Audi S3 to VW Golf R - Am I a joke to you?

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Chris4410

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Hey mate, is your new TT due to be with you this month?
 

jassyo06

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Hey mate, is your new TT due to be with you this month?
Don't know its getting built/been built as of Monday there so probably another 5/6 till l get it l presume,my S3 is sold well the buyer doesn't pick it up til a week on Friday its not been used for a couple of weeks got the use of 2 other cars though til the TT arrives looking forward to it

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Don't know its getting built/been built as of Monday there so probably another 5/6 till l get it l presume,my S3 is sold well the buyer doesn't pick it up til a week on Friday its not been used for a couple of weeks got the use of 2 other cars though til the TT arrives looking forward to it

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hope you got over asking price for the voodoo pup ... it certainly warrants it :icon thumright:
 

jassyo06

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hope you got over asking price for the voodoo pup ... it certainly warrants it :icon thumright:
Would get more if l advertised it mate but l am a man of my word so myself and the new owner are going with the asking price of which l think is very fair considering what l see some private sellers are trying to sell their similar optioned/mileage S3's for, but they cant touch my own car for spec or condition not boasting but there are 2 on Autotrader that are asking for £2000 more than the price l asked for

It's the only car l have owned that l have felt a personal attachment too it was a bit of journey from the start but hey ho....here we go again chasing cars lol
 
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pburv

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Would get more if l advertised it mate but l am a man of my word so myself and the new owner are going with the asking price of which l think is very fair considering what l see some private sellers are trying to sell their similar optioned/mileage S3's for, but they cant touch my own car for spec or condition not boasting but there are 2 on Autotrader that are asking for £2000 more than the price l asked for

It's the only car l have owned that l have felt a personal attachment too it was a bit of journey from the start but hey ho....here we go again chasing cars lol
Lol Your just an 'uber' car whore. Your going to have a fine romance with your new fancy TT .:sex:
Is the new owner a member on here or going to be?
 

jassyo06

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Lol Your just an 'uber' car whore. Your going to have a fine romance with your new fancy TT .:sex:
Is the new owner a member on here or going to be?

Think he did say he would be posting on here when he gets the car mate...aye the TT looking at oem carbon steering wheel gear shifters probably will get them also had my eye on the carbon door mirrors covers but Huntingdon Audi want £502 for them wtf....lol again its alright me buying all this guff but l cant fit stuff like this as it's well out of my comfort zone
 

pburv

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Think he did say he would be posting on here when he gets the car mate...aye the TT looking at oem carbon steering wheel gear shifters probably will get them also had my eye on the carbon door mirrors covers but Huntingdon Audi want £502 for them wtf....lol again its alright me buying all this guff but l cant fit stuff like this as it's well out of my comfort zone
You ain't got anyone local to fit your parts?
 

jassyo06

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You ain't got anyone local to fit your parts?

l am capable with the replacing the rear tail lights and rear wing but wont touch anything inside a car mate.....last l heard my son was going back to Audi he said he was given a good package but remember he's car salesman .....not the most reliable peeps on the planet are they lol
 

pburv

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l am capable with the replacing the rear tail lights and rear wing but wont touch anything inside a car mate.....last l heard my son was going back to Audi he said he was given a good package but remember he's car salesman .....not the most reliable peeps on the planet are they lol
You can't pick your family mate .lol
Wish him luck.:icon thumright:
A bit tricky playing about with steering wheels ect. Especially if warranty comes into play.
You might have to travel down south to get a company to retrofit it for you?
Failing that ask your boy to help you out. He must have some contacts surely??
 

Bells

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Continues to impress.

0 to 60 in 4 seconds.

R dash looks ace.

adaptive dampers work great.

Definitely an all round package ....

Audi really seem to have dropped the ball on the new S3 from the reviews I’ve seen, the previous gen Golf was already seen as the more driver focused car and now it seems to retain that title along with better performance too.

Personally, I think the interior is what used to draw people towards the S3 I know I preferred my 8V interior over the equivalent Golf R in that regard. But I think that’s fairly equal now too, both look about the same (not a massive fan of either to be honest). Personally I think Audi is behind Merc with regard to interiors and tech now.

I’d love to know what goes on at Audi HQ, some strange decisions, not opting for the same engine as the Golf R is a odd one and of course diesel S models etc etc :tearsofjoy:
 

T-1000

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I’m wondering if the Golf is pumping more bhp & torque than VW quoted as it’s down 100 bhp & 80 NM torque on the Merc 45s.

I wonder how the S3 will fair up against it.

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Bells

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The Golf R reviews are great but £40k plus for a Golf is bonkers, especially with that interior, it’s not terrible but it’s not premium.
So is the S3 though and I wouldn’t say it’s a better looking car, only has the 4 rings going for it now a days.

