S3 Reviews...a collection

David83S3

In my opinion .....
I have literally viewed/read every single video/blog/review I can find on the "Tinterweb" ....I am all out of media!! The only thing that will suffice now is THE REAL THING!!!! :keule:.......:drag:........:jester:
 

RedTurtle

I floop the pig
VCDS Map User
Me too, Except i'm expecting a mass of photos to appear on Sunday 1st March from you to get me through the day!
 

David83S3

In my opinion .....
Me too, Except i'm expecting a mass of photos to appear on Sunday 1st March from you to get me through the day!


There will be some photos at some point ....but I cannot advise when as I intend to be out and about consuming fuel like no ones business!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

RedTurtle

I floop the pig
VCDS Map User
There will be some photos at some point ....but I cannot advise when as I intend to be out and about consuming fuel like no ones business!!!!!!!!!!!!
1000 mile run in period.. done in a day! :arco::salute:
 

David83S3

In my opinion .....
1000 mile run in period.. done in a day! :arco::salute:

HA!!! I know I will have to go steady and not do tooooooooo many miles on day one.......but my run in period is going to be rather short as I feel 1000 miles of driving like a granny is a bit OTT. Like many on here state ...its a modern car and once the engine is warmed up you should be able to drive it as you like......it was built for fast driving!!!! :devilish:
 

lucas-suisse

Registered User
HA!!! I know I will have to go steady and not do tooooooooo many miles on day one.......but my run in period is going to be rather short as I feel 1000 miles of driving like a granny is a bit OTT. Like many on here state ...its a modern car and once the engine is warmed up you should be able to drive it as you like......it was built for fast driving!!!! :devilish:

Your brand new S3 will simply tell you... "RUN BOY RUN !!!" :) Enjoy it !!!
 

JohnM100

Registered User
VCDS Map User
Gold Supporter
Just back from the USA and saw a positive review in a US motoring magazine. You would need to Google it but here is a pointer:

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Stephen C

Registered User
Winding Road video

Notice how in D and S, there are no gear numbers. I could not live with that, must be something for the US models?
 

WeeDram

Registered User
Notice how in D and S, there are no gear numbers. I could not live with that, must be something for the US models?

Why is it important to know the gear number? I've driven many motorcycles with no gear indicator. If the revs are too high you shift up; engine lugging you shift down. Eventually you learn by the speed and revs when there's no higher or lower gear to shift to. In the D and S auto modes the gear number doesn't really give the driver useful information.

Thanks for posting the video. These POV ride-alongs are fun to watch. Your eyes must be better than mine if you can read the instrument panel though lol!
 

Stephen C

Registered User
Why is it important to know the gear number? I've driven many motorcycles with no gear indicator. If the revs are too high you shift up; engine lugging you shift down. Eventually you learn by the speed and revs when there's no higher or lower gear to shift to. In the D and S auto modes the gear number doesn't really give the driver useful information.

Thanks for posting the video. These POV ride-alongs are fun to watch. Your eyes must be better than mine if you can read the instrument panel though lol!
I don't know why I care, but I'm so used to it that I find it really discomforting to drive cars that just show "D" on the dash instead.

I leave my car in auto most of the time but still like to know what gear it's in, at least with the gearbox I have in mine. I find it really useful, but can't really explain why. An example might be when it's changed down to 1st gear so I should be careful on the gas as it's jerky and wait for 2nd to accelerate. Or when it's 30mph and it's in 4th, it feels smoother in 5th so I accelerate a bit more to 35mph. I'm probably an anomaly!
 

Vins

Sepang S3
8V S3 against a Sport Quattro

Old school vs new school


Very cool, needed more engine sounds though and less music overlap...

In another note - How cool would it be to be called Stig!:cool:
 

Jams

Ordered - Audi S3 Saloon : S-tronic : Sepang Blue
They have the sedan/saloon down as 4.7s instead of 4.9s, that's wrong isn't it?
Interesting! Can never tell cause different regions get the car in different states of tune. Could be a mistake on their part as well.
 

Psyman79

Sarcasm is hard on a forum ;)
What a road :)
 

Simon L

Well-Known Member
Gold Supporter

Psyman79

Sarcasm is hard on a forum ;)
Makes me think of Need for Speed: Carbon :)
 

michael-s3

Registered User
Audi S3 vs BMW M135i | evo TRACK BATTLE
 

dolo

Registered User
Typical American, he complains the ride isn't great over speed humps, whilst you are drinking your coffee:wtf:
 

illingworth22

Registered User
Don't know if this is up already....

 
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