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    S3 Wanted, apply within

    Have sold my car and now actively looking to buy an S3

    Let me know what you have if your selling or even of thinking of selling. Ideally located around South Wales/South West.

    Early facelift preferred with less than 70k on the clock and FASH. Must be in v.good condition with as few marks as possible.

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    dont be too botherd about full audi service history mate, if anything it tells me the owner knows nothing about cars so takes it to the dealer for everything. This also tells me theyre a mug for paying dealership prices!!

    Look for an enthusiast owned car, with audi or vw specialist garage servicing.. the work will generally be more thorough too

    just my opinion, good luck mate
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    cheers ash

    only reason i was told to look out for FASH as it would mean the water pump would have been done at same time as the cambelt?

    obviously specialist places are much better and assume they would do this too?

    If so im more than happy for a full service history not necessarily audi

    Going to see one tomorrow locally, details below - garage so slightly more than its worth but will see if i can knock it down a bit.

    3 Doors, Manual 6 speed, Hatchback, Petrol, 65,000 miles, Stunning Nogaro Blue Pearl. ** S3 PRIVATE PLATE INCLUDED ** Complemented perfectly with FULL BLACK SUPER SPORTS SILK NAPPA LEATHER TRIM WITH S3 'RECARO' EMBOSSED SPORTS SEATS WITH EXTENDING LEG SUPORTS, Electric windows/ Mirrors AND FACTORY GLASS TILT/ SLIDE SUNROOF, Multi-Disc C.D System WITH AWESOME FACTORY 'BOSE' SOUND SYSTEM UPGRADE, Front Fog Lights, Unmarked Original S3 17" 'AVUS' Alloy Wheels, Adaptive XENON Headlights WITH POWER WASH, Digital Climate Controlled Air Conditioning, On board fuel/ distance and system check Computer, Remote Central Locking with Total close Security system, ABS, FULLY COLOUR CODED 'S3' BODY STYLING WITH S3 SPORTS FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS WITH BLACK HONEYCOMBE DETAIL/ SIDE SKIRTS AND REAR TAILGATE SPOILER, Polished ebony S3 Dash detailing, Plus More....A VERY SENSIBLE 65,000 MILES FROM BRAND NEW WITH FULL DOCUMENTED SERVICE HISTORY
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    Quote Originally Posted by ash_s3
    .... if anything it tells me the owner knows nothing about cars so takes it to the dealer for everything. This also tells me theyre a mug for paying dealership prices!!
    Maybe, but there are exceptions, and of course arguments against not taking it to a dealer. I always take mine to a main dealer due to the fact that I get a brand new audi courtesy car. I don't class myself as knowing nothing about my S3, and more often than not, they've listened to me when I've diagnosed the problem myself.

    Admittedly, the bills are never cheap, but nor has the levels of service or knowledge shown by the staff that work there. In reality, I never bought an S3 and planned to run it on a tight budget.

    listers_socks, be careful too - do not assume that just because the cambelt has been changed that the water pump has been changed - it has to be specifically asked for.


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    Quote Originally Posted by madvw
    listers_socks, be careful too - do not assume that just because the cambelt has been changed that the water pump has been changed - it has to be specifically asked for.
    ok will do - when is the cambelt and water pump meant to be changed on them?

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    Forgot to add that price at garage is 11,995 for that car spec and its a 51 plate - how much more am i looking at rather than buying same spec privately?

    Looks good from pics and im assured its in excellent condition, no dings, dents or stone chips so just wondering what private values would be for equivalent. It does have private plate which is probably worth a bit (S3 JBO) and considering my nickname is Jimbo im wondering if its meant to be

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    I bought mine in December, 51 plate 66K miles with Audi and specialist servicing with QST, with a receipt for the cambelt/waterpump fitted.
    Ideally you want one re-mapped too

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    Quote Originally Posted by keendean
    I bought mine in December, 51 plate 66K miles with Audi and specialist servicing with QST, with a receipt for the cambelt/waterpump fitted.
    Ideally you want one re-mapped too
    if you dont mind how much did you pay? was it privately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by listers_socks
    Have sold my car and now actively looking to buy an S3

    Let me know what you have if your selling or even of thinking of selling. Ideally located around South Wales/South West.

    Early facelift preferred with less than 70k on the clock and FASH. Must be in v.good condition with as few marks as possible.
    You have a PM mate
    Was an Audi S3, Pre-Facelift 210 bhp, Security Tints, Standard spec, simple sweet and to the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by listers_socks
    Forgot to add that price at garage is 11,995

    FOOOKIN HELL!!
    You want to try knocking more than a bit off mate! lol

    I got full main dealers service history on mine (done 70k) and the belt hasnt been done yet, but audi say 5 years on 70,000 miles whichever comes first.. wierd!
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    PM sent mate...

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    Smile

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    Here's a question, I'm just wondering how much I'd get for my S3, it's in pretty good condition, but in no way perfect being honest, it's had a new engine (at 63,000) and all the suspension has been replaced and powerflex bushes where they work etc. just had the cambelt done and has been serviced much more often than required since the engine rebuild. No stamped service history but piles of receipts. Overall it's done 115,000 and is a 2000 APY car. (has facelift and original rear lights and facelift badges). Oh and it's yellow with yellow interior.

    ETA- Service history was no expense spared and at Audi until the new engine, since then it's been AmD, APS or Fontain / me changing the oil with rather expensive motul stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by god_thats_quick
    Here's a question, I'm just wondering how much I'd get for my S3, it's in pretty good condition, but in no way perfect being honest, it's had a new engine (at 63,000) and all the suspension has been replaced and powerflex bushes where they work etc. just had the cambelt done and has been serviced much more often than required since the engine rebuild. No stamped service history but piles of receipts. Overall it's done 115,000 and is a 2000 APY car. (has facelift and original rear lights and facelift badges). Oh and it's yellow with yellow interior.
    50p


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    is that an offer JoJo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by god_thats_quick
    is that an offer JoJo?
    No, mines worth a bit more than yours at 52p, so life's not looking too bad.


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