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Old 01-11-2018, 11:13 AM
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1) Starting the car - every single time... sometimes I leave the door open when I start it to hear it even better
2) The feeling of the steering wheel in my hands - love the Alcantara (on the shift **** too)
3) Downshifts in sport mode...
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I'm feeling ya, I have a 2010 S5, I got my used a few years ago and it's old tech and all that, and I was really looking to upgrade here Christmas time and get what you got (or order one), but just cannot justify the cost at this time on my budget, so envious of folks who can afford. Little sleeper effect I imagine, imagine you might have taken a car or two by surprise if anyone sort of was in a race mentality, or just having fun on the freeway
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Individual mode, constantly fine tuning for the road conditions. So nice. Also, S mode for acceleration and deceleration, D mode at cruising speed (repeat often).
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Originally Posted by besttom View Post
1) Starting the car - every single time... sometimes I leave the door open when I start it to hear it even better
2) The feeling of the steering wheel in my hands - love the Alcantara (on the shift **** too)
3) Downshifts in sport mode...
Check, check and CHECK on all three of those!

I also love the car's "sleeper mode" as the local cops do not play the slightest attention to me (at least so far) which is just fine by me. When not listening to the exhaust note, I love turning up the tunes on the B&O system and try not to blind people with my HUGE SMILE.
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just wondering if its the same for the rs3 as the s3. when you downshift from 4th gear coming up to a corner and you quickly go to 2nd, does it take a second or 2 for 2nd gear to engage?
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Originally Posted by Diztek View Post
just wondering if its the same for the rs3 as the s3. when you downshift from 4th gear coming up to a corner and you quickly go to 2nd, does it take a second or 2 for 2nd gear to engage?
If in Dull Mode (Drive), then yes or at least a definite maybe (I haven't paid strict attention) but I have NOT ever noticed in Sport Mode. But now that I think about it I will try and remember to concentrate on that scenario going forward since both 2nd and 4th would be technically "together" (since I don't know the proper term for being on the same side of a dual clutch assembly). R, 2, 4, 6th vs 1, 3, 5, and 7th.
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would be great if you could chime back in with your findings. just to be clear, this is in manual mode.
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Just in case you aren't aware, the RS 3 will downshift to the lowest gear if you hold the downshift paddle for more than a second. It will also upshift to the highest gear available if you hold the upshift paddle for more than a second.
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1) I love the passenger mirror tilting down to provide a curb view
2) I love the throttle blips on down shift or up shift
3) I love how small the car is on the road
4) I love the front view big wide view
5) Panoramic Sunroof, my last car, a GTR didnít have it and man I misssed it
6) Headlight and drivers lights throw a wonderful cascade of light on the road
7) Front,side rear views
8) Sound insulation
9) Sound system, B&O is great from the factory
10) Sound and look of the 5 cylinder 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!
11) The fact that there arenít any tuning options out yet so I canít do anything silly.....yet.
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Originally Posted by adg44 View Post
Just in case you aren't aware, the RS 3 will downshift to the lowest gear if you hold the downshift paddle for more than a second. It will also upshift to the highest gear available if you hold the upshift paddle for more than a second.
OK, so now you've got me curious. First I didn't know that but I'm also "shocked / surprised" since I find it hard to believe in this day and age of smart electronics that it would let you over-rev the engine on a major downshift (going up to the top is bad enough aka lugging the engine) but surely there is some sort of automatic protection especially on a car that limits your revs when the engine is cold.

Am I wrong or simply not understanding what you said correctly?
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