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    Death to the A3 :(

    After a long period of problems the Audi has finally gone, 1 problem after another, the money spent on her from the start I could of bought a new car. Final problem was the dual mass flywheel and clutch, I was told they both needed replaced, i wouldnt of thought they would of needed replaced after just 55k miles. All in all a very bad experience of Audi's.

    Tomorrow i pick up my new car, a Ford Focus, i know its going over to the dark side but im just a bit pissed off with Audi at the moment.
    Keep her rubber side down

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    So it's not died, you've just stopped trying to solve the problems.

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    Its Died to me.

    After £8000 spent in the last 3years to get her sorted, i think i would be stupid to spend any more on her.
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    sounds like your garage wasnt up to scratch mate, hope your ford is good though


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    Quote Originally Posted by PH1L View Post
    sounds like your garage wasnt up to scratch mate, hope your ford is good though
    Most of the work was done by the stealer's.
    Here's another one for you, put the car into the stealer's to get the timing belt done, only for them to strip it and tell me it was a chain not a belt. I thought they would of known that before i put it in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougster67 View Post
    Its Died to me.

    After £8000 spent in the last 3years to get her sorted, i think i would be stupid to spend any more on her.
    With Phil, sounds like the wrong people have been dealing with the car.

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    My fords been better than my audi hands down. Both on similar mileage, the focus is bulletproof in comparison, and feels better to drive (for me at least).

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    With Phil, sounds like the wrong people have been dealing with the car.
    You would of thought that the dealers would of had an idea, It was just 1 thing after another. From a whole new exhaust system, all the sensors in the exhaust system, the list goes on.
    Keep her rubber side down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidhu88 View Post
    My fords been better than my audi hands down. Both on similar mileage, the focus is bulletproof in comparison, and feels better to drive (for me at least).
    Fingers crossed its a better car for me, i did like my Audi but repair costs just got out of hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidhu88 View Post
    My fords been better than my audi hands down. Both on similar mileage, the focus is bulletproof in comparison, and feels better to drive (for me at least).
    Mine's been very reliable over the past 5 years tbh.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dougster67 View Post
    You would of thought that the dealers would of had an idea, It was just 1 thing after another. From a whole new exhaust system, all the sensors in the exhaust system, the list goes on.
    Not really brother, I wouldn't have been paying their rates anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Mine's been very reliable over the past 5 years tbh.



    Not really brother, I wouldn't have been paying their rates anyway.

    I must of got a Friday afternoon car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougster67 View Post
    I must of got a Friday afternoon car.
    no only thing you did wrong was take it to the dealers
    they had ya pants down and did you good and proper
    and when they see ppl keep bouncing back they just rub there hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougster67 View Post
    Most of the work was done by the stealer's.
    Here's another one for you, put the car into the stealer's to get the timing belt done, only for them to strip it and tell me it was a chain not a belt. I thought they would of known that before i put it in.
    Thats your problem. Audi dealerships are a load of ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moag View Post
    Thats your problem. Audi dealerships are a load of ****.
    Yep!! I agree, would never take my Audi to the stealers even if it was brand new!! Load of muppets, better off going to a reputable specialist!!

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    Bad dealers can make terrible impressions of good cars.
    Audis are better put together than Fords. Thats a FACT.
    Docklands Audi lost my engine tray after raping me of £379
    for a small service then said it was my fault. They are snobs and their service was terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougster67 View Post
    Most of the work was done by the stealer's.
    Here's another one for you, put the car into the stealer's to get the timing belt done, only for them to strip it and tell me it was a chain not a belt. I thought they would of known that before i put it in.

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    The Ford will be cheaper, on the plus side.
    Sadly its because they fail more, and parts are in bigger demand, and of lower quality, so they are cheaper. Kind of convoluted savings.
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    To be honest, Ford's are good cars just not premium one's like Audi's that give you the better finish etc - They still do the job though!
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    Death to the A3 :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Rom View Post
    The Ford will be cheaper, on the plus side.
    Sadly its because they fail more, and parts are in bigger demand, and of lower quality, so they are cheaper. Kind of convoluted savings.
    My audi has failed more than my ford has so i'd have to disagree. Parts aren't necessarily of lower quality either. Most are manufactured to high standards. The germans just have the upper hand with build quality, but if u know anything about cars then u would know that ford have been pushing the benchmark higher and higher in the last decade for what the quality of an "average" car should be. For the mondeo to be considered comparable to the 3 series, then alot of progress has been made. And just out of curiousity, what was the last ford u owned and/or driven?
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    our ST never ****s up only the normal service stuff and its running stage 3
    and my old run around mondeo is on 347.876 miles as of today and its only had clutch and bits an bobs

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    I was told a story by a very reliable source. A customers car was in for a service at the main dealer in this case it was VW but the dealer in question had the franchise for Audi too. Anyway the technician was seen to throw the brand new service parts into a skip as in his opinion they didnt need replacing. I dont believe he changed the oil or filter either bless him. The customer paid the bill for a full service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macpdm View Post
    I was told a story by a very reliable source. A customers car was in for a service at the main dealer in this case it was VW but the dealer in question had the franchise for Audi too. Anyway the technician was seen to throw the brand new service parts into a skip as in his opinion they didnt need replacing. I dont believe he changed the oil or filter either bless him. The customer paid the bill for a full service.
    shockingly i can believe that


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