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BH's Mystery Blue Mk3 SEAT Leon Cupra 300 5 Door

Bristle Hound Aug 28, 2017

  1. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @Snake Pliskin - You did say about the front tyres lol
    Gave a 67 plate S3 HB a scare the other day from the lights. Don't think the result would have been the same in the wet mind lol

    Thanks my friend & no no plans to leave ASN
     
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  3. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    It's almost a bit of a 'challenge' to extract the max potential from all that power going through the front wheels isn't it.
    Yeah the quattro is easy just point and press and no contest in the wet, but a high power front wheel drive car is VERY enjoyable IMO :icon thumright:
     
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  4. Bristle Hound

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    ROS puncture a couple of weeks a go FFS

    My wallet was £140 lighter for the pleasure of replacing it :(

    Couple of pics while the wheel was off

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  5. DangerS3

    DangerS3 Active Member Audi S3

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    My friend has just bought a 3 YO 280 Leon and mentioned that they make an estate model, and after looking it appears to be a close call between that and the Octavia. So I wondered if you considered the Octavia when you traded in the S4?
     
  6. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @DangerS3 - TBH I never considered the Octavia
    I wanted to drop a size in cars hence the Leon Cupra
     
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    DangerS3 Active Member Audi S3

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    Ah fair enough
     
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  8. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    [​IMG]

    What are the chances ?

    I was collecting my Granddaughter from school and came back to my car to find another Cupra almost identical to mine parked behind it!
    Throughout the 6 month wait & 12 months of ownership this is the first other than mine mystery blue Cupra I've seen lol
     
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  9. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. X3 M-Sport Glacier Silver

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    Mystery Blue, common as muck :whistle2::whistle2::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
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    @Jcbmally - Aye, just like daytona grey Audi's ... [​IMG]
     
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  11. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    But not Tornado Grey. :)
     
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  13. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @jdp1962 - Very true Jeff :thumbs up:
     
  14. Tashfeen

    Tashfeen Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    Or Glacier White ...
     
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  15. Bristle Hound

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    Quick shot from the weekend :thumbs up:

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  16. X3man

    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    BL....IIIINNNNNGGG
     
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  17. Radford212

    Radford212 Well-Known Member saloon Audi A4 Black Edition S-line owners group

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    Still enjoying it as much as the day you picked it up?
     
  18. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @Radford212 - Very ! :thumbs up:
    The power delivery is addictive (well it tis to me anyway lol)
    Tremendous 4th gear which keeps catching me out, speed wise lol
    Very different to the quattro supercharged B8.5 S4 I had previously
     
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  19. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Just renewed the insurance for the Cupra today

    £201.52 for 12 months fully comp, £120 excess, protected NCD, 8000 miles/year, garaged for SWMBO & I to drive with NCI Inurance via moneysupermarket.com

    Renewal was £265 with Privilege
     
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  20. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. X3 M-Sport Glacier Silver

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    Cheap as chips.
     
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    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Love anything like that
     
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  22. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona Gold Supporter

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    Great deal! How you finding the Cupra? Glad you made the change from the S4 still? The deal you got was so good.
     
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    @SPIKE_S3 - Cheers :thumbs up: With age comes cheap(er) car insurance lol
    Still loving the Cupra. Damn thing is so rapid. Not brilliant in the wet/damp but with a bit of technique it will still get off the line sharpish
    Down sizing was defo the right thing for me
    I think the standard tech on the Cupra shows hows 'old' the B8.5 S4 was TBH

    Hoping to find as good a deal come change time next March :D
     
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    batch Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 quattro

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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    A friend of mine, who also has a 300 Cupra manual GB, has just come back from a trip to Germany
    Only mod on his as this he run's it on V-Power
    He sent me this pic

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    He said he was passing, albeit slowly, restricted to 155mph, BMW M cars, Audi RS & Porche's who were genuinely surprised
    Wonder how much faster he would have gone if he didn't have a full tank of petrol ...

