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Old 18 February 2010, 18:00   #41
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I haven't tried the S3, I do admit. However, my Sportback is the 'sport' version, which is therefore setup in a very similar way WRT suspension, springs, ESP, ABS, EBD, etc etc. Can't remember any more of the TLA's at the moment. And IIRC there's less than 1 sec difference 0-60. It's more than adequate for me, so why have something heavier and thirstier?
A3 diesel Sportback over an S3 quattro ... your talking over 12k of a difference in starting price !! and that aint for no reason ! .. go drive one, and not just for a day in town .. and come back and tell us they are the same car sheesh
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A3 diesel Sportback over an S3 quattro ... your talking over 12k of a difference in starting price !! and that aint for no reason ! .. go drive one, and not just for a day in town .. and come back and tell us they are the same car sheesh
I beg to differ, been in both an s3 and 2.0t quattro sline. Once chipped for£500 there is only about 15bhp difference. Both are 4wd but the s3 is set up like a go cart with 3k worth of seats for a kick off. On uk roads arguably the s3 maybe slower. On a track it will win hands down. For daily driving and roads it is just too hardcore. 12k for extras that are no use on the road. Same principle as comparing a touring car to an a4 road version.
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Ah, my mistake, I thought the S3 came with a 3.2.
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, so why have something heavier and thirstier?
If something's worth doing, its worth overdoing!
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Hi Stuart,

Have had an S4 of 2000 vintage and now an RS4, also 2000.

The standard "sports" seats in the S4 I didn't find comfortable.

The electric Recaros in the RS4 are much better.

Try both.

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RS4, also 2000.

The standard "sports" seats in the S4 I didn't find comfortable.
The RS4 is an animal and so is the RS6 ... after having a RS6 for a few days as a demo I was convinced I was going to lose my licence absolute mentalism ... but what fun

I agree about the 'S' seats .. firm .. hard and .. lets stop at the next layby so I can get out to stretch me legs
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The RS4 is an animal and so is the RS6 ... after having a RS6 for a few days as a demo I was convinced I was going to lose my licence absolute mentalism but what fun

I agree about the 'S' seats .. firm .. hard and .. lets stop at the next layby so I can get out to stretch me legs
If you get the big rs 4 seats you can't get in the back so you may as well buy the r8......unless you have a dog.... Then you get the avant I suppose!

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Point to note though I had a 2009 S3 2.0 TFSI Quattro 265 PS, it would have pulled pretty much any rib.....however it was not type approved to pull anything, the tow bar from any other A3 would have fitted, but it had no official rated tow capacity at all, therefore I dare say the insurance would be invalidated if you did.
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I love the S seats in my 2011 s3. I'm six four and they are super supportive and really comfy on long drives. Horses for courses I guess, I could drive the car all day and my five four wife feels the same.
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