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Cant make my mind up...Audi S3 s -tronic or megane 250 rs? Advise needed

RedDejavu Nov 3, 2011

  1. legin

    legin Member

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    Well I tried both a 250 rs cup the focus rs (didnt bother as couldnt be seen in one at my age) and Audi s3 and bought the Audi spending the same money. I have owned audis before both 8l and 8p but not a Reggie. My take.

    RS positives
    Newer for same cash
    Recaro seats option brilliant
    Doesnt look like the cooking model
    Good traction
    no torque steer
    modern
    Brakes

    Negative
    Poor equipt
    steering dead feel
    Engine hard work
    horrendous rough road ride
    its a reggie
    all grip no adjustability
    sound system
    interior plastics
    oppressive in the back


    Audi s3
    positives
    build
    equipt
    stereo
    quattro
    chassis adjustabilty
    flexible mid range
    gearchange
    its an audi
    low key appearance
    ride

    Negatives
    Dated
    light steering
    grip
    looks like the cooking model
    suspension travel


    No question Audi was best choice for me and confirmed by a 250 RS owner I met who was wanting out after 9 months saying he preferred his clio cup, not reliability but never bonded with the 250. In a nutshell the 250 chassis engine and gearbox dont gell together imo
     
  2. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    love that quote haha
     
  3. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    Guys this is serious amount of information I wanted to get really thank you all:]. Hope the test drive will give me enough indication to decide once and for all:p. Other factor is that the car will be driven by my second half and she is a big Audi (posh brands) fan and already told me to put £2k on a side toward mods. :kiss:
     
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  4. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    the audi is the smart thing to get
     
  5. pinterovski

    pinterovski Member

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    That's wright:iagree: + one of those carbon fiber mirror covers like Fran's :wub:
     
  6. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    Just sit in them side by side and your mind'll be made up. The Megane is certainly the more entertaining "driver's car", but driving one daily will get old fast. The plastics look and feel cheap, the seats are quite high, and the whole cabin feels small and dark (even with yellow seats). The S3, on the other hand, is a fantastic place to sit and is as good a car (id not better) 90% of the time. Plus, the quattro works in the snow, the Megane gets lively in the rain.

    Plus, a few reliable and well-tested mods will make the S3 uncatchable - even with a Megane 250.
     
  7. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    Very good point, megane doest feel that fast to be fair its somewhat slow on higher speeds and stage 2 320bhp is max atm where S3 can get up to 370-380 with stage 2+
     
  8. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    From stock,the Megane would give an S3 a hard time,but once modded(as most of these cars in both groups will be),then it becomes a different matter,and as said,there may be some 320bhp Meganes around,but I don't recally any around the 400bhp+ range.
    Even if you leave that and all the things aside,there's still the small issue of depreciation.
     
  9. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

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    Then she said.............With the money we have saved we could have a baby :)....so i ordered an S3...just gotta tell her now.
     
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  10. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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    i like your missus :wub:
     
  11. ACWKGYTO

    ACWKGYTO Well-Known Member

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    So tempted by a 265 cup !

    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. ron burgandy

    ron burgandy Active Member

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    The problem is if you buy a Renault, you have to live with a Renault !
     
  13. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    They are worth nothing now so glad I chose to get S3 instead.
     
  14. foxymk1

    foxymk1 Active Member

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  15. ACWKGYTO

    ACWKGYTO Well-Known Member

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    If you think Audi customer service sucks my experience so far with Renault has been merde !

    Thats French for sh.te !

    :)
     

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