Monster MotorsportSky Insurance
Results 1 to 18 of 18
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By Brodster

Thread: Why is this S3 selling so cheap?

  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    161

    Why is this S3 selling so cheap?

    Check it out, i would expect this to be valued at 15k +
    something fishy?

    2007 AUDI S3 TFSI QUATTRO ORANGE STAGE 2+ 360 BHP RARE L@@@@@@@@K | eBay

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    2,613

    My Social Networking

    Follow MartayMcFly On Twitter Visit MartayMcFly's Youtube Channel Visit MartayMcFly's Instagram Channel
    Stolen? Cat D? Heavily modified cars always sell for less because you're taking a big risk on the quality of the work.

    What is a "v car"?
    Hunt is over

    1st Audi - 2001 Ming Blue 8L S3 210
    2nd Audi - 2008 Black 8P2 S3 3dr
    and now - 2007 Daytona Grey B7 RS4 saloon

  4. #3
    Persian's Avatar
    CEO

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    186
    Quote Originally Posted by MartayMcFly View Post
    Stolen? Cat D? Heavily modified cars always sell for less because you're taking a big risk on the quality of the work.

    What is a "v car"?
    as much as i know "v car" is the same as Cat C/D, its basically cheap due to it not being HPI clear probably been in accident!

  5. #4
    voorhees's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Leafy Warwickshire
    Posts
    14,900
    I always try to go on instincts
    1 key V car

  6. #5
    _G_
    _G_'s Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    869

    Why is this S3 selling so cheap?

    Normally I'd say if it too good to be true it probably is. Recently.. Had a good mate who was desperate for cash (genuine) since he lost his job and was selling at a loss. I'd have brought it off him but couldn't afford to. No harm in checking it out if he allows... Have yet to come across someone who removes the mods when selling up. Keep an open mind it could even be stolen or stolen recovered. Nothing wrong with a healthy level of paranoia.

  7. #6
    Wicked666's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    582

    Why is this S3 selling so cheap?

    Or due to the mods some component could be on the way out
    S3 Sportback

  8. #7
    L1ARR's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Home Sweet Home
    Posts
    371
    I wonder if this is SAF's old S3?

  9. #8
    Brodster's Avatar
    Shark Performance In Scotland

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Scottish Borders
    Posts
    3,402

    My Social Networking

    Follow Brodster On Twitter Add Brodster on Facebook
    VCAR = Vehicle Condition Alert Register

    V-Car means the car has been an insurance write-off at some point during it's life.

    This could through an accident, theft and recovery or flooding.

    There are four categories.

    Category A (Worst) : Example: a burned out shell, CANNOT be put back on the road.

    Category B : Example: Very bad accident damage, car CANNOT be put back on the road but parts can be re-used.

    Category C : Example : Severe accident damage, car CAN be put back on the road.

    Category D : Example : Theft Recovery/Flooding/minor/moderate accident damage, car CAN be put back on the road.

    Unless you know the history of this car down to the last bolt or you are desperate for a cheap car whatever problems may be lurking, my advice would be to walk away. Another biggie is the colour.....Although Solar Orange is quite a rare colour it is more difficult to sell on compared to say Black, Blue, Red or White.
    RallyX and ENZO like this.
    Angelwax/BBS/BCS/Bilstein/Cobra/CTS Turbo/DTUK/H&R/K-Sport/KW/Loba/Milltek/Shark Performance/Oz Racing/TPI/VCDS/V-Maxx/Vossen/Wagner

  10. #9
    coreythorny's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    425
    1key and Vcar sounds stolen recovered to me. Possible previous damage.

  11. #10
    PH1L's Avatar
    Gievf Buckets

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Forfar, Scotland
    Posts
    3,863
    ill be setlling my facelifted s3 next month for a few k more if youre seriously looking, just need to get the stone chips sorted first. i have pictures throughout the whole process and i spare no expense on my cars and service them every 5 -10k miles


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

    Mods
    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

  12. #11
    PH1L's Avatar
    Gievf Buckets

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Forfar, Scotland
    Posts
    3,863
    just to add catagoried cars are not something people should be afraid of its the repairers and getting things right sparing no expense that is important


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

    Mods
    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

  13. #12
    MrLapou's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Lincoln
    Posts
    1,209
    or in deed this one...

    2008 AUDI A3 S3 QUATTRO RED | eBay

  14. #13
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Not Disclosed
    Posts
    483
    That red one looks way too good to be true! I'm just up the road from that one... Are they real rotors I wonder?

  15. #14
    OVRA3's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Norwich
    Posts
    1,079

    Why is this S3 selling so cheap?

    If it wasn't red id have that.. Must be more to the story behind it though
    A3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI S-Line Quattro Stage 1 Tune it up - Lowestoft Custom Remap- 6187 RPM developing 260 bhp 279lbs ft Akoya Silver, Roof rails, Black heated Vienna Leather, Bose upgrade, Bluetooth

  16. #15
    4th Gear

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Kings Lynn
    Posts
    899
    Wheels are hideous!!
    Current - 2006 B7 A4 S Line Saloon 2.0T TFSI Special Edition, Unicorn stage 1 remap, Metallic Dolphin Grey, 18" TTRS Rotors, Ferrari Red front/rear Calipers, 3.5" Powerflow tailpipes, BOSE, Cupra R splitter, Chrome grille slats, S4 Mirror covers, Black/silver leather interior, Debadged, Arm rest delete, LED plate lights, Dectane LED Red/Crystal tail lights, HID 6k, RS 4 pedals, Rev D D/V, APR snub mount, NGK 7s

    Gone - 2005 B7 A4 Avant 2.0 TDI

  17. #16
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    59
    Maybe the s3's are loosing value at present due to the new ones?

    We are in a recession guys

  18. #17
    TDI140's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,355
    Its damage repaired as stated is on (v car !) inspect it very closely before buying
    A3 2.0TDI FWD sportback with GT1756 250.3bhp 336ft lb, forge boost hoses red, milltek decat system, BMC panel filter, golf gti edition 30 full front brakes brembo pads, black honeycomb grill, full oem s line kit + cupra r lip, LED side lights, OEM xenons, LED interior lighting, LED A8 number plate lights, boost gauge, alloy catch can with red hoses, FBSW, windows tinted, de-badged, now on air ride with chassis notch BBS CH

  19. #18
    sliced's Avatar
    Drive safe, stay alive.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,217
    its 6 years old and has been written off previously...

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Why can't I sell this car?
    By Nelson15 in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23rd May 2008, 16:10
  2. Why is this S3 so cheap ?
    By rickparmar in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 2nd February 2006, 12:10
  3. why can't i sell this ?
    By chester2000 in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 13th December 2005, 12:46
  4. Why can't i sell my car!!!!???!!!!!
    By jarrin in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19th August 2004, 13:16
  5. Why does this 5000 quit on its own??
    By Sabre60 in forum Classic Audi Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 5th May 2004, 01:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO