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What to get next after S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by marc33, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. marc33
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    [Aug 17, 2011]
    im thinking of selling my S3 even tho ive only had it few months! car is a beast. around 280bhp! new turbo and an agressive remap but im bored of it. any idea what i can get nxt???
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    You could get a Toyota Previa :drool:
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    A bigger turbo!
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    [Aug 17, 2011]
    this
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    A learjet?.......
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    [Aug 17, 2011]
    Ive got a corsa 1.0 12v, no power, poor condition, several careless lady owners, no history, drives like a POS, if your bored of your s3 it would certainly be a contrast, lets swap.
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    Mk1 Focus RS?

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    just be offered a scooby sti its down on v5 as just impreza what would happen if i insure it as just impreza and i get pulled by cops?
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    Big turbo also gets my vote.

    People have asked me and I have considered myself why I dont just get a B5 RS4 or something thats already quick.

    The thing is I can't honestly think of anything within budget, £12k, that could what I want a car to do better than spending £5k on a big turbo setup.
    You know your s3, what you've replaced/upgraded, what's likely to go wrong and the best part is when stuff goes wrong it's not that expensive to fix.

    I.e. there are C5 rs6's around for £13k, if the gearbox blows it's a £5K job on the s3 it's between £500-£1K.

    Any serious work on a B5 RS4 is an engine out job. $$$$$$$

    Evo's loud and noisy all the time, but big bang for buck.

    My s3 is quiet on a motorway journey or when pootling around town but sounds awesome when giving it the beans, Its comfortable, you can use it all year round, there's loads of specialists around to do any work for a good price (although theres only one that counts), It's not massive so it still handles well, anything that goes wrong is bound to be used on at least 2 other cars that VAG make so parts are easy and usually fairly cheap.
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    Which will happen 'cus your driving a scooby - which reminds me of another reason - Sleeper FTW
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    I'd be tempted by the following:

    E46 m3
    Lotus Elise s2
    Mk5 golf gti

    Its a real struggle to think of a car I'd rather have... Just shows I must love it...
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    Impreza...

    All good if you want to join the burberry crew
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    This!..
    or maybe an 8p tdi for me.
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    vx220 is a good match to the elise with more power
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    E46 M3 would be a worthy upgrade, but again, not particulalry cheap to run and insure, but far more of drivers car than an S3. Not easy to make it go faster though if you really have to mod your cars, but it's dam good car already so modding isn't really required (IMO).

    And what is it about the S3 that bores you? It would help with suggestions, i.e. is it the lack of power, is it the lack of feel in the steering, too heavy, AWD is boring, not big enough, too big, too old....?
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    Vauxhall monaro
    BMW E39 M5
    CLK AMG

    You've got to ask yourself how much can you afford, the above will all be fun and not slow as there NA V8's and rwd, but my god they'll drink fuel and if something goes wrong it wont be cheap to fix
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    ive done this the opposite way, ive had a MK1 focus RS and is a fun car, ive also had a fast evo 8 which is amazing but as Dane said, loud and uncomfortable and always worried about where i parked it..... had a B5 RS4 great car will have another one but you need a 'fund' for when they go wrong, even small things cost a lot!! looked at a C5 RS6 but a mate had one and the gearbox and DRC scare most people off, not to mention the amount of petrol it drinks!!!

    I also had a x5 4.8 360bhp, sounded great went well but couldnt turn a corner for love nor money and always went wrong!!!

    thus i ended up with a run-around s3, ok so its tuned but it holds its own to all of my previous cars and cheap to run and fix!

    I have a B7 RS4 which is a great second car but its Daytona grey so its a sleeper too, however my experience with all the cars is if you have 12k to buy a car dont spend all of that on a car, keep some back for a fund, as things always come up and cost money, and usually alot.

    just my 2 pence worth
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    also can you Imagine the look on the new rs3's owner's face when you rag him silly in your old 8L, BT FTW
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    OP needs to give us more info about what he wants. Newer car? Faster car? Better handling car? What's the budget?

    I'd just get a 8P S3.
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    Not for 12k, thats real bottom of the barrel money for an 8P, and I mean literally the cheapest, it'll be galactic miles, poor spec, written off...some or possibly all of those!

    EDIT: not quit sure where I got the 12k figure from - Dave thats your fault for confusing me!
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    all my cars ive had have been jap imports ive had 7 of them (im only 24) lol i think its just cuse im so used to them. power on my s3 is amazing but my god the boot is **** lol
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    You must be one of these people who just changes cars all the time just so you can show boat around, hence the 'ive had 7 jap imports(im only 24 lol)' comment, in which case, get whatever gives you the most man points amongst your chums.
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    Z3M Coupe
    840Ci
    TVR T350
    Elise S2
    DC5
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    If i had a spare £12k there alot i would want!:happy:
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    bit harsh karl no real need for that
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    Get something with a V8, not real man until you've had a V8, or even a supercharged V8 ;)
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    Don't you have your own view of what you want? Seems a bit weird to me putting a "what shall I get?" post on a forum. Sorry but I'm with superkarl on this one. I could understand asking for forum members' experiences of a specific car, but just saying "what shall I get?" is nonsense to me. At the end of the day this is the S3 8L section of the A-S.net forum so you're hardly going to get a well-rounded view are you?
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    right well im sorry if i have offended u 2 i guess i should have been more clear what i mean
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    No offence taken or meant mate, just sharing my view. There are a lot of these "what car/wheels/etc" shall I get posts that I just can't relate to.
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    My next motor will defo be a B5 RS4, so much so that i have even got the savings started and a timeline in place (sad i know)

    Should hopefully have 1 by May 2013 (no joke)

    got to have goals..

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    How about something different, I have got to have one of these in my life one day soon.

    Porsche 911 (964)

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    Or a 993

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    Sorry I may have missed what your budget is.
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    best suggestion yet
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    Supra twin turbo...
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    I've had 9 cars and I'm 23, I win ;-)

    You still haven't given us an idea of what you're after - at least a budget, FWD/RWD, Jap or German?
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    id prefer jap cant afford a supra tt tho :( prob about 10k and whatever s3 will be worth. if i sounded cocky earlyer i didnt mean to! sorry for even posting something rather daft :(
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    Wow what a choice:- Mk1 Focus RS, Focus ST, Mitsu Evo, M3, M5, Jag XKR, Jag XJR, Jag Stype R, Mazda RX8, or if you really want to scare yourself, how about a big power rear drive Cossie (500 + BHP). But personally I am with Clarkson when it comes to 911's, just an over price beetle that hasn't really changed in the last thirty years.
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    I'll be going RS4 next I think...

    Although those 993 & 964 911's are the best shape I reckon :)
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    Those Porsches look like an option but then its up to you.
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