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Out of these cars what would you choose???

S3-Oski May 20, 2012

  1. S3-Oski

    S3-Oski Member

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    Hi I am now looking for a new car, having enjoyed my Audi 8l S3 for 3-4 years now,
    I was defiantly going to replace it with an 8p S3 but have decided on a bigger car now.

    If you had 20k to spend on a car, insurance and fuel not a problem,
    The cars that I have alot of interest in are,
    Audi rs4
    E60 m5
    Audi S5

    I have yet to drive any apart from have a good look at a rs4 in my local audi dealers which was stunning, but was too much out of my budget @29k.

    I was wondering peoples views of the above,

    Thanks :).
     
  2. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    4.2 v8 S5 any day but then it depends on practicality 2 door coupe or 4 door saloon.
     
  3. a6_chris

    a6_chris Well-Known Member

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    RS4 or S5.

    I drove a E60 M5 once .. Had fun with the launch control but I wouldn't buy a BMW after having an Audi ;)
     
  4. S3-Oski

    S3-Oski Member

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    Hi mate out of interest why would you choose the s5? The s5 interior seems the best out of the three from what I have seen, but is the least powerful of them,
     
  5. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    The S5 and RS4 are very similar in size and shape but I like the 2 door coupe
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    and you can get a S5 with these not buckets but I think they are equally as nice
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    Also does the RS4 not come with the same 4.2 v8 as the S5. I think both are just as rare as each other.
     
  6. S3-Oski

    S3-Oski Member

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    Hi mate thanks for the reply, from my limited understanding the rs4 and s5 both have the 4.2 but the rs4 has more power? also the s5 can have another engine I think.

    Really liking the s5,
     
  7. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    I think it also comes with a V10
     
  8. a6_chris

    a6_chris Well-Known Member

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    Not in the S5 or RS4
     
  9. shariain

    shariain Well-Known Member

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    Other than the 4.2 v8 what other big engine is in the S5

    Answered own question using auto trader. The 5.2 v10 is in the R8

    So if the RS4 and S5 have the same V8 why make the RS4 more powerful when they 2 cars appeal to different markets
     
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  10. willowsdad

    willowsdad Sideways

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    IMO the RS4 is easily the best looking, but the other 2 aren't exactly ugly. Depends what you really want from the car?
     
  11. monkey_lewis

    monkey_lewis Reverse Gear

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    Rs4 at the end of the day itll always be an rs so fingers crossed therell always be a market for it at the end...
     
  12. xs2man

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    Because there is an RS5???

    Same as there is an S4 and and RS4.

    To me, £20k, with no insurance / fuel to worry about can get an aweful lot.

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    I wouldn't restrict myself to just Audi or BMW. Although an S8 / M5 would be great. Have a look at what else is out there in your budget. I mean, who doesn't want to pretend to be James Bond driving an Aston???
     
  13. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    B7 RS4 if you can find one in your budget! S5 is a nice looking machine, interior is second to none, but as a driving machine, it's not that great! I test drove one last year, my S3 goes round corners better, I was quite disappointed! Sure the engine was great, it pulled nicely to the red line in 3rd gear with full V8 soundtrack, but the RS4 has better handling due to wider track and light front suspension components(I think?) and 50 extra bhp!

    Here's a pic of the one I drove!
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  14. knoxie

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    rs4 all day for me i love them!!

    i do like the s5 but see so many around my way
     
  15. Triple.O.G

    Triple.O.G Active Member

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    S5 comes with the same 4.2 V8 as the RS4 but in the S5 it runs 353bhp where as its 414bhp in the RS4, you can also get a 3.0 V6 twin turbo in the S5 and B8 S4.

    BTW you have PM.
     
  16. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    You might want to do a bit more research on your cars mate. Supercharged 3.0 V6 in the latest S4/5s.
     
  17. Triple.O.G

    Triple.O.G Active Member

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    Ha ha yeah your right mate, i was thinking of the old S4's, in my defence I was told to go home from work early mid typing ha ha.
     
  18. Triple.O.G

    Triple.O.G Active Member

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    I know there 2.7 before someone corrects me there too
     

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