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MSN Cars - First Drive New S3, S3 Sportback & A3 2.0TFSI

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by MacrosTheBlack, May 27, 2008.

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    I've seen very mixed views on the S3 but the assessment of the A3 2.0TFSI is quite good to be fair:

    "We dropped into the £23,395 A3 2.0TFSI Sport line first. With front-wheel-drive and 200bhp, it undercuts the S3 by a useful amount and being effectively a Golf GTI under the skin, it should be good. And it is, providing gutsy performance and seamless acceleration from low to high speed. The chassis is great too; this is really as good as most people will want."

    I agree fully with that. The 2.0TFSI probably is as good as most people will want or need. A lot of people (myself included) struggle to justify spending £30K on a small hatchback, S3 or not. You've REALLY got to want an S3 to pay the premium.
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    5 star Euro ncap? How? The current model only scores 4. Do headlights and a new bumper really make the car safer? Maybe for pedestrians but I don't see how for the inside occupants?
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    as in the headlights will scare pedestrians away? :)
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    Is the facelift REALLY being produced until 2012?! Unbelievable! Originally the all new A3 was planned for the back end of this year, then next, then 2010 and now another 2 years?? Way to go Audi. It better be f**king brilliant when it arrives.... By which time i'll have no interest in the A3 whatsoever to be fair.
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    Nice wheels
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    Hmm, those wheels look a bit of a futuristic nightmare to me..... I'd stick with the current S3 rims. They look more of a classic Audi style.
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    Are they the current 17" sport ones- but now in 18s for the S3 and without them being "filled"
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    Is it me or do those mirrors look a bit huge from front view?
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    I knew it wasnt my eyesite, looks like a bloody touraeg mirror, lol
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    Robbed from a Passat. Bloody theiving Audi drivers :haha:
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    so lowered the tone then, lol, lol
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    anyone got a link to more pictures of that S3 Sportback as I would like to see a rear and rear three quarter view?
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    I was under the impression the wing mirrors were the same size just with the indicator underneath the mirror?
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    From the images seen so far they look huge mate, check the msn link, I think they look huge but could be wrong.
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    Aha you see, I'm not blind after all so no need for my national health glasses need changing, lol,
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    What do you guys think of the S3 Sportback ????????????. I personally don't like it, It looks like an estate and thise LED'S look horrible where they are. I do like the rear lights though. They should have left it as a 3-door if you ask me.
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