Goodbye for now

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Goodbye for now

Post by Nickyboy » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:05 pm

After 8 years of Audi I have moved on and am bloody loving every minute. I got a C63 with 6,800 miles for £41k! Unbelievable depreciation.

My RS 3 was mapped and had second cats removed so was a pretty obnoxious motor. Trouble is I drove like an :knob:

The C63 obviously is a completely different motor and is stacked with options and I am really loving the change.

Maybe be back in an RS again one day. Trouble is what am I going to get with anything close to the AMG noise.
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2014: 8V S3, Scirocco (mistake)
2013: B8 RS 5, 3.0T S5 coupe, B8 S5 cab - temp, B8 S4 avant
2011: 2.0T FL Octavia VRS
2010: 1.8T Octavia VRS

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Re: Goodbye for now

Post by Covkiller » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:25 pm

Looks like it's all down hill, maybe that's why it goes so well
RS4 B7, Mugello Blue, K&W V3 & HR ARBs, set up by Centre Gravity, Milltek Valved Non Res & cat bypass pipes, BMC air filter, braided hoses, DOT 5.1, Terraclean, MRC Full Carbon Clean, MRC remap 448PS 477NM, 20" S7 alloys with 4mm spacers & Hawke spigots 66.6 > 57.1, AP Racing front discs.

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Re: Goodbye for now

Post by bam_bam » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:59 pm

You're dead to us.
No matter where you go, there you are.

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Re: Goodbye for now

Post by 535dboy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:15 am

Nice one

Be interested to hear how you get on when the roads become less than perfect, in the cold wet sense.

I was tempted by one of those but wanted 4 wheel drive hence going E43.

I miss the V8 but it is as quick as the RS4 and the tech is far better than the Audi/c63 so I’m quite happy with my choice.

Ideally I’d have a E63s but that was another £30k more than mine spec for spec - mine has every option
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2012 Porsche Boxster S (981)
2015 Lotus Exige V6S
2016 Nissan Leaf twin turbo with Nitros

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2012 Audi RS4 (B8)

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Re: Goodbye for now

Post by Nickyboy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:21 pm

I got quite a lot of good tech on the C63. Someone really specced it up nicely for me. I’m comparing it to my RS 3 which is obviously very different.

For £41k and 6k miles it’s a bloody good motor.

Of course in the wet things will be different but actually I don’t care because it is so nice to cruise in. I don’t need to drive it hard all the time. Just hearing the AMG V8 burble away is pleasure enough.

I’m sure there’ll be times when I miss AWD but no car is forever so I’m going to enjoy it for what it is.

Glad you like the E43.
2014: 8V S3, Scirocco (mistake)
2013: B8 RS 5, 3.0T S5 coupe, B8 S5 cab - temp, B8 S4 avant
2011: 2.0T FL Octavia VRS
2010: 1.8T Octavia VRS

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Re: Goodbye for now

Post by Fatneck73 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:12 pm

I miss my C63...removed rear resonator and 2ndry cats (iirc). That sound is awesome.

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Re: Goodbye for now

Post by Nickyboy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:15 am

Fatneck73 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:12 pm
I miss my C63...removed rear resonator and 2ndry cats (iirc). That sound is awesome.
Who removed your secondary cats? I’m trying to get mine done but nobody wants to do it.
2014: 8V S3, Scirocco (mistake)
2013: B8 RS 5, 3.0T S5 coupe, B8 S5 cab - temp, B8 S4 avant
2011: 2.0T FL Octavia VRS
2010: 1.8T Octavia VRS

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Re: Goodbye for now

Post by 535dboy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:22 am

Is he referring to the 6.2 or 4.0?
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2012 Porsche Boxster S (981)
2015 Lotus Exige V6S
2016 Nissan Leaf twin turbo with Nitros

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Re: Goodbye for now

Post by Fatneck73 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:23 pm

Mine was like it when I got it I’m afraid so no idea. Mine was a real one aka 6.2 😂

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