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    soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    Hi folks,
    I'm new to this site and audi's, so be nice ;-)
    it has 74K on it now, with FSH (all maindealer, except one) I understand it is aproaching a major service and belt change @ 80K? is this going to cost the earth? should i keep it main dealer history but have the belt fitted by an audi specialist to save ŁŁs (eg www.germaniacarsales.com)??

    Is there anything I need to look out for in particular with the A3's?

    does it mean that it has a bose sytem as there is a OEM sub in the boot? (or do the std systems also have a sub?)

    cheers

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    hi, how much u paying for it?

    u sure u dont want to go for the 1.8T instead? or the facelift?

    std systems have sub 2

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    don't have the Ł's to go for anything like the T, Ł5999 trade (needed to get rid of a calibra auto M plate, and nobody wants it. so part ex'd)

    so it could have a std system - are they easy to add an autochanger, or am i best going for a new haed too?

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    good point!

    I am picking it up friday, So i'll let you know what the insurance is like then! hahah 27, & i have full no clms anyway so i hope it'll b ok.
    i think it has the regular pepperpot alloys on it, so I'll probably change to some TT rims - if they fit???

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    u can get up 2 19" without n e hassel,

    i still think u should go for 1.8t lol

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    hhhmm don't want to be spending ŁŁ's, hence going for s/hand tt rim's. Not actually sure what the older S3 rims look like, should b able to pick up some cheap right?

    too late now R, deposit's paid!

    so what's your's? 1.8? T? S?

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    This is the same model/colour, but what are those rims?

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    those rims are RS4 most likely replicas tho

    i have the same rims 18"

    lol mine is a 1.6sport, i cant afford 1.8t insurance
    hopefully by the end of the year, should have 1.8t

    pic of mine


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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    so how old are you and what's the ins. like then?
    is the 1.8 much quicker than the 1.6?
    are those rims expensive?

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    PS nie motor! is that black or blue?

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    its black, 19 insurance is under my mums name, so about Ł700,

    rims were cheap Ł700 18" with avon tyres

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    nice to see a 19 yr old not drive a saxo vtr! haha ;-)
    mom's the word fella!

    any major problems with yours?

    do you have FSH? is it main dealer? if so, is it worth keeping main dealer? (mines due the big 80K and belt change!:-(

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    previous onwer had audi service history, am not gona bother with that, mines up 4 service, my dads gona do that for me then get local garage to stamp book.

    Problem i hav is ABS lights stays on. alot of A3s have this problem, i still have to get mine sorted

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    lol@saxo i dont think so, no maxpower job for me lol

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    any known fixes for the ABS light?
    maxwho?? haha

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    Nice to see more people from wales on here!

    Welcome to the Forum!

    Cheers
    Rich.

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    thank u very much :-)

    so qho's good with audi's?? (garage?) has anyone any experience of germania in newport? (on the old chepstow road)

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    Re: soon collecting my \'97 A3 1.8; anything 2 watch 4?

    I just called them concerning my 80k service - Ł150 (as apose to audi's 300 odd!) they called me back real wuick too - seems they're hot on customer services; he sounded a decent guy too.

 

 

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