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

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jassyo06

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Golf R has always been more of a drivers car, loved my 7R I had years back, great motor! Can’t wait to hear the reviews. What spec did you go for?

As l can recall you could'nt wait to get shot of it....and the leasing deals at the time.....****** up the residuals for those who purchased on a PCP
 

NevMan

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TTS Vorsprung it is mate l just need them to release it on the Audi system...with a bit of luck hopefully Audi will add in the option of the rear oled tail lights.....

Nice
 

Jcbmally

Started with nothing & still have most of it left.
TTS Vorsprung it is mate l just need them to release it on the Audi system...with a bit of luck hopefully Audi will add in the option of the rear oled tail lights.....
@jassyo06 weird that the TTS is off the configurator but the TTRS Vorsprung is :blink: mind you £68k for the right spec TTRS, I'll have two sir :hi:
 

jassyo06

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@jassyo06 weird that the TTS is off the configurator but the TTRS Vorsprung is :blink: mind you £68k for the right spec TTRS, I'll have two sir :hi:
Think they're adding a Performance line edition of the TT as well as the 320 ps engine to the TTS hence its down for maintenance they've also dropped the TTRS Vorsprung

TT last Hurrah as they'd say
 

Chris4410

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If they do this last TTS properly at a sensible price I would be very tempted.

I always liked them, actually bought a brand new one which turned into a nightmare. I only had it for a week and the dealership actually suggested swapping it for the S3. That would tell you how bad it was, and that's how I ended up with my S3 saloon
 

RGBARGEE

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The TTS and the 8v A/S/RS 3 are probably the sweet spot in recent Audis before the lowering of trim quality and awful dashboards.
 

Chris4410

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Love the TT interior, probably the best interior in car until you start getting into cars which cost twice or even three times the price.
 

NevMan

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If they do this last TTS properly at a sensible price I would be very tempted.

I always liked them, actually bought a brand new one which turned into a nightmare. I only had it for a week and the dealership actually suggested swapping it for the S3. That would tell you how bad it was, and that's how I ended up with my S3 saloon

You have been unlucky, wasn’t your A35 a lemon ?
 

Chris4410

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You have been unlucky, wasn’t your A35 a lemon ?

Yeah, it was. The process with Mercedes was a nightmare but it was Audi who took the decision to take the TT back so at least it was painless. They also lent me a car for 3 months for free when the S3 was on order.
 

RGBARGEE

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Yeah, it was. The process with Mercedes was a nightmare but it was Audi who took the decision to take the TT back so at least it was painless. They also lent me a car for 3 months for free when the S3 was on order.
What was the problem with the TTS?
 

Chris4410

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What was the problem with the TTS?

A lot of electrical issues, Audi threw the towel in after spending a week trying to fix it.
 

RGBARGEE

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A lot of electrical issues, Audi threw the towel in after spending a week trying to fix it.
Thats a shame. We have just handed back a 66 plate Audi Approved TTS as not as described with issues. Hopefully the replacement with better provenance arriving Tuesday will be better. Absolutely lovely car and no real reason for issues. Neighbour is cuttingly considering a brand new one as they are, frankly, so much nicer than the new 8Y S3.
 

Chris4410

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Looks and sound quite nice that, look forward to seeing one in the metal.

VW will offer discounts I suspect, so rrp shouldn’t be an issue
 

NevMan

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Thats a shame. We have just handed back a 66 plate Audi Approved TTS as not as described with issues. Hopefully the replacement with better provenance arriving Tuesday will be better. Absolutely lovely car and no real reason for issues. Neighbour is cuttingly considering a brand new one as they are, frankly, so much nicer than the new 8Y S3.

No not such a bargain after all then. Replacement similar price? Wasn’t it £22k?
 

RGBARGEE

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No not such a bargain after all then. Replacement similar price? Wasn’t it £22k?
Sadly not but as We bought unseen as Audi Approved and as it was not as described it’s gone. Very frustrating. Fingers crossed new one will be fine. You expect wear on a 3 year old car but ... more owners than told, crooked bumper, 3x different wheel colours, x 2 tyres not fit for purpose, non original rear parking... warning lights ...My local dealer was amazed that it was sold in such a state. Caveat Empour!
 

RGBARGEE

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Snake Pliskin

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Certainly interesting.. but only FWD.

