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    what do u think?

    Hi, im thinking of buying an black 03 audi s3 quattro http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk...=&max_mileage=
    and was wondering what you thought? price wise? what should i check when i got to look at it? Any advice would be great

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    Looks good, price is ok, probably slightly high, but for its age, i think its ok..

    Miles are a touch high for the year too...

    Apart from that, it looks quite good, check that the Cambelt has been done, if so when, as, if it hasnt, that would be the FIRST thing i would get done, check service history and HPI, apart from that, seems sound..

    See if it has heated seats, it seems to have everything else.

    Good luck with it, let us know how you get on.

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    Nice looking car. Cream leather is not my thing, but a lot on here do like it. Personally I would not be looking to pay more than 8-8.5k for it, as with the fuel & VED changes, it's a buyers market for performance cars.

    Over the usual check when buying any car, make sure it has a good service history (documented cam belt change is essential at that age/mileage) See cam belt gone at 2000rpm if you need a reason why.

    Check the tyres for uneven wear, which can be a sign of suspension problems, accident damage etc.

    Don't know how many of these you have drivern before, but make sure it idles smoothly and pulls strongly and smoothly in all gears from around 2000-2500rpm all the way to 6000.

    Also worth checking with Audi direct on it's history with them.

    Good luck, and if you get one, you won't regret it. I certainly don't after having one for 6 months now. Still deciding whether to remap or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilz18t View Post
    See if it has heated seats, it seems to have everything else.
    Ye its got heated seat aswell

    Should be going to look at it tomorrow so i will let u know how it goes.


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    Looks like a nice car, good colour choice too....price i think seems fair, should get it for at least 8.5K....don't understand the wooden trim tho !
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    Hmmm i was a bit stumped on that as well...probably just the dealer trying to fit everything in to make the car sound nice..lol

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    What....nice and old !! Lol....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nilz18t View Post
    Hmmm i was a bit stumped on that as well...probably just the dealer trying to fit everything in to make the car sound nice..lol
    hmm...he best not be, or i'll be havin words when i see him tomorrow
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    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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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    just thought id give you an update. went to look at the s3 last weekend. was very nice, but the mileage was stilll making me a bit wary. So i decided to leave it and see what else i could find. And this is what i found http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk...r=&max_mileage=

    Went to see it yesterday, was it great condition, 1 owner from new and only 32,000 miles! After some negotiation they offered me 3100 for my 03 1.4 corsa sri which has done 52,000 miles, which i was really pleased about as it wasnt it great condition tbh. So i now have myself (as of next friday) my first s3 with a six month warranty

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    make sure you do hpi check
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickparmar View Post
    make sure you do hpi check
    already been done

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    Good one. Nice low mileage for its age.

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    Yeah i agree, lovely car.....nice low mileage. One thing i dont like about the car is the centre arm rest tho, doesn't suit black cars imo, i'll give you 100 for it !! Lol.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by leggy View Post
    Yeah i agree, lovely car.....nice low mileage. One thing i dont like about the car is the centre arm rest tho, doesn't suit black cars imo, i'll give you 100 for it !! Lol.......
    haha nice try my friend!

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    Well done and congrats, good find there, hope you have lots of fun in the car!!

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    yeah 1st S3, cream leather is a no no, resale value is not good as no one really wants, 2nd S3 looked just right, price wise not sure if tad high but if you're happy then fair play.

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    got it!

    alright guys.

    I picked up my S3 today! and i absolutely love it. Im round my girlfriends atm and all i wanna do is go drive it ill hopefully be putting up some pictures tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by adz_rolls View Post
    alright guys.

    I picked up my S3 today! and i absolutely love it. Im round my girlfriends atm and all i wanna do is go drive it ill hopefully be putting up some pictures tomorrow
    Ha ha...reminds me of when I got my beauty and nearly three years on and still I feel the same.

    remap takes it up a peg!

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    up a peg, more like into endorphins heaven, lol

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    I've put a deposit on a Noggy Blue as a cheap(ish) runaround for a short while until I get the M3.

    I'm tempted to get a remap on the way back home after I pick it up, or should I wait a month or two?

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    Golf, you are unpredictable!
    2006 - A4 - 1997 1.8T 20VS, Full Black Recaro Leathers, Concert, Climate Control, Facelifted, Remus, Front armrest! - Sold
    2007 - A3 20vs -bridge gap motor....
    2008 - Think its time for the Civic Type R.
    2009 - Screw a Type R. Got a VR6 instead (missed even now)
    2011 - Focus St170. < what was i thinking...
    2012 - Lateee 8L S3 with EVERY extra....Broken...other asn members enjoying my parts!
    NOW! - B5 S4 Avant - 2.7 Twin Turbo POWWEERR! WWOOOOOSSSHHH!

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    Voorhees did u buy shy19s?
    2006 - A4 - 1997 1.8T 20VS, Full Black Recaro Leathers, Concert, Climate Control, Facelifted, Remus, Front armrest! - Sold
    2007 - A3 20vs -bridge gap motor....
    2008 - Think its time for the Civic Type R.
    2009 - Screw a Type R. Got a VR6 instead (missed even now)
    2011 - Focus St170. < what was i thinking...
    2012 - Lateee 8L S3 with EVERY extra....Broken...other asn members enjoying my parts!
    NOW! - B5 S4 Avant - 2.7 Twin Turbo POWWEERR! WWOOOOOSSSHHH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adz_rolls View Post
    alright guys.

    I picked up my S3 today! and i absolutely love it. Im round my girlfriends atm and all i wanna do is go drive it ill hopefully be putting up some pictures tomorrow
    Do you mean the car or the missus???

    Looking forward to the pics...and as for that loving feeling, I know exactly what you mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibzzzzz View Post
    Voorhees did u buy shy19s?
    I don't think so even though its a nice car....unless during the night I've been sleep car buying!?

    nice one Golf

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    ID save the remap for when the newness has worn off , it makes it feel like a new car again
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    as promised...

    Here it is. Just gave it a proper good clean and polish






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    Looks a tidy example mate!

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    Well done mate, car looks good....get used to the car 1st then go for the remap....thats what im doing at the mo...

 

 

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