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S3 back to 335d

nicks3 Dec 14, 2009

  1. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Never say never mate, but Im hoping that BMW bring something out that I can get excited about in the looks dept so it broadens my options in the future.
    The way they drive is not in question, and I suppose you could get used to the cabin.
    But for me a car needs to turn my head before I want to get in it and drive it, then spend the money on one.
    Looks are of course down to personal taste, so heres hoping:sos:

    cheers
    Paul
     
  2. AuldReekie

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    :beerchug: Well said Paul.

    *Can't wait for the snow and Quattro combo this year though. :anbet:
     
  3. HotboxDeluxe

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    I can't wait for the snow...full stop :eyebrows:
     
  4. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    I was thinking about getting a Hilux invincible (I live in a rural area). That would be awesome in the snow I reckon.
     
  5. AuldReekie

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    I read that as Hilman at first and thought WTF! :uhm: Anyways one google search later...yeah that looks like a piece of kit. I am on the edge of the Dales and got snowed in last year on a 1:10000000000000 (maybe not, but you get the idea) incline. Actually what am I thinking, being snowed in is all good. :keule:
     
  6. AuldReekie

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    And a long Autobahn ausfahrt...don't forget the pampers mind. :photo:
     
  7. HotboxDeluxe

    HotboxDeluxe automatic

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    You've seen these Autobahn ausfahrts, correct? Almost always 180 degrees of looping yippeeee :yahoo:
     
  8. AuldReekie

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    Stimmt. There are some vids on YouTube with a couple of Dutch guys giving it some. :respekt:
     
  9. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Affirmative AR, even the S3 can do tail wagging stuff in the white stuff if you get lairy.

    Paul
     
  10. nicks3

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    Well put Spin140. Only someone who had knowledge of both cars could sum it up that way. The problem I have is that due to the restrictions of the stronic gearbox I can't map the car and get the results you manual guys get.

    My 335d was mapped and I always planned to map the S3 and it just isnt the car it could be when mapped, as you will know better than me. Comparing my mapped 335d to the standard S3 just isnt fair but I dont have a choice so back the 335d am I.
     
  11. nvc

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    if I can only have a bmw or a g-wiz, this is going to be a really tough choice.

    just this week

    Monday, a 5 GT conveniently parked on the other side of central island, and blocked the road, saw me, didn't bother to move at all. I had to drive on the curb to get through.
    thesday, a 730i comfortably drive along the bus lane, and cut people in with no indication.
    can not wait to see what is on today.
     
  12. HotboxDeluxe

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    :lmfao:

    Two words: Audi drivers :p
     
  13. nicks3

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    I drive the same way in my Audi as I did in all of my BMW's so does that mean that all Audi drivers are jerks too.....?

    This BMW driver hatred is bull...t, there are plenty of idiotic drivers out there and I can assure you they don't all drive bm's.
     
  14. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Nick you can now get software for the dsg to make it fully manual in tip mode.
     
  15. Spin140

    Spin140 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds to me like Nick has made his mind up.

    I'd have a 335i manual at the drop of a hat but the PCP's on offer just don't compare to the S3 due to it's superior future value. Like I said before it all depends on mileage and how the individual drives, noone should knock Nicks choice until they have tried both, fun = S3, torque monster = 335d.
     
  16. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    Why is the residual of the S3 higher then?
     
  17. tku

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    Its only higher on a PCP contract though right? I doubt if someone bought both cars outright the 335d would be worth alot less or am I mistaken? BMW's generally get undervalued on pcp's to increase equity come changeover day. Anyways, NOONE ANSWER THAT ONE OK?! :) back to topic, great choice mate, I think they are awesome cars. Love the feel of driving bmw's with that rwd. Yes they kinda suck in the snow but I'd always have one. Even over an S3. Totally different cars though and I don't understand why there is so much bm bashing lol I seem to think they are great cars!! Oh and they make the best engines period. Yes I'm an audi fan lol :)
     
  18. nicks3

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    You can't remap the revised Stronic box yet. Believe me I have looked into that and even had Steve at Stattler check with GIAC in USA. No plans yet.....

    Even when they can, to be able to get decent results they have to increase the oil pressure within the gearbox to clamp the clutches harder to reduce clutch slip and also raise the torque limiters within the box and I have long term fears for the gearbox and especially the clutches for anyone following that route.

    My old 335d was simple, run the car in, get it rempped and enjoy. No fears or problems for the 25,000 miles I had it. Just an absolute beast.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2009
  19. HotboxDeluxe

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    There's no sucky cars, just sucky drivers :laugh:

    This morning on the way to work I saw counted 16 abandoned vehicles - 2 lorries tangled together on the slip road, a mini-Mercedes club meeting (5 Benzes and a Mini all abandoned in a row) a Nova, Golf, Corsa, 911 and a Hilux :uhm:

    I made it. Was an hour late because of the arses but still grinning like a fool. Really needed a wee by the time I got to the office though :happy:
     

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