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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. 1animal1
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    I've tried being impartial but the favour is always going to rest on the 8P, or should I say that that's the odds on expectation - therefore people with 8L's will instantly assume bias and discredit my views :) viscious circle :)
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    If the body shell of the S3 8p had been tweeked then I could have seen myself getting one, but would have to have bucket seats , flat bottom stearing wheel etc. But as she stands then my money stays in my pocket close but no cigar can`t justify the outlay but thats just me.
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    RS3 out now dude ;)
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    There's a difference between looking subtle and looking stock... Subtle is nice, but looking the same as a 1.6 tdi s-line(nothing against them) is a waste of money.
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    For that sort of money I`d get a older porka , sort of wish I had when I got the S3 wasn`t that much more and would have meant so much more to me tbh
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    Mine doesnt look anything like a 1.6 tdi - But then it doesn't look how it goes either - If i'd have wanted that feature i'd have bought an orange Focus ST and a baseball cap. That said if you want a bit of individuality just buy an S3 with a colour 'specific' to the S3, problem solved!!

    Really, these are no reasons not to own one for me - like I said, try living with one and you'll understand

    My life..... must sound awesome when he starts it up :)
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    READY TO RIVE AWAY

    oh dear oh dear oh dear
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    edit:

    ExhaustS

    He has 2 cannons at the back of the car mounted inside the bumper F430 style.
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    Just goes to show what you can do with a bit of cash,when you have the will.....if not the good sense to stop and ask if you really should...
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    LOG BOOK HAS BEEN APPLIED ON MY NAME SO FULL RECEIPT WILL BE GIVEN ON TIME OF SALE
    so hes had it less than 2 weeks?


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    God its hard keeping up with these threads, being in both 8L and this one im exhausted lol :lazy:
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    1 exhaust 2 tail pipes.....;)
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    Having had both 8L & 8P models I feel the 8L S3 was a bigger jump forward over other 8L models than the 8P S3.
    Just add some skirts and it could look like a 140 S-Line.
    A little too subtle I think.
    Even RS3 is way too boring looking. Taking the fogs away hardly does the trick.
    Had 8L REVO mapped and loved it, don't trust clutch on 8P to do it.
    I also see what your saying about the seats. 8L seats, for the year, war far superior!
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    Sold out you mean Tim? :)
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    Is that a new type of de-cat then...!
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    Theres a few dealers who have bought some of them, ok you'll pay a premium but they are there :)

    Get it mapped, its not that delicate!! unless you ride it like a great big fanny ;)

    It'd be amazing if only one was connected up!!
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    Dont be a cheap skate :) get it revo'd and buy a decent clutch........Std S3 is a waist of time.

    AND... if you are looking for repeatable times every time you would have DSG :).and launch......Like me :)
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    Aside from the fact that the 8p a3 2.0 has a k03 turbo and the s3 has a k04 which makes them completely different.... And isn't only the 225 facelift 8L s3 that has the bigger arches.. I might be remembering it wrong, but I'm sure my mate had a 2000 model 210 bhp that looked pony sat next to mine...!?
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    They are obviously going to look different, they are 10 years and a whole model apart. What we are discussing is if they are worth it.. Even 8P owners have said that they don't look much different from any other model, yet the 8P fan boys won't have it.. Compared to the jump from a3 to S3 on the 8L, the 8P is a BIT of a let down, without the buckets, which are an optional extra, are they not?
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    Sorry mate, you misunderstand me.. I have and 8p3 now, but I used to have an 8L s3 dolphin 2002.. And That was different from the previous s3 -the 210 iirc? The facelift one had bigger arches, didn't it?
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    Lol no it didnt
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    I own the earliest S3 known to man(one of the earliest anyways :)), and it has wide arches. Front and rear aswell. :moa:
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    Are you sure.. Cos I remember my mates 210 bhp looking like it had different wings...!? Maybe I'm talking turds lol.. Gonna look it up in a minute.. If I'm wrong I'll be your ***** for the rest of this thread mate :lmfao:
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    Its A Soot chucker 1 exhaust possibly badly welded/split near the back end
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    Yes i can guarantee it....
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    Hmmmm.... :think: .....:
    Quote from wiki..
    The S3 was facelifted in 2000, where it was given one-piece headlights/indicator units, different front wings, rear lights clusters, and some minor upgrades to interior trim. There had been minor changes to the design previous to this, including digital clock on the dash.
    I'm going to have my dinner lol:undwech:
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    The 8L 210 was pre (APY) and post (AMK) facelift, then they made the 225 (BAM) aswell. All of them have the same arches, the differences were headlights, tail lights, badges and interior bit n pieces.
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    After reading this thread there seems to be a lot of *****ing and snobbery going on, funny really because after reading these "how old are you and what do you drive threads" I would probably guess that the majority of people making these *****y comments are under 25, in debt up to there eye balls and live on tick...

    Lovely. :)

    Oh yeah, and still live with mum and dad
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    Ess that is not in keeping with the mood of the thread,too much hate there :no:
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    I agree, but what i have also found that in between the type you are mentioning there are some pretty polite intelligent guys on here...
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    Well lets get this out the way....im 32 and mine is bought and paid for, HPI it!! I also have my own house and a mortgage..... so go justify someones elses success whilst crying in ya cornflakes on a different forum..... annoys me when people like you post with no aim other than to justify your own existence.

    As i said before, us defending what we have is going to come across as snobbery to you, we've paid a hell of a lot more than you assuming you've bought in the last couple of years. Thats not my issue and i certainly wont apologise for it..... you need to have a word with yourself and have a think at how we can defend our cars without sounding snobby? I bought mine because it was an upgrade to the 8L......am I a snob? no....

    back up 'kid'
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    :whip:

    The front wings was slightly different to allow for one piece headlights, they are flared on all 8L S3's
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    as jojo said, all 8L's have the wide arches, the facelift car had different wings to accommodate the oval side repeaters and the new one piece headlights..... the flared arches where the same on all variants
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    This has become a 8L thread and should be shoved back onto the 8L forum :)
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    He is proberbly thinking of posts like this from well these people

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    Ok.. I stand corrected.. I'm big enough to admit I'm wrong! Lol..... It must've been a visual thing due to mine being the dolphin colour, which always seemed to accentuate the lines:wub:
    And apologies for cursing:shutup2:
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