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S3 gone , now in an R36!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by -Ju-, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member

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    Well after 14 months in the S3 I've sold up in favour of an R36!
    Taking nothing away from the S3, I always missed the V6/DSG combination I had in the A3. I was also finding the 3 doors a little awkward for my growing 14yr old.
    I contemplated a few different cars including a mk4 and a mk5 R32 but decided against both for various reasons, I also contemplated a newer S3 DSG sportback but tbh I wanted a change after having 3 A3's
    The R36 is a completely different animal altogether, beautifully refined but rapid and with a very impressive spec list as standard. It's also surprisingly economical returning 30 on a run and mid 20's with a mix of in and out of town driving.
    I maybe back in an Audi in the future but for now the R36 is definitely floating my boat!

    Pics to follow!
     
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  2. N8

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    Wicked Ju, they are such rare cars :wub:
     
  3. -Ju-

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    Yeah they are nate, I am quite sad that I've moved on but I got a great deal on the R and I've always fancied one so I thought sod it!
     
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    And some pics from this weekends Wales trip so excuse the dirty car!
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    Lovely looking car mate and great purchase? Don't see many of these around. Sure it sounds awesome as well!
     
  6. Ash187

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    Wow thats a beauty! :wub:
     
  7. Brodster

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    Very nice. As said above...I bet this sings at you when you peg it down and boot it.......luverly.
     
  8. sniffy_smiffy

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    Didn't even know they existed until now? Nice motor. Enjoy!
     
  9. -Ju-

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    Nicely put and Yes it does!
     
  10. -Ju-

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    Quite rare, according to howmanyleft there's about 160!
     
  11. markos72

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    Nice ride,I've only ever seen one before,in silver.
     
  12. JonDogg

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    never seen one of these before, looks pretty awesome
     
  13. Spin140

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    A very 'stealthy' performance car, no doubt you surprise a fair few people with this cars performance and are enjoying all that space :)
     
  14. nil538

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    Looks spot on mate nice spec too by the looks of it
     
  15. Double J

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    Needs some 19s but it looks great! Love that rear end.
     
  16. -Ju-

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    Have my 19" BBS CKII's to put on if they look ok, although it'll be after winter now if I do
     
  17. PaulAr

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    Like that.
     
  18. grr666

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    One of the guys on the other forum I frequent had one of these stolen from
    his drive after they broke in and took the keys about a year ago.

    Hope you're a bit luckier with yours. Nice car!!
     
  19. -Ju-

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    Yeah I saw that, only up the road from me too!
     
  20. tedward

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    They did these in an estate form too. The ultimate sleeper?

    0-60 in 5.6 and 300 bhp are very tidy figures!

    Nice car, enjoy.
     
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    Gorgeous! I was this close to sticking an R36 engine into my old VR, but put the money toward the S3 instead. Stonking engine... Congrats!
     
  22. mjr901

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    I've been watching R36 Videos this morning on Youtube.......deffo needs an uprated exhaust but hell, it sings once you put a good one on.

    Love it.

    Get a GoPro stuck to the rear bumper, and lets all have a listen!
     
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    Lovely car. Very stealthy too.
     
  24. -Ju-

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    Thanks for the nice comments, have done 600 miles in it this weekend and it sure does play a nice tune!
    Also has the best seats I've ever sat in, could of done another 600 miles easy!
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    Doesn't matter about the plate as it's going onto a personalised one
     
  25. thebluefox

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    Never seen one of these before, bet it sounds immense.

    Not a fan of the interior though, they seem to have got a bit happy with the metal plate!
     
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    lovely motor :D
    sound of r36 is epic. enjoy it :D

    what a sound :wub:
     
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    I'll be completely honest and say i've never heard of an R36 until now!

    Very smart car mind and an awesome sounding one if its anything like the Vid!
     
  29. Mr. B

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    Visually it looks like a sleeper, what are the stats? BHP? 0-60?
     
  30. ColganRaz

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    very nice car, im very surprised on the quoted figures for fuel economy, 35mpg on a run for a 300BHP 3.6 litre V6 4WD petrol saloon :wtf:
     
  31. -Ju-

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    I bet you can get close to that tbh. I got 30 mpg this weekend without really trying although sometimes the readout does look a little scary! Not bad though for a 4wd saloon car with 300bhp and a 0-60 of 5.6!
     
  32. KentKid

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    Very nice mate, congratulations!

    They're extremely rare as well. A good buy...
     
  33. Soot1

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    Thats nice and very different from what you would expect from a Passat.

    What's going on with those seat bases though, they look shagged? :unsure:
     
  34. -Ju-

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    Nah it's just the way the alcantara pile was laying at the time as it had been valeted/protected before I picked it up. The base is in pristine condition
     
  35. macpdm

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    Ive seen these beasties in estate form but not seen one in saloon form. I think the seats are alcantara stylee so just look like that when you climb in and out due to suede leather effect. I used to have them in a Volvo S70R and they did this.
     
  36. Soot1

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    Ah yes, alcantara, see what you mean now.
     
  37. IceHanger

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    Love the R36, wish they did one in the latest rencarnation of the Passat... don't think i'd be able to persuade my boss though lol

    Didn't Fifth gear do a back to back test against a 3.0TDi A4, and the R36 lost:uhm:
     
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    Good call,they are a sleeper and a half :icon_thumright:
    Audi cabin is hard to beat though.
     
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    Thread resurrection :) - need to see this with the BBS's on - with maybe some bigger tyres :racer:
     

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