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    Third set of discs and pads in six months due to heat problems

    Lol i cant afford the petrol. Bought an X5 BMW last week for day to day and now only drive it on the odd occassion. Would love to be shown this magical 31 mpg that the book and a few owners on here have achieved. 25 mpg is just about do-able
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    Third set of discs and pads in six months due to heat problems

    Car is owned by my company so not a contract agreement. At the end of the day you dont buy an RS3 and expect the brakes to overhead as soon as you drive it a little hard. At the end of the day these are very wiggly countrylanes so not massive speed. Just lots of on off braking. Luckily my...
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    Third set of discs and pads in six months due to heat problems

    You dont buy an RS3 to poodle about ;) Yeah has been driven hard. Luckily its a company car lol
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    I can honestly say that I am delighted with the car and cant really complain about anything apart from the brakes. Whilst the drilled holes and ducts has helped I am certain that with a little more gusto and dry weather they would overheat again. I am sure i will end putting the pagid pads on...
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    Third set of discs and pads in six months due to heat problems

    I am not sure whether they drill the holes or replace the blanking plate. Looks to me like they drilled them. The ducting gets masticed in which is why they need it overnight. Takes a bit of time to to dry. They tried to charge me for the first set which was after 5,000 miles. They were pushed...
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    MPG

    Im on 16,000 miles with a long term average of ..................... 16.5 mpg :'( This is mainly town, rush hour driving or country lane blasts. I am probably a little more enthusistic on the gas than most people. That said, even my girlfriend only manages 22 mpg and she drives like the lady...
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    Third set of discs and pads in six months due to heat problems

    Hi all My first post on here! Not sure if any of you are aware that there is an engineering re-work on the brakes for the RS3. I am now on my third set of discs and pads in 15,000 miles. The last two sets have been replaced under warranty due to heat damage resulting in the car shaking when...
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