I see that as part of the appeal though mate.
300 bhp / 400 nm and 0 to 62mph in 5.6 seconds allied to a limited slip diff and 15mm lower than the standard GTi sounds great fun.
I'm a big campaigner of quattro / 4wd, but it does add a lot of weight and takes an element of fun out as the power is so linear and easy to put.
I just think back to the Scirocco R we had - that was only 260 bhp but it was great fun and felt incredibly quick.
If I were in the market now for a car, I would definitely consider a Golf Clubsport as it does look a very appealing car.
But I am not, so I won't ....... lol :tearsofjoy:
 

RGBARGEE

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I see that as part of the appeal though mate.
300 bhp / 400 nm and 0 to 62mph in 5.6 seconds allied to a limited slip diff and 15mm lower than the standard GTi sounds great fun.
I'm a big campaigner of quattro / 4wd, but it does add a lot of weight and takes an element of fun out as the power is so linear and easy to put.
I just think back to the Scirocco R we had - that was only 260 bhp but it was great fun and felt incredibly quick.
If I were in the market now for a car, I would definitely consider a Golf Clubsport as it does look a very appealing car.
But I am not, so I won't ....... lol :tearsofjoy:
I can definitely see the appeal but having owned briefly a new Saab 9-5 Aero in 2001 with around 250PS I swore I would never want a high powered Fwd car ever again. Bit like the old Montego turbo in the 8o's you didn't need to use the steering wheel to overtake, just had to rely on the 'torque steer' which was quite frankly terrifying. I am sure the Golf Clubsport is great fun but would want a much extended test drive to confirm that handling with Fwd is at least acceptable!
 

Snake Pliskin

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I can definitely see the appeal but having owned briefly a new Saab 9-5 Aero in 2001 with around 250PS I swore I would never want a high powered Fwd car ever again. Bit like the old Montego turbo in the 8o's you didn't need to use the steering wheel to overtake, just had to rely on the 'torque steer' which was quite frankly terrifying. I am sure the Golf Clubsport is great fun but would want a much extended test drive to confirm that handling with Fwd is at least acceptable!

It should be fine in the dry I would have thought - just damp / wet conditions where you may need to reign things in.
Montego Turbo ... now you are showing your age lol :tonguewink: ... I always preferred the Maestro ha ha :icon thumright:
 

RGBARGEE

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It should be fine in the dry I would have thought - just damp / wet conditions where you may need to reign things in.
Montego Turbo ... now you are showing your age lol :tonguewink: ... I always preferred the Maestro ha ha :icon thumright:
There are benefits to being an old far7 !.. Mate had a (Black) MG Maestro in 1983 A99* RAE, absolute pile of *****! Although his taste has always been dubious, He drives a mainly bling MB GLE thingy and an electric Kia earole now!
 

Snake Pliskin

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There are benefits to being an old far7 !.. Mate had a (Black) MG Maestro in 1983 A99* RAE, absolute pile of *****! Although his taste has always been dubious, He drives a mainly bling MB GLE thingy and an electric Kia earole now!


ha ha there you go then ... us MB drivers appreciate a Maestro ... but has to be the MG not the vanden plas :tearsofjoy:
 

RGBARGEE

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ha ha there you go then ... us MB drivers appreciate a Maestro ... but has to be the MG not the vanden plas :tearsofjoy:
Not really a proper MG though.. Mine was built in Abingdon 50 odd years ago rather than this Badge engineered Maestro stuff. I would have thought an M-B driving old gent would have preferred the Vanden Plus version, picnic tables in the back of the front seats and porta potty underneath. ;-)
 

Snake Pliskin

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Not really a proper MG though.. Mine was built in Abingdon 50 odd years ago rather than this Badge engineered Maestro stuff. I would have thought an M-B driving old gent would have preferred the Vanden Plus version, picnic tables in the back of the front seats and porta potty underneath. ;-)

lol ... my Dad did have a Maestro Vanden Plas :tearsofjoy: Brand new around 83 if my mind serves me right.
He only kept it a year though and then bought a 84 B reg Montego HLS .. the Monty was better :yes:
 

Snake Pliskin

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I have been drawn to the club sport ... but seeing the R here, it looks pretty cool too

It’s only a sales pitch video but you get some good shots of the car ...

 

Chris4410

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I still prefer the clubsport to be honest, the R is not bad looking in that video.

