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Screw you S3 Owners!

A3_3.2_S-Line Apr 21, 2008

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S3 or TT-3

  1. S3

    67.5%
  2. TT-S

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  1. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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    Nah not really a lot of BM owners seem to be ditching the run flats and putting some mousse in the boot for emergencies.

    J.
     
  2. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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    The Alpina coupe does look nice :) although it's 0-62mph onn 6.9 secs ;)
     
  3. Spin140

    Spin140 Well-Known Member

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    I stand corrected. Not bad considering I read the review a few weeks ago. The 3 series has really grown on me of late and the Alpina ticks alot of boxes.

    My TTs remains on order and is due Sept/October but I have the option of declining if I change my mind after having lived with the reduced dimensions of the TT for a period of time.

    (my deposit was transferred to my CTC for the TT as a regular customer)

    The forums are an excellent source of info but we do all have to be careful we don't become too biased purely based on ownership there are a lot of really good other brands out there equally as good as our currently owned vehicles
     
  4. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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    I'm 6'2" (and not slim either...) and can get in and out of the TT a hell of a lot easier than the Z4 coupe!
     
  5. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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    Well said! I definately agree.

    Although having not owned an Audi for 14months I might not be the best person to comment especially as I've just bought the wife a new merc today.

    J.
     
  6. Amchlolor

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    I don't think it's a "clanger", because they're not alone in this practice.
    My brother's Punto doesn't have runflats, but he doesn't have a spare wheel either.
    He has the mousse/compressor option too.
    I dare say it *must* work fine, I'm just not comfy with it, so I have taken the option of losing a bit of boot space and sticking a normal alloy/tyre in there instead.
    No big deal, I hardly ever use the boot, and it's only a small alloy anyway.
    For every old-fashioned/worried/paranoid owner like me, there's probably 10 that are quite happy with the mousse/compressor.
     
  7. L60N

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    I misread the post. I wrote it thinking there was no provision for a flat tyre!!

    That'll teach me to read as.net whilst talking on the phone.:ohmy:
     
  8. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

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    Good god, that would be a clanger...:lmfao:
     
  9. RichC

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    I currently drive a Grande Punto Sporting and that doesnt come with run-flats or a spare either.

    Rich
     
  10. phantom

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    My old Clio 182 had no spare or space saver because the exhaust ran down the centre , it did have a can of "get me home " spray , but no compressor! thank god i never had to find out how it worked!:huh:

    p
     
  11. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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    There is a cubby hole in the boot of my coupe thats big enough for a battery and tool kit...
     
  12. Kontraband

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    new honda civics dont have spares either, they go for the foam option too. Isnt it still a legal requirement to have a spare?? Have they re-written that law yet??
     
  13. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

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    Maybe I shouldn't be so paranoid about the mousse/compressor.
    It's just that the procedure looks complicated.
    This is (roughly) the palavour.

    Insert mousse connection A into compressor hose B.
    Connect compressor hose C into wheel valve.
    Switch on compressor until mousse bottle empty.
    Drive at approx 30mph for one mile.
    Stop the car and inflate the tyre to reduced pressure xx psi.
    Drive at no more than xx mph for xx miles.

    Honestly, I'd rather just whack a smaller alloy on and sort the proper wheel out later!
    It's a proper wheel and tyre I've got, so I can go as fast as I want for as far as I want, albeit with the car sitting at a slightly weird angle (16" alloy, instead of 19" )
     
  14. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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    It's never been a legal requirement to have a spare, it used to be that if you had a spare then it had to be legal but I think now it only has to be legal if you decide to use it!

    J.
     
  15. marriedblonde

    marriedblonde Active Member

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    Did a quick google:

    MOT tester's manual.

    This inspection applies to Tyres fitted to the road wheels only. The vehicle presenter should be informed when it is noticed that there is a defective tyre on a spare wheel.
     
  16. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    Ahhhhh... good stuff MB
     
  17. dbm

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    I had an 8L S3, and currently have a A3 3.2Q with DSG. When I bought the A3, the new S3 hadn't been release yet, and I was a bit gutted when it was anounced. But I'm a total convert to DSG.

    For me, a car has to have four seats on paper (company car allowance rules), all-wheel drive and an autobox (ideally DSG). So the TT-S ticks all the boxes, and the only comparable Porsche would be a Carrera 4S - way expensive!

    You do see quite a number of Mk1 TTs on the road, but Mk2s are still quite rare in my experience, and I drive a lot of miles.

    Cheers
    Dan
     

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