1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

S3 gone , now in an R36!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by 3.2 Ju, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. 3.2 Ju
    Offline

    3.2 Ju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    59
    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
    #1
  2. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,159
    Likes Received:
    686
    Wicked Ju, they are such rare cars :wub:
    #2
  3. 3.2 Ju
    Offline

    3.2 Ju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    59
    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!
    #3
  4. 3.2 Ju
    Offline

    3.2 Ju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    59
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    And some pics from this weekends Wales trip so excuse the dirty car!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #4
    Ash187 and shariain like this.
  5. AndyParker
    Offline

    AndyParker Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    7
    Lovely looking car mate and great purchase? Don't see many of these around. Sure it sounds awesome as well!
    #5
  6. Ash187
    Offline

    Ash187 Audi Retrofitter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Messages:
    6,488
    Likes Received:
    396
    Wow thats a beauty! :wub:
    #6
  7. Brodster
    Offline

    Brodster Shark Performance In Scotland Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,435
    Likes Received:
    796
    Very nice. As said above...I bet this sings at you when you peg it down and boot it.......luverly.
    #7
  8. sniffy_smiffy
    Offline

    sniffy_smiffy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2010
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Didn't even know they existed until now? Nice motor. Enjoy!
    #8
  9. 3.2 Ju
    Offline

    3.2 Ju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    59
    Nicely put and Yes it does!
    #9
  10. 3.2 Ju
    Offline

    3.2 Ju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    59
    Quite rare, according to howmanyleft there's about 160!
    #10
  11. markos72
    Offline

    markos72 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    681
    Likes Received:
    128
    Nice ride,I've only ever seen one before,in silver.
    #11
  12. JonDogg
    Offline

    JonDogg New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    1
    never seen one of these before, looks pretty awesome
    #12
  13. Spin140
    Offline

    Spin140 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2005
    Messages:
    2,014
    Likes Received:
    28
    A very 'stealthy' performance car, no doubt you surprise a fair few people with this cars performance and are enjoying all that space :)
    #13
  14. nil538
    Offline

    nil538 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2011
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    14
    Looks spot on mate nice spec too by the looks of it
    #14
  15. Double J
    Offline

    Double J Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    6
    Needs some 19s but it looks great! Love that rear end.
    #15
  16. 3.2 Ju
    Offline

    3.2 Ju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    59
    Have my 19" BBS CKII's to put on if they look ok, although it'll be after winter now if I do
    #16
  17. PaulAr
    Offline

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,063
    Likes Received:
    174
    Like that.
    #17
  18. grr666
    Offline

    grr666 Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    19
    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!!
    #18
  19. 3.2 Ju
    Offline

    3.2 Ju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    59
    Yeah I saw that, only up the road from me too!
    #19
  20. tedward
    Offline

    tedward Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
    #20
  21. batch
    Offline

    batch Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    Messages:
    487
    Likes Received:
    73
    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!
    #21
  22. mjr901
    Offline

    mjr901 S3 Pollution Plus+ Edition

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,812
    Likes Received:
    511
    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!
    #22
  23. W8 Performance
    Offline

    W8 Performance Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    18
    Lovely car. Very stealthy too.
    #23
  24. 3.2 Ju
    Offline

    3.2 Ju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    59
    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!
    [​IMG]

    Doesn't matter about the plate as it's going onto a personalised one
    #24
  25. thebluefox
    Offline

    thebluefox Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    10
    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!
    #25
  26. MartayMcFly
    Online

    MartayMcFly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,636
    Likes Received:
    279
    #26
  27. S.
    Offline

    S. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,433
    Likes Received:
    215
    lovely motor :D
    sound of r36 is epic. enjoy it :D

    what a sound :wub:
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 15, 2014
    #27
  28. BigWillyStyle
    Offline

    BigWillyStyle Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    56
    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!
    #28
  29. Mr. B
    Offline

    Mr. B English...not so good

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Messages:
    956
    Likes Received:
    157
    Visually it looks like a sleeper, what are the stats? BHP? 0-60?
    #29
  30. ColganRaz
    Offline

    ColganRaz Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    1
    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:
    #30
  31. 3.2 Ju
    Offline

    3.2 Ju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    59
    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!
    #31
  32. KentKid
    Offline

    KentKid Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    35
    Very nice mate, congratulations!

    They're extremely rare as well. A good buy...
    #32
  33. Soot1
    Offline

    Soot1 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    16
    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:
    #33
  34. 3.2 Ju
    Offline

    3.2 Ju Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,287
    Likes Received:
    59
    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
    #34
  35. macpdm
    Offline

    macpdm Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    3
    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.
    #35
  36. Soot1
    Offline

    Soot1 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2012
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    16
    Ah yes, alcantara, see what you mean now.
    #36
  37. IceHanger
    Offline

    IceHanger Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    32
    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:
    #37
  38. IceHanger
    Offline

    IceHanger Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    32
    #38
  39. voorhees
    Offline

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    Messages:
    15,027
    Likes Received:
    1,148
    Good call,they are a sleeper and a half :icon_thumright:
    Audi cabin is hard to beat though.
    #39
  40. RAPS3
    Offline

    RAPS3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Messages:
    1,100
    Likes Received:
    79
    Thread resurrection :) - need to see this with the BBS's on - with maybe some bigger tyres :racer:
    #40

Share This Page