2021 S3 OR 2016 RS3

Nikolaj8

New Member
Hey guys first post so excuse me if I'm posting it in the wrong place! I'm getting my driver's license very soon and I'm about to purchase my first car.
I've looked at 2 cars which im very interested in but I need some guidance.
First car - S3 2020-2021 model, driven 18500 miles Price US$90,00
2nd car - RS3 2016 model, driven 35000 miles. Price US$85,000

all cars are around equally optioned although the s3 does not have a B&O soundsystem & sports-seats :)
 

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Jcbmally

Started with nothing & still have most of it left.
Hey guys first post so excuse me if I'm posting it in the wrong place! I'm getting my driver's license very soon and I'm about to purchase my first car.
I've looked at 2 cars which im very interested in but I need some guidance.
First car - S3 2020-2021 model, driven 18500 miles Price US$90,00
2nd car - RS3 2016 model, driven 35000 miles. Price US$85,000

all cars are around equally optioned although the s3 does not have a B&O soundsystem & sports-seats :)
EDIT: My bad, I should read posts clearly. :haudrauf:
Welcome to the forum.
If you hoon around all day the RS is the one to go for, what do you really want ? S3 or RS3 as they are very different animals in performance and sound, also RS holds value better.
 

AdamInKent

Well-Known Member
As a boringly sensible old person, I’d caution that both of these cars are overly powerful for someone buying their first car after getting their driving licence. There’s more to driving than passing the test and the faster the car, the quicker you can get yourself into an accident.
There’s a good reason for the high insurance premiums charged for inexperienced drivers. Even though you may be able to afford this, I’d recommend a less powerful car for your first. A well specced A3 would be my recommendation. There’s plenty of time for faster cars in years to come.
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
Rs3 all day long especially a 8V PFL
 

8YARWY

10th fastest 8Y in the world.........lol
As a boringly sensible old person, I’d caution that both of these cars are overly powerful for someone buying their first car after getting their driving licence. There’s more to driving than passing the test and the faster the car, the quicker you can get yourself into an accident.
There’s a good reason for the high insurance premiums charged for inexperienced drivers. Even though you may be able to afford this, I’d recommend a less powerful car for your first. A well specced A3 would be my recommendation. There’s plenty of time for faster cars in years to come.

Lol he’s asking for opinions on the S3 vs RS3…… not a lecture on why he shouldn’t buy a powerful car.
You don’t know anyones circumstances, not everyone wants a powerful car to drive like an idiot.


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RichK

Registered User
Lol he’s asking for opinions on the S3 vs RS3…… not a lecture on why he shouldn’t buy a powerful car.
You don’t know anyones circumstances, not everyone wants a powerful car to drive like an idiot.


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I tend to agree with @AdamInKent however you are right, for all we know he could be a young racing car driver, and now he’s reached the age where he’s legally allowed to drive on a public road. Lucky guy though, wish I’d had the finances when I passed my test at 17 to choose one of these cars - imagine what he’ll be driving in 10 years time!
 

Nikolaj8

New Member
I tend to agree with @AdamInKent however you are right, for all we know he could be a young racing car driver, and now he’s reached the age where he’s legally allowed to drive on a public road. Lucky guy though, wish I’d had the finances when I passed my test at 17 to choose one of these cars - imagine what he’ll be driving in 10 years time!
I'm not a racer no haha. i play esports its not very sustainable so I don't think I'll be driving anything more crazy than an rs3 or s3 (hopefully though)
 

Smthy88

New Member
I tend to agree with @AdamInKent however you are right, for all we know he could be a young racing car driver, and now he’s reached the age where he’s legally allowed to drive on a public road. Lucky guy though, wish I’d had the finances when I passed my test at 17 to choose one of these cars - imagine what he’ll be driving in 10 years time!
I tend to agree too. If I think back to mine and my friends' driving when we were 17/18/19 it's amazing we didn't have serious accidents, and I was driving a 1.0l Nova with a manual choke! It's natural that you're young and overly confident at that age, it takes a couple of near misses to scare you into realising where your experience and ability really is. Experience being the key thing IMO.
 

jassyo06

T-Cut King !
heard the PFL are very nose heavy!
Very noisy in the best way even better if it's got the sports exhaust and a panoramic roof
 

RichK

Registered User
I tend to agree too. If I think back to mine and my friends' driving when we were 17/18/19 it's amazing we didn't have serious accidents, and I was driving a 1.0l Nova with a manual choke! It's natural that you're young and overly confident at that age, it takes a couple of near misses to scare you into realising where your experience and ability really is. Experience being the key thing IMO.
Wow, I’d forgotten about chokes!!
 

Mr Freeze

Registered User
I tend to agree too. If I think back to mine and my friends' driving when we were 17/18/19 it's amazing we didn't have serious accidents, and I was driving a 1.0l Nova with a manual choke! It's natural that you're young and overly confident at that age, it takes a couple of near misses to scare you into realising where your experience and ability really is. Experience being the key thing IMO.
Manual choke showing your age there pal :laughing: I had one on my Renault 5 GT Turbo
 
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