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New Car, which one to go for?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by A3TDI2.0, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. A3TDI2.0
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    If you had a choice, which car would you go for out of the list below? I'm wanting to try something different but can't make my mind up, I'll have the car for 3-4 years. (I'm not too concerned about speed/0-60 times as I don't race around)

    I currently have a modified 2006 2.0TDI SB.

    A3 1.8 TFSI Black Edition Hatchback
    A3 2.0 TDI S-line (Open Sky System)
    Scirocco 1.4 TSI (heated leathers +18's)
    Scirocco 2.0 TDI
    1 Series Cabrio
    TT 1.8 TFSI
    Peugeot RCZ!

    If you had the choice in getting another car, would you go for another A3?
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    None of those. After owning my A3 from new ive come to the conclusion that it doesn't deserve the premium badge it has.

    My next car would be a c class merc or bmw 3 series coupe/convertible
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    Depends what you want your car for as a 1series cabrio, TT and Peugeot RCZ are totally different cars to the rest of them. I'd rule out the peugeot straight away for starter as i just dont like it thats my own opinion of course. If i'd have to pick out of the hatchbscks the A3 2.0tdi s-line or A3 1.8tfsi black edition as i dont like the Scirocco. If i had to pick out of the 1series cabrio, TT and Peugeot RCZ properly the TT
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    I saw an RCZ yesterday, wow, they are a cracking looker thats for sure! I'd personally go for the diesel rocco in white.
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    If you're buying new, Rocco 2.0T all the way. If you're buying used - S3!
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    The thing is, if I didn't already own an A3 I would've gone for the Black Edition without even looking at the others, but the new models just aren't different enough so I don't think it justifies putting it in front of other new cars that have come on the market? if that makes sense.

    The 3 series coupe is outta my range and I've never really like the C class :(

    Minimum requirement is 4 seats so that's why I've squeezed in the TT/RCZ, I'm leaning towards the Roc, colour I'm looking at is 'Sumatra' which is like the Lava Gray on A3's, with Truffle coloured Leathers it should look ok :)

    I really like white on the A3 and Scirocco but everyone seems to be buying them so its kinda making me go the opposite way.
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    Personally if I was to have another A3 it would have to be an S3 in Merlin Purple.

    If I was going for a brand new different car the 1 seris coupe is nice but again BMW fail with the interior which is important for me beacuse 90% of the time its what I see.

    Anyway by the time you have specced up one of these why not get a very nice second hand RS4 for between £25k-£30K which is very practical and will have enough power to keep a smile on your face the whole time you own it.
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    R56 JCW Cooper s :p
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    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    definately not the Peugeot RCZ! just my opinion!

    Either one of the TFSIs or 2.0 Rocco but tbh non of them as I prefer bigger engines and still wary on turbos lol after past problems.

    Good luck choosing though
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    Scirocco. Definitely. And probably the 2.0 TDI over the 1.4 TSI.
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    If I had to choose out of that list, I would go for an A3 2.0TDi, but if not I would probably go for an A4 2.0T Quattro or a 330D saloon or coupe.
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    Appreciate the responses all, Matt its through my workplace so it has to be new and the limit won't go too far, otherwise I'd go for a 2-3 year old S3/RS4 if it could be a used one.

    Sarah, all the big engined cars got stripped from the list last month due to CO2 caps as the company has gone 'green' :(
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    Thats a shame fella in that case take the TT
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    i'd say the 'Roc if you want something different which it sounds like you do. otherwise i'd tell you to get a Condor Grey A3 2.0TDI with Open Sky...
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    Sold my rocco 2.0 GT Tsi few weeks ago absoutely loved it. Ridiculously well specced as standard and pretty quick. Just couldnt justify keeping it for how few miles I drive... dont suppose you fancy selling your a3 im in the market now im carless ;)
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    Ah Rocco then!
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