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    audi A3

    just been out for a test drive for a friend in a 1.8T sport car felt very well built but wasnt as quick as id imagined thought it would have felt rappid compaired to my 1.8SRi dont get me wrong it would hav beaten mine

    anyway would you say that is right as were going back in the morning just wanted opinions realy

    Thanx

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    the 1.8 turbo aint fast unless chipped

    even at that it struggles against the Z20LET
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    ok just though it would have had a bit more poke to it realy still nippy just not fast

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    Was that the 150bhp or 180 bhp version you tried?

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    only the 150 bhp model didnt know they did a 180 bhp one standard

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    well look at it this way it is only slightly more up on power on your sri and your car is lighter
    Ibiza FR CR TDI with 203 BHP

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    Ah, I'm pretty sure The A3 could be had with the 180bhp engine in the quattro engine as well as 210/225bhp in the S3.

    The 150bhp version is going to feel a bit underwhelming in the A3 due to the weight but from personal experience the 180bhp is excellent motor with superb pull and fantastic power delivery, due to the variable vane turbo, superb pick up in all gears.

    I'm not sure if the 150bhp A3 had a 6 speed box but the 180bhp with the 6 speed is a fantastic drive.

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    dont mess with the 225 S3/TT engine with a nice GIAC remap...touching on 280bhp


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    craigy didnt realy think about it that way just heard the word turbo

    this wasnt a quattro or an S3 it was just a normal TSport i can imagin the higher powered ones are good fun

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    The higherpower versions are in a different league to the 150, also the cars equipped with the 6 speed box are deceptively quick because the engine is revving less, this used to catch me out on occasion on the motorway in my Leon with 6 speed box, finding my self doing 90 when I thought I was doing about 75.

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