Audi S cars

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theplayingmantis

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1,667 posts

20 months

Monday 11th February
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greenarrow said:
theplayingmantis said:
Not RS not S line, just S (**EDIT - AUDIS) .

Be it ragging it through town centre at 40+ in a 30 or up your arse in the overtaking lane on the MW/DC despite there being traffic ahead preventing progress. Had this on A12 at weekend.

I get that Audi dont so some cars in RS spec (i think?) but why are S (EDIT** AUDI CARS) cars often driven as if they have something to proove?
this is not audi bashing thread please. im well aware of the rep of audi, but dont see it really much more than any other marques in the models that have been misbadged, or blacked out or debadged with just the 2 diesel exhausts (you get this in all marques that have such models,be it BMW, Audi, Merc etc), so dont want this to descend into audi bashing thread, as i dont think boggo audis are any worse in that respect than your equivalent in any marque.

I only see it consistently with the S variants. Be it S3 screaming up the town centre on a friday night, or s5/6 up your arse.

RS's are fine, ive only seen a few but never driven like bellends ime,

theplayingmantis

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1,667 posts

20 months

Monday 11th February
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roadsmash said:
Aw did a faster car overtake you and make you all upset? Oh diddums. biglaugh
oh dear

theplayingmantis

Original Poster:

1,667 posts

20 months

Monday 11th February
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roadsmash said:
aaron_2000 said:
roadsmash said:
Aw did a faster car overtake you and make you all upset? Oh diddums. biglaugh
Don't think an S3 would be quite as quick as his Alfa...
He didn’t specify an S3. You’re just assuming it is an S3, probably because of your hatred towards them.

The S8 plus will do 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, faster than the Alfa.
ive never seen an s8. sounds quick. imagine its a difficult in the bends though. twas ever thus

wormus

9,952 posts

141 months

Monday 11th February
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theplayingmantis said:
roadsmash said:
Aw did a faster car overtake you and make you all upset? Oh diddums. biglaugh
oh dear
I think this your answer. Knobs drive Audis.

pbarlow0032

410 posts

151 months

Monday 11th February
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Knobs drive all types of car. I drive an s5, it’s not leased and it’s worth less than a new fiesta. I don’t break the speed limit and I think I drive with respect for other road users. If I get the chance I like to give it a bit of a boot, and I put the roof down to hear it better. That might offend some people I guess? If people are so intolerant of others, then they can suit themselves.
I don’t see many S cars where I live, so I’m unable to generalise like the OP is able to. Around here, the cars I see driven like bell ends are Qashqais and jukes, but that’s because I live about 10 miles from the Nissan factory, so there are about 1 million jukes here. We used to have a Qashqai, again, having a Qashqai didn’t make me drive like a bellend. Being a bell end makes you drive like a bellend
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Leemcd

171 posts

70 months

Monday 11th February
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wormus said:
theplayingmantis said:
roadsmash said:
Aw did a faster car overtake you and make you all upset? Oh diddums. biglaugh
oh dear
I think this your answer. Knobs drive Audis.
This!

Backtobasics

1,101 posts

121 months

Monday 11th February
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roadsmash

618 posts

8 months

Monday 11th February
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theplayingmantis said:
roadsmash said:
aaron_2000 said:
roadsmash said:
Aw did a faster car overtake you and make you all upset? Oh diddums. biglaugh
Don't think an S3 would be quite as quick as his Alfa...
He didn’t specify an S3. You’re just assuming it is an S3, probably because of your hatred towards them.

The S8 plus will do 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, faster than the Alfa.
ive never seen an s8. sounds quick. imagine its a difficult in the bends though. twas ever thus
It’s very quick, fastest S in the range and faster than some of the RS models...

... thus making this thread kinda stupid. biglaugh


roadsmash

618 posts

8 months

Monday 11th February
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theplayingmantis said:
why are S cars often driven as if they have something to proove?
pbarlow0032 said:
If people are so intolerant of others, then they can suit themselves.
I don’t see many S cars where I live, so I’m unable to generalise like the OP is able to.
pbarlow0032 said:
Being a bell end makes you drive like a bellend
The next 30 pages summarised perfectly.