But yes I agree 40k for a hot hatch is starting to become the norm which is mad, you can get a very nice used sports car for that sort of money. Personally don’t think I’d ever buy new again, I did with my first S3 and didn’t loose much but I did get nearly 25% discount off list price which helped.

Depreciation is just a scary thing to me, my S5 that I’ve got now cost 27k, at just under 3 years old with 14k miles. The previous owner who spec’d it right up from new got the price up to nearly 60k, I couldn’t imagine loosing that much money in 3 years... not that it mattered much to him apparently he chopped it in for a new RS7 :tearsofjoy:
 
Personally, I think the interior is what used to draw people towards the S3 I know I preferred my 8V interior over the equivalent Golf R in that regard. But I think that’s fairly equal now too, both look about the same (not a massive fan of either to be honest).
The interiors of the Golf 8 and the 8Y A3 may look similar on the screen, but the Golf is not as nice a place to be as the Audi IRL. I say that as someone who had his heart set on a new Golf, but ended up paying more for the Audi for that very reason. You get more for your money with the Golf, but the Audi cockpit is much more intuitive to use and a significantly smarter looking place to be. My advice to anyone thinking of buying a Golf as an alternative to the Audi is to make sure you test drive it (or at least sit in it and play with the displays) sooner rather than later. (That said, if your main concern is how fast the car goes then it might not be worth paying more for the Audi.)
 
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TYb

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So is the S3 though and I wouldn’t say it’s a better looking car, only has the 4 rings going for it now a days.

But yes I agree 40k for a hot hatch is starting to become the norm which is mad, you can get a very nice used sports car for that sort of money. Personally don’t think I’d ever buy new again, I did with my first S3 and didn’t loose much but I did get nearly 25% discount off list price which helped.

Depreciation is just a scary thing to me, my S5 that I’ve got now cost 27k, at just under 3 years old with 14k miles. The previous owner who spec’d it right up from new got the price up to nearly 60k, I couldn’t imagine loosing that much money in 3 years... not that it mattered much to him apparently he chopped it in for a new RS7 :tearsofjoy:

Completely agree, I think the Golf is better looking overall, prefer the dash layout, may be not the seats and the exterior pips it.

Would be interesting to see the latest S3 and R in a drag race. Still find it odd that the S3 doesn’t have the same output as the R.

The pricing really has got silly, especially when fundamentally the S3 and R are very similar to the previous models on public roads.
 

dnzbdr

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Default exhaust tips on the base configuration looks horrible I think, very cheap, like a fake aftermarket exhaust on some Hyundai.

Or is it just me?
 

Chris4410

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I’m sorry it’s a terrible looking car in any colour, I walked round a saloon and sportback at the local dealership last weekend and they are both absolutely awful looking.

If you think any different, get down to specsavers immediately.
 

jassyo06

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The GR8 is surfing on the crest of a selected media wave at the moment the MK7 R was the same, for some reason l think VAG have a lot of the selected media in their pockets as there's not really a bad thing said about it, look closely at its interior for example the rear its ****** dreadful l noticed the rear of the optional leather front seats appalling cheap plastic is used ...dozen other examples it does look good externally though lack of colour choice is pants

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The GR8 is surfing on the crest of a selected media wave at the moment the MK7 R was the same, for some reason l think VAG have a lot of the selected media in their pockets as there's not really a bad thing said about it, look closely at its interior for example the rear its ****** dreadful l noticed the rear of the optional leather front seats appalling cheap plastic is used ...dozen other examples it does look good externally though lack of colour choice is pants

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I think the best way to describe the Golf R is best of a bad bunch
 

Jcbmally

Started with nothing & still have most of it left.
Adding yet more weight to the Golf R’s strength ... quite amazed at this considering the bhp deficit


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So is the A45 got a **** driver (obviously) but still,,,, if the R it’s up against hasn’t been tweaked then the dyno machine needs a BIG update :sos:
 

Snake Pliskin

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I passed a white one yesterday and I did think the colour white masked the huge lights.......

As someone said to me yesterday though, it will need to be white inside to mask that dash


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What were you saying about white :tearsofjoy:

& wtf is going on with the shiny bits on the front grill ? :blink:

 

jassyo06

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What were you saying about white :tearsofjoy:

& wtf is going on with the shiny bits on the front grill ? :blink:


Whoever/whatever specified the options on this Example needs a SACKED/ REBOOT....gotta have been done by an Audi Droid bot or
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jassyo06

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My Forthcoming car has the 320-ps EA888 engine but according to the Audi configurator it still only 400 NM and not 420 NM of torque like the GR8 bit strange me thinks...Besides a drive like a Parish Priest....torque wont matter lol
 

jassyo06

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What were you saying about white :tearsofjoy:

& wtf is going on with the shiny bits on the front grill ? :blink:


Its the Clam shell like bonnet it gives the impression that the car looks narrower than it is....like someone said Black paint hides the marmite design tweaks
 
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