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Is the 8P s3 worth the money?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by s3dave, Aug 26, 2011.

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    As above seen a few in the flesh and while the exterior is great, the interior looks like an old escort? any thoughts, peeps
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    If the 8P interior looks like it's out of an old escort then your 8L must look like it's out of a Model T :laugh:
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    8L interior

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    The 8L s3 interior is quite modern and cool for its time, IMO looking at the 8p s3s its like going back in time,
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    escort? arnt they a ford? :think:
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    Im no vintage car specialist but you have posted a morris minor interior there mate, no wonder you think the 8p interior looks good
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    This has to be a wind up?!

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    Yes a ford or a top shelf magazine, both are trashy.....
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    does the 8p have vinyl or suede seats? as mines an a3 and not an s3 i didnt have no options
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    The steering wheels are cool though, did they all come with them?
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    arnt they both 8L? cant tell from the angle... looks weird
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    Jules you are cheating...find a s3 8l with a telly to make it fair
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    How many of you s3 drivers have heated seats?
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    while we are on the topic of interiors im just wondering can i take my steering wheel of and replace it with a perfomance one how hard would it be to get all the buttons working and stuff ? ( sorry for hijacking thread)[​IMG]
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    At least it would brighten it up a bit solly........
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    true but it might make it look out of place but im more concern'd about the seeing if can get the DRS working and stuff? surly someones done it or if i can use vagcom to sort it all out ?? :S
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    Heated seats as standard, I have a feeling that all S3 8P3s have the FBMFSW as standard too? Could be wrong with that though..
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    I think that vagicom can do almost anything mate you could be onto a winner, like a bmw idrive steering wheel...thingy
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    ahh i see so they all come with that weird steering wheel i thought it was a manufactor fault via someone dropping it :S
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    Whats that..:think:
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    Ah , you got me thinking now i might give mine a right good crack with a lump hammer....:icon_thumright:
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    ** Flat bottom multi function steering wheel

    Is a bit of a gash abbreviation to be honest...
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    Whos got fastest s3 on here then?
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    FBMFSW; Flat Bottom Multi-Function Steering Wheel
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    So would you say they are worth the money then Daveyb, even considering the interior?
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    so FBMFSW stand for that flat wheel? well i dont understand why would you want a semi square wheel? :s
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    S3Alex as far as i know, think hes the only one running a big turbo on here
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    yeah dave what are your views on it? do you prefer it compared to a punto interior? i used to own a punto and that interior was actually well build it was a 1997 as well
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    Did they all come with the DRS?
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    Dont put yourself down jungleman have you raced him? he might have the fastest car but has he got the balls...
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    i dunno i hope so cuz that steering wheel looks wicked :)
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    Spec savers have got offers on at the moment lad
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    yes jungle man you should ask him
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    well as his car is running over 100 bhp & ft/lb more then mine and that hes also driven group n rally cars, i would say so lol

    but to be fair my car is plenty quick enough in the real world
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    Ive always eaten my carrots all up, so i think my cataracts will last me a few years yet ....thankyou....
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    A bit cagey on the "to do" list arnt we? pm me if you want , or is it a suprise for Alex?...:icon_thumright:
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    :laugh:
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    haha well it was looking at being some one off, no where else in the world engine components, done through my tuner, but my car needs are possibly changing, so not sure if its worth investing the money in it, if if the money should be put into the next project
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    I remember the 8L…you needed a black and white licence to own one….CoCo the clown had one, toot the horn and all the doors fell off :lmfao:
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    He's just got bored on the 8L forum as its winding down in its twilight years LOL
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