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Never criticise the S3

Daveotto Nov 10, 2018

  1. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Porsche Cayman S

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    Although my S3 is going in under a month I am never going to criticise it after having the misfortune of driving the worse 300bhp sedan/saloon in existence..... the Holden Commodore SV6

    Had the below car for a week travelling from Brisbane to Sydney.. boring, unresponsive, and for a 3.5l near 300BHP car it was depressingly dull, and for anyone who criticises the steering feedback on the A3/S3 try driving this heap of junk before moaning :)

    only good point was a neat HUD display but no Bluetooth or USB connection !!!!!

    Note: have surprisingly seen a large number of S3 sb’s and particularly Saloons since being in Oz for the last 2 weeks
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  3. mfl

    mfl Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver Audi S3

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    In my work, I get plenty of opportunities to drive lots of cars from Avis which make me miss the S3 (badly). But even worse than the old commodore is the new European import, which actually means I'll miss the old SV6 by comparison.

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  4. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Porsche Cayman S

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    That must be bad!!!!!
     
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  5. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Grumpy Detailer ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    The new insignia in the right colour with the correct wheel size is bloody good looking car
     
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  6. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Grumpy Detailer ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    It's a second rate rental car..... ye shoulda up gone up a class or 2.................lol Oz is very similar to North America where they still build cars that look as if they belong in decades gone buy
     
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  7. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    At least the steering wheels on the correct side !

    I’ve missed this, what are you getting Dave ?


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  8. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    He is getting a cayman in dec
     
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    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Oooo nice - thanks for getting me up to speed


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  10. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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  11. Matty_S3&S5

    Matty_S3&S5 Active Member Team Glacier Audi S3

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    Australia doesn't build cars down here anymore mate! Ford, Holden (Vauxhall/GM/Opel) and Toyota all shut their plants down and import only now.
     
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  13. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Porsche Cayman S

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    @jassyo06 , @MattSedg upgraded for the trip up to Cairns, the Discovery is a completely different proposition. Great cruiser, too big for the U.K. IMHO and boot space without the seats down not much bigger than the a3/S3

    @Rob2k68 Cayman S to be precise ;-)

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  14. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Porsche Cayman S

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    I was in Newcastle NSW on the way to Sydney where there used to be a huge BHP steel plant that fed the car industry, long closed down and the city only just recovering. Some cracking beachside and harbour side accommodation now but still looks deprived in places in the city behind
     
  15. mfl

    mfl Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver Audi S3

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    but if you got one with the right motor, the V8 soundtrack made up for a lot of the failings :) and it was rear-wheel drive, as for the rental Insignia, looks better than it drives.
     
  16. Damo S

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    Hired in the US a few years back: Dodge charger 3.5 litre V6 high power (275bhp). Sounds great right? Wrong! The only good thing about this car is being an auto when you booted it off the lights it gave a little wheel spin squeal like in the american films. I cant think of another positive. It was a gutless wheel barrow full of water that did 20mpgs at best
     
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  17. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3 saloon quattro S tronic DSG

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    :scared2::scared2::scared2: :sos:
     
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  18. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. Team Ibis Sportback Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    @jassyo06 there are great looking "ladies" in Thailand but I will never want to get into any of them :sadlike::sadlike:
     
  19. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    That’s a bit crude
     
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  20. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Grumpy Detailer ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Ye need to widen yer horizons.... Lol
     
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    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. Team Ibis Sportback Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
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  22. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. Team Ibis Sportback Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    Yes but true. :whistle2:
     
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  23. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Grumpy Detailer ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Would love to visit Thailand but er-indoors wouldn't go incase she gets mistaken for a Ladyboy lol
     
  24. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Or you being mistaken as a rent boy
     
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  25. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator MQB Platform

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    The Aussies may have the weather but by god they produce some ***** cars ! :puke:
     
  26. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Really can’t argue with that
     
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    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator MQB Platform

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    @q5man - FPMSL !
     
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  28. mfl

    mfl Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver Audi S3

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    yes but we learnt from the best :smiley: - not anymore now, we just import #### now....
     
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  29. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Grumpy Detailer ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Rent Boy .. . Do anything to get my youth back lol
     
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  30. mfl

    mfl Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver Audi S3

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    love the way we stray from the topic ...:haha:
     
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  31. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Haha, and me
     
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    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    What was the topic again?
     
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  34. MikeParkin

    MikeParkin Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Manual

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    Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it ! :whistle2:
     
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  35. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. Team Ibis Sportback Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    Its always nice to add a wee bit of humour :thumbs up:
     
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  36. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. Team Ibis Sportback Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    S3 still a bargain :thumbs up:
    Especially when this Q8 is £85k, check out the quality of the door seal.
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  37. Svenedin

    Svenedin Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    Goodness me. £85K for a coal burning tractor! Not a good power to weight ratio either. It must weigh about 300 tons and 286 hp from 3 litres. Hmm
     
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  38. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Grumpy Detailer ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Drama queen that doors been hit/damaged its not come from the factory like that
     
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  39. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Grumpy Detailer ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Coal burning tractor. . That's a bit harsh and not everybody wants a uber fast light car
     
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  40. mfl

    mfl Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver Audi S3

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    I'd settle for an uber fast - not so light car - yes before we put down the Q8 at least it's not this.
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  41. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Porsche Cayman S

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    Plenty of similar cars here in Oz, reckon about 40-50% of the cars on the road here are big noisy 4x4’s with more noise than performance
     
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  42. Jcbmally

    Jcbmally Started with nothing & still have most of it left. Team Ibis Sportback Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    Both sides were the same although the drivers side was less obvious. Even if it was done in transit surely they shouldn't have it in the showroom, pride of place, asking £85k.
    Maybe I'm just to fussy :blink::blink:
     
  43. Svenedin

    Svenedin Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro S tronic

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    You’re not fussy. It’s a showroom. It’s not a place to show off damaged cars!
     
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