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Why I like Not Driving My S3!

prt57 Feb 11, 2008

  1. prt57

    prt57 Active Member

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    Hi,
    Just thought that I would let you know why I like not driving my 8P S3 all of the time!!
    I don't use it for going to work as teach in a secondary school and only last week one of the "little dears" ran a key along the flanks of 3 cars in the car park. Instead I use a Clio 1.2 with the slow 8V engine and so the S3 only comes out to play for evenings and weekends.
    I have been really busy for the last few weekends and so the S3 has remained locked away. Today I was supposed to be doing the garden and my wife had taken the children out for the day as nobody had wanted to help me!!
    The sun was shining and I thought forget the garden, there is always tomorrow, time to get out Sid the S3.
    I always let him warm up thoroughly and have a look at the oil temp before any right foot action.
    70 miles later and Sid is back in the garage. A thrash a long quick A and B roads is what the S3 is all about. The Clio is running out of puff at 3000 rpm but the S3 is just getting going. Amazing power all the way up to the red line with that gruff deep exhaust note. I am still very impressed with the way it pulls in 6th gear let alone the lower ones. I never give it full beans in 1st or 2nd, I value the tyres too much but it is still like a rocket in 3rd. I can only imagine what a remap must be like.
    So there you have it, if you get the chance to drive summat slow for a while do it and then get back in the S3 again. You will remember why you bought it in the first place. Sophisticated, well put together and a very swift motor when you want it to be.
    Cheers prt57
     
  2. JimmyJames

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    I kinda like yer view point. Spot on.:icon_thumright:
     
  3. lil_coz

    lil_coz Active Member

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    :applaus: I'm looking forward to the day I own an S3. I was heart broken when they stopped production for a while!

    Coss
     
  4. Nutkins

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    I only have a MKV GTI sadly not an S3 yet - but I occasionally drive my girlfriends 206, and boy is it nice to get back in the GTI, know exactly where you're coming from. Nice to fully appreciate what you have sometimes :rockwoot:
     
  5. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    heh heh, like it. Im getting my S3 next month, and will be coming from a 10.0 accelerating time to almost half that. Bring it on!
     
  6. lil_coz

    lil_coz Active Member

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    Like a kid waiting for Xmas yea? How long you been waiting?
     
  7. Kontraband

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    exactly!! Been waitmg now since begining of december I think. Nearly there... you?
     
  8. lil_coz

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    Thats a long time to wait for an S3! I'm not getting one yet. Always loved them tho. Got myself a TDi 170 S Line in October. Was waiting since July. Waiting for an S3 must be even better! (or worse depending on how you look at it lol) Still a student so doubt I'll be able to foot the fuel bills! lol One day tho. Still keeping my fingers crossed for an RS3!
     
  9. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    ha ha, yeah, the waiting is a bitch.. but as you say, its a good/bad feeling ;)
     
  10. L60N

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    Mostly bad :faint:
     
  11. boggysv

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    Heh...and I just came back from one unnecessary long drive:icon_thumright:



    *though getting out of town alone took up half an hour:motz:
     
  12. phantom

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    I too save the S3 for best/fun. The wife has got a old Renault Kangoo van for work , and TBH we spend more time in that.

    Last week we went to buy a puppy , it was in a very rough area of Manchester so we went in the Kangoo.

    Im a DJ and only one of my gigs do i take the S3 coz it wont get noticed with all the DB9, M5s , ect around , better to be safe than sorry IMO , and the miles are not going on the S3 LOL

    p
     
  13. sjahS3

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    Use trains, buses for my daily commute so most of my driving is done at the weekends.. :racer: and the S3 just takes it to another level :) .

    As Nutkins said, good to appreciate what you have.

    -Sal- :cool:
     
  14. aiculedtzu

    aiculedtzu under pressure

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    I am also using a small car for every day city driving (toyota aygo 1.0 vvti) but is quite frisky and fun to drive :)

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Spin140

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    I drive the wifes 2.0tdi DSG and although remapped to 180 it still feels slow in comparison, I find I keep checking the handbrake to ensure it's off.

    To be fair the 2.0tdi is fast once on the move but no match for the S3.
     
  16. Matt

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    Does it not work out as a very expensive toy in effect if it only gets used now and then? I'd love an S3 but I'd be using it everyday - if I wanted a toy I'd have a kit car :)
     
  17. S3 LTN

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    My daily drive is a beast of a motor. Known as THE FERRARI to many it is the stunning.... Vauxhall Cavalier 1.7 TD :cool:
    I tell you guys what the most reliable car i've ever known. Unbelievable.
    Done about 30,000 miles in it under 2years and its still going... strong-ish.
    But anyways my S3 weekends and fun times only love to drive day to day because it's a car that you can do so in... but the roads have grenade holes in them and every road around here got humps... i mean EVERY.

    But prt57 you are right.. after driving "THE FERRARI" for a week once i drive the S3... WOW.! Thats all im going to say on that. Just awesome... and if it were remapped... i'd probably pass out.
     
  18. siu00adg

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    Use the S3 every single day and not bored of it yet! It's such a good all-rounder, not terrible ecconomy, comfy, fast, practical, looks nice, love it :)

    When I'm a bit more flush I might get a Noble M400 for the weekends :icon_thumright:
     
  19. markwiggy

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    Thinking about buying an Aygo for the wife, are they any good and whats the fuel economy like, how many miles/km per tank.
     
  20. aiculedtzu

    aiculedtzu under pressure

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    The fuel consumption in the city is ~ 6.5 L/100km (that's 43 mpg i think) and on the country roads is ~ 4.5 L/100km (62 mpg).

    I own this car for almost two years and i had absolutely no problem with it. Also it can accommodate 4 grown-up persons if it has to, it corners well and although it has only 68 Bhp it is quite frisky :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4aKf1UvgVU

    EDIT: I forgot, the luggage space is very tiny :)
     
  21. tombs

    tombs New Member

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    I take it your not an English teacher?:respekt:
     
  22. prt57

    prt57 Active Member

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    As a Science teacher I do know that your sentence should be spelt:

    "I take it you're not an English teacher"

    prt57
     
  23. tombs

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    Oooohhh...just joshing, dont get your Corduroy's in a twist! (I hope I spelt that right?):jester:
     
  24. Kontraband

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    yeah, but are you a cool science teacher like my former one called Mr Boon, who had a science project called 'Boons Bomb' (although clearly in these times that would probably get the police reaction force in with guns blazing) or are you more like a Mr. Holt, who was a doppy bloke, with his shirt hanging out and noone listened because it was sooo boring? ;)

    Science lessons... rubbish at the beginning of the week, great at the end!
     
  25. Twizzler

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    Wrong again I'm afraid.
     
  26. prt57

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  27. boggysv

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    These little twats need to learn a lesson, the hard way!
    Bring back the cane!!! Human rights? blah! Dont talk about human rights or child abuse if the damm kid dont know how to respect others, let alone himself.

    Love the way Singapore handled the situation.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_P._Fay

    I hate people who vandalise cars (or stuff in general). Are you too chicken to bring up your problem and solve it face to face with the owner? Is it "cool" to attack an innocent & defenseless car?


    Fvcking tossers...



    <sorry for the rant>
     
  28. L60N

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    I blame the parents!

    *runs and hides*
     

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