2008 Audi S3 User Reviews

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Fast And Cool — it is a nice sport car, but it is not good for family use. it is designed for 1 person, it is good for track racing and 1/4 mile racing! also it is good for tunning, lot of options to increase power.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: speed and power

Cons: price and maintenance

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A Premium Priced Compact Sports Car Which Sadly Has A Lot Of Rivals That Do The Same Job For Less. —

The S3 is a really nice example of a swift A to B car. I can make fast and safe progress on a wet day and arrive to my destination comfortable an alert. These are the main factors that influenced my purchase. Other obvious reasons include Audi's build quality, reputation, brand and residual. The car is fairly neutral to drive and many have classed it as not much of a drivers car. If I'm honest though, it is a car that flatters my limited driving skill and gives me the confidence I need to have a spirited drive and not end up in a hedge. Overall: Rated it 4 stars simply because it is a very well mannered daily driver but it is not economical as soon as you start using the rev range and making the turbo spool up. Performance: A solid 4 stars for this too. Would have given it a 5 star, were it not for the fact that an Astra VXR or Ford Focus ST can offer very similar levels of in-gear acceleration for a fraction of the cost. Build Quality: Always a plus point for me and I awarded the full 5 stars. The S3 is a nice place to sit and as soon as people get into my passenger seat they always comment on the interior build quality. Elsewhere the car feels solid with no interior rattles and little road noise from either the tyres or exhaust system. Appearance: Even after a few revisions I think the S3 is looking a bit dated now. Having said that, I rarely buy a car purely on looks. The LED running lights do look very nice at night however. It gets 3 stars because I have always had a thing for hot hatches and although the high price and running costs goes against the ethos of a true hot hatch, it has a lovely 'planted' look about it and sits nice and low.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Effortless and swift progress from A-B in all conditions.

Cons: Expensive to run and repair.

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Haldex Upgrade Is A Must Have!!! — Stock was good... After Mod is even better!!! Mods done so far, Haldex Performance Controller Gen IV, Splitfire D Spark Max, Bluefin Remap & KW V3. Good build quality as expected from Audi. Practical for normal commute and fun when one chose for it.

Pros: Very safe with it's Quattro, maybe too safe.

Cons: Sitting at the back is not as comfy as the front as no air con vent apart from the one blowing on passengers' feet.

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Audi S3 Review — Overall performance is amazing, when compared with all other hot hatches, and most coupe's. Build quality, well its an audi, so it speaks for itself.. Appearance, personally i would say aggressive rather than gorgeous. Cost of ownership, not that high, until it comes to insurance. The car itself was quite exspensive tho, but in fairness it feels like it will last a life time. Fun factor is great, throw it round any corner at any speed and its great fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Performance, Build Quality, Fun, Appearance

Cons: Apperance (some tastes), Costs.

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You Have To Drive One Before U Die — I love the acceleration and aggressive finish, the ride is very stable at high speeds excellent braking....the finish inside is to the point..bits of silver triming and not a plastic feel...the sound system is awesome..you need to own one or test drive it..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: awesome

Cons: none

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Lagniape. An Unexpected And Special Surprise. — I didn't want to love it. I wanted a BMW M car. Don't drive one of these if you don't want one! Traded S55 AMG for S3 last week. I was so worried that I was too spoiled by the S Series luxury and the AMG engine. While this is not an S class sedan, it is a great "Driver's car". I'm happy with my decision.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Convertible.  Stylish metallic black exterior, red leather and carbon fiber finishing in interior.

Cons: Are you kidding me?

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My Audi S3 — 4 wheel drive great for heading to the mountains for some snowboarding, 265BHP gets you away from those bumper huggers, heated seats for wwhen you leave the slopes, gorgeous Midnight Blue colour, check profile for pics! So much fun to drive and be diven in, apparently!

Pros: Acceleration, handling, 4 wheel drive

Cons: Cant think of anything at the moment!

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Reviews From Other Years

2007 Audi S3 Reviews

Would Have Another One, Definately Go For The Rs4 Seats Next Tim! By Greg

This was a spectacular car but 300 miles to a tank meant that I was filling it up all the time using it as a daily commute!! Had to go diesel and boring!! Didnt help when Audi kerbed an alloy when it... Read More

Impeccable By Constantin

One of the best cars in its category with a proper price for what it offers. Incredible quattro grip system with unbelieavable engine... Absolutely flawless. Read More

2006 Audi S3 Reviews

Fast Audi S3 Sport By Nicky240

what i like is the speed of the car its great the acceleration is supurb there is no squeaks or rattles, interior is fantastic all leather, exterior body kit, costs alot to run insurance tax band is h... Read More

Ace!! By Sara

265ps, Optimum control and the very best in road-holding and precision manoeuvrability thanks to the advanced technology of the Haldex clutch, 0-50 in 4.7 secs, 4wd Read More

2003 Audi S3 Reviews

Audi S3 8l By Wayne

Performance - good, but not electrifying. Very decent when chipped though. Quite difficult to compare to a front wheel drive car though because of the quattro. What this means is the car is decepti... Read More

Really Nice Everyday Car Which Can Show A Sporty Site Whenever Needed By Kevin

The S3 is a cool car and with its 225 bhp you can have much fun. Another nice thing is the tweet of the turbo everytime you change gear! Read More

2001 Audi S3 Reviews

I'ld Like I'd Have Another One By Giulio

Performance - very little turbo lag and great acceleration, brakes have to be upgraded though Appearance - you can always tell when it is an S3 in the rearview mirrors Fun Factor - just one word: supe... Read More

The Understated Hot Hatch By Nick

Great seats and overall build quality Quattro gives loads of grip in all conditions 1.8T engine gives good blend of performance & economy, sounds a bit dull though. Slightly dull handling, steering l... Read More

2000 Audi S3 Reviews

The Beast By Isco

its a beast, 0 to 60 in 5 secs, Recaro interior, Bose sound system, kkk turbo, revotecnik chip, a really piece of art of sports cars, here in colombia exist only 40 of this models, perfect!! i us... Read More

My S3 By Stephen

Suspension is a bit hard, so sometimes on a bumpy road it's like the scene in Ace Ventura 2 "Lovely Country!" Good in the dry, be careful in the wet 4 wheel drive makes it a fun go cart to fling about... Read More

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