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    Thumbs down A case of you get what you pay for.

    In this case, a '53' plate Noggy Blue S3 for £2.5k, bargain or what?!

    Turns up outside my house with what sounds like bottom end rattle - Ouch, and on closer inspection, it's not got it's original engine!

    Still, I thought I'd give it a scan, and it had quite a few DTCs aswell.

    Nasty!


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    If it needs a new engine..... I have one.....Middle of next month....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cecilthesausage View Post
    If it needs a new engine..... I have one.....Middle of next month....
    I think it needs more than a new engine mate, a rewire of a few things on top methinks, but I will keep you in mind.


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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    Hmmmmmm, thing is S3s are actually going for silly money now as well aint they, guess its a case of win some loose some.

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    Didn't get it off eBay from down this way did you? Chavy wheels and stickers on it?

    If so, I was offered it too.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    I'd be questioning why it's had a engine swap mate and the new engine is not well too! Must of had a mega hard neglected life........
    Keep us up to date mate, good luck!

    Sean

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    Hay Jo I will also have my bam block and head if you are in need in a few weeks, I've finaly started to build my large port lump yeay..

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    Another S3 jojo?

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    JoJo Branson expanding the fleet again

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    A case of you get what you pay for.

    Jo, if you need a hand with the leccy's just give me a shout, you know it's what I do :D
    Currently rolling in a SKODA!!!

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    Lol, you guys, not my car man, I was just helping a guy out. After dropping the bad news, I just left him to it, what else could I do? Not my problem really. It was a Noggy Blue one on a 53 plate, with Silver leather option like mine, and pretty standard looking, no stickers, just standard 17" rims.

    I may need to source an engine for him if he decides he wants to fix it, but it drives, albeit, a bit smokey with a noisey bottom end. I'll stop short of not posting the full reg to embarrass the guy, he look gutted!


    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
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    Lol! Drop the bad news then eski....... Yeah it's knackered mate, Gunna cost you thousands, cheers , bye! I love it . Bet his face was priceless

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    Jo you sold him a dodgey s3 like you did to me you dodgey cracker!
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    A case of you get what you pay for.

    No doubt a result of the dreaded blocked pick up pipe. Kills so many 1.8Ts
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    Guys got rights tho to take it back for a full refund surly private sale or not

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    Dont think you have many/any rights if you buy privately.
    Might be good to post the Reg no on here in case it goes up for sale soon again.

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    Am sure you got the right unless sold with recept implying there I'd no warranty with the vehicle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Den13 View Post
    Am sure you got the right unless sold with recept implying there I'd no warranty with the vehicle
    You have zero right to return or get a refund when buying privately. Even if the car falls in half down the road. Obviously if it's stolen that's another matter.

    And a 53 S3 for 2.5k, put a replacement engine in and you've got an S3 for 3.5k. Not the end of the world at all.
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    You've got rights if the seller has misled you in this case it appears that he has

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