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K1 to R or S4

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by JF77, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. JF77

    JF77 Full Member

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    I have K1 at the moment and is now 3 years old. I have seen a nice 2011 R for sale and I tempted but I said I wanted something bigger.
    Should I take the plunge or wait a year until the V6 S4 avant comes into my price range?

    J
     
  2. CLAREBILL

    CLAREBILL Guest

    i enjoyed driving the cupra R, i would recommend that espcially if it has all the gadgets.
     
  3. ElasticTangent

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    The S4 is a very nice car. I'm not sure if it feels as agile as the Leon and is a lot of money. Very well built with a gorgeous interior. A mate has one as a company car.
     
  4. robdf2

    robdf2 Yellow is the best

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    what year S4?
    you on about the twin turbo v6?
     
  5. ElasticTangent

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    It's supercharged isn't it?
     
  6. Spirit Furtive

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    Gotta be the supercharged B8 as the old 2.7 turbo would already be in his price range.
     
  7. robdf2

    robdf2 Yellow is the best

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    thats why i asked ;)
     
  8. ste-lfc

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    I am keeping the leon now till the s4 (b8)is within budget ......12 mths hopefully....I have looked at a lot of cars lately including an R at 17k but really not worth the extra over mine.....
     
  9. w8scc

    w8scc Kasper the K1

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    Cupra r should have been a 2.5 turbo with 4wheel drive.. Then it would be worth those extra few pounds ;)
     
  10. connorh

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    id agree with s4. Better car in so many respects.
     
  11. InfernalBadger

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    Im looking at an S4 to replace my Cupra. They just don't seem to be coming down in price though :(

    The V8 S5 is tempting as you can pick one of those up relatively cheap.
     
  12. RobH

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    Theres better cars for the money than an S5 mate those things are a barge and "only" have 350hp i say only as it has to move that huge weight around. The B8 S4 charged v6 on the other hand is very nice. Has to me at least mapped though ;)
     
  13. InfernalBadger

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    Tbh, I haven't driven one, just love the look and would like a V8, lol. I would love an S4 but they are a good £8k more expensive than the V8 S5.

    Other choices are a BMW 135i or 335i coupe, they could be mapped as well I suppose to get silly power (yes, I know I could tune my Cupra up to silly power but I'm not really interested in that).

    Other random option is an Evo X 330 or 360 but the running costs would just be too high I think :( Not sure I want another 2l Turbo engine either, lol.
     
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    I've seen one at just under 20k as I've been looking recently, really nice motor but coming up to 5 years old. I'm sold on a focus RS though!
     
  15. InfernalBadger

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    Yeah, age is an issue, but I'm not made of money yet so can't afford a nearly new one :( Shouldn't have bought the wife a new Hyundai ix35!!

    A Focus RS is 'nice' I have no interest in getting another hatchback, lol.

    Sorry for the thread hijack btw, in answer to the original question, no way would I go from a K1 to a Cupra R, definitely change car! You don't live long enough to have the same car twice!
     
  16. Signor Whippy

    Signor Whippy Active Member

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    Get an rs4! When I went and bought my cupra, they had one in the showroom. The seats are divine!
     
  17. steroidchris

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    I'm glad that you have such a dilemma. I could only wish to buy such cars.
     
  18. InfernalBadger

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    Too old tbh, you are right about the seats though.
     
  19. OldNick

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    Focus RS with Mountune if you can find it. Thats what I'm going for after my K1. The Cupra R is just too similair to the K1, and in some ways I dont think looks as good (or different enough!)

    Nik
     
  20. cupra_ahhh

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    Hmm lucky boy! A second hand supercharged S4 is about £25k if IIRC. Very tempting, considering some people are paying the same, if not more for a Cupra R.

    As the Focus, IMO that's a fabulous looking car, and you cant really go wrong with a Ford. You dont want an S5, there is no tuning options. You have to get a forced induction car, that way if you get bored you can get a remap...if you get bored after that, stick on an exhaust...etc etc.
     

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