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      07-12-2020, 05:58 AM   #23
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Had an S3 way back when - soon got bored of it. MPG not great either and likely to be no better than 40i. Build quality average too. Get the GC before they ruin it with the new Bugs Bunny teeth version soon. Might also become a classic when nobody actually buys one with that hideous new grille...

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      07-12-2020, 06:19 AM   #24
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Hereís a nice rolling performance comparison between the 2 cars.
The S3 is on the left and the 440i GC (stock not mppsk) on the right...
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      07-12-2020, 09:29 AM   #25
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As an ex-440i GC owner which had an MPPSK I'd pick the 440i with MPPSK. Only reason I got rid of my 440i GC for an SQ5 was due to back issues as the 440i GC sits rather low.
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      07-13-2020, 09:48 AM   #26
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Thanks again for all the replies, genuinely some really helpful advice.

Went to visit a Estoril 440i GC on Sunday and took for a test drive. Quite nice as due to their COVID restrictions they only let you out on your own, which suited me. Really nice car to drive with plenty of poke, plus the boot is massive! Car lookes awesome in blue, its one of thoese colours that seems to look slightly different in pictures so good to see in the flesh.

Looks especially nice as comes with the m sport plus package, so nice 19" wheels. Car's really well spec'd with 6k of options, including adaptive suspension etc.

Long story short, put a deposit down this morning and all being well collecting this weekend! Very excited!

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      07-13-2020, 10:21 AM   #27
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Stunning car - congrats

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Thanks again for all the replies, genuinely some really helpful advice.

Went to visit a Estoril 440i GC on Sunday and took for a test drive. Quite nice as due to their COVID restrictions they only let you out on your own, which suited me. Really nice car to drive with plenty of poke, plus the boot is massive! Car lookes awesome in blue, its one of thoese colours that seems to look slightly different in pictures so good to see in the flesh.

Looks especially nice as comes with the m sport plus package, so nice 19" wheels. Car's really well spec'd with 6k of options, including adaptive suspension etc.

Long story short, put a deposit down this morning and all being well collecting this weekend! Very excited!

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      07-13-2020, 10:23 AM   #28
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Looks very nice! Great choice looks well kept in the pic, I love my 440i GC and havenít looked back since.
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      07-13-2020, 10:50 AM   #29
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Thanks again for all the replies, genuinely some really helpful advice.

Went to visit a Estoril 440i GC on Sunday and took for a test drive. Quite nice as due to their COVID restrictions they only let you out on your own, which suited me. Really nice car to drive with plenty of poke, plus the boot is massive! Car lookes awesome in blue, its one of thoese colours that seems to look slightly different in pictures so good to see in the flesh.

Looks especially nice as comes with the m sport plus package, so nice 19" wheels. Car's really well spec'd with 6k of options, including adaptive suspension etc.

Long story short, put a deposit down this morning and all being well collecting this weekend! Very excited!

Congrats, great looking car, great engine and it seems like a great spec.

Enjoy! When is collection likely to be?
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      07-13-2020, 11:02 AM   #30
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Nice colour choice. Better than the endless greys we see on here

Of course Estoril blue is second only to SRB!

With the adaptive suspension, it's almost two cars. Soft and comfortable when you need it or put it all into sport when you want to have fun!
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      07-13-2020, 01:04 PM   #31
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Looks stunning, in a different class to the S3 IMO. Sport setting on aptive suspension will sharpen the handling up nicely when you're in the mood, and comfort absorbs the speed bumps nicely when you've not. You won't get the power down on cold damp roads if you're too heavy on the accelerator though!
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      07-13-2020, 02:44 PM   #32
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Nice one - great car

Now... how long before the forum talks you into the MPPSK
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      07-13-2020, 03:40 PM   #33
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Nice one - great car

Now... how long before the forum talks you into the MPPSK
It's at the dealership already. If the OP doesn't ask the question, someone on here will!

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      07-13-2020, 04:56 PM   #34
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Great choice OP.
Loved my previous Estoril blue beemer.
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      07-13-2020, 07:37 PM   #35
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Looks good from the front and side but pretty dull at the rear, but replacement tips and m performance difuser can help.
Congrats - I'm pretty sure it will be all the car you could ask for.
If you want fun, get the mppsk.
As for the rear, I think it looks great like the rest of the car

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