I do quite like it , would i spend 27k ( after options ) on one , no!
On 5th gear , it said 0-60 was 6.2 ( i can't remember 100% ) power and torque are limited in lower gears to stop it spinning/torque steer.
The Renaults will handle better than the S3 ( not by much mind ) and be more fun , they have a fantastic chassis on the sport Renaults.
The S3 has the class and the build over them , and if tunning your things you can get good power from the Audi for £1000 , the R26 seems to stop at 270bhp.
There are more fun cars out there , do they have Audi class build? no , not at this price point with four seats!
You need to decide what you want/need from the car.
22mpg around town seems to be the norm
I voted all rounder.
After stepping away from the S3 , i'm finding that going from A-B / day to day driving it's not that special , there are other car just as good , if not better to do your commute/sat in traffic in.
What i'm trying to say is.......If you don't take it on B-roads/back...
As i don't have the S3 anymore i have a few bits for sale.
OEM S3 springs , ideal if you have a lesser model and want the S3 look( aprox 6500 miles covered )
OEM S3 crome grill or you fancy a change from the black grill ( as above , aprox 6500 covered )
OEM A3/S3 18 inc space saver wheel ...
CID said , they usually leave them somewhere for 24 hours ie airport/Trafford centre to see if it's got a tracker fitted.
A RS4 was stolen the other week and the Tracker was up and running within 13 mins , but the car was gone.
Thats how fast these people work.
I wouldn't say my car sticks out like a sore thumb ( i don't live on a council or ex council estate ) but a S car is a decent car in anything other than the very rich areas.
CID have just been round AUDI's ARE the no1 choice of stolen car.
The area where i live isn't bad , it's no " Avenue " , but it's not the Bronx either , it's the best i can afored.
As ive said from when i first joined , i'm not really in the new-ish Audi S3 income bracket , it's just that i put owning my dream car before other things.
The way i'm seeing it is.........i was LUCKY this time , yeah my car got nicked , but thats insured , the lives of my loved ones are not.
The scum will be back......clocking what car i got..........i'm not letting this happen again......next time me or my family my not be so LUCKY , which it's...
Tonight my car was stolen.
I had gone to work ( i take my wifes little Yaris and left mine at home ) the wife was letting the dogs out the back , when two lads burst in and demanded the keys , my son was up watching Chicken Little......
They got the keys and was off in a S3 flash , without...
Had my renewal this morning , and it was a grand saving of £20 per year!!! :keule:
Does anybody know a few more of them insurance supermarket things ( i can't fill out 500 online forms ) such as confussed.com , money suermarket?
Around £550 seem to be the going rate on ebay , but as of late they seemed to have jumped up in price.
Theres couple of reasons for this imho , as the A3/S3 is getting older and being sold on the original owners are sellimg up and the new owners want to retro fit a RNS-E , so theres more...