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  1. RMJ891

    RS3 Saloon Unveiled

    I wish Audi wouldn't unveil their cars so far off from when they're available... it means a car bore like me will spend ages reading reviews and watching YouTube videos about them so that, by the time you can actually sit in one, they're old news. Like the TT-RS, announced ages ago but not yet...
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    BMW M235i on order, test drove an RS3

    I saw an M2 on the streets of Munich this weekend. I genuinely am impartial with this (as neither a current or future M2 or RS3 owner) but I turned to see it because of the sound it made, and then I did think it had very good road presence. It looked good, I think - very low and wide, sort of...
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    2015 / 2016 AUDI RS3 Sportback (8V) ' Test Drive & Review - TheGetawayer

    How is a video controversial? It's about the RS3, so it can legitimately be posted here. Just because someone doesn't like it doesn't mean it's controversial. People on here can be unbelievable sometimes - you're allowed to like your car, but guess what? Others are allowed to disagree. It's a...
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    BMW M235i on order, test drove an RS3

    People are commenting on the YouTube video that this is a fake, and is actually a 1/235i. Not familiar enough with the dashes in BMWs to know, but worth pointing out.
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    Mpg? Worse than gtr!

    Sorry if I'm missing something, but if you're "blasting it down a long straight", what exactly are you expecting? The people who are getting mid 20s are driving it like normal people. If you thrash it (or any car), that will be the result. You can floor it in a diesel Vauxhall Astra and get...
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    new rs3 deals. plus question

    Yeah it's interesting that people believe it when they structure it - Jade walks away thinking that s/he has a discount, when actually s/he has been shafted to the tune of about £6k. If they paid £22k for a £28k car, but reduced a £51k car to £48k, they could have said "we'll sell you the RS3...
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    Do I stay with Audi or Switch to Porsche??

    Yeah fair, that's a very good deal! Ha - I get annoyed at how cheap they are in the US. It's the same figure but in dollars, so 1.5x cheaper!!
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    Do I stay with Audi or Switch to Porsche??

    Fine, but six years ago the Cayman that was on the market was the Mk I. It's significantly different to the Mk II, and we're about to get to the mid-life refresh of that, so that comparison is quite an old one. Comparing the 997 to the old Cayman is not really relevant any more - the journos...
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    RS3 vs M2

    I started this out of genuine interest for both cars, but do agree that it's become a bit of a slanging match. Does surprise me that adults cannot like what they like and discuss things without slating the opinions of others! It'd be nice to still have this open when any facelift 8V comes out...
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    A3 Facelift 2016 mule photos

    I don't think anyone here would go for them (since everyone is an S / RS / car fan), but MAN those wheels on the A3 cabrio are terrible. Low down models on German cars (BMW 3 / 5 series are particularly bad for this) are so tiny. I really think wheels make a car, and they are like the direct...
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    RS3 vs M2

    The person from video #1 is an a hole, and he's lucky he didn't kill someone else doing that (don't care if he kills himself, if that's what he wants!). #2 is awesome - and their car is probably full of number 2 after that - a very lucky escape!! :)
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    Do I stay with Audi or Switch to Porsche??

    I think people are exaggerating the relative benefits and pitfalls of 4WD/RWD on the road. A Cayman, or an M2 or whatever, will have WAY more grip and traction than a little Nissan Micra, Daewoo Matiz, Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500 etc. etc. - and plenty of them are driven round every day in the rain...
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    Do I stay with Audi or Switch to Porsche??

    I agree, but am just trusting that Porsche wouldn't release something that wasn't satisfactory to its customers. I think the new turbo 911 range still sounds very good, but hoping they can work some magic on the 4-pots. If companies like Audi and so on can produce small engined turbos with...
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    Do I stay with Audi or Switch to Porsche??

    My mistake - I meant he thought the GTS might retain a straight 6 (though also "confirmed" that the regular and the S will be turbo 4s, you're quite right).
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    Do I stay with Audi or Switch to Porsche??

    I think my next car will be a Cayman. I just think they're brilliant cars - and not that impractical because the boots (2 of them) are actually very big! Do bear in mind, though, that the new one is coming out in the Spring! I went to a Porsche dealer over the weekend for a poke around -...
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    RS3 vs M2

    Just to say: 4WD gives more TRACTION, not more GRIP. Mechanical grip is affected by tires, diffs, suspension and so on, not the number of driven wheels.
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    The Logistics of Buying a Car

    Thanks Jose - so it sounds like you might get stung if you have a long lead time on the car, as you just don't know how much you'll get for it. Certainly makes planning the finances difficult! I guess it'd be possible to get £500 down, place an order, then you could cancel in 2-3 months' time...
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    The Logistics of Buying a Car

    I am posting it on the RS3 forum because (i) I will be looking at a car approximately at the price of an RS3 (e.g. RS3 saloon, TT-RS); and (ii) it's one of the busier areas, with people who are / have recently gone through the purchase process. I bought my first ever car (S1), and of course...
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    Having an Rs3 for the day on Monday... cannot wait.

    Ha - "can you demonstrate the boot space by just climbing in, please?"
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    RS3 vs M2

    I don't think there needs to be a separate thread. There are normally only about 5 active threads on each vehicle section, and since this one has had 175+ replies it seems to be doing fine here?! It's meant to be a comparison of the RS3 and M2, which is relevant here - particularly as both...
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