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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

    marc33 Member

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    i have been looking at a rx8 not 100% sure on them tho!
     
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  3. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    they arent going to be any faster are they???
     
  4. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    porsches are very very expensive when things go wrong 9/10 engine out to fix things pita.

    rx7 very under rated car the engine rebuild can be done once as long as you change the apex seals for carbon ones around £800 and should last a good long time.

    due to beeing rotary you have the excuse the rag it every now and then to make sure it all flowing fine.

    wont bore you as drifting can take years to master which will keep you occupied
     
  5. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    A mate of mine has just bought an 04 rx8...

    I really like the look of it, but it's so gutless. I really couldn't live with a car with such little torque. Feels so cheap in comparison to any german cars. It does drift nicely though :)
     
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    Nice little screamers but a headache with oil consumption/ rebuilds....and as sportstractor says lack of torque... ive seen a few with bad rust too
     
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
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    What about a 200 sx ?
     
  8. Jason.s

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    Decent condition S14a`s are atleast 4k minimum. S15`s are down to about 8k i think last time i looked but that was quite a while ago.
     
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    Amazing fun in the wet, fast in a straight line, but still an old mans car really if i'm honest. They're a comfortable cruiser, not so capable down the twisties.
     
  10. beanoir

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    Thats a a bit of a fallacy really, especially the 911, the engine is very accessible and most jobs can be done with the engine in situ, plus if the engine does need to come out it's probably the easiest car i've know to take an engine out of.

    Boxsters can be more of a pain because the engine is mid-mounted and not so accessible in some cases, and the engine out is a pain on those.

    Either way, i'd say it would be cheaper to run either of those cars than a B7 RS4.
     
  11. Piester

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    Griffith 500 for a sub 5 second car with a hell of a lot of noise/fun!
     

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