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  • #64816

    fredeng
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    Interested to hear people’s views on the new RS3 coming out?

    Obviously a rival to our RS, along with the AMG A45, some obvious improvements on this new model including BHP now pretty much at 400.

    The inside for me wipes the floor with the RS (more carbon fibre and layout is perfection) however exterior wise I just think it’s not as sporty and mean.

    Obviously taking brand in to account and specification, this car top whack is about £60k- so pretty much £20k+ more than a fully specced Mk3.

    Now I’m not saying I’d want to purchase one of these (however tempting!) but I would definitely be very keen to test drive one and see how it compares. Needless to say these RS3s sound DIVINE and apparently this new model goes like an absolute beast and gear changes are as good as a GT3 RS.

    Interested to hear people’s opinions.

    Fred

    #64820

    bobcat
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    UK - England

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    It’ll be the RS for me all the time ?



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    #64822

    Philb65
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    UK - England

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    If you can afford one have test drive or you’ll never know what it’s like. Does seem one helluva car but at the price point it’s not fighting the RS, there is no comparison.

    #64824

    71-bda
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    UK - England

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    if I had one leg then I would want an auto, while I can use a clutch, I will stick with a proper gearbox ! RS all day. simples



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob, thats now been replaced by an RS knob innit.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #64832

    alexm05
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    UK - England

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    I test drove one before my RS purchase. Epic engine, sounds amazing and much nicer inside. It is ridiculously fast but just not as fun to drive. I was quite happy to choose the RS and save a significant amount. However, I am a big fan of fast Audi’s and will defo look again for my next car.

    #64833

    CaRSrus
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    UK - Scotland

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    If I was in the market for a £60k car, I’d test drive it back to back with a loaded M2…..about £55k. The fact that the RS can do what it does at that price point, even with its humble Ford badge, makes it a bit of a marvel.

    #64837

    Kenny
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    UK - Scotland

    Posts: 3869

    From a previous Audi owner they are good cars and well put together but definately not as exciting as an RS.

    I do like the RS3 but being about 50% more when you add some extras on I didn’t think it was worth the money and also they depreciate alot worse than an RS.

    #64838

    Kenny
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    UK - Scotland

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    I actually seen one today and had a good look round it.

    Agree with Fred I think the current model is a bit more aggressive than the new one

    #64850

    jasoni
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    UK - England

    Posts: 346

    I really like it,  one at the local Audi garage. Would like to test drive but definately may consider as next car.

    #64855

    Laren Guthrie
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    Australia

    Posts: 31

    The 5 cylinder bark they have is something else!

    Basically a $100,000 car here in Australia though, big price difference to the RS which I paid $60k for fully optioned.

    #64869

    fredeng
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    UK - England

    Posts: 145

    All interesting views.

    I do find it intriguing that people think its not as exciting to drive as the RS?

    I just personally feel what’s not to like about driving a four wheel drive 400bhp with gear flaps?! Sounds very racey and exciting to me.

    Needless to say, I’m quite the happy boy with my RS at the moment with my Remus catback ??

    #65136

    nauli
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    Australia

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    Yep $100K in Australia for the RS3 vs just under $60K for a fully optioned RS…there’s no way it’s worth $40K more (nor could I afford it).

    But I agree it would be a great car to have….but only in the sedan version since the hatchback looks dated and very ordinary….

    #65138

    71-bda
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    It just looks like an ESTATE CAR to me !!



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob, thats now been replaced by an RS knob innit.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #65139

    71-bda
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    UK - England

    Posts: 8090

    Sportback? nothing sporty about its back at all, this is what i would call a sportback !!

     

     



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob, thats now been replaced by an RS knob innit.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #65140

    bobcat
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    UK - England

    Posts: 10011

    Doesn’t do it for me, as Mike states it looks like an estate

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