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What car did you have before S3? and what next?

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  1. cliowilliams
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    Just interested as to what everyone had before, and more importantly what the step up is!?
    I came from a MK4 1.8t, whcih i had for a month as it was so dissapointing. i have owned adn built two of the fastest MK1 clio's in the UK, one which 1/4's in 14.4 and one in 14.1, whcih for a FWD N/A car is awesome!
    I'm thinking of the porsche route next, but the boxster is always gonna be classed as the poor mans prosche adn the carrera's are to expensive!
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    Before my S3....52' plate Renault Clio 1.6 16v

    After.......The new S3 or RS3...!!!! But i am so impatient i may change before they are released!!!

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  3. Since I passed my test in 1988

    1988 - Fiesta 1.1 MK1
    1991 - Fiesta 1.1 MK2
    1993 - Renault 19 1.4 TS
    1997 - Escort 1.8 Si MK5
    2001 - Golf GTI 1.8T 150 MK4
    2004 - S3 225 2002
    Next - I'll keep the S3 for 3 years so who knows
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    since passing in 2000, ive had

    Rover 214Si (1yr)
    Ford Focus 1.8 zetec (3yrs)
    Audi S3 (6 months)

    next.....

    dont know planned on keeping the S3 for 12-24 months but at the moment theres nothing in my mind to replace it.

    Mark
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    I had a Mk4 Golf GT TDI before te S3. Excellent car, would highly recommend one.
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    I haven't go an S3 :)
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    I had a VW Golk Mk3 GTI before my S3.

    No plans to change my car in the near future.
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    1.2 Clio
    1.4 Clio
    2.0 Primera GT
    1.8T 210 Audi S3
    2.0T 276 Evo 6
    1.8T 225 Audi S3

    Keeping the S3 for a while, but will look at the S3/RS3 when they appear.
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    Before the S3 I had a 1989 Golf 1.8 Automatic!

    Don't have any plans to get rid of the S3 but think it deserves a friend...

    TVR T350 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif

    ...but only when I have the money and a garage.
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    1.6 75bhp Mk3 Golf (2 years)
    1.8T 150bhp A3 2001 (facelift) (2 years)
    1.9TDI 100bhp Mk4 Golf 2002 (18months)
    1.8T 210 S3 1999 (5months)

    Will only change the car for 2 reasons;
    I can afford the RS3... when it comes out /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    Or if I have to downgrade for finacial reasons... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
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    since passing test in 1993
    1980 1.1 mini
    1984 1.0 nova horrible thing
    1985 1.3 205
    1990 1.4 205xs
    1996 306xsi
    1998 306gti
    2002 s3

    next car dont know because nowt can match the s3 in my eyes.
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    I had:-

    Golf Mk4 1.8T Seat Arosa
    Golf Mk3 GTI Polo 1.3 / Polo 1.0
    4 x Golf Mk2 GTI's
    2 x Scirocco's
    A few others besides but

    New RS3 is the one in mind



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    Not got an S3, but previous cars are:

    1st car was a 1.2 Nova (oh the shame /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif)
    '87 Honda CRX (i miss that car so much!/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif)
    several company car Focas' (should the plural be Focai?/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif)
    and current 2002 A3 TS /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/froggie_red.gif

    No idea what my next car will be, unfortunately due to the "driving experience" of larger Audi's, I may need to defect to another brand. Then again a friend of mine may be selling his MTM'd RS4 soon /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif
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    2001 - 106 Rallye 1.3 100bhp - Well fun little car
    2001 - 2002 106 1.6 XSi - Really fun again, modded alot of things on this!
    2002 - Present - Audi A3 1.8T...started out standard... couldnt be any further from standard anymore! Soon to be the most powerful and quickest A3 in the UK! (i think anyway!)

    Rich
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    Last car was a Golf Rallye G60.

    Just bought the S3 so will be keeping that for a couple of years at least.

    Its going to have to be the dodge viper soon, but I think maybe one more car first!
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    1) Vauxhall Corsa SRi 16v
    2) Vauxhall Astra Coupe Turbo
    3) Audi A3 T Sport

    Next I am thinking an old 911 Carrera Turbo /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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    I have had in this order:

    a 1978 Mini
    a 1972 Hillman Hunter (I kid you not!)
    a 1985 Fiesta 1.3 ghia
    a 1994 Astra 2.0 CDX
    a 1998 Astra 1.8 CDX
    a 2001 210bhp S3
    a 2002 225bhp S3
    a 2001 S4

    I've now got a fully loaded Misano red RS4 which is my best car to date by far. I do admit however that the S3 was a very hard car to replace.

    What's next? Job dependent I'd say. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    Since I passed my test:-

    1991 - Opel Kadett/1991 - Austin Maestro 1.3 (cheap for insurance!)/1992 - Cavalier SRI/1992 - Rover 216 Vitesse/1994 - MG Maestro Turbo (very fast car)/
    1996 - Ford Fiesta 1.1/1998 - Corsa SRI/1999 - MR2 Turbo/2000 - 106 diesel/2002 - Saxo VTR/2003 - A4 1.8T QS (woo hoo!).

    Since 1996 have owned two cars and still have the Saxo and the VTR.

    Would have bought the S3 however really need the space of the 4 door and boot. Looking to upgrade to an S4 or RS4 dependant on funds...

