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Starting to plan Car after S3

jaypers777 Apr 3, 2018

  1. jaypers777

    jaypers777 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3

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    So I like to plan ahead.
    Will probably get another new car about this time next year.
    Love my S3, which I bought new just over 3 years ago.

    So I’m looking around and thinking of options. Kind of think I will stay with the Audi marque......no reason not to. Question is, RS3 or S4 (either will be well spec’d).

    Think that puts me off the RS3 is that the 8v will be coming to the end of its life next year, so risk it being obsolete. Thing against the S4 is that it’s perhaps more of an ‘old man’s car’.......however, I do actually fall into that category :haha:

    Apologies for a bit of a random post, but just wanted to get a a few opinions on this.
     
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  3. Mark_86

    Mark_86 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 Black Edition quattro DSG

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    Personally, I'd move to the S4 next as I think the RS3 will be abit 'same' coming from the S3. However, if you're looking at the S4 you might want to consider the following aswell...

    Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG
     
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  4. jassyo06

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

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    Yer a bit premature mate a year is a long time in the car industry so lots of new cars can appear oot the woods, the current A4/S4 will be face lifted next year. ... There's nothing out there that remotely interesting for under £50k
     
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  5. h5djr

    h5djr Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi A3 quattro

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    The new A3/S3 will be released some time in 2019 so it might be worth waiting to see what Audi do with it. It will quite possible have all the new 'electronics' that have been included in the new A7.
     
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  6. Civuck

    Civuck Member

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    On my post S3 shortlist are A5/S5 Sportback or Stinger.

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  7. jassyo06

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

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    A stinger have you how much they cost on a pcp deal .. ..
     
  8. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver Audi S3 S3 Saloon

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    Year old low to mid spec Cayman S would come in under £50k
     
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  9. jassyo06

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

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    You mean a 718s lol You'd get a top spec for that dosh mate The 718 Boxster S is the better looking of the 2 though, Porsche ain't selling many of these.. . Wonder why ...... Something to do with engine sound l think :blahblah1: lol
     
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  10. RS4B5

    RS4B5 5 pots

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    woah name you budget and I list the cars you can get c6 rs6 with loads of change left
     
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    C43 is a good shout but not too confident on the facelift exhaust tips
     
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  13. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi RS3 Audi RS4 Audi S3 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic Audi A1

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    No thanks .... go for an RS4.... loving mine after an RS3 and an S3 before that. I would not touch a MB. They are just naff!!
     
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  14. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver Audi S3 S3 Saloon

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    If they are not selling to many and there are good discounts I could be interested in the next few months, not that bothered by engine sound, would buy a silent all electric jobby if it had the right performance and handling
     
  15. jassyo06

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

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    On yer bike boyo. ... Lol
     
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    The new G20 M340i is Due out in 2019 / 2020 also.
     
  17. rajeevx5

    rajeevx5 S3 VCDS Map User Team Sepang Audi S3

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    I am in the same boat, test drove an Rs3 saloon and s4 back to back and fell in love with the RS3. The rs3 just has so much character and emotion about it. The s4 was lovely but more of a sedate cruiser, when you plant the throttle you don,t get the surge of power like you do with the s3/rs3.
     
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  18. jungle650

    jungle650 Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform DSG

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    I have been going through a similar process over the last 3 months... The S3 is a great car and right up there with regards to bang for your buck and practicability ( I need 4-5 seats ). But I wanted more character and emotion from my car without turning it into something from a demon tweeks / halfords catalog special.

    The RS5 is a great looking car, but it is a large car with v limited rear passanger space ( I was shocked when I sat in the back! ) and a half decent specced car is pushing 80- 85k. The RS4 is similar but with more practicaility but once again its a large car with a v large price tag, also not sold on the new V6 sound. The S4/S5 make more sense financially, but for me I was after more emotion and character than the S models seem to provide.

    Staying with the Audi range....The FL RS3 ticks the emotion / character box with the sports exhaust ( 5 clc engine sounds amazing ), its still practical for most situations and with the added benefit of the Virtual Cockpit and updated MMI bringing gadegt end of things bang upto date. Its around 80kg lighter than the PFL car with around 30kg reduced by changing the iron engine block to aluminium... so it drives better than a PFL car. Yes it will be replaced, but not before 2020/2021 in reality... Its still a winner for me!
     
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    Rs5 sport back just got released
     
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  20. SPIKE_S3

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

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    Now that is an interesting car. The perfect GT car.
     
