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The Cardinal

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I replaced my 2018 S3 with a 2016 RS3.

Part of the attraction was an Audi Exclusive colour and big spec to go with a drivetrain upgrade. It’s a pre-facelift with the last of the iron block 5-cyl engines and optional super sports exhaust. Meaning that now-illegal noise is the compensation for losing my old S3’s Tech Pack.

Cars like the Golf R32 are already history and the RS3 will be headed that way soon, too. I’ll have owned both before they got too old for daily use.
 
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Mr Freeze

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I replaced my 2018 S3 with a 2016 RS3.

Part of the attraction was an Audi Exclusive colour and big spec to go with a drivetrain upgrade. It’s a pre-facelift with the last of the iron block 5-cyl engines and optional super sports exhaust. Meaning that now-illegal noise is the compensation for losing my old S3’s Tech Pack.

Cars like the Golf R32 are already history and the RS3 will be headed that way soon, too. I’ll have owned both before they got too old for daily use.
Loved my Mk5 R32 it is the only car I have ever regretted selling
 

tigerhonaker

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Hi Terry,
It wasn't me who commented on the price of painting the key, but I had looked at your spec, and your options alone cost more than twice the price of my 987 after exchange rates! Not saying it's not worth that or that I wouldn't go for it if money was no object.
I look to buying a Cayman as a daily rather than a collector's car and the base makes sense compared to Audi's latest offerings and prices, if you don't go mad on the options. I did think the Porsche Bose system in the 2020 Cayman I took out was very disappointing though at the side of the S3 B&O. Unfortunately the flat 4 engine and steering feel of the 718 was also bit of a let down compared to the 987.
The Cayman is still the top of the list, possibly in EV format when it eventually arrives and things have settled down.
Hi Matt,

My Badddddddddddd on the key price thing I should have looked closer.
The pricing on any Porsche is expensive I think.
And the Cayman 718 GT4 loaded-up can get to me Super-Expensive.
I thing mine is actually a nice build and even me leaving off so many-many options it's was still costly.
Well costly to me !!!

I drove the new 4-0 litre 718 GTS a few weeks ago....that was amazing....but not a car to use as a daily driver....your car is even more hard-core...so hats off to you mate...enjoy it to its best
jassyo06,

Well my Good-Man the GTS 4.0 is a heck of a lot more Streetable than my GT4.
The 2021 GT4 is actually in reality built by Porsche as a Track/Racing car not actually for the street.
Mine is not being tracked or raced but I can say it's certainly not what the majority of people would want to use as a Daily-Driver on the street.
My wife's car is a VW Golf R so that's actually for the majority of daily use.
The Golf R is an Awesome Machine and easily for use on the street and Long-Distance traveling.
And the cost is much easier on one's pocket.












The day we actually picked-up the 2021 Porsche Cayman 718 GT4 at Porsche of Nashville.










Terry
 

jassyo06

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Hi Matt,

My Badddddddddddd on the key price thing I should have looked closer.
The pricing on any Porsche is expensive I think.
And the Cayman 718 GT4 loaded-up can get to me Super-Expensive.
I thing mine is actually a nice build and even me leaving off so many-many options it's was still costly.
Well costly to me !!!


jassyo06,

Well my Good-Man the GTS 4.0 is a heck of a lot more Streetable than my GT4.
The 2021 GT4 is actually in reality built by Porsche as a Track/Racing car not actually for the street.
Mine is not being tracked or raced but I can say it's certainly not what the majority of people would want to use as a Daily-Driver on the street.
My wife's car is a VW Golf R so that's actually for the majority of daily use.
The Golf R is an Awesome Machine and easily for use on the street and Long-Distance traveling.
And the cost is much easier on one's pocket.












The day we actually picked-up the 2021 Porsche Cayman 718 GT4 at Porsche of Nashville.










Terry
Awesome is that Speed yellow? or another PTS yellow paint?
 
The pricing on any Porsche is expensive I think.
And the Cayman 718 GT4 loaded-up can get to me Super-Expensive.
I thing mine is actually a nice build and even me leaving off so many-many options it's was still costly.
Well costly to me !!!

Pricy yes, but you can (or can't at the moment) buy a base Cayman and tick nearly £9k of options for the similar price of a TTS Vorsprung. Makes it look a bargain as a daily driver. It won't quite have the performance or handling (or discount) of the TTS but I know where my money will be going when the time comes. And Gentian Blue looks incredible in the flesh!
 

jassyo06

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Pricy yes, but you can (or can't at the moment) buy a base Cayman and tick nearly £9k of options for the similar price of a TTS Vorsprung. Makes it look a bargain as a daily driver. It won't quite have the performance or handling (or discount) of the TTS but I know where my money will be going when the time comes. And Gentian Blue looks incredible in the flesh!
I had the TTS VORSPRUNG 320ps best Audi ive driven...drove a few 718 Cayman 's boxsters of which l love the boxster is the looker of the 2....negatives of the 718 the dashboard and centre console...outdated apart from that it's still a superb car
 
I had the TTS VORSPRUNG 320ps best Audi ive driven...drove a few 718 Cayman 's boxsters of which l love the boxster is the looker of the 2....negatives of the 718 the dashboard and centre console...outdated apart from that it's still a superb car
The Porsche dash must have the most useless analogue speedo ever fitted to a car. I can't remember ever looking at mine whilst on the move. No doubt the 2025 EV 718 will have some form of VC if that's important to you. There are plenty of negatives with the Porsche, one being main dealers that lift you leg considerably higher than Audi when it comes to servicing. The main positive for me is the way the Cayman/Boxster drives and feels on the road and what mine seems to give back compared to my S3. So would be my choice - certainly over the current Audi S3 or TTS offerings.
The positive of the TT is its better performance/handling and practicality (I don't need that though with Mrs T having a "sensible" car). A fantastic a
car, but one negative of the TT for me is that it looks a bit of a lump for a sports car and that in reality, it's just a Golf in a posh frock.
First world problem because I really only NEED a car to carry a bit of stuff and get from A to B... Dacia Duster?
 

