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Well fellas I think the A3 might be going....

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Mark_N, Sep 1, 2005.

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    The only people that have said to me over the last week "what?? You're selling your Audi to buy a Golf" know sweet FA about cars...

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    I've had that too, even from the missus. So Chris Harris's article and the like do help!

    I know what i like... i found it in the GTI, not in my A3.
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    The best opion would be if it was selectable by the owner, so that we could each choose which mode suited us best.

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    It does - if it's in manual, then it shouldn't change up! If it's in auto then it should

    I do agree that in manual from a standing start you are changing up continuously, but then if thats a problem, flick it to D or S.

    I love my gearbox, but I do really think that it shouldn't change up if its in +/- - all the arguments about engine damage don't seem to count on a conventional manual gearbox then? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif
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    Nice.... very nice /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
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    Mark N you absolute fecker!

    I've still got 10 more weeks till mine arrives!!!! damn you!!!

    And it will look almost the same!
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    he he... I am dying to go for a drive again!!
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    Looks great Mark, nice one. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    Wow - things have changed here. I thought I was the only one who was /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif off with my Audi. I'm going for the 4WD Golf with the 170TDi engine when it comes. Not ready to go back to a 3 series yet, but a bling Audi interior isn't enough to compensate for FWD, soggy handling and a noisy cabin.

    Mark - love your new car mate, especially the old school GTi cloth. Looks great in black. How long before you chip it and change the wheels? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    The wheels are staying where they are.. I think they are fookin gorgeous.

    I'm waiting on Revo.. when that happens it'll be all systems go I think. It will be one quick car with a remap.
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    but a bling Audi interior isn't enough to compensate for FWD, soggy handling and a noisy cabin.

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    Then get a quattro Sline. Is the golf any quieter inside than the A3?
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    No but its cheaper Eeef. My company policy is a bit tight, but I'll try for a Quattro and see what happens.
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    Hard to base it on a fair comparison as one is diesel and one is petrol.

    I'd say the 2.0T A3 is as quiet as the Golf to be honest.

    The Golf really goes around corners A LOT better than my A3 did though.
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    Does the GTI have the same size tyres as your old diesel A3 Mark?
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    It does Steve yep.
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    I see that VW have just annouced the UK prices for the new 250 bhp Golf R32

    New Golf R32 - on the road RRPs

    Golf R32 V6 4MOTION 3 door manual gearbox £23,745
    Golf R32 V6 4MOTION 3 door DSG £25,075
    Golf R32 V6 4MOTION 5 door manual gearbox £24,245
    Golf R32 V6 4MOTION 5 door DSG £25,575

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    Wow - things have changed here. I thought I was the only one who was /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif off with my Audi. I'm going for the 4WD Golf with the 170TDi engine when it comes. Not ready to go back to a 3 series yet, but a bling Audi interior isn't enough to compensate for FWD, soggy handling and a noisy cabin.

    Mark - love your new car mate, especially the old school GTi cloth. Looks great in black. How long before you chip it and change the wheels? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    VW have said the 170 will be released early 2006, with the further possibility of 4 motion models in the future. Personally, they never release all there eggs from the same batch even closely, expect this to around 2007 at the minimum.

    I had waited and waited, and just got fed up, so bought a current TDI 4-motion. Good luck.
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