Well this should be a serious consideration. First reviews of the M2 are in and as expected, it's a peach...
Yeh, I've heard the boot is a tad tight...the real test is if I can fit my golf clubs in ha. R is a 3 door, so the 5 door thing will be better for passengers etc, but not many 5 doors I like the look of Hence why I'm left with the A45 or RS3. Need to test drive them both nearer the time of order. How do you find the interior? People think it's cheap, I didn't think it was in the pre facelift a45.
- A45 (hated it - and horrible interior. The screen ruins the look completely).
Then his favourite so far is the Merc CLA45 AMG - great all round, interior is a bit tacky compared to the Audi but the outside looks great. Shame about the sound though. For a car that big - and the fact it says "45 AMG" - a 2.0L Turbo doesn't have that AMG rumble.
That's really odd considering they are essentially the same car with the same engine and same interior lol. Except there's less head room in the back of the CLA.
- Audi S5 (great sound and speed - slightly boring to look at)
I know lol - I thought the same until I sat in the CLA and had a good look when it was side-by-side with the A45. The interior is slightly different. His main issue with Mercs is the screen which is either nicely built into the dash (like the S-Class) or just slapped on the dash (like the A-Class). The CLA's screen is still bad but looks better than the A-Class, likely because it looks more in proportion.
Seats were a little tight in the CLA, almost uncomfortable for long drives, so he had to play around with the electric seats. I think the looks are making him think it's a great car.
BMWs were in his heart at first but I agree with him when he says the interior is in dire need of updating.
My pal has a
Golf R (15plate)
Leaving the C63 out as its in a league of its own, his most favourite car is the RS3 by far beats the A45 for noise and everything else he says.
If only we had that much money and leave cars parked in our garages we wouldn't have any issues
oh, i also have another s5 test drive arranged - because that hit a sweet spot.
I personally would take a CLA over an A Class. What about the GLA? Also the same car but bigger? Exterior looks aren't that great but probably more comfortable.
Getting more real by the minute! http://fourtitude.com/news/Audi_News_1/audi-confirms-rs-3-sedan-yet-again/
If you like the S3's size then the RS3 must be on your shortlist.Hi Guys
Ive had my S3 6 almost 7 months now and i would be inclined to say i am bored of it, in a way i can't describe. ( i hope someone can understand how i mean)
Now, I've thought about getting rid of the S3, i have driven the S4, S5, M235i, A250 AMG, CLA250AMG and the 45amg! - also ridden the new R1 and s1000rr
i liked a little bit of everything of each one, but not enough to make me want to change, but i need something.
Pro's and Con's of the S3 ( IN My Opinion)
i love its grip - until it gives up and understeers hideously. i wish is was Torsen not haldex.
i love its looks - I've black out the front end, it appeals to me.
It has great touches and i have it well spec'd in my opinion.
i regret going manual!
at first, i loved its noise! - but have you heard the noise of above listed cars?! they makes the S3 quiet as a mouse.
i thoroughly enjoyed the speed of the M235i, S4 and S5, albeit too smooth / linear.
I much more enjoyed the noise of the AMGs
Have i bought the wrong car, or is there something i can do?!
i'm looking for answers from people who have driven the above cars / similar vehicles.
i'm looking for advise from people who have modified their S3, and are able to compare it to the above cars.
none of this if you want more power get a map, none of this if you want more noise get an exhaust.
I am looking for true, and honest replies from those who understand a position i am in, who have experience with the above vehicles and what they have done to overcome the situation.
my wife doesn't give a sh** she's buying an A250Amg regardless
she also don't want me buying another motorbike (this year) - I'm currently looking a the new R1 for those who are interested in 2 wheels, if i didn't modify or swap the S3.
I was really hoping there was going to be a M140i or M240i Xdrive in the UK, but both are now on the BMW website with no Xdrive option. Also spoke to a rep and said they wern't aware of it being on the cards