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hi there, possible new S3 Quattro owner

matt_f Sep 30, 2011

  1. matt_f

    matt_f New Member

    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

  2. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

    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 http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/61264-s3-vs-cupra-306bhp.html. 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.
  3. FranA3

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

    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
  4. matt_f

    matt_f New Member

    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

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    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

  5. smithy10000

    smithy10000 New Member

    welcome mate :)
  6. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Moderator VCDS Map User

    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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