Why the RS 3 handles so badly

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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by John Johnson » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:29 pm

Yeah . It surprised me at millbrook but the suspension is a tad soft but it's quite perky
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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by Ian_C » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:58 pm

Yes I had a rear wheel rubbing the wheel arch liner
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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by John Johnson » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:19 pm

Yeah so did I
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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by Dave_Hedgehog » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:39 am

nice trolling :)

if you think the RS3's engine is a long way north of the front axel try looking at an RS2 or a urquatty :biggrin3:



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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by Daytona3 » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:53 am

Agree with Dave 100%. TBO I like the way the 3 handles especially when it's curvy uphill bits. With all the front end weight bias evident in that pic earlier on I am surprised the 3 handles so well....

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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by mark0006 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:50 am

HYFR wrote:The engine might as well be in another post code!

Thats funny :beerchug:

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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by sixspeed » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:51 pm

Why can't Audi sort their packaging out? That top-down view is pretty appauling.
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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by Nickyboy » Thu May 01, 2014 7:44 am

sixspeed wrote:Why can't Audi sort their packaging out? That top-down view is pretty appauling.
I reckon the new RS 3 will have the correct package. The current S3 certainly has as it is really nimble, great fun and has a lovely interior (need to spec it though, of course). Let's just hope they use some of the pros of the S3 and then just crank it up then they have got a real winner for the next RS 3.

I am sure Audi have seen all the negative RS 3 feedback (current owners excluded) and will really go to town on it. Especially with the A45 entering the market and the M135i getting cracking reviews. Audi have no choice but to make it a cracker, although shouldn't all RS cars be cracking?
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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by John Johnson » Thu May 01, 2014 9:53 am

Dave_Hedgehog wrote:nice trolling :)

if you think the RS3's engine is a long way north of the front axel try looking at an RS2 or a urquatty :biggrin3:



i loved the 1M coupe, came very close to buying one, but for me on the road (with me driving) the 1M would not see which way i went in the 3

looking at how little they have depreciated i still regret not getting one :bash:
True and theres 20-30 years or progress since then .... Amazingly
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Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by Dave_Hedgehog » Thu May 01, 2014 9:58 am

Driving the rear and front wheels compromises engine position, the RS3 engine is better positioned than many 4WD cars because it's transverse not longitudinal (RS2)

It's a worthwhile compromise because of the vastly superior power delivery and better performance

The new platform may be better sorted but so far it's only using the terrible 4 pot engine, an engine so crap they have to put a fake sound speaker in the engine bay lol

The next RS3 is not going to a skunkworks car but rather a stock line mass produced car which may get the 4 pot as if fits easily, lots of rumours ATM most saying 4 pot
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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by PJC » Thu May 01, 2014 10:07 am

This weeks Autocar states 2.5ltr 5 pot.

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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by Nickyboy » Thu May 01, 2014 10:26 am

Dave_Hedgehog wrote:Driving the rear and front wheels compromises engine position, the RS3 engine is better positioned than many 4WD cars because it's transverse not longitudinal (RS2)

It's a worthwhile compromise because of the vastly superior power delivery and better performance

The new platform may be better sorted but so far it's only using the terrible 4 pot engine, an engine so crap they have to put a fake sound speaker in the engine bay lol

The next RS3 is not going to a skunkworks car but rather a stock line mass produced car which may get the 4 pot as if fits easily, lots of rumours ATM most saying 4 pot
Just like the crap 3.0T Audi engine and 4.0TT BMW engine using noise enhancers?

Also, of course the new platform is only using a 4 pot, it's a small car and the RS is yet to released which could be a 5 pot. Why would they make a 5 pot S3, or 5 pot diesel? There's no need.

The next RS 3 isn't going to be a skunkworks car, I think people just hope it's not like the 8P RS 3 and going off the 8V S3 it should be a good one.
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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by bam_bam » Thu May 01, 2014 4:02 pm

RS2 had a cast-iron engine, not really a fair comparison. Also, it had quattro, not haldex. Apple juice versus orange juice.
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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by Nickyboy » Thu May 01, 2014 5:57 pm

bam_bam wrote:RS2 had a cast-iron engine, not really a fair comparison. Also, it had quattro, not haldex. Apple juice versus orange juice.
I think orange juice is better than apple juice. :assflash:
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Re: Why the RS 3 handles so badly

Post by klauster » Thu May 01, 2014 6:02 pm

Nickyboy wrote:
Dave_Hedgehog wrote:Driving the rear and front wheels compromises engine position, the RS3 engine is better positioned than many 4WD cars because it's transverse not longitudinal (RS2)

It's a worthwhile compromise because of the vastly superior power delivery and better performance

The new platform may be better sorted but so far it's only using the terrible 4 pot engine, an engine so crap they have to put a fake sound speaker in the engine bay lol

The next RS3 is not going to a skunkworks car but rather a stock line mass produced car which may get the 4 pot as if fits easily, lots of rumours ATM most saying 4 pot
Just like the crap 3.0T Audi engine and 4.0TT BMW engine using noise enhancers?

Also, of course the new platform is only using a 4 pot, it's a small car and the RS is yet to released which could be a 5 pot. Why would they make a 5 pot S3, or 5 pot diesel? There's no need.

The next RS 3 isn't going to be a skunkworks car, I think people just hope it's not like the 8P RS 3 and going off the 8V S3 it should be a good one.
Most of the people that knock the RS3 8P have never actually driven one... point to point the RS3 is a fast capable car and with very little cash can be transformed into something special.
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