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  21. jassyo06

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

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    Huge jump in car league terms S3 - RS5... .
    Besides Audi are steadily getting more boring in their cars design so my next car won't be one
     
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  22. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Massive jump, double the price as well.

    I can’t see my next one being an Audi either unless they throw a silly deal at me. I’m VR’ing the S3 when it’s possible to and getting a run around. Scratched my S3 itch, once that’s done I’m going for something like a GTD with lower running costs. I’ve craved an S3 for years and now I’ve got it I’m bored after a year.
     
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  23. jassyo06

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

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    I was bored silly in a matter of months with my last S3 mate but not so with this one I have just now, but in general l know Audi won't have a car in there model range l want and that l can afford the next time around 18 months from now
     
  24. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    You need to exploit the family BMW discount....
     
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    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Yeah they do have such a thing l could get one at cost price, Audi don't have a scheme at all, either that go back to Ford ie new Focus ST3
     
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  26. Snake Pliskin

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

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    I often wonder if I could be content with a Golf GTi.
    The current model can look very nice.
    The new platform model could be a great car with even more power.
    Agree the Focus ST is also good value for money and a nice looking car and could be worth a look next year.
     
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  27. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    I like the look of the GTI, especially the Performance. The VW alloy choices are so much nicer than Audi’s. Only thing I don’t like is the dash but I could live with that if get a GTD for commuting in.

    I’m sure I read the next gen GTI is going to include hybrid tech.
     
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  28. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    COST...... hello M3 ;-)

    ST’s are nice, I’ve never driven one but people always rave about the handling. Would you consider an RS focus?

    Just looked at some ST3’s on autotrader, for similar money as GTD’s you can get some real good bargains with less than 30k on the clock.

    Another to add to the 12 month shopping list...
     
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  29. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    Just about to say the same...I did a comparison a while back: Kia Stinger for £1,000 deposit and £577 per month, or my A5 coupe for £1,000 deposit and £380 per month!!!

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  30. BarryG79

    BarryG79 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Audi A3 quattro Sportback DSG

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    Really good lease deals just been realised on the S4 this week, cheaper than S3 SB by about £40pm!
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  31. S15THM

    S15THM Daytona S3 Saloon Team Daytona saloon S3 Saloon S tronic DSG

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    Phenomenal deal there on the S4.
     
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  32. jassyo06

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

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    Yeah cost price mate,but l did'nt like the current BMW line up last year, plus l had already ordered the S3 when he told me this,still would'nt get a M3....Too big big for me,would love the next gen M2, but for me Colour and looks are numero uno
     
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    TYb Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi S3

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    Fair enough, I do like all the M cars except the M version of the 4x4’s, Range Rovers when every day.
     
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  35. jaypers777

    jaypers777 Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3

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    Really liking the look of the RS5 now.......about £11k more than my RS3 spec and it’s a lot of car. Bit more than I wanted to pay, but worthy of consideration I think.
     
  36. jassyo06

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

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    You can get a the face lift RS3 used for under £40k NOW
     
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  37. Snake Pliskin

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

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    A decent used low miles RS5 in a year or so I would consider :yes:

    Saw one in the showroom last month when mine was in for a service ... black paint, black pack, pano roof ... looked really nice :icon thumright:
     
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  38. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    £40k for a used car - no thanks.
     
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  39. jassyo06

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

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    it all depends on much ye use yer car......running costs pay a huge part in this dilemma mate,l dont use my car much now.....its a driveway queen now, but hey it's the same old scenario.... Wee devil on one shoulder....Wee Angel on the other....lol
     
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    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    ffs @KenL there's no pleasing some folks....lol
     
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  41. Snake Pliskin

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

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    Yes mate. Truth is I have no idea what car I will get next other than possibly a next gen S3.

    I’ve alwsys had my eye on what’s next and always know previously but this time I’m not sure where to go from the RS3 :blink:

    Fortunately I do really like the car & miraculously am not bored of it lol after 2 years ... so will keep my eye open but I must admit not being desperate to change is a nice unique feeling !
     
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  42. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver Audi S3 S3 Saloon

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    If my new contract lasts 5-6 months I might just buy one......12 months and it might be a Panamera 4S, I can dream after I saw a brand new one today in the flesh for the first time and thought I like the backside on that and pretty decent from the front as well
     
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  43. MattSedg

    MattSedg sportback roof rails enthusiast Team Ara Blue Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition

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    i've already been thinking what next, used FL Ara Blue RS seems reasonable, next gen S3, either of which id prefer to be used.....would be at least a year after the new S3 drops when id start seeing some nice used black editions...
     

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