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    The Ultimate Driving Machine? M135i v RS3

    If I lived further north I would have winter tyres on, but we don't see too much snow down where I am. Got the wife's X5 in case it gets too bad.
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    The Ultimate Driving Machine? M135i v RS3

    As someone who nearly bought an M135i earlier in the year and then changed his mind and went for an RS3 and is now in an M135i I think I can comment a little about the two cars. For me the RS3 is a much better all weather weapon, especially during winter when the roads are not great. You can...
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    RS3 Daytona Grey for Sale

    Will be starting a new job pretty soon that will keep me out of the country 2 weeks a month. I cannot justify keeping 3 cars as a result and the RS3 is the one that has to go. It is currently with Audi getting the brake fix done, will have it back in the next couple of days. 61 plate 20k...
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    Post your RS3 eBay, Classifieds and For Sale links in here. Do not create a thread

    Will be starting a new job pretty soon that will keep me out of the country 2 weeks a month. I cannot justify keeping 3 cars as a result and the RS3 is the one that has to go. It is currently with Audi getting the brake fix done, will have it back in the next couple of days. 61 plate 20k...
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    My Daytona - Time for some pics

    Black is usually the first choice for me. But with the M3 and the X5 in black, my back couldn't take another car in the same colour. Refuse to use the local brillo pad wash for £5, so the daytona helps on the front. Mica Blue my favourite colour on the RS3.
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    My Daytona - Time for some pics

    Had my car about 2 months now and thought it was time to post some pics up. Having clayed (Sonax Green) and polished it up today using my Megs DA (with Britemax AIO) to remove very light swirls it is now in a condition I am happy with. Other than Audi customer service trying it's best to ruin...
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    Overheating RS3?

    Yep parked outside overnight. Sounds like another "feature" of RS3 ownership. Never seen anything like it on any M cars or AMGs so got a bit concerned this morning.
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    Overheating RS3?

    Drove not more than 10 mins in the pouring rain at speeds not more than 30mph this morning. Parked car at train station and noticed smoke coming from the front grill area. On closer inspection the front of the car was very hot to touch and the smoke was actually heat being released made visible...
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    Its here

    Great colour. In fact the best colour I have seen on any Audi.
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    Best Cutting Compound for Audi Paint?

    Just did my M3 with Megs DA and microfibre system. Worked well tbh. I also did my X5 yesterday (albeit it only had light swirls) with All in One (AIO) Britemax. This was applied with the same microfibre polishing pads and the results were really good. I will be using AIO Britemax alot more...
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    Where to go after the mighty RS3??

    The next M3 will be brilliant I am sure. Interested to see if they do an RS3 saloon as well. In any case I don't think I am going to be allowed to change the RS3 for a good couple of years. Doubt I will even want to in all honesty.
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    Off to have the brakes fixed

    Not enough supply of the full kit (discs, pads, calipers) in the chain. My dealer told me I am 4th on their waiting list. They confirmed allocation is based on when the complaint was registered.
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    Off to have the brakes fixed

    Spoke to Guildford Audi and they acknowledged that the brake fix with new parts are required and have had confirmation back from Audi technical. They cannot even order the parts till the 17th May so off to pick my car up until they have the parts ready.
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    beginning to get fed up with this now!!!

    M3 is my garage queen, 2002 coupe manual with 48k miles. I plan on keeping that for a long time. RS3 was the daily runner / second car that could also be used by the wife (she won't drive manual). It replaced a 130i M Sport which was a cracking little car. Nice choice with the AMG coupe. What...
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    beginning to get fed up with this now!!!

    Owned mine a little over 3 weeks. Been with dealer for half that time. Thankfully no issues on par with jonny, but the whole new car experience has been destroyed. They gave me a new A5 coupe, drive my M3 instead. Without the M3 I would be more hacked off for sure. Good luck with the Merc.
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    Off to have the brakes fixed

    My RS3 has been back to the dealer to have a few bits and bobs sorted out. Needed a new RNSE, rattle in the dash, rubbing/grinding noise coming from front passenger wheel arch on full lock and wasn't happy with the brake performance. Dealer could not understand what was causing the...
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    Brake Squeal - update from Bavaria

    Just dropped my RS3 off to Guildford this morning to have my snagging list items sorted. I enquired about the brake fix and they were now aware it was soon to be officially released and told me they would put my name on the list. Looking at the history on this issue, "soon" could mean anything.
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    Brake judder

    Will be in touch with Guildford Audi tomorrow. Only just picked the car up on Saturday, so would have thought they would have checked all brake components prior to sale. Lets see how this works itself out.
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    Brake judder

    Only done 250 odd miles in my RS3 since picking it up on Saturday and one of the things I will say is that the one let down is the braking performance (car has done 19k miles). My E46 M3 with standard brake set up smashes the performance of the big brake Brembo set up. Overall performance is...
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    breaks fix update

    Hi. Just picked up my RS3 today, only had 30 miles in the car so still figuring things out. No squeal yet. The salesman followed up on my query regarding the brake fix. He said that his service department are expecting a "technical fix" announcement soon. Not sure what this means in terms of...
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