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Old 08-03-2021, 01:21 PM   #51
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That's impressive if it's really a 100% bone stock car. The Civic Type R ring time for example was totally meaningless because it was a prototype and didn't represent a 100% stock car.
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Old 08-03-2021, 03:13 PM   #52
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I wonder if it's a square setup for the tires unlike the previous car with wider fronts.

Seems like the new AWD system has helped with the understeer.
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Old 08-03-2021, 04:11 PM   #53
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...earning the four-door the title of the fastest compact model at the Nordschleife.
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Old 10-26-2021, 03:21 PM   #54
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Reviews are dropping for the RS3, and its fantastic!



Looks more fun than an M2, and faster than the Mercades! Going to be the car to buy for best all around everything car.
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Old 10-26-2021, 03:29 PM   #55
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Reviews are dropping for the RS3, and its fantastic!

http://youtu.be/vRLg7F6P-RA

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Looks more fun than an M2, and faster than the Mercades! Going to be the car to buy for best all around everything car.
I love the green color. That might be my ideal car, were I not so cheap.
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Old 10-26-2021, 04:21 PM   #56
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I wish the front end wasn't so homely. This has to be the ugliest Audi in a long time. Audi realizes that cars can't spread COVID right? Why put a big black mask on the front end of the RS3?
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Old 10-26-2021, 04:41 PM   #57
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I wish the front end wasn't so homely. This has to be the ugliest Audi in a long time. Audi realizes that cars can't spread COVID right? Why put a big black mask on the front end of the RS3?
Looks a lot better than the previous S3/RS3 to me *shrug*
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Old 10-26-2021, 04:53 PM   #58
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Looks more fun than an M2, and faster than the Mercades! Going to be the car to buy for best all around everything car.
No MT means less engagement than M2. Really wish they still had an MT option.
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:37 PM   #59
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No MT means less engagement than M2. Really wish they still had an MT option.
how "engaging" can a modern car really be with abs, traction control, stability control, etc? modern manuals are so dumbed down and easy to drive it adds next to nothing.
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Old 10-27-2021, 11:59 AM   #60
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No MT means less engagement than M2. Really wish they still had an MT option.
M2 is RWD it's going to be more engaging regardless of the transmission. This car has always been a straight line missile that is passable taking corners. It's going to get smoked on tracks by an M2.
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Old 10-27-2021, 01:38 PM   #61
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The rear just gives me a bad vibe.

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Old 10-27-2021, 02:12 PM   #62
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What is the est MSRP?
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Old 10-27-2021, 02:31 PM   #63
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This car has always been a straight line missile that is passable taking corners. It's going to get smoked on tracks by an M2.
Did you not watch the videos???
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Old 10-27-2021, 02:42 PM   #64
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Did you not watch the videos???
Yes I have watched them. What's your point? This car competes more with an AMG CLA 45 that's a FWD based sedan (hatch in europe). M2 is a longitudinal engine RWD coupe and kind of lives in its own class as the last of the small, fast coupes that still have a manual transmission available.
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M2 is RWD it's going to be more engaging regardless of the transmission. This car has always been a straight line missile that is passable taking corners. It's going to get smoked on tracks by an M2.
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Yes I have watched them. What's your point? This car competes more with an AMG CLA 45 that's a FWD based sedan (hatch in europe). M2 is a longitudinal engine RWD coupe and kind of lives in its own class as the last of the small, fast coupes that still have a manual transmission available.
So why'd you bother bringing the M2 into the conversation?
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Old 10-27-2021, 03:37 PM   #66
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So why'd you bother bringing the M2 into the conversation?
I didn't. See post 54 for M2 introduction into the conversation.
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Old 10-27-2021, 03:58 PM   #67
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Yes I have watched them. What's your point? This car competes more with an AMG CLA 45 that's a FWD based sedan (hatch in europe). M2 is a longitudinal engine RWD coupe and kind of lives in its own class as the last of the small, fast coupes that still have a manual transmission available.
My point is, the RS3 is faster and more entertaining now than an M2. Easy to slide around, lets you change modes to go for more slide-y or more serious, and has already posted faster lap times than even an M2 CS.

If all you care about is manual transmission fun then ya, you will like the M2 better. But I find dual clutches just as fun and a car that can slide like that RS3 does in the videos yet still post crazy fast lap times is exactly what I consider an EXTREMELY entertaining car.
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These are all incredibly fast high tech fairly lux platforms. If you want a lively driving experience over all else, you buy a stripped out Lotus. This is like arguing over which candy is more healthy.
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I didn't. See post 54 for M2 introduction into the conversation.
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My point is, the RS3 is faster and more entertaining now than an M2. Easy to slide around, lets you change modes to go for more slide-y or more serious, and has already posted faster lap times than even an M2 CS.

If all you care about is manual transmission fun then ya, you will like the M2 better. But I find dual clutches just as fun and a car that can slide like that RS3 does in the videos yet still post crazy fast lap times is exactly what I consider an EXTREMELY entertaining car.
Figures that this is the first RS3 where I don't like the design.
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Figures that this is the first RS3 where I don't like the design.
It's still sedan only for our market which is infuriating.
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Old 10-27-2021, 07:06 PM   #72
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It's still sedan only for our market which is infuriating.
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Old 10-27-2021, 07:44 PM   #73
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It's still sedan only for our market which is infuriating.
Same with the AMG CLA. I'm not married to hatches or sedans but in the case of both the AMG CLA and the RS3 they simply look better in hatchback form.
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CLA looks so much better than this. They ruined the styling, IMO. I am going with M2 all day long or anything RWD based at this price point.
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Old 10-28-2021, 08:56 AM   #75
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The front end styling is a bit awkward and not as attractive as our 2019 S3. However, I'd still love to drive one. It sounds like Audi managed to bake in some of the excitement that is missing from the prior generation. Our 2019 is a great jack of all trades, but can be a bit aloof at times.
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