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    Should I buy a 2014+ Audi S3?

    Looking at buying a new car. Has to have four doors, obviously it also needs to be fast. Would definitely prefer no older than 5 years old and relatively low kilometers.

    Budget is $35k.

    2014-odd Audi S3 with S line package looks to be a good option. I like the S4's also but they seem to be a little out of budget unfortunately.

    Something like this (photos are awful): https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/coop...dan/1216085871

    Anything else I should be considering here?
    Randy De Puniet has had more crashes than any other rider in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

    #2
    I sold mine about 6 months ago. Nice car, practical, reasonably quick etc... Good buying at 35k
    '60 VW Kombi Ute
    '62 Morris Mini
    '15 Audi S3 Sedan - SOLD
    '10 G6E Turbo - SOLD
    '99 RZ Supra - SOLD

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      #3
      Originally posted by QABB View Post
      I sold mine about 6 months ago. Nice car, practical, reasonably quick etc... Good buying at 35k
      Did you get your S3 tuned at all? They seem to respond very well to dump, intake and tune.

      Have seen some sell for as low as $30k with 100k+ kms. Lot of car for the money although ideally I'd prefer around half that many kilometers. Not sure if I prefer the sedan or hatch at the moment. I think the sedan looks better but I do like the practicality of a hatch.

      Can't help but like this also: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...-5757840/?Cr=0
      Randy De Puniet has had more crashes than any other rider in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

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        #4
        missing one letter Rs3.....

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          #5
          Why not a Golf R?
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            #6
            Originally posted by kedderz View Post
            missing one letter Rs3.....

            Haha, I do like the RS3. They sound great... little spendy still though unfortunately.


            Originally posted by trent from punchy View Post
            Why not a Golf R?

            Definitely an option although I feel like the Audi interior is much nicer, especially in S line guise with the diamond stitched leather seats.
            Randy De Puniet has had more crashes than any other rider in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

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              #7
              I had a 2015 s4 and a 2016 s3. The S4 was an awesome car but was a bit numb unless you were really pushing it. The s3 can make you giggle after a shit day at work on side streets at under 80kmh

              On ramp shenanigans and smiles at 120kmh+, s4. Traffic light grand Prixs and giggles at 80kmh or less, s3. And a solid car in most other ways. Mine was the sedan (because it's all the US got), if it was a hatch I'd probably still have it but it just got a bit too tight after my son was in a full size rear facing car seat... Sloping roof and tight door opening made that difficult
              Originally posted by myshortyboomba
              I've had many gauges in cars. I always found the conrods react faster than a gauge.

              you can always hear them when they break and they stop the engine immediately so you can't do any more damage.

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                #8
                A mate got one and traded it 8 months later for an Exige to exorcise the demons of blandness. He's a bit of a string back glove, all about the tactile sensation kinda guy though. I took it for a rip and it seemed fine to me.
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                  #9
                  Audi of that era were bulletproof too once they sorted all the DSG and oil control problems in about 2012.
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                    #10
                    Drove one the other week.

                    I'd love to give an RS3 a go.
                    Originally posted by brewdles
                    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                      #11
                      My old one is at the dealer where I traded it:
                      https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...AG-AD-17080840

                      i paid 61k for it new, got 29k as a trade about 5 weeks ago.

                      only non standard thing on it is the turbo muffler delete that I couldn’t be bothered removing before trading it.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Fraud View Post
                        I had a 2015 s4 and a 2016 s3. The S4 was an awesome car but was a bit numb unless you were really pushing it. The s3 can make you giggle after a shit day at work on side streets at under 80kmh


                        On ramp shenanigans and smiles at 120kmh+, s4. Traffic light grand Prixs and giggles at 80kmh or less, s3. And a solid car in most other ways. Mine was the sedan (because it's all the US got), if it was a hatch I'd probably still have it but it just got a bit too tight after my son was in a full size rear facing car seat... Sloping roof and tight door opening made that difficult
                        Interesting to hear a comparison from someone who has owned both. Were either tuned? The S4's seem pretty damn rapid with supercharger pulley upgrade and tune...

                        Which did you prefer overall? Living in the depths of Sydney it'll be hard to make full use of the S4.


                        Originally posted by Monza View Post
                        A mate got one and traded it 8 months later for an Exige to exorcise the demons of blandness. He's a bit of a string back glove, all about the tactile sensation kinda guy though. I took it for a rip and it seemed fine to me.
                        Haha, fair enough although I normally play with superbikes for that kind of experience.

                        Originally posted by Bob Vegana. View Post
                        Drove one the other week.
                        And?


                        Originally posted by MickyD View Post
                        My old one is at the dealer where I traded it:
                        https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...AG-AD-17080840

                        i paid 61k for it new, got 29k as a trade about 5 weeks ago.

                        only non standard thing on it is the turbo muffler delete that I couldn’t be bothered removing before trading it.
                        Damn, was about to say "Nooo, I'd have given you $30k for it no problem" but just realised no S line = no deal. The S line seats, harmon kardon sound, magnetic ride control, radar cruise, nicer wheels etc are actually big selling points for me personally.

                        Looks pretty bloody clean though...
                        Randy De Puniet has had more crashes than any other rider in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

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                          #13
                          Octavia VRS?
                          Originally posted by brasher
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                            #14
                            S3 +tune> Rs3
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                              #15
                              No
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