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New S3 owner!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by skindemon, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. skindemon
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    Hey all,

    Been browsing here for a short while, but decided that the s3 was the right car for me, so picked my s3 up at the weekend.

    It's a 2008 model in grey (pretty sure it's dolpin grey) with buckets (heated), rns-e, bose, xenons, drl's, cruise, phone prep, armrest, dimming mirror, fbmfsw. (think that's it)

    So far so good - just getting used to fwd/4wd following the departure of my 3.0si Z4. I'm loving the surge of torque and actually enjoy the old school nature of the turbo really kicking in above 3k :)

    I'll get some piccy's up later - not got many yet though I'm afraid!

    Cheers
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    Welcome and nice choice of colour and spec. Decked on here has a Dolphin Grey and it looks absolutley mint.
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    Welcome! :rockwoot:
    Cough Cough... Meteor Grey.... :icon_thumright:
    SnAzBaZ has Dolphin!
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    Sorry mate, I do know that :asskicking:. But the post was made B.C. (before coffee).
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    :sign_welcome:welcome chap...........relative newbie myself........great forum tho

    lsw s3 :yellowrs4:
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    welcome to s3 owners club :rockwoot:
    actually to 8P owners club :arco:
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    RicoS3 Sprint Blue is the new Ibis!

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    Welcome Skindemon. I'm relatively new to the forum and S3 ownership also, but the forum is great.

    :s3addict:
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    :sign_welcome: to the forum!
    Sounds like you got a very decent spec! Love bucket seats in the S3 finish it off nicely! Enjoy the car and get some photo's up :)
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    Welcome! Great spec yeah, well done :respekt: How does it compare to the Z4 in terms of performance and handling?
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    cheers guys - I've only had it a few days, so will take a while to get used to and give a meaningful comparison.
    The main difference is the way the power is delivered - the straight 6 in the beemer was very very smooth and rev'd nicely and pulled from low revs easily. Also, the torque delivery in the s3 is much more noticeable than the z4 - the z4 just kept on pulling without any drama.
    Handling - in the dry, the z4 was great. I've never enjoyed having rwd in the wet and the z4 was no exception. The s3 is also better with the bumps - feels more composed. I think that is mainly due to the runflats on the z4.
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    a wee pic for you all - will get some more/ better ones soon!

    [​IMG]
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    Tommy Makinen...ha

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    looks lovely mate! really like it
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    looks nice!
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    Car looks great mate! Enjoy it....
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    Welcome 'demon, I'm newish here myself too, but a great forum with lots of info and helpful bods!

    cheers
    Si
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