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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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  1. N8
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    [Aug 26, 2011]
    Paddy and Ewan killed it
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    Correct me if I'm wrong here fella, but doesn't your signature read that you have the gear knob from an 8p "old escort" as you put it?
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    You should have went to spec savers mate .8L interior is dated and dare i say lacking.

    S3 is stylish and crisp .with everything you need.
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    Your not wrong mate :) i just read his sig and he has spent a fortune on that old banger and it puts out about the same bhp as mine when its running on cooking oil :)
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    I'm sure he's just having some Friday fun :)
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    Not all S3 8P's came with the flat bottom wheel. I know as mine hasn't got one which upsets me greatly. I still think the interior is good though. I have the Recaros which makes up for the lack of the flat bottom wheel a bit. Will be getting one in mine, should finish it off nicely.
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    DaveyB No misfires.

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    Depends what your aspiring to mate, I expect moving on from an 8L to an 8P will be like stepping out of Halfrauds and into a Bang & Olufsen showroom :laugh:
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    Someone's very bored!
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    Did you ever own one?
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    Yeah thats correct a right bit of bling that i grant you sir....
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    T,T,T No need for snobery, the 8l as in the 8p in standard form is indeed "lacking",
    I would certainlt not say mines lacking now....
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    :) I really hope you are joking.......
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    LOL the old S3 8L seats were coloured were they not .like a rainbow?Lacking style for sure hahaa
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    You mean the alacantra options? most were full electric heated black leather recaros, are yours electric..:whistle2:
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    Yes electrically heated :p
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    Yeah so watch out...the banger will be handing your ass on the roads..:icon_thumright:.
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    Haha I should never have mentioned Halfrauds, I have no idea what an 8L interior looks like i'm only 27 :p
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    Cool and i thought they run on gas...:happy:
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    What year is yours? I'm sure they only became standard on the late 8P2s. They are now standard on all 8P3s
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    ;) Yet what about your older 1991 merc?
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    Most amusing Dave.

    I honestly have no idea if mine is the fastest or not,and frankly it doesn't really bother me.

    I certainly wouldn't go racing on the roads,and rarely if ever get time to get anywhere near a track,but anytime you're near,you're welcome to have a ride,and judge for yourself if I (a) have the balls, and (b) if the car is fast enough or not.

    S3-Dan's should be quicker,if you're interested in p****ing contests,and my profile page should lead you to a few pictures of the GpN Escort that was my daily drive for a few years..
    Quaife diffs all round,
    Close ratio straight cut gearbox
    Rose jointed suspension
    AP brakes
    Full GpN engine with ALS
    and a reliable sub 4s to 60 on any surface....if you have the balls to drive that you're more than welcome.
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    [Aug 26, 2011]
    :thumbsup:
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    Anyway guys, its been a bit of fun, i better stop before people start getting upset, end of the day we are all Audi lovers, its been emotional, have a great bank holiday weekend........
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    Very true! Certainly don't build them like that anymore, it's a beauty though - a relic even. 20k original miles. :thumbsup:
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    They certainly are is that the pillarless coupe?
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    Paolo's already had a run in mine,so he has first hand experience.
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    DaveyB No misfires.

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    Thats the one, I'm fairly confident it's the lowest mileage (300 at least) in the UK, maybe further. I should maybe get some pics taken for the detailing section, after spending the best part of a decade in a garage I feel it needs to be seen, and the MBenz club seem like a bunch of wetters :readit:
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    Upset?.....not me.

    I just don't see the point of all the "my car's faster than yours" **** as there is always something quicker around the corner somewhere,and you simply end up pursuing the unobtainable, or the frankly pointless.

    Enjoy the car as opposed to always measuring it up against someone else's.

    Racing is for the track.....I know as I spend a lot of my time clearing up the carnage from those who try it on the road.
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    I wasnt aimed at you Alex, I clicked i like your first post if you look, because i agree, i was messing thats all..
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    a nice nest egg for you then do you run it?
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    That's fine then....

    I rather thought this was pointed in my general direction....

    Perhaps I'm slightly tetchy today,as my car is still stuck on a ramp with it's engine in bits and no parts.....

    Have a good weekend.
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    :hi:
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    Luckily No :)
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    DaveyB No misfires.

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    I still get it serviced (oil changes etc) and run it regularly whilst replacing minor perishable parts (still cost the earth). I have had it insured for a couple of past summers but it's a git because the insurance companies want as much to insure that on a multi car as they do the S3 because of the insurance group etc and to tax it also when its on such limited mileage just doesn't figure. It's an appreciating classic and hopefully one day someone may cut me a decent deal :yahoo:
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    I'm going to stick my neck out here and say whilst here, today, I prefer the fresher look of the 8P, I have to say the 8L has always struck me as a car that looked like some effort was expended over it's 1.8T siblings. It's a markedly better car visually compared to any of it's stable mates, and with flared arches, bespoke body, recaro seats and the pokey KO4 225 lump it's a car that could turn my head back in the day.

    The 8p is chic, purposeful, and has huge untapped potential, but it's always struck me as a polished SLine. They aren't even arsed to stamp S3 in the S3seats, where they do on leather SLines. The new S3 is a bit of a semi needing a blue pill (some tuning) to make it the real deal.
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    :laugh: you been pretty bored today!:thumbsup:
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    Hi Warren...

    This has always been my view on the 8P S3....from stock,it's a smooth,refined car,but it's brisk rather than quick,and needs a LOT more power to get it to where it could or should have been.

    I still see a good number of 8L S3's around here,and all seem to have been well looked after and many tuned pretty well too.
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    And worth the money???

    When I ordered new S3 with BE/tech/comfort etc. £31.5k

    Same spec Scirocco 2wd £32k

    Golf R £35k

    On that grounds it's not cheap, it's just better value!
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    DaveyB No misfires.

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    ** And by that I mean some reasonable classic car insurance - I never plan to get rid!
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    I felt the 8L was better put together than the 8P which I felt was made to do what it was made to do without having anything in reserve eg clutches/injectors/hp fuel pumps.

    The 8P is a nice place to sit in though LOL
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