S3 vs Golf R

veeeight

I am a very pretty girl
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I had a manual S3 8P

Now I have a DSG S3 8V

I know which I prefer :)
 

ACWKGYTO

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I had a manual S3 8P

Now I have a DSG S3 8V

I know which I prefer :)

Did you try the manual in the 8V

Ive driven both in the 8P and the S tronic is very different, acceleration is superb

Obviously a manual gearbox can never shift as quickly, plus you dont get the farting or wizzing noise with kick down

Is the driving position better in the 8V ?
 

veeeight

I am a very pretty girl
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No, I didn't try the manual in the 8V.

I personally don't like the driving position in the 8V, preferred the 8P position and 8P 3dr seats.
 

ACWKGYTO

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ok whats good for one is not necessarily good for another

Have you tried the new Golf R yet ?
 
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T-800

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I'd reel that theory in if I were you... The 8P RS3 was/is a horrible handling car. Hopefully Audi pay more attention to this area of car performance on the 8V RS3.

Ahem, I beg to differ ! The RS3 is a different animal altogether with the 8.5j wider fronts and Michelin super sport tyres.
 

Flibble

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I do like Phantom black, its the colour of my S3

The one I'm looking at might be some strange off black colour looks like an aubergine !

Probably panther black.

I test drove a manual 3 door 8V and bought an s-tronic 3 door. For my money the s-tronic is better suited to the car, I didn't like the manual gearbox that much, but I probably would have liked it more with ownership as I didn't have time to get used to the clutch properly. S-tronic feels faster though.

Happy with driving position, seems no worse than 8P. Super sport seats are great, worth speccing.
 
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