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Rs3 or golf-r

Kelza Nov 18, 2012

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RS3 or GOLF -R

Poll closed Jan 17, 2013.
  1. RS3

    26 vote(s)
    78.8%
  2. GOLF - R

    7 vote(s)
    21.2%
  1. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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  2. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    It depends on what you want,and how far you want to go.
    The ultimate potential of the 2.5 engine has to be greater,but both Revo and APR appear to be having trouble getting over 500bhp from it,and the 2.0 will easily run that and more currently.
     
  3. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Hi alex i dont want to go crazy spending as much as i did on my s3 ,but the rs3 is a lovely car ,but will defo need some mods to get the best from it..i drove one last week and felt a bit let down ,even with the 335bhp its has on tap , plus it was the first dsg i have driven as i,ve always had manuals...
     
  4. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    I would not even have a thought about having golf R over RS3! This V5 is one of the best engines Audi ever produced so far and you dont need much money to get it over 400bhp whilst golf R is basically the same car you had but different shell. Go and get yourself a proper V5 beast and you will love it all day long:]
     
  5. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    That makes it an easier choice.....400+bhp on the RS is easy,and not too costly,whereas on the Golf R,you're looking at a BT kit.
    Once you get into the 500bhp bracket,things get more difficult,as you're into BT kits or hybrids for the RS,and serious costs,but with a question mark over how much can be had from the RS.
     
  6. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    V5?.....I think it's an in-line 5.
     
  7. Ironborn

    Ironborn English...not so good

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    How come? I've seen a 750bhp ttrs, same engine no?
     
  8. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    So its all votes for the rs3:)
     
  9. harvey01

    harvey01 Member

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    i dont think the rs3 is a v5 its a inline 5 and if your going on looks i think the golf looks better but saying that the 2.5 sounds epic and i see more rs3's than golf r's so i think id go and test drive both but the golf r got it on looks
     
  10. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    Do you mean the Storm Developments car?...or Pov's TT-RS?
     
  11. OVRA3

    OVRA3 Well-Known Member

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    Whhhhhhhaaaattt golf is a munt in comparison.. Just saying ...
     
  12. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Test drove the standard rs3 last week ,was disappointed in the power ,was in a modded golf-r last week ,running about 380bhp ,that was great ..
    Hurdy's Golf .:R
     
  13. rOb_A

    rOb_A Active Member

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  14. OVRA3

    OVRA3 Well-Known Member

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    Rs3 too smooth not exciting enough... I test drove an s3 and found obviously quicker than mine but very smooth so maybe didn't feel as quick. Mate used to have an escort cosworth pushing 428 bhp and the delivery was so laggy but when it came in my god the pull was incredible
     
  15. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    It's always difficult comparing modded with stock,especially as the RS3 is heavier than the Golf R,and down on power compared to the modded car you were in.
    Even two cars with equal bhp can feel different according to the mapping,and power/torque delivery.
     
  16. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Looks like the rs3 then ,and revo have a 20% off sale , but i,m hearing good things about the giac maps down at statllers....
     
  17. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    Statler get a very good rep,deservedly,and are doing a lot of work right now so you have Revo,APR and whatever Statler are recommending.
     
  18. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Hi alex ,they have a rs3 in this week for a map ,fmic few other bits ,will have to check out ,whats going on,on fb..:) ohh and there mk5 golf rs3 project :)
    Statller Golf RS project
     
  19. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Vote poll now open thank you sandra..xx
     
  20. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi Avant Owner Group Audi S4

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    No comparison in my eyes John.....RS3 all the way. Now if you had said S3 or Golf R then thats a little more difficult seeing as they are the same platform.
     
  21. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    There you go.....with determination,a box of spanners and some elbow grease,anything is possible.
     
  22. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    Your welcome John. I think an rs3 in red. :) x
     
  23. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    you already have an s3, so why would a golf r even be an option??
     
  24. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    How about none of the above?

    TTRS anyone? Much nicer looking car in my book!
    Golf R the better looker between the two, but not in the same league!
     
  25. Ironborn

    Ironborn English...not so good

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    Oh sorry my bad, I confused poverty's TT-RS build title with the APR Stage 3 Audi TTRS video, I meant to say 600bhp.
     
  26. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    :whistle2:I meant 5cyl:D not V5 my bad, sorry:].
     
  27. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    I wondered if it might be,as both JC's and Pov's cars aren't running that sort of power currently,and despite having a car in the US apparently capable of 600bhp,APR don't seem to have been able to repeat that over here,with either of those cars.....so far....JC's engine is being rebuilt,and a lot of parts remade.
    There's a lot of talk and hype,but no substance right now.
     
  28. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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  29. crunchie

    crunchie Active Member

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    I don't see how you can compare the two really?
    As Broadster has pointed out, S3 & R20 are on a parallel.
    I have ruled RS3 out as I'm too young for an estate (plus no manual option)
    With the new shaped A3 out I had considered an R20 as it is still the current model but I'm sticking with the S3 for now.
    Id consider a TTRS though as my fiancée uses it most of the time and I could put it in her name(I.e I wouldn't own it) so no shame there.
    No point asking others as they don't know what you are looking for from the car.

    I'd have an S3 over either to be honest.
     
  30. Helifella

    Helifella Co-Driver ~ Hattie Moderator Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    If I was spending that kind of cash, i'd be taking my money for a stroll down the road to Harrogate.

    I walk past an R quite often and it doesn't have the presence of an RS. I like the dark grey RS at Leeds better tho, despite owning a white car. Lack of power can be fettled to meet your needs (to a degree) but you can't add a 5 cylinder burble to a golf. I would buy the RS in a flash as I love the n o i s e !!!
     
  31. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    just buy a GT-R?:]
     
  32. pinterovski

    pinterovski Member

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    Keep your car and go BT!
     
  33. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi Avant Owner Group Audi S4

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    You need to be making some serious money to run a GT-R. Running costs are about 4x more than an S3/RS3.
     
  34. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    I didnt mean to buy and run it only just to buy it :icon_thumright:. Running it is a different story 700 per service every 6 months not to mention tyres and brake pads/discs cost. Would be sweet to own one one day though
     
  35. DeckedS3

    DeckedS3 Active Member

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    Golf R would tick it for me!
     
  36. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    but why change from S3 to a Golf R i dont understand its the same car:/
     
  37. batch

    batch Well-Known Member Team Glacier quattro Audi S3

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    A Golf R is essentially an S3 with a Golf plonked on top. I've been in both (S3 and Mk6 Golf) and there is a difference in build quality albeit marginal. The RS is a bespoke package, a specialist car and a Special​ car. No brainer really...?

    EDIT: Kel, buy the RS, put MTMs back on it and sell me the 19" rotors!
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  38. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets VCDS Map User

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    i cant live with the sportback so id opt for the golf
     
  39. NICK-C

    NICK-C Nick

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    RS3 for me, not only being quicker as standard, surely it would sound much nicer than the R as well?
     
  40. brough74

    brough74 Member

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    I have bought a Golf R, great car. If you want a 5 cylinder sound track then buy a TT RS.

    I agree its just a S3 with a golf body but its much more refined and with the optional ACC a great drive.
     

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