    Told you these Cupra's were quick ;):D
    PS I have no intention of trying to copy him lol
     
  26. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. X3 M-Sport Glacier Silver

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    Revs at 6k so probably a little left in it. My mate has the new Cupra R and had it on a rolling road = 348bhp.
     
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  27. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Cupra went back early today

    I hadn't used it in about a month so thought I would give VWFS a call & see what they could do for me
    Much to my surprise they said I could return the car having only to pay 50% of the outstanding payments!
    So for £850 the Cupra went this morning
    Wonder how much I would have lost on it after 18months if I'd PCP'ed it

    The guy who collected it was the same guy who collected the wife's old MINI Cooper S
    When he realised who I was he didn't even inspect the Cupra s he knew what it would be like after the MINI
    So a normal end of lease inspection & collection which normally takes 45 mins took 10 mins before he way on his way

    Again he paid me the compliment of saying other than our old MCS he's never collected a lease car in such fab condition

    I was genuinely sad to see this car go TBH as I had planned on buying it at the end of the lease, but now with the caravan in my life my needs have changed

    & before anyone asks, yes to me, the Cupra was a better car than my old S4
     
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    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Wow, thought that had come around quickly Col. So you on the hunt for the next (caravan friendly) car? Or just sticking with the Audi A4 for now?
     
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    @X3man - Always on the look out Nev, but no too seriousley unless a silly PCH bargain comes along
    Quite happy with the Avant for the next 12 month TBH
     
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  31. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Team Daytona Gold Supporter

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    Didn’t want to like this. I was a bit shocked to read its went back. Onwards and upwards as they say :icon thumright:. Enjoy the A4 & van :salute:
     
  32. Bristle Hound

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    @SPIKE_S3 - Thanks my friend :thumbs up:
     
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    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Fair enough Col, you never know could be a bargain to be had on a certain diesel model(s) in the coming months and years
     
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  35. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    @X3man - Already been offered a geartronic (auto) diesel Volvo XC60 for £2k down £280/month for 24 months
    No good as its a FWD & an AWD will be a must have for the Avant replacement
     
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  36. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    Kinda sad moment .... & no more tyre shredding jokes now lol :)

    Someone will get a stunning car there :yes:

    Time to enjoy that A4 mate & your new caravaning life :icon thumright:
     
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    scotty76 Well-Known Member Team Phantom Audi S4

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    Was just thinking some lucky punter is in for a cracking second hand buy!
     
  38. Tashfeen

    Tashfeen Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    Holy mother of Boris Johnson. I didn't see that coming BH. What is happening here. But I don't blame you for letting it go as it was probably sitting there gathering dust. So, a good decision in the end .

    I also agree with the above comments, someone is going to be getting a cracking car.

    Let the caravanning season begin!

    Oh, and you are going on gardening leave for a week after ^^^ remarks. You might want to rethink and potentially retreat
     
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  39. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    It's horses for courses; The Cupra is undoubtedly a better boy racer's car, but the S4 is the best choice for grownups. :)
     
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    Tashfeen Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 VCDS Map User Team Scuba Audi S4 Audi A3 Black Edition quattro

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    PMSL Jeff. . BH aka Boy-racer
     
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    X3man Well known member Gold Supporter X3 M40i Carbon Black

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    Ooh, low blow incoming
     
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    @Snake Pliskin @scotty76 @Tashfeen - Thanks for your kind comments. Making me blush guys
    Got to remember Tash :sign imnew: lol
    @jdp1962 - Only grumpy ones Jeff ;):p:D
    Boy-racer? Now there's a new one PMSL :D
     
  43. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    @Bristle Hound , I’m pulling your chain a bit, you know that, mate. But on a more serious note, saying one is better than the other is to ignore that they’re completely different cars, built to do completely different jobs. Its like saying a banana is a better fruit than an orange. It might be if you need potassium but the orange is better if you need vitamin C.

    If you want a hot hatch for charging around B roads, of course the Cupra is a better choice than the S4. But I don't think I’d pick it over the S4 as a comfortable, super-refined, cultured and effortlessly fast GT.
     
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