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    Thinking of getting an S3

    Hi there,
    I currently have a Peugeot 206 GTi.
    I had an A4 prior to the Peugeot and I'm now thinking of moving back to German made cars after having a lot of issues with French cars.

    So can you tell me if the S3 is reliable and nice to drive as a daily car and generally what your opinons are.

    I'd be getting at newest a 2002 model, prefrebly a quattro but again I need opinions.
    What should I look out for when buying one also.

    Thanks
    Chris

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    Hi Chris,some pretty good info here http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=77745

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    Hi and welcome Chris.

    All the S3's have Quattro. Theres a few common bits to look out for but they are all stated in the link that Jase has put up.

    Saying that i know a very nice, well looked after 2003 Nogaro Blue S3 possibly for sale

    The One And Only Brown Bora

    Current: 2007 S3, Solar Orange - Revo Stage1 + all the toys
    Sold: 2000 S3, Black
    Sold: 2003 BAM Nogaro Blue S3, Revo Stage2, 19" Rial Daytona's, AP Coilovers
    Sold: 2001 A3 1.8T
    Sold: 2002 A3 1.8T, Custurd Code, BBS CH, AP Coilovers
    Sold: 1999 A3 1.6, Jewish Racing Gold, S4 Wheels

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    All S3's are quattros, main thing on the S3's is to see if it has been well looked aftered, full audi service history doesn't mean its the best example, all depends on the owner. Aslong as the cambelt/waterpump has been done dependant on mileage the car is pretty much bomb proof.
    Don't rush into it, take your time, find the spec you want then you'll keep it for a long time.
    Rusting roof rails is one thing to look out for, this is now being sorted thanks to a member on the site
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    Rusting roof rails is one thing to look out for, this is now being sorted thanks to a member on the site
    And the Tailgate trim

    The One And Only Brown Bora

    Current: 2007 S3, Solar Orange - Revo Stage1 + all the toys
    Sold: 2000 S3, Black
    Sold: 2003 BAM Nogaro Blue S3, Revo Stage2, 19" Rial Daytona's, AP Coilovers
    Sold: 2001 A3 1.8T
    Sold: 2002 A3 1.8T, Custurd Code, BBS CH, AP Coilovers
    Sold: 1999 A3 1.6, Jewish Racing Gold, S4 Wheels

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    One of the best bang for buck, and nice to drive cars about. I'd recommend one to anyone.

    I second all of the above, timing belt, water pump, service history. And service it when you've bought it just so you know in your mind it's done!
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    I'd recommend too, just do your homework with regard what to look for, like any car really
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