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S3 gone , now in an R36!

-Ju- Nov 3, 2012

  1. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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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!
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012
  2. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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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!
     
  4. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    And some pics from this weekends Wales trip so excuse the dirty car!
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  5. AndyParker

    AndyParker Active Member

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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

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Wow thats a beauty! :wub:
     
  7. Brodster

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

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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

    sniffy_smiffy Member

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

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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

    markos72 Active Member

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

    JonDogg New Member

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

    Spin140 Well-Known Member

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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

    nil538 Active Member

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

    Double J Member

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

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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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

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Like that.
     
  18. grr666

    grr666 Member

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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-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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

    tedward Member

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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.
     
  21. batch

    batch Well-Known Member Team Glacier quattro Audi S3

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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

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

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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!
     
  23. Rob W8

    Rob W8 Member

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    Lovely car. Very stealthy too.
     
  24. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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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

    thebluefox Active Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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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!
     
  26. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost Regional Rep VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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  27. S.

    S. Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi S3 Manual

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    lovely motor :D
    sound of r36 is epic. enjoy it :D

    what a sound :wub:
     
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  28. BigWillyStyle

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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. Ironborn

    Ironborn English...not so good

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

    ColganRaz Member

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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-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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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

    KentKid Active Member

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    Very nice mate, congratulations!

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

    Soot1 Well-Known Member Team Silver

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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-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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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

    Soot1 Well-Known Member Team Silver

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

    IceHanger Active Member VCDS Map User

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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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  39. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Black Edition Team Brill Red

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    Good call,they are a sleeper and a half :icon_thumright:
    Audi cabin is hard to beat though.
     
  40. RAPS3

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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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