Mr Tidy

7,366 posts

65 months

Tuesday 12th February
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I see plenty of "S" cars and I've never had a problem with them. thumbup

It's the S-Line wannabees (mostly diesels) that cause the issues - like the AMG and M-Sport pauper spec lease cr*p. laugh

Mr Tidy

7,366 posts

65 months

Tuesday 12th February
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I see plenty of "S" cars and I've never had a problem with them. thumbup

It's the S-Line wannabees (mostly diesels) that cause the issues - like the AMG and M-Sport pauper spec lease cr*p. laugh

Chuck328

1,110 posts

105 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Well I like my little S3,

Racing up behind 500 hp Alfa's, M cars, AMG, etc. Showing them who's boss.

Blasting down the high street, merrily farting away, all for £300/ Month. What's more to like?

Woaaahhh...

Reality check.

Audi S3, family car, baby seat. Driven quite sedately (with the occasional boot (sans child)) Mrs and I quite happy with it. Normal people.

Cliche anyone????

( Oh and it's payed for, not leased) thumbup




RemyMartin81D

4,354 posts

143 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Hilts said:
MellowshipSlinky said:
Hilts said:
CzechItOut said:
Why did the snail buy an Audi S car?
So when he drove it fast people would say: 'Look at that S car go'.

Boom boom
Looking good, Billy Ray!
Feelin' good Louis!
Not the thread I expected to find Trading places quotes lol.

Tim bo

1,300 posts

78 months

Tuesday 12th February
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RemyMartin81D said:
Not the thread I expected to find Trading places quotes lol.
hehe

Took me a moment or two to place it.

Huw Janus

520 posts

6 months

Tuesday 12th February
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av185 said:
People forced to drive low rent pcpd Audis generally have a huge chip somewhere about their persons because they cannot possibly afford a proper car until they grow up. rolleyes
As regular as Mr Benn.
You seem to have the biggest chips round here.

Schmed

783 posts

10 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Audi drivers, bunch of s, often found with a chip on their shoulder about leasing smile .

S and RS’s driven equally crazily IME, but they certainly do move fast in a straight line.

mat205125

15,463 posts

151 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Section 8 said:
edd344 said:
Theres only about 50hp difference in the s3 and rs3. Not sure about other models.
S3 300 bhp
RS3 400 bhp


S Line . Tarted up cooking mobile Probably 140 bhp
Even if it were "only" 50bhp, I don't get the "only" reference ..... 50 bhp is a useful increase over the S car. Whilst a remap will see the gap close, and the bhp delta might feel expensive from the point of view of the price difference, it's not ideal to be comparing cars on cold statistics only.


mat205125

15,463 posts

151 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Ultrafunkula said:
It's a combination of them being so easy to drive fast and so unrewarding at speed that you have to push them all the time to get any satisfaction. That was my experience of my old S3 anyway. Great cars, just a bit frustrating.
This!!

Cruise at "normal" speeds, and you're just in a thirsty volkswagon with some nice interior materials.

Have a "squirt" on the throttle, and speed increases quickly, without much change in sensation for the driver.

Cruise control set at 70, 80, 90 or 100 mph won't feel appreciably different in most modern higher performance saloons. Audi are the kings of the fast car which completely removes the driver from all but the essential inputs, and bare minimum of feedback.

thecremeegg

1,144 posts

141 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Never owned an Audi but this topic is so dull. Replace Audi with any other "premium" marque and it's the same.

Aiminghigh123

85 posts

7 months

Tuesday 12th February
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As others have said it’s the s line oil burners trying to prove a point and exactly the same with BMW and Mercs. My old 9-3 Aero out guns most of them and they hate it. From what I have noticed in last year of my commute proper Ms AMG and RS are driven pretty sensibly. I only remember once some Merc came up behind me flashing lights so I nailed it. Got to 135 before thinking ok this is obviously a proper one. Moved over and it was a c63AMG being driven by an old lady!!!!