So, following on from this thread Am I Being Stupid? I'm pretty much set on coming over to the darkside/from the darkside, and getting an S3 8L.
Now, I've read the stickies and threads on buying an S3 so I'm aware of the facelifts, different engines, when certain bits need replacing such as haldex oil+filter, cambelt etc, but I'm still after a bit of reassurance.
I don't want to spend more then £4k, more around the £3.5k figure, and the examples I'm finding are anything from 100k miles up to 150k. The high miles don't put me off as long as it's been looked after properly with good/full service history. I'm just worried about the big things that could go bang and cost a bit of money such as turbo etc.
Other than the obvious, what should I be looking for and what should I be looking to avoid? In other words, please reassure me that I'm making the right choice . I really don't want to end up with a nail like I kinda did with the A3 I've got now.