AlS3BE

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This is probably going to be my next ..S60 Polestar.

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I quite like the polestar 2 but not cheap if you get the long range dual motor.
would only get an electric car through work salary sacrifice/company car to benefit from tax breaks.
 

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I quite like the polestar 2 but not cheap if you get the long range dual motor.
would only get an electric car through work salary sacrifice/company car to benefit from tax breaks.

Its why I like the S60 being a Hybrid, not full electric.

Does around 30miles on battery alone, has 405bhp, 4.4second 0-60, Ohlins suspension, AWD, seats so comfortable and supportive that Audi could only dream of, full of tech that Audi options would have you spending a small mortgage on, and the MPG is immense, oh and its a proper looker compared to the new super fugly A/S3.

They do hold their prices though, hence why I am biding my time as I buy to own not rent.
 

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Am no expert here but test drove a Kia EV6 GT-S (or similar name) 321 hp 4WD today.

Performance very good but not to S3 level.
Some plastics a bit scratchy
Boot space somewhat wedge shaped but similar volume assuming you can use it.
>300 mile range
Tech blows the 8V and 8Y into the last decade. Eg indicate and dash shows a wing mirror cam pointed at the kerb for that side - reverse and get 360 degree cam. HUD and more.
Power output port so it can power other Devices in a power cut like kettle, household items.
Not cheap but when you load an S3 with equivalent options (pano roof, ACC, memory seats, matrix/adaptive LED headlights etc) it’s not a huge premium.
7 year warranty and 7 year internet connect included.
 
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AlS3BE

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Am no expert here but test drove a Kia EV6 GT-S (or similar name) 321 hp 4WD today.

Performance very good but not to S3 level.
Some plastics a bit scratchy
Boot space somewhat wedge shaped but similar volume assuming you can use it.
>300 mile range
Tech blows the 8V and 8Y into the last decade. Eg indicate and dash shows a wing mirror cam pointed at the kerb for that side - reverse and get 360 degree cam. HUD and more.
Power output port so it can power other Devices in a power cut like kettle, household items.
Not cheap but when you load an S3 with equivalent options (pano roof, ACC, memory seats, matrix/adaptive LED headlights etc) it’s not a huge premium.
7 year warranty and 7 year internet connect included.

The ev6 is meant to share the same platform at the Hyundai ioniq. There’s a 600 odd bhp one coming soon that looks interesting.
Looking at Evs for the mrs and the ev6/ioniq is on the shortlist but mainly depends on who can deliver a car faster. Couple of Audi dealers already said to me it’s 12 months depending on lode. Tesla and merc seems to be faster.
 

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Agree other manufacturers may be able to deliver faster.

Know you have a saloon just now but those with hatchbacks yet wanting performance have fewer options or have to go SUV-esq to get one eg Model Y
 
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AlS3BE

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Agree other manufacturers may be able to deliver faster.

Know you have a saloon just now but those with hatchbacks yet wanting performance have fewer options or have to go SUV-esq to get one eg Model Y

Mines a sportback and does what I need it to do for now. Gonna keep it a while and go ev for mrs. Need something a bit bigger as family bus.
Mrs doesn’t need silly power or acceleration but would be a nice bonus for me.
 

pburv

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I’m starting to look for a replacement for my facelift s3 black edition sportback pre-gpf model. I seem to have ran out of ideas what is a good replacement.
I was at the dealership today and a basic s3 with a couple of options is coming in at £100 more per month. Which wasn’t too bad but feels like I’m getting a lesser car for more money per month and hitting the £500+ Road tax.
would be good to see what you guys have moved on to and any good suggestions.
Ideally similar performance but open to left field suggestions like a defender. Other options is to keep it and maybe give it a tune instead.
seems like a good time to sell but not to buy.
Haven,t regretted changing to my Cupra Ateca from my S3 saloon.
Basically an s3 but better.
 
I’m starting to look for a replacement for my facelift s3 black edition sportback pre-gpf model. I seem to have ran out of ideas what is a good replacement.
I was at the dealership today and a basic s3 with a couple of options is coming in at £100 more per month. Which wasn’t too bad but feels like I’m getting a lesser car for more money per month and hitting the £500+ Road tax.
would be good to see what you guys have moved on to and any good suggestions.
Ideally similar performance but open to left field suggestions like a defender. Other options is to keep it and maybe give it a tune instead.
seems like a good time to sell but not to buy.
I would say hold off buying anything new at the current market as it looks like a **** show. A nice stage 1 tune transforms the car. Would suggest getting it done on a dyno than some back yard plug and play software.
 

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I would say hold off buying anything new at the current market as it looks like a **** show. A nice stage 1 tune transforms the car. Would suggest getting it done on a dyno than some back yard plug and play software.

Its not going to get better, as so many cars now are under-specced because of chip shortages, so the used market is going to be dismal for years to come.
 
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