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    What to look for when buying?!

    I currently have a mk3 golf gti & I am looking at upgrading a little to an S3(8L). What should i look out for when buying one, any potential problems that will cost 's to fix?

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    1) Rust on roof rails
    2) Stereo volume problem (can't be fixed, you need to replace stereo)
    3) Window clip problem
    4) Rear wiper
    6) Oil Use (Look for signs of an oil leak, look at exhaust fumes, it could be the Turbo letting oil past the seals)
    7) Electrics on seats



    General maintenance should been carried out, cambelt @ 60,000miles or 5 years
    Get a vagcom scan on the car if you can, or pay an RAC to assess it for you.


    Good luck!
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    Audi 8L S3 - Revo'd

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    Ibiza Cupra TDI

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    Audi 8L S3 - Revo'd

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    Cheers for that. Also, apart from the headlights, what are the major facelift differences?

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    interior buttons, steering wheel, S3 badge on grill and speedo
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    Audi C5 RS 6 - Stage 2
    Audi 8L S3 - Revo'd

 

 

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