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    Looking for an S3... remap/100k

    Hi Guys

    I am looking for an S3 however I slightly limited by my budget so looking to spend between 5-7k so probably looking at one with 70-100k on the clock.

    Any advice on this? and would you have a car remapped that had done 100k?

    Cheers in advance..


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    My honest opinion is S3 for £5-7k = leggy example, but it will be an S3.


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    for that money your better off going for a better A3... IMO

    Daz - Audi A3 - 18" rs4 alloys - Weitec ultra gt 30mm kit - pipercross panel filter - tints all round - facelight rear lights - clear side repeaters - german style plates - flip out dvd touchscreen hu

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    What he said, a 1.8 turbo would be better. For that money you either get a shining A3 or a shocking S3.

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    Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    As above.

    Buy a later A3 with the K03s turbo and then make your A3 faster than an S3.

    7K's worth of S3 will be a bag of spanners.
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    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comments.. so you wouldn't be tempted by any of the following. If you could give more details as to why you think these would be bad buys.

    http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/190993.htm

    http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/203971.htm

    http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/210199.htm

    Thanks again in advance...

    Cheers

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    I've been looking at the following one quite seriously too..

    Any advice welcome

    Cheers.

    2000 AUDI S3 S3 Quattro 3dr [225] Hatchback

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    Manual, 92,000 miles, Black. ABS, Alarm, Alloy wheels, Body coloured bumpers, Central locking, Climate control.vdo sat nav,reversing aids,fash.yr mot,taxed. 7,500. ono



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    Personally I held out for about 5 months before i found the S3 i wanted, as said above there are a lot of ropey ones kicking around nowadays.

    with &#163;5 - &#163;7k I think you would struggle to find a decent example although you may be able to get a early 99 car if your lucky and can wait for the right one to come around.

    IMO - I'd suggest you carry on saving and get a good one later on as you may regret jumping in if the car turns out to be abused.
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    make sure you can afford the running and maintenance costs of the S3 before you jump in.

    for 5-7k, theres no way it'll be a looked after, well-serviced example.

    Mine easily costs me a couple of K every year in just tyres and dealer servicing. I was hoping for an 'easy' year in between servicing, but theres always something that needs replacing due to "preventative maintenance"...


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    Quote Originally Posted by knobby
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comments.. so you wouldn't be tempted by any of the following. If you could give more details as to why you think these would be bad buys.

    http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/190993.htm

    http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/203971.htm

    http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/210199.htm

    Thanks again in advance...

    Cheers

    Knobby...
    the second one is from a gypsy by the looks , or a traveller ,

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    And the first one is for sale by some guy called zed - wasn't he in police academy?
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    Badger 5's Machined Discs with DS2500 pads & HEL braided lines.

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    Drive it straight sideways!!

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    Alright lads... Funny you think the second one is like a gypsy's car!!! I bought it last week haha. I paid 7650 for it. it has full main dealer history,Has a new Milltek exhaust system, B&M Short shift, Leather is unmarked aswell. it Has been Remapped by Amd to 249bhp with Rolling road printouts. It also has a folder full of receipts.... To be honest I would be wary of cheaper cars but it can be worth it if you find the right one.

 

 

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