Right so I've owned a lot of performance and non performance cars in the past and I'm very picky on how my cars run.....
However my problems with the s3 might just be me being picky and expecting too much from what is an old car I suppose or may be problems so this is where I need help, I'll list the issues I have below...
# changing gear the revs hold or rise?
# hunting on idle
# smell of oil
# occasionally squeaky belt sound only happened couple of times
# brakes feel spongy / bit of travel when you jump on them ( just had new discs and pads all round )
# flat spots in rev range
# electric seat driver side won't tilt back but lumbar and up / down works
I've already had new discs and pads all round, had 4 wheel laser alignment done, had to change coolant cap, oil cap and rubber,
And had two new rear coils as one had snapped! And had to have part of exhaust welded as sleeve was f8cked and was blowing.
Now I know some of these seem minor and my previous car to this was a new focus st 225 which I thought was fantastic and had no problems with at all...... But just want to know what you more experienced guys think, and can you recommend anyone (specialist) that could sort all these for me or anyone tell me if I can fix them myself this would be better!
Any more common problems I should look for or check? Just to add too the car has a forge 007dv already so know that won't go.
Many thanks in advance ( I know may not sound like it but i am a massive fan of the s3 just wishing Id bought a new one)