Buying 2012 RS3

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Buying 2012 RS3

Post by Scub37 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:31 pm

Seen a nice RS3 to replace my RS4, don't know too much about them what to look for running costs, are the brake discs as expensive as an RS4 and advice appreciated

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Post by pete62 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:56 pm

Scub37 wrote:Seen a nice RS3 to replace my RS4, don't know too much about them what to look for running costs, are the brake discs as expensive as an RS4 and advice appreciated
It's a bit of a ghost town on here for the rs3 try
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Re: Buying 2012 RS3

Post by HYFR » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:47 pm

don't bother, they are rubbish

B7 is much, much, much better !

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Post by pete62 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:04 pm

HYFR wrote:don't bother, they are rubbish

B7 is much, much, much better !
That's that then!

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Re: Buying 2012 RS3

Post by Scub37 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:05 pm

As my RS4 has been stolen think it's time for a change

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Post by daytonars3 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:59 pm

I have a 62 plate RS3. Not only is it not rubbish but the fact that I had 4 hassle free years with only routine servicing and a lot of fun driving it locally and overland has made it one of the best cars I ever owned. That 5 pot can deliver some serious power and you can double it without any fear of prejudicing reliability.

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Post by asifg » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:06 am

daytonars3 wrote:I have a 62 plate RS3. Not only is it not rubbish but the fact that I had 4 hassle free years with only routine servicing and a lot of fun driving it locally and overland has made it one of the best cars I ever owned. That 5 pot can deliver some serious power and you can double it without any fear of prejudicing reliability.
I love the engine but I've heard reports that the handling Ian great. As an owner, what do you think? I'm toying with the idea of a TTRS next but like the look of the RS3 too

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Post by daytonars3 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:56 pm

RS3 is practical inside and out. You get to carry 5 passengers and a pretty resourceful luggage boot makes things comfy. I don't know if use the car alone or in company. The TTRS is definitely nice to look at you know but the practicality of the RS3 wins hands down . I like the car alot and would not know what to get should I opt to sell it

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Post by marc1 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:41 pm

daytonars3 wrote:RS3 is practical inside and out. You get to carry 5 passengers and a pretty resourceful luggage boot makes things comfy. I don't know if use the car alone or in company. The TTRS is definitely nice to look at you know but the practicality of the RS3 wins hands down . I like the car alot and would not know what to get should I opt to sell it
5 passengers? Is the comfy boot for one of them then? :biggrin3:

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Post by daytonars3 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:43 pm

I went overland 3 girls and 2 boys. They did not have the build of rugby players that's for sure but they did just fine. :)

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Re: Buying 2012 RS3

Post by MikeFish » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:10 pm

Not sure about the 8P but the 8V has about the same room in the rear width wise as my B7 does. Boot is a lot smaller though.

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