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Hey

Just wondered how those two cars compare? i have only met an R32 going the opposite direction! would be nice to meet one going the same way as me. They are both the top range of the two models. But the R32 imo will probably have my little S3. Engine capacity will be an advantage over the little Turbo'd s3. We both have the same running gear. one thing i wish i had that the R32 does, is that lovely V6 sound thru the twin exhausts!

Are they both around the same weight? i think my s3 is 1400kg.

one thing i do know, i feel safer leaving the S3 in a car park compared to the R32.

so R32 owners how do you think they compare? or is like comparing chalk and cheese?
 

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I've had an Audi S3 previously.

They make better sense compared to say my R32 for a couple of reasons i.e. cheaper insurance, less fuel guzzled, its an AUDI etc etc.

I have found my R32 to be better handling and quicker than my S3, the R32 also has stiffer suspension. However the S3 was no slow coach either. R32 roars, but it obviously can't blow any bells and whistles. Which the S3 can do. Also like to add that my remapped S3 had more torque than the R32.

I've driven my R32 back to back against a few S3's....I won't mention the rest because I'm only here to offer help.
 

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Quote: posted by flyfs6 on 16/02/2005 17:45:28

I've had an Audi S3 previously.

They make better sense compared to say my R32 for a couple of reasons i.e. cheaper insurance, less fuel guzzled, its an AUDI etc etc.

I have found my R32 to be better handling and quicker than my S3, the R32 also has stiffer suspension. However the S3 was no slow coach either. R32 roars, but it obviously can't blow any bells and whistles. Which the S3 can do. Also like to add that my remapped S3 had more torque than the R32.

I've driven my R32 back to back against a few S3's....I won't mention the rest because I'm only here to offer help.

Are you talking about the time you got blown away by a standard, red 210bhp S3?[;)]
 

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LOL! Hell no!!!!! [^]

Cheeky !

The other driver was his cousin. I was giving chase for about 4 miles, I just wanted to stay behind him and tease him.

So if thats what you call being blown away - when not racing, thats fair enough.

Back to topic. Come one people, give us some more constructive input please. Pls don't make me rise to the bait.
 

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Quote: posted by cage on 16/02/2005 17:55:32

Are you talking about the time you got blown away by a standard, red 210bhp S3?[;)]

[^] funny. Interesting question though......must admit that I have a had a laugh or two with a couple of S3's recently and they do put up a good show, but as you mentioned earlier on the standard models cc's count in favour of the R32.

Still like the S3 though[;)]
 

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Love the S3....

But I love the R32 more....

Worth the difference?????

Well if you own a R32 then problem solved!
 

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My friend has a 225 S3 and we both get out to play reasonably often and swap cars too. I wouldn't say there's a great deal in them overall, but the R is definitely quicker at the bottom end and also when the speeds get silly if you know what I mean.

Both are pretty rapid but different all the same.

Maybe if my R32 had a few more miles on the clock and was 'run in' it would be a slightly different story? The S3 has about 28k on the clock, my R is on 6k.

Ash.
 

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My mate has a 210 S3, we had a little run down an empty bit of motorway a while back. He was a few car lengths in front as we came off the roundabout but I reeled him in and past him quite convincingly. The 6 pot really does come into its own at higher speeds. I guess it'll be a different ball game when he get's it remapped though.

I agree with ianhq on the car park scenario, the S3 is just a little bit more stealth than the R.
 

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Quote: posted by flyfs6 on 16/02/2005 18:01:38

LOL! Hell no!!!!! [^]

Cheeky !

The other driver was his cousin. I was giving chase for about 4 miles, I just wanted to stay behind him and tease him.

So if thats what you call being blown away - when not racing, thats fair enough.

Back to topic. Come one people, give us some more constructive input please. Pls don't make me rise to the bait.

Yeah yeah[;)] That's not what you told me, when you came round my house after.[;)]
 

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Quote: posted by Stewart on 17/02/2005 02:51:56

So is a chipped S3 quicker than a standard R32 or not?

i think so, revo'd s3 gets 265bhp and 297ish lb ft of torque!
 

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I have found that they are even chipped or not in both circumstances, as has been said though the r or v6 comes into its own higher up the rev range, reason being is most vw/audi turbo lumps start tailing off over 5000rpm so back to standard horse power of a 1.8 20v lump which aint much where the bigger N/A lumps are still going or at least are not tailing off so severely.

What you want on a turbo lump is a higher rpm spinning turbo that does not run out of puff at high rpm.
 

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