I specd a clubsport up the other night with all the options I would want, came out at £42k. If I could get some good discount on that it could definitely be an option.
 

Darlo

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I still prefer the clubsport to be honest, the R is not bad looking in that video.

I specd a clubsport up the other night with all the options I would want, came out at £42k. If I could get some good discount on that it could definitely be an option.

some very good discounts knocking about on the R so you stand a good chance.

Watch a few videos of the new clubsport. Prefer the seat design over the R and I think it sounds brilliant. Hope the R sounds as good.... doubt it though.
 

FBF01

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I still prefer the clubsport to be honest, the R is not bad looking in that video.

I specd a clubsport up the other night with all the options I would want, came out at £42k. If I could get some good discount on that it could definitely be an option.

the discount on drive the deal for the Clubsport is close on 5k! Tempted by one myself, I think it will look superb in black along with the 19s that you can spec from the R. My RS3 will be 3 years old in March so 1 more year until the 4 year term is up, but nothing takes my fancy other than the CS and R. Cars are becoming outrageously expensive sadly, like the m440i but for 60k, **** off!
 

Snake Pliskin

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the discount on drive the deal for the Clubsport is close on 5k! Tempted by one myself, I think it will look superb in black along with the 19s that you can spec from the R. My RS3 will be 3 years old in March so 1 more year until the 4 year term is up, but nothing takes my fancy other than the CS and R. Cars are becoming outrageously expensive sadly, like the m440i but for 60k, **** off!


Possibly one of the best cars out at the moment ...

 

FBF01

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Possibly one of the best cars out at the moment ...


litrally watched every video lol, but it does look some bit of kit, the noise sounds superb for it being a 2 litre and the reviews are great. Issue is when your used to all wheel drive then jump in a FWD, could irritate me ha. I mean a CS with a simple stage 1 remap will be rapid and quite possibly my next car unless they bring out say a CS S or something. Well see!
 

Snake Pliskin

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litrally watched every video lol, but it does look some bit of kit, the noise sounds superb for it being a 2 litre and the reviews are great. Issue is when your used to all wheel drive then jump in a FWD, could irritate me ha. I mean a CS with a simple stage 1 remap will be rapid and quite possibly my next car unless they bring out say a CS S or something. Well see!

Yeah I would have the same thought process after having had 4wd for 13 years but I reckon it would be worth a punt on this car to go 2wd.
 

Chris4410

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I have jumped to the TCR which is almost 300bhp with front wheel drive, similar to yourself my previous 3 cars had all been AWD. Definitely a different driving experience, the front wheel drive car feels much more nimble and light, it definitely doesn’t have the off the line capabilities of the AWD models but to be honest that’s the only place I notice
 

T-1000

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litrally watched every video lol, but it does look some bit of kit, the noise sounds superb for it being a 2 litre and the reviews are great. Issue is when your used to all wheel drive then jump in a FWD, could irritate me ha. I mean a CS with a simple stage 1 remap will be rapid and quite possibly my next car unless they bring out say a CS S or something. Well see!

Same thoughts here. I’d miss 5 pot and being able to get the power down.


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Snake Pliskin

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Same thoughts here. I’d miss 5 pot and being able to get the power down.

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You are sat in a VERY hard segment to move away from though mate.
Face lift RS3 - I'm not sure there is anything out there worthy of moving out of that car into right now, certainly for similar money.
I had a pre-FL, so the 45 made sense to me on that level, but had I had a FL RS3 then I would not have changed.
 

FBF01

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Same thoughts here. I’d miss 5 pot and being able to get the power down.


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100%, the noise from the RS3 is just absolutely superb, never gets old! The plant your foot and go is just a compromise I don’t think I could make. That being said, a test drive in the Clubsport will either rule it in or out as the next daily.

Having just dropped the car off at Stirling Audi there I had a look at the new S3 saloon...nice but rather underwhelming coming from the RS and not really a contender. The wheels are terrible but the seats are lovely.
 

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You are sat in a VERY hard segment to move away from though mate.
Face lift RS3 - I'm not sure there is anything out there worthy of moving out of that car into right now, certainly for similar money.
I had a pre-FL, so the 45 made sense to me on that level, but had I had a FL RS3 then I would not have changed.

I’ve got a lot of love for the 7.5 Golf, even had a 7.5 R for 6 months, however the lack of engine character for me was a problem.


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