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So after nearly 7 years with the mk7/7.5 R hatch, I took the decision to get the “Golf +”, ie the rs3
 
I purely went for it due to the noise. Really. Had the golf sounded better I would have kept it / got the mk8 R but I wanted more sound and was willing to pay the price for it. The R is a terrific package and was only “let down” (and that’s a leap really as it’s a small point) by the sound from the 4 pot…
 
True to form I’ve got another black car and having collected last night it’s dirty already
 
Will post up more info for anyone who is interested so feel free to ask any questions but for now a brief summary:
 
Gone for saloon purely due to looks. Golf is more practical for sure so another compromise.
 
Only had 15miles on it when I collected so still taking it easy but below 3k rpms it’s very ordinary on part throttle, which is great as it will help it be an every day road car (which being able to do it all was the golfs party piece imho).
 
The exhaust sounds brilliant even though it’s brand new. Really happy especially knowing it’s going to get better with more miles too…
 
Interior tech I prefer the golf so getting used to it still but that may be due to the latest mmi approach Vs older tech in the mk7.5 which I found really easy to use.
 
Range appears to be similar to the golf for now, but we shall see on that front!!
 
Will add a few pics when I can get out to do so… but it’s just nice to have it and be mobile again after 4 months without a car

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So after nearly 7 years with the mk7/7.5 R hatch, I took the decision to get the “Golf +”, ie the rs3   I purely went for it due to the noise. Really. Had the golf sounded better I would have kept it

Still very much familiarising myself with the car but initial thoughts are it’s a good decision made.

Cleaned her up - feel like you get to know the car a bit better when you clean them up too. Drips in and around the boot are a pain - same mirror drips as the R had really need a air drier style so

55 minutes ago, keano said:

So after nearly 7 years with the mk7/7.5 R hatch, I took the decision to get the “Golf +”, ie the rs3 emoji23.png
 
I purely went for it due to the noise. Really. Had the golf sounded better I would have kept it / got the mk8 R but I wanted more sound and was willing to pay the price for it. The R is a terrific package and was only “let down” (and that’s a leap really as it’s a small point) by the sound from the 4 pot…
 
True to form I’ve got another black car and having collected last night it’s dirty already emoji23.pngemoji23.png
 
Will post up more info for anyone who is interested so feel free to ask any questions but for now a brief summary:
 
Gone for saloon purely due to looks. Golf is more practical for sure so another compromise.
 
Only had 15miles on it when I collected so still taking it easy but below 3k rpms it’s very ordinary on part throttle, which is great as it will help it be an every day road car (which being able to do it all was the golfs party piece imho).
 
The exhaust sounds brilliant even though it’s brand new. Really happy especially knowing it’s going to get better with more miles too…
 
Interior tech I prefer the golf so getting used to it still but that may be due to the latest mmi approach Vs older tech in the mk7.5 which I found really easy to use.
 
Range appears to be similar to the golf for now, but we shall see on that front!! emoji23.pngemoji23.png
 
Will add a few pics when I can get out to do so… but it’s just nice to have it and be mobile again after 4 months without a car emoji41.png

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Congratulations keano!  
 

Looks very nice from above!  Be great to see more pics at the various angles so we can truly appreciate it. 😁

 

Sounds like it’s already a winner with you sound wise.  I’m sure you’ll get used the other differences over the Golf and enjoy the whole package.  Look forward to hearing more about your thoughts on the car as ownership grows and the miles go on.  
 

 

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Congratulations keano!  
 
Looks very nice from above!  Be great to see more pics at the various angles so we can truly appreciate it. 
 
Sounds like it’s already a winner with you sound wise.  I’m sure you’ll get used the other differences over the Golf and enjoy the whole package.  Look forward to hearing more about your thoughts on the car as ownership grows and the miles go on.  
 
 

Yeah not the best pic but weather isn’t great for pics currently

Will get more shortly though.

All being well hopefully will get the golf again in estate form too so can have the best of both worlds.
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RS3/S3 look so much better in sedan.
Much less practical (longer, less boot space, small opening) but it is really beautiful.

Those wheels are perfection as well
the angles, the symmetry … just right
Best wheels Audi ever make IMHO

I still have an issue with the honeycomb plastic
just slapped there on the back … really, Audi,
It’s a 3.5sec 0-60 car, you don’t need to pimp it.

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RS3/S3 look so much better in sedan.
Much less practical (longer, less boot space, small opening) but it is really beautiful.

Those wheels are perfection as well
the angles, the symmetry … just right
Best wheels Audi ever make IMHO

I still have an issue with the honeycomb plastic
just slapped there on the back … really, Audi,
It’s a 3.5sec 0-60 car, you don’t need to pimp it.

Oddly the saloon has a larger boot (in terms of litres) albeit as you say it’s not so easy to actually use

But meh, it gets two suitcases in there easy and that’s all it will need to carry so does what’s required of it.

I think they will be the Bain of my life when it comes to cleaning it but in black you don’t really notice it so much…

It’s a lot more aggressive in person than in pics too.
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18 minutes ago, keano said:

Oddly the saloon has a larger boot (in terms of litres) albeit as you say it’s not so easy to actually use


makes a 7.5 wagon yet more imperative. Haha

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makes a 7.5 wagon yet more imperative. Haha

I am looking… just want used prices to settle so I don’t lose a load of cash straight off the bat when they do - will happen this year though

I’ve been renting when needing to and it’s worked out pretty well actually - had a Skoda kodiaq and was really rather impressed by it
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Order a 8R Variant … wait a year … become the envy of us all

I know the boot volume is bigger in theory
But it’s only made for suitcases or boxes
If you want to get a pair of bicycles in there
Or anything odd shaped - you can’t

But it is the most beautiful and elegant thing in Audi
Saying that from experience (see pic)

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Order a 8R Variant … wait a year … become the envy of us all

I know the boot volume is bigger in theory
But it’s only made for suitcases or boxes
If you want to get a pair of bicycles in there
Or anything odd shaped - you can’t

But it is the most beautiful and elegant thing in Audi
Saying that from experience (see pic)

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Haha nice

No way would I be taking bikes or anything odd around in the rs3 so it’s not an issue. It would be if I didn’t have other cars of course
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