    AUDI is by far the best though I did fall in love with the Maestro Turbo (Don't knock it til you've tried - You'll find one running 1/4s in 12s which has the title of fastest FWD in England)

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    Previously..well still...A BMW 318ti

    And the next will be in about 6-8 months, which will either be a tweaked Boxster S, a used 911 or an M3 and a Jeep for the weekends in the sand.
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    Rover Metro 1.1s
    Ford Orian 1.4 (With half a clutch /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif)
    For Fiesta 1.3 GHIA (Dont forget the Ghia lol)
    Audi A3 1.8 TS (Quite a jump i know)

    Dont plan of getting rid...Like too much!

    But im sure the day will come when i need more!
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    I had this before my S3

    [​IMG]
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    I had this before my S3

    [​IMG]

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    Pimp! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
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    MG Metro
    Rover 114 GTA
    Vectra 1.8 (company car)
    Astra 1.7TD (company car)
    Nova GTE /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif
    Toyota MR2 MkII
    Peugeot 306 1.9TD
    A3 1.8TQ
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    [ QUOTE ]
    RichA3Turbo said:
    [ QUOTE ]
    jojo said:
    I had this before my S3

    [​IMG]

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    Pimp! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Don't you know it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile_smoking.gif
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    90' 414Sli Rover (pitiful)
    84' MkI Fiesta Super Sport (with no floor)
    87' 1.2 Nova (SR Lookalike of course!)
    91' 214Si Rover (glutin for punishment)
    91' DIAHATSU CHARADE GTti (BEST CAR IN THE WORLD!120Bhp 1L)
    94' Clio Rsi 1.8 (No comment)
    92' MR2 GT (Rusty but a good laugh!)
    96' Calibra DTM Special (An absolute Minter)
    98' Audi A3 1.8T (When it all started!)
    98' Z3 2.8 (Sideways machine LSD! & 18")
    01' S3 (Best all round car, but needs to go faster)

    If someone gets their arse in gear and brings out either

    1) A map to run the new 3' turbo back exhaust
    OR
    2) RHD Big turbo converstion

    I'll be keeping it for ages. If not? Evo.

    Cheers,

    Stevie
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    Golf IV GTI 1.8T 150hp

    Next RS3 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif if they bring it out
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    [ QUOTE ]
    David R said:
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    ScotSTHREE said:1) A map to run the new 3' turbo back exhaust
    OR
    2) RHD Big turbo converstion


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    How does 460bhp sound?
    http://www.auto-amd.com/s3engine.asp

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    A snip at £32k! The scary thing is, some dude has actually bought it!! (in Greece)
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    last was a volvo 850 T5 estate - but i did have it upgraded (of course) to 315hp, full suspension, anti-roll bars etc

    surprised a few golf gti and others at the lights, and even in the bends!

    s3 now - (already done suspension, Revo, ARBs, brakes on the way, satnav, andymac sub and phatnoise in already)

    s3 with big turbo next

    after that - new rs3 or rs4 when they arrive or keep the s3 with big turbo and get a tvr for sunny days
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    A snip at £32k! The scary thing is, some dude has actually bought it!! (in Greece)

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    Maybe the conversion rate is favourable from Greece...
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    Only been driving since the age of 19:

    2002 Ford Ka
    2003 Lupo 1.4 16V Sport
    2004 Audi S3 (225)

    I'd really like the 350Z. I'd get one tomorrow if they didn't only have two seats. Next, I'll be looking at things like BMW M3s, Evos, Imprezas, TVRs or if the Ford Focus Cosworth ever surfaces... Who knows?
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    citroen ax 1.5 diesel 94 m (gotta start somewhere!) had it 6 months.
    306 d turbo 96n had it 4 weeks before going offroading! oops
    nissan sunny 1.4 89g (£320, insurance company messing me around for 3 months!)
    rover 200 td 97r (19 months)
    toyota corolla g6r 99t (3 years liked it but more speed needed)
    s3 225 2002 (love it...)
    next wont be for a long time so probably a a4 v6 tdi or whatever they have in them then!
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    plan on getting an s3 very soon. previously

    ford escort 1.6 lxi '93
    pug 205 gti 1.9 '93 (wish i still had it as it was one of the last ones)
    honda civic vti '93
    a3 1.8t '98

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    Plassed my test in 1999;

    Had a 1.3 mk2 golf then,
    1.2 corsa then,
    MGZR 160
    Now, s3 225

    Next s3 330
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    Rover Metro GTI
    Renault 5 GT
    W reg 210 Silver
    51 reg 210 Ming Blue
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    Fiesta 1.0 popular
    106 GTi - great little car!
    Had and MGf for a week while looking for a new car, was suppose to have it for a month but it is such a bad car in general!
    Escort Cossie
    Now on a S3
    Next looking at my siters M3 as its only a year old and is absolutly mint cos she drives like shes driving Miss Daisy!
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    My daily driver

    Pevious: Black Civic Type-R

    Present: Imola S3 225

    Future: E46 M3 / Low milage RS4 Cant Decide!
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    Astra Mk2 - 1.4 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
    205 GTI 1.6
    AX GT /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/idea.gif
    106 Rallye - Unbelievable handling
    Clio 1.8 16v Mk2
    Audi A3 1.8T
    306 Cabriolet (brand New)
    Celica 190VVtli
    Audi S3

    Next: Noble GTO-3 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/froggie_red.gif
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    106 Rallye - Unbelievable handling


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    Was an incredibly fun little car!

    Rich
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    205 gti
    mini cooper - v old one !
    106 xsi mk 1
    106 gti mk2
    Audi a3 Quattro
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