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    Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    Guys,
    I have a massive dilemma. I have an AMD chipped S3 but am getting really pissed off loading my newborn and wife into the back seats. I am considering upgrading to an RS4 and wanted feedback. I will throw this to RS4 forum also. I think I know the answers tho...... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    Definately RS4!!!

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    Well, I guess if it is getting difficult, and you can afford it, the RS4 is the obvious choice. Or S4, and modify it up to somewhere near RS4 spec.

    OR always use the wifes car when taking the baby anywhere, and make sure the wifes car is 4/5 doors.

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    sell the S3 to me and buy the RS4 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    Now thats a good idea Crafty. Deal done.

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    I do put the bird in the back and the sprogg in the front with airbag off. All I want is for one of you guys to confirm I must have the RS4 immediately. Even the wife is in agreement .... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img] I think she must be shagging the milkman...again. ! I'm meeting with my Audi sales guy this afternoon to give mine the once over and will keep you all posted.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

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    13k is a p*ss in the ocean these days - and think how much better it will make you, baby and mummy feel.


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    Mmmm, you have too much cash Golf Bygone, please send it too..... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

    But, oh yeah, if you afford the RS4 and running costs, then go for it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dancing.gif[/img]

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    Errm dont want to urinate on anyones parade here but...

    Used Rs4s are 38k up
    13k cash leaves 26ish to pay
    S3s are nice cars but even on the open market it isnt going to make 25k

    I think you're going to need 18k cash.

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    Crafty,

    Very true. Which is why I said "if you can afford it". RS4's are still a very expensive car, even s/h. But maybe Shagga can afford it? Lucky bastid! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    Crafty,
    You are correct on price (38,975.00). I have 6k put by and will need on my estimation another 13k to be 'SAFE'. I've looked at my S3 being worth around 23k but I will obviously need spare cash for the hike in insurance and any extra's I can afford.

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    Dealers's offered me 23,750.00....... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

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    Dealers's offered me 23,750.00....... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Thats bloody good!

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    Bloody hell take it

    No doubt he'll be banging it out for about 26k

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    That's a damn good price Shagga! Out of interest, did you declare the mods (alloys aside, guess they might have noticed those [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] ) to the dealer and did it make a difference to the price?

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    Just means the dealers making a lot on the RS4, or the RS4 is overpriced(?)

    Can never understand people who buy from main dealers! Sell the S3 privately and hunt around for the bargain RS4!

    D.

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

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    Just means the dealers making a lot on the RS4, or the RS4 is overpriced(?)

    Can never understand people who buy from main dealers! Sell the S3 privately and hunt around for the bargain RS4!

    D.

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    Warranty! (especially if its out of th original warranty) and got more of a com,e back from main dealers.

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    Re: Does It Stay Or Does It Go..?

    Looks like you're getting a good trade Shagga.

    I recently traded my 3dr A3 for a second hand Passat v6 (that's all we lower-class citizens can afford!).

    Make sure you get the car inspected thoroughly by someone you can trust. The passat is my second VAG car. My A3 had an oil leak coming from the rear of the rocker cover gasket. I had that replaced under warranty.

    I was lucky to get the Passat from a dealer. I managed to find a clean bodied car on my own, but didn't spot the oil leaks or the broken engine mounts (I thought it was simply a different feel to the clutch). I've just had the rear main seal and another seal (internal to the engine and near the crankshaft) replaced under warranty. They also changed the lower front engine mounts since they found them split and cracked.

    These are the perils of not checking the underbody thoroughly!!

    Anyway, it's something to think about when shopping for that next second hand car.

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