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Re: Can't decide: GTi or A3 3.2l v6
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2019, 02:26:50 PM »
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Re: Can't decide: GTi or A3 3.2l v6
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2019, 01:24:31 PM »
Strange question to ask on a GTI forum :) GTI of course!  :laugh:
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Re: Can't decide: GTi or A3 3.2l v6
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2019, 10:14:04 AM »
Only thing the A3 3.2 has over the GTI is sound. Apart from that I don't really see any benefit. GTI also easily tuneable to be quicker than the 3.2 lump. To improve performance on the A3 you would have to look at Turbo/Supercharger options which will cost an arm and leg.

Yep.  I spent about £2.5K on my old R32 trying to squeeze more juice out of it.  Shrick cams, headers, tuning etc etc.   The net result was about 280bhp  :grin:  It's the intake manifold - too much of a bottle neck.  Great for low down grunt, but super restrictive up top.  285-290 is the absolute max n'asp with everything thrown at it.

To be fair, keep an R32/A3 above 4500rpm and a tuned GTI will stuggle to get past it.  It's the midrange turbo thump that R32s can't compete with....and 200Kg less baggage!
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Re: Can't decide: GTi or A3 3.2l v6
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2019, 08:41:38 PM »
There’s a particular appeal to the AWD V6 cars to me - more a scenario if you like...

Forced induction.

We all know that the standard cars (and even those tweaked and tuned down the N/A route like Kev did) never quite match our boosted four-pots for easy, affordable power and fun. But I’ve always had a thing for those HGP twin turbo R32s. Grip, sound, and proper power. There’s no FWD Golf that’d live with one of those day to day. It’s just a matter of £££.

So they do have a place. Point is, I’d love an R32, but only as part of a plan that involved boost. We can all dream  :smiley:

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Re: Can't decide: GTi or A3 3.2l v6
« Reply #19 on: Today at 12:41:10 PM »
I own 5 audi’s All are 4x4 and Quattro’s .......4 are standard and 1 modified  :thinking:
Gti is works bitch but would I swop to using the Audi’s for work??????? NO as some are too iconic to do that and the other is highly modified (at her lowest I get 3mpg)
So happy medium for me as she is fast, light and fuel efficient enough to have fun on the way to work  :pomppomp: :laugh: