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Thinking of a change of car!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by steviet, Oct 27, 2009.

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    Hi ya,if got a bit bored of my A3 and thinking of going down the VR6 route!.Anyone got expericence with the golf VR6?
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    high miles, lots of oil and very heavy front end with no go and lots of noise!
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    Have you had one then paul?...sound awesome tho
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    They sound nice, but they arent particularly quick. Interior is dated, and most are high milers.

    From memory, I dont think the VR6 lump is that much heavier than the 2.0, could be wrong on that one though. And the 2.8 is only about half a second quicker to 60 than the 2.0.

    It would make a nice second car, a bit of a retro project to keep tucked away in the garage, subtle mods here and there and bring it out when you want some old school fun, not as a daily driver though. Id rather a mkII for that though.
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    Yeah i think its just the sound of the engine thats making me want one!..i just want something more fun really as i have had a 205 GTi and a MK1 Gti and there where so much fun to drive.Hmmm what to do!!
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    I had a drive of my mates one in the summer and it was horrible compared to my s3. It felt so loose and handled like **** and his has coilovers. Wasn't as fast as my s3 either. Personally i think if you want to go v6 you should go the R32 route if you can afford it.
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    Yeah defo the R32 would be awesome to get but out of my budget!..:(
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    I had one....heavy,very thirsty,torque steer......wish I'd kept it at times.
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    Maybe i should just keep mine then and just spend a bit more on it.ie coilovers,TT brake upgrade,FMIC,uprated exhaust,recon alloys :)
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    That's the attitude!
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    what about the 3.2 A3, does anyone have any experience of them ?
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    MK2 VR6:yahoo:

    MK3 VR6 :no:

    MK3 platform is pants simple as, If you can find a nice, Well built mk2 vr6 it will be so much more fun and look 100% better.
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    If I want something understated but quick and Haldex'd (!), then thats probably going to be high on my list of S3 replacements. Ive never driven one though.
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    Corrado Vr6 would be the better choice.
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    a Mk2 VR6 or a Corrado VR6 if you were to go for one mate, alternatively keep the S3 and keep smiling :)
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    He has an A3 im afraid...lol :thumbsup:
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    LOL sorry dude, in that case, get an S3 :)
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    Amen to that brother :s3addict:
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