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    Bye Bye S3

    Think, I'll add by 2 cents into this conversation, having just recently sold my S3 for a Megane RS Trophy. I did a couple of track days with Golf GTIs and Golf Rs, before deciding to buy the S3. I much preferred the looks and finish of the S3 and assumed that having the same drivetrain/gearbox...
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    Time to say goodbye

    Thanks for nice words, - my first track day will be on the 4th September, so looking forward to it. It's being held on the full Eastern Creek Circuit, in Sydney, which includes quite a mixture of fast and slow corners, the S3 never liked the tight corners, so it will be fun to see how it goes...
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    Time to say goodbye

    After 2000kms in the Trophy, thought I would give an update. It is a drivers car, and brings quite a few smiles when you start the motor, and the exhaust crackles and pops. Find a series of corners and the difference between the Trophy and the S3 become very clear. Where as the S3 would lean on...
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    Time to say goodbye

    The 5 yrs is only for the RS Megane, the Koleos has a 7 year warranty. The fixed price services for the RS Megane is $799 for year 1/20k kms and $399 for the 2nd/40k km and 3rd/60k year service. Apparently the EDC oil ( their version of the DSG) is changed at the 1st service, rather than at the...
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    Time to say goodbye

    Yes, we get the 5 year warranty, 3 year roadside assist and 3 year fixed price servicing (12mths/20,000kms) - unlike Audi which still has 3 years warranty only
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    Time to say goodbye

    Collection pictures as requested, in regards to insurance I was pleasantly surprised when I got a small refund, so a new RS300 is cheaper to insure than a 6 year old S3 (in Sydney , anyway) - first impressions , it's certainly a change , but I will post after I get a chance to actually go...
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    Time to say goodbye

    We are a little different in Oz, this is a my2019, and the MY20 won't be available until the end of the year at least and it's only sold by order .. the only other is the RS280 sport, with the 205kw motor and they will be the only models for 2020. At the moment you can get a Rs280 Sport or Cup...
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    Time to say goodbye

    I'll do that, I get the car on Friday, I've noticed on the UK reviews, that the Trophy, gets the Recaro seats, but our Oz versions, get the same seats as the RS280, but they are nice seats, yes get spoiled with the Audi standard of trim. But I will let you know how it goes, although we might...
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    Time to say goodbye

    As I approach the 6 year point, its time part ways with the S3 and try a different brand of car . the VAG experience down-under ( plus 5 years with a GTI).has been a mix of good and bad. The recent expensive repairs and up yours attitude of Audi, made it time to say goodbye. I've enjoyed this...
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    boring drive

    Well said as always - spot on - and yes, stage 1 doesn't increase the fun, my next car due soonish (after I recover from all the repair bills) won't be an S3
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    S3 Coolant light?

    If the water level is below the minimum level, it will set the warning light off, add some coolant to bring up to between minimum and maximum line. I need to add some water maybe very 6 months, I've already had the water pump replaced, if you search this forum, leaking water pumps/thermostat...
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    2021 S3 with 100% RWD ability?

    Pardon me while I take my cardigan off, :grinning: Every now and again, I take the S3 onto a track and have some fun with it. The fun factor would increase if there was more drive to the rear wheels. As I haven't taken the S3 to a drag strip , I haven't actually used launch control , because...
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    2021 S3 with 100% RWD ability?

    Oh you mean the system , that burns the clutches in the rear diff, especially in the My14/15 models and you can't replace the clutches by themselves so the entire diff needs to be replaced , at my indie my s3 was the 5th one he did in 2019.
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    2021 S3 with 100% RWD ability?

    Drift mode in an S3, I'd buy another one just for that, but Audi engineers allowing fun in a S3, driver enjoyment , that just isn't allowed is it ?
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    2021 Audi S3 Hatchback Leaked... Err...

    :laughing: anything possible - German not my forte ...
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