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    S3 look alike

    Would anyone actually buy a A3 which looks completly like a S3 ?

    Am not sure if i would, because i would be cheating my self thinking its not really a S3

    but for the price its not bad

    http://pictures.autotrader.co.uk/ATD...a?id=203846762

    http://pictures.autotrader.co.uk/ATD...a?id=203846770

    http://pictures.autotrader.co.uk/ATD...a?id=203846776

    http://pictures.autotrader.co.uk/ATD...a?id=203846785

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    Re: S3 look alike

    Naah, still looks like an A3 from the sides, still good though

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    Re: S3 look alike

    Not bad, but would rather have the real thing.

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    Re: S3 look alike

    Someone has spent a lot of time and money on that, it looks ok, but i wouldn't buy it

    IMO - your better off getting the original if you can - otherwise your going to look a bit daft if you go up against a proper S3

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    Re: S3 look alike

    what engine is in it?

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    Re: S3 look alike

    it would be such a hassle insuring it properly and end up costing probablu close to a proper s3.

    just dig deep... get a loan... and buy an S3... you know you want to!

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    Re: S3 look alike

    S3s were not around on an "R" plate that's what gave it away to me.

    Beats me why people do this sort of thing. I wonder what the insurance implications are - even if it's not S3 powered if it looks like an S3 thieves are more likely to strike.

    Where I live, I saw an "RS3". We all know they don't exist, but someone had got a very authentic looking RS3 badge (you can get them on eBay). I wonder what it really was - unlikely to even be an S3, prob a 1.6 A3 daydreamer. (no offence to 1.6).

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    Re: S3 look alike

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    S3s were not around on an "R" plate that's what gave it away to me.

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    You sure?

    Thought they were released on a '98 plate... That would be an R - remember its when the car is registered and not manufactured....

    R was officialy a '97 but my A3 was a R & '98 so there is some element of "lapse"...

    I just pretty sure Ive seen a few S3 on R plates.

    I may be wrong though.

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    Re: S3 look alike

    They were made 99 onwards, so T-plate are the earliest, but most of them wear private S3 plates [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 look alike

    Funny, i saw an old S3 210 on a R plate yesterday, and the plate didn't look very private. And was in the old azure blue.

    But i maybe wrong too, again. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 look alike

    I also believe T-reg was the earliest....

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    Re: S3 look alike

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    Funny, i saw an old S3 210 on a R plate yesterday, and the plate didn't look very private. And was in the old azure blue.

    But i maybe wrong too, again. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    S3 did not start until '99 earliest so an original R plate is impossible

    Rich

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    Re: S3 look alike

    Nothing is impossible Rich [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img] maybe just disputable

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    Re: S3 look alike

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    Nothing is impossible Rich [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img] maybe just disputable

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    That BMW has really got to your head NSD [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/****_you.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 look alike

    [ QUOTE ]
    [ QUOTE ]
    Nothing is impossible Rich [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img] maybe just disputable

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    That BMW has really got to your head NSD [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/****_you.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]

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    the transformation has started.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 look alike

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    Funny, i saw an old S3 210 on a R plate yesterday, and the plate didn't look very private. And was in the old azure blue.

    But i maybe wrong too, again. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    S3 did not start until '99 earliest so an original R plate is impossible

    Rich

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Thought so, but needed to test all you veterans in Audi Lore. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 look alike

    pfffffffff

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    Re: S3 look alike

    Was on Ebay.

    Looks good.

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    Re: S3 look alike

    Would you buy a condom with a hole in it?

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    Re: S3 look alike

    depends on who your directing that remark too, as I'm sure I'm not the only one lost.

 

 

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