazing, or if they are absolute rubbish. I'm saying that FROM my experience, they deserve the word "jap ****".
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    no they are pish cos they are jap
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    And therein lies the beauty of humanity, one mans gold is another mans dog$h1t, and it depends on what you value in your car as to whether you rate something or not.

    I share N8's dislike of Japanese cars from a cosmetic perspective because I think the majority have appalling design concepts and styling cues. The real acid test is when you look at them 10 years on they often age far worse than their European competitors. I detest Lexus' design concept across the entire range, and from the other brands I really dislike the visuals of the the Juke, the Qashquai, the Primera, the old Corolla, the Cube, mid lifecycle variant (early 90's) rounded Civic's.... the list goes on.

    However if you ask me do I respect Japanese engineering, I'll say yes; hugely. Fundamentally some are more reliable than German cars, and cars like the Honda NSX, the Honda Integra Type R, the Subaru 22B, the Evo FQ's, and the Nissan GT-R's have set standards in technical excellence that bloated Euro barges haven't come close to achieving in years. The Jap cars were comfortably achieving reliable 276bhp in the early 90's with their turbocharged lumps when the Germans thought 139bhp in a 16v Golf was a best in class benchmark standard! The seem to get precision engineering, but up until very recently when Euro designers have been employed in the Far East the clothing these cars were draped in has been less successful, inside and out.

    I think the most important thing to remember is:

    1. We're all entitled to our personal view (whatever that is)
    2. Our personal viewpoint is not fact, it's just an opinion
    3. If we all agreed the world and discussions within would be tedious as ****

    But that said, respect each other for your opinions and don't see it as a battle to change people's views to your own just if you don't agree with theirs, by all means present a convincing thought provoking challenge but be nice to each other ;-)
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    I bow to your superior knowledge and understanding.
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    Working on the philosophy less is more I'll second that!
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    aye i see what your saying but jab cars are pish
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    Thankyou VERY much Warren, a little sense.
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    I'd drive a scooby any day, I've always liked them.

    However one thing is for sure, I'd buy them as a drivers car, it's certainly not a place you want to sit in for long.

    Man I can't understand why they dont put more thought into the interiors, They'd probably own way more of the peformance market if they simply made the cars a nice place to sit.

    you'd think with China etc near by, (the king of plastic) they might be able to make something half decent and not just use the scraps from the bottom of the keg.

    + please change all the dials, they're so retro, especially Evo's.
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    and youv got a photae of a dangerous dog that attacks kids so you probably like jap cars lol
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    Poor effort.

    Not going to work.
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    Think everyone should have a glass of shut the hell up??
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    Fine by me.

    It's gone way off the trail anyway.
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    you were trolling so well until then

    just my point on the argument, i dislike cars for the same reason as n8 the German visuals just hit a magic button for me, however the thing that i really dislike about jap cars is they are utter garbage to work on, as i do all the work myself on my cars i couldn't live with one

    this being said i still have soft spots for some celicas and supras
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    I once had a newspaper in my house with a picture of a dog that ate off a childs face, so to be fair I probably (secretly) like Jap cars too; but shhhhh, don't tell anyone.

    Enough generalisations and pigeonholing gents; talk sense about cars or go for a w**k break/let off some steam or else I'll be forced to close her down!
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    Ahhhh that's better ;)

    From sad tissues to happy tissues ;)
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    That's an image best tossed aside!
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    I was obvuosly joking cos i said lol after it. i am newish to this formum but i think il leave as my humor isnt funny to u guys
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    Damn this right click is stuck down now, was aiming for the return key! Haha
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    [Sep 11, 2012]
    We love humour, I just think sweeping generalizations aren't the best way to spread the love! :p
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    [Sep 11, 2012]

    * humour.
    ** isn't.
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    what does that mean? thats what i said
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    They're playing with you mate (spelling) ;-)

    I'm not sure you're finding their humour entertaining! Give and take ;-)

    And as promised I take out the key and I shut it down!
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