Hello everyone, I've owned my S3 for about a year now, It's my first euro car after playing with Jap cars for some years. Firstly a big thanks to all the folk here that contribute and supply information to help others fix the **** that seems to constantly go wrong with these things - It is a massive help! I live in Australia and getting work done here is usually a case of "bring some lube with you for when we position our pineapple firmly in your ass"
However, I do the majority of work myself (apart from anything specialized) as I am reasonably mechanically minded/able, and can follow instructions well. In fact I actually thoroughly enjoy the achievement of fixing things myself and saving some $$$ at the same time.
Anywho the car is a 2002 S3, Dolphin grey and was bought basically stock with the exception of an APR tune (195kw) and the uprated Haldex controller. The previous owner also fitted M3 style mirrors as someone broke a factory one and the cost of a replacement one was downright offensive - Audi have a gigantic pineapple down here, much larger than most others. I plan on retrofitting the factory ones as they look much better and am not really a fan of body modifications.
Here are some pics: