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    S3 Buying Advice

    Hi Guys,

    Just wanted your advice on this listing:
    2008 AUDI S3 S3 Quattro 3dr Hatchback

    It's had a full inspection at Audi and just had a new steering rack and wheel alignment done.

    What I cant figure out is why it's so cheap for the age/spec/mileage I thought it would much more.

    I ran an HPI check and there are no problems, other than it says there are four previous owners, I did notice plate changes within a month at one point which seems a little strange.

    What do you guys think?

    It seems like a real steal and plus the added bonus of a recent full audi inspection is something that I'm not going to get with most other used cars Im guessing.

    Thanks in advance, appreciate the help

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    Its not overly cheap I wouldn't say. Any more and your almost in 8P3 money.
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    Sounds cheap and well spec'd to me, I paid 18k for my 08 S3 from Audi just over 2 months ago, although I agree I paid amost 8P3 money for mine but I wanted the main dealer warranty etc.
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    Sounds like a good price to me for the spec. Give it a test drive and if you still like it buy it!
    Phantom Black S3

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    | Rear acoustic parking-sunroof | i-pod-prep | BOSE sound system | gsm phone prep |
    |Storage and luggage pack | Privicy glass | MFFBSW | 20 spoke alloys |

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    Thanks guys.
    Any ideas why you would change the reg number within the space of a month? None of them are private plates either

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    Do a HPI on the previous plate.. Might show up something then.

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    Good idea! Would you recommend doing it on the plate it was quickly changed to or the original plate?

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    how can you tell they're not private plates? can u match up the plate changes to the ownership changes? and another suggestion would be that it might have been a nothern ireland registered car and then registered over here which would explain a change to a 'normal' number plate?
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    get an a3 2.0 tdi 170 quattro and remap stage 1 with silicone boost hoses and u will love it and u will pump more torque than an s3 and have all the grip with the quattro system

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    im selling my 07 s3 with same spec in phantom black with 45 miles for 15k.just to give u an indication :-)

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    Thanks for the responses guys!

    I just had a few other questions which I may as well ask here without starting a new thread, if anyone could help me:

    1) When you open the glove compartment does it slowly open, fall open or is it stiff and will stay in any position you put it?
    2) Is there a cradle for the phone compartment in the armrest that will fit and charge my iPhone 4?
    3) The car I'm looking at states it has a Bose stereo and the head unit has been upgraded to a RNS-E, I was curious as to whther or not there were various Bose systems and if so how do I check which one this has (I know it also has a 6 disc changer and iPod connection if that makes any difference?)

    Thanks in advance!
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    Hi Oreo5000

    My glove compartment opens slowly(does not fall open) but not does not stay in any position.

    Is you RNS-E bluetooth enabled?, if so use that to connect your phone. My car has GSM phone prep in the armrest but would need a new adapter for my Samsung galaxy s2. The bluetooth is great.

    I think there is only one Bose system( I could be wrong) the speaker in the doors will have Bose written on them.

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    Phantom Black S3

    | Dvd Sat Nav | Bluetooth | Black styling pack | light and rain sensor pack |
    | Rear acoustic parking-sunroof | i-pod-prep | BOSE sound system | gsm phone prep |
    |Storage and luggage pack | Privicy glass | MFFBSW | 20 spoke alloys |

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    Thanks Foo,
    Yes it is bluetooth enabled, I would just like the ability to charge the phone too!

 

 

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