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Hit me with your thoughts ladies.......s3 owner

s33nyboy12 Aug 5, 2012

  1. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

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    So I currently have an 8l and love it, one of the best cars iv had out of the 24 I've owned the only one I want to keep.
    However I'm craving a new car now and have seen this:


    Audi S3 2.0T FSI 2007/57 Quattro | eBay

    What do you think, I'm considering a ready modded car as I always buy a STD car and spend £0000s on them , this one is where I'm sort of aiming bhp wise. Anyone else running this software and upgrades, are they good?

    I originally wanted a scooby as a new toy but you can't just nip to the shops in one the ride is so hard and not very useable unless thrashing ( 2007 sti impreza ppp) but I'm hoping something like an 8p s3 running 330+ bhp will be loads better.....

    Cheers, Sean
     
  2. rOb_A

    rOb_A Active Member

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    24 cars... do you change twice a year? i thought id had a few cars, how old are you lad?
    I like the colour of the S3 :yes: just not sure id go for a pre-modded car unless i knew the owner/history
     
  3. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    If you can a proper history of the mods, and you feel comfortable relying on someone else's work then go for it. Be aware of the additional costs involved with running a modded S3 though - insurance, clutch etc.
     
  4. Burkin

    Burkin Member

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    That s3 you like is gorgeous. It has a lovely interior ;)
     
  5. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

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    I'm 23 now and just love cars, at some points I've had 3 at a time ( I mean cars!) yeh I see what people are saying , pre modded ect but I would plan on going to that sort of bhp....... I normally buy them standard then put a fortune into them, I've been readin a bit on 8p threads and it seems uprated clutch is a must! Yeh I would ask who did the work ect then ring them to confirm. Plus borrow a vcds scan it. I read a buying guide on here but wasn't too comprehensive, any common faults that are very costly???

    The only good thing about having so many cars is at 23 I can insure the one in link for £970 fully comp ( my company ins) for the year with immob.

    Anyone running stage 2 revo got and negatives to say about it ?

    Cheers, Sean
     
  6. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

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    What's yours like at 317bhp mate? Do you think would feel as fast as a 310bhp scooby sti hawk eye??? Any clutch slippage under load?? What's your mpg lol?

    Cheers, Sean
     
  7. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    It's not mapped with the same delivery or character as a Scooby, and it's heavier too so doesn't feel as quick, and probably isn't as quick either. MPG is usually low 20s, but I do a lot of in-town driving and mainly short trips. My cousin's got an STi and it's much more raw, more of a thump under full load. Interior is night and day though, I wouldn't want to spend any length of time in a Scooby, but the S3 is a lovely place to sit.

    Zero clutch slip.
     
  8. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

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    Surely yours mapped would run 360 bhp ish......

    Thanks for response anyway, and yeh other than raw power it was a horrible car to drive!

    Cheers, Sean
     
  9. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    It came to me allegedly unmapped, and the plan was to go for stage 2+ but then had it on rollers (expecting to see around 280) and it made 317 so must have been mapped when I bought it.
     
  10. mjr901

    mjr901 Guest Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Slightly off topic... how come your name on the left there is in orange?
     
  11. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    I'm a semi-moderator, for the Scottish meets sub-forum.
     
  12. S3Alex

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

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    You need to know everything about it.

    Who modified it,who looked after it,how often was it serviced,and all of the bills.

    Otherwise you could easily be buying a heap of trouble.

    A well looked after modified car can be very tough and reliable but one that's been turned up and burned will be anything but.

    Also.....360-380 bhp is the ragged edge of a K04 and will mean the turbo had been running at its limits plus you should also expect mods like a catch can.
    Otherwise... Walk away.
     
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  13. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member

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    Very helpful, thank you all.
     
  14. _G_

    _G_ Active Member

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    nice.. go see it.. check it out properly

    ditto the guy with the gorgeous dog
     
  15. DeckedS3

    DeckedS3 Well-Known Member

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    Nice colour!
     

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