Audi S cars

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Gio G

1,847 posts

147 months

Tuesday 12th February
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OP, I assume your Alfa QF is a victim of people wanting to test it's performance, as at the moment every man and his dog are testing them on YouTube waxing lyrical how awesome they are (apart from when it is cold or wet) With respect to S cars, sounds like a sweeping generalisation and many on here love to criticise the brand at any opportunity, given it is a pretty successful model range.

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Johnnytheboy

17,263 posts

124 months

Tuesday 12th February
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As a general rule I've found the "2nd from the top of the range" model of any car is driven the most cockishly.

stongle

1,151 posts

100 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Aiminghigh123 said:
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!!!!
In Germany? If this happened at all......

av185

7,601 posts

65 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Schmed said:
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.
Very true.

And it is in the corners where things start to fall apart.

theplayingmantis

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1,667 posts

20 months

Tuesday 12th February
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roadsmash said:
It’s very quick, fastest S in the range and faster than some of the RS models...

... thus making this thread kinda stupid. biglaugh
ive just googled it, seems its a special S+ version is the big boy. It seems to be in place of an RS8 (which deosn't seem to exist?)

wonder how many of these beats exist on UK roads, love to see one.
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roadsmash

618 posts

8 months

Tuesday 12th February
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theplayingmantis said:
roadsmash said:
It’s very quick, fastest S in the range and faster than some of the RS models...

... thus making this thread kinda stupid. biglaugh
ive just googled it, seems its a special S+ version is the big boy. It seems to be in place of an RS8 (which deosn't seem to exist?)

wonder how many of these beats exist on UK roads, love to see one.
Irrelevant.

Perhaps you should edit your OP to reflect only the S cars you have a problem with.

theplayingmantis

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1,667 posts

20 months

Tuesday 12th February
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roadsmash said:
theplayingmantis said:
roadsmash said:
It’s very quick, fastest S in the range and faster than some of the RS models...

... thus making this thread kinda stupid. biglaugh
ive just googled it, seems its a special S+ version is the big boy. It seems to be in place of an RS8 (which deosn't seem to exist?)

wonder how many of these beats exist on UK roads, love to see one.
Irrelevant.

Perhaps you should edit your OP to reflect only the S cars you have a problem with.
irrelevant to what? an interesting car that i imagine is incredibly rare and an RS in all but name.

has this turned into an argument about what the fastest car?! whose dad is the hardest? whose todger is bigger?!

again how odd.

want some fish with that chip...jeez

wonder what you were banned for in your previous username on here?

Tickle

3,007 posts

142 months

Tuesday 12th February
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roadsmash said:
It’s very quick, fastest S in the range and faster than some of the RS models...

... thus making this thread kinda stupid. biglaugh
Out of interest, what track(s) is the S8 the quicker then the smaller 'S' models? Genuine question as I imagine its quite a lump to stop and take bends at speed.

theplayingmantis

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1,667 posts

20 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Tickle said:
roadsmash said:
It’s very quick, fastest S in the range and faster than some of the RS models...

... thus making this thread kinda stupid. biglaugh
Out of interest, what track(s) is the S8 the quicker then the smaller 'S' models? Genuine question as I imagine its quite a lump to stop and take bends at speed.
it 0-62 time is immense per wiki (well the S8+) so certainly sounds quick, given its size probably not great in the corners.

sorry i should be busy editing the OP as apparently this is about how fast they go now confusedrolleyes


roadsmash

618 posts

8 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Your OP suggests that those who drive S cars have something to “proove” however you seem to only have concern towards the slower S cars in the lower model range such as S1-S5.

So therefore generalising the whole S range is wrong.

Maybe people just choose certain S cars because it’s right for them?

Perhaps they want something a bit quicker than an A but not as ‘mid life crisis’ as an RS.

theplayingmantis

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1,667 posts

20 months

Tuesday 12th February
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roadsmash said:
Your OP suggests that those who drive S cars have something to “proove” however you seem to only have concern towards the slower S cars in the lower model range such as S1-S5.

So therefore generalising the whole S range is wrong.

Maybe people just choose certain S cars because it’s right for them?

Perhaps they want something a bit quicker than an A but not as ‘mid life crisis’ as an RS.


where have i expressed concern against specifically the 'slower' S cars. yes ive used 2 examples admittedly that i put s3 and 5 in, but i could easily replace the numbers of the car (apart from s8 as have never seen one) in the examples if i so wished as S6/7's are driven even more aggressively than the others.

im generalizing my experience in the southeast as that's all i can go on. ime they are driven like cockwombles in an aggressive manner, and there's plenty around here. your opinion is different. if we all thought the same would be pretty boring world.

as someone posted above, the m cars, amgs and RS are driven sensibly on the main that i see.
i would hardly say RS is mid life crisis car than any other nice whip is.

Meridius

1,085 posts

90 months

Tuesday 12th February
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IMO there are aggressive and inappropriate drivers of all types of cars, vans, supermarket trolleys, its more to do with the person than the marque. But because Audi S cars are so point and squirt quick, while making silly pops and bangs, they stick out more and turn everyones disapproving heads. Mercedes are probably the worst offenders ive noticed.

tril

154 posts

12 months

Tuesday 12th February
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I notice it more from people driving lease/poverty spec Audi S-Line, BMW M-Sport or Merc AMG-Line cars more than actual S or RS cars. I drive an RS3 and don't notice that many people giving it large to try and race me

MellowshipSlinky

10,713 posts

127 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Why are poverty spec cars usually referred to as leased?
More than likely to be a company car of which the driver has no choice

I know loads of people who lease, and none have poverty spec.

dave328

341 posts

160 months

Tuesday 12th February
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theplayingmantis said:


where have i expressed concern against specifically the 'slower' S cars. yes ive used 2 examples admittedly that i put s3 and 5 in, but i could easily replace the numbers of the car (apart from s8 as have never seen one) in the examples if i so wished as S6/7's are driven even more aggressively than the others.
That's a sweeping generalisation - how many S6/7s do you see on a weekly/monthly basis? They are rare, far fewer about than the RS6 (which in itself is a fairly unusual sight).

Rawwr

21,371 posts

172 months

Tuesday 12th February
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Is it a diesel?
Is it German?
Is it black/grey/white?

Confidence is high that it'll be driven... interestingly.

Alex_225

3,060 posts

139 months

Tuesday 12th February
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You see this a lot with cars that aren't the fast model but are styled as such. They will be driven as if they are the fast model so it's not uncommon for them to be speeding, trying to push other cars out the way etc.

I think it goes for many models though, whether it's an A Class diesel that looks a bit like an A45 or 3 series with an M badge on.

It's not always the way but often someone who specifically adds the AMG/RS/M styling packs to normal cars, they know that these fast models exist and think/hope in some way theirs is now comparable.

The irony is that many drivers of the seriously fast version out there, feel very little need to prove how quick their car is!

tril

154 posts

12 months

Thursday
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MellowshipSlinky said:
Why are poverty spec cars usually referred to as leased?
More than likely to be a company car of which the driver has no choice

I know loads of people who lease, and none have poverty spec.
I said poverty OR lease spec cars

joefraser

653 posts

49 months

Thursday
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theplayingmantis said:
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,
You've said it yourself, you see more S than RS so the amound of idiots will be higher.

S models are fairly common, even moreso if you add in the misbadged brigade.

AlB82

2 posts

Thursday
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More often or not on the motorway I see performance cars being driven slowly - owners desperately trying to get their MPG back up into the 20s or limping it to the garage to fill up again biggrin