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    Looking to buy an audi: £8000 budget

    Hi,
    i could really do with some help this, or any advice to help me make the right choice.

    Ive been looking at S3s but found ill need at least 12k for anything decent, which isnt an option as i need a car asap.

    So, i need an idea of what i could get for 8k
    been looking at 2.0 tdi 170 s line which seems to fit the budget, just not seeing any i like.

    any help appreciated, thanks

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    If you were looking at S3, then I'd be looking at 2.0T models. They will be cheaper than the diesel and you will get more spec and lower mileage for your money...
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    I just recently purchased my 2006 A3 3 door S-Line Quattro with 62K on the clock, full audi service history and came with a years warranty for just over £8K (from a trader, never will I buy private!). I was also looking at a 170 version but without the quattro for a similar price but no quattro. I did have to shop around for a while but I think I was being a bit too specific on the spec I wanted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    If you were looking at S3, then I'd be looking at 2.0T models. They will be cheaper than the diesel and you will get more spec and lower mileage for your money...
    +1 you could pick up a mint 2.0T in that range and still have some money left over for a remap.
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    thanks for replying

    i have looked at 2.0t s3 's before but not found any within my budget
    Searching autotrader, gumtree, pistonheads, ebay regurlarly.

    gonna just take longer than i thought to find the right one.

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    I meant a 2.0T as in A3 not an S3... here are some examples:

    Used AUDI A3 2.0L Car for Sale - Auto Trader UK

    hope the search works. Changed the post code in the search so its not me.

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    Get a 3.2 DSG
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    I picked up a late 2010 A3, Quattro Diesel with 170bhp at the weekend for only £8900. The only issue was high mileage it had 110k on the clock but came with a full Audi Service History, Sat Nav etc... I'm hoping most of the miles were spent on the motorway!

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    how much is the road tax on a 3.2???

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    Depends on the year, either £270 or £440 a year roughly depending on the age.

    Can't remember switch over date.

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    How about a late model B6 S4 or an early B7 S4, nice V8??
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    a3 2.0 TDI S Line 170 / Quattro
    this is top of my list but if i dont find one at the right price i will look at other options.

    definitely within my budget
    Audi A3 quattro s line 170 diesel 3dr in Kent | Used Audi for sale | Gumtree.com

    audi a3 tdi 170 quattro s line, 3 door, 6 spd manual, 2006, fsh, tax, mot, 89k miles, good condition in Dorset | Used Audi for sale | Gumtree.com

    though both of those above are over 200 miles away from yorkshire.

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    Just do what i did and buy a mint condition low millage 2007 corsa VXR for £7000 from a lad in Ireland and then swap it with your trader brother for a mint condition A3 S-line 170 diesel

    p.s this might not work for everyone......
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    Pd140 quattro sportback or 3 door if you dont need extra space but some prefer sportback should get a decebt one with full service history around 70k mileage for 8k plus will be s line i rekon
    A3 2.0TDI FWD sportback with GT1756 225bhp 351ft 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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan87 View Post
    Depends on the year, either £270 or £440 a year roughly depending on the age.

    Can't remember switch over date.
    Up to 06 its cheaper.
    06 and newer Dearer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audi Dynamik View Post
    Up to 06 its cheaper.
    06 and newer Dearer.
    I think it was March 23rd 2006
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    got a a4 sline 170 57k

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartayMcFly View Post
    I think it was March 23rd 2006
    It was. I funny change date but that's when the tax hike happened!
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    Quote Originally Posted by audicruiser View Post
    It was. I funny change date but that's when the tax hike happened!
    I think it was the day after the budget, stamp duty changed then too.
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    I was going to say has everyone forgot about the 3.2! I have had mine 3 months and have covered about 4000 miles and loved everyone of them. Mine is a 2006 56 so its the higher tax bracket. IMO if you have money to buy an A3 sod the expense for the car tax once you have paid it you have nothing to worry about. And the S Line 3 door 3.2's with good spec can be had for simillar or slightly cheaper than the same spec/miles of a 2.0t 3-door. I put between 50 - £60 fuel a week and no doubt it would be approx the same if i had the 2.0t. I waited for a manual but a slick look dsg here

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    I agree, I got my 2006 S-Line 2.0TFSI Quattro (A3 not S3, only 60bhp difference) with 56k miles, FSH on for under £8k
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    Quote Originally Posted by ENZO View Post
    overpriced iMO

    shoulda bought my sportback, went for 7800 in the end!

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    i am so annoyed right now, was about to go look out this tomorrow set on buying it - then someone beats me to it :/
    did i miss out on a bargain?

    2007 AUDI A3 2.0 TFSI S line Quattro Special Edition | eBay

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    Will let you know once I have collected it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ENZO View Post
    i am so annoyed right now, was about to go look out this tomorrow set on buying it - then someone beats me to it :/
    did i miss out on a bargain?

    2007 AUDI A3 2.0 TFSI S line Quattro Special Edition | eBay
    Wasnt that someone's on here? Looks familiar...

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    How much was it going for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTRL View Post
    How much was it going for?
    £6750

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aidy06 View Post
    How about this...

    http://bit.ly/16Y8Sf0
    nice but a bit over budget, if i was to spend 9k i would just save for an S3

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENZO View Post
    nice but a bit over budget, if i was to spend 9k i would just save for an S3
    Why don't you see if he'll take 8k for it? It's been on a few time, my A3 I got from eBay was up for 5k. After bartering with the seller I got it for £3,400. If you don't ask you don't get...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aidy06 View Post
    Why don't you see if he'll take 8k for it? It's been on a few time, my A3 I got from eBay was up for 5k. After bartering with the seller I got it for £3,400. If you don't ask you don't get...
    good point, its not far from where i live may go have a look
    though not sure i would get insured cheap on that, a lot of mods to declare lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENZO View Post
    good point, its not far from where i live may go have a look
    though not sure i would get insured cheap on that, a lot of mods to declare lol
    Check around insurances first, that's what I did. Thought my insurance on a 2.0TFSI would be through the roof, shopped around and got it cheaper than my 1.4TSi Golf I was getting rid of

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENZO View Post
    i am so annoyed right now, was about to go look out this tomorrow set on buying it - then someone beats me to it :/
    did i miss out on a bargain?

    2007 AUDI A3 2.0 TFSI S line Quattro Special Edition | eBay
    It was my car, sorry mate the guy showed up with the cash i had it advertised for a while and not a sniff, gutted to see it go lovely car no faults at all.

    i'll be leaving the audi world behind, just got myself an AMG C-class Merc

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    Quote Originally Posted by indo247 View Post
    It was my car, sorry mate the guy showed up with the cash i had it advertised for a while and not a sniff, gutted to see it go lovely car no faults at all.

    i'll be leaving the audi world behind, just got myself an AMG C-class Merc
    its no problem mate, i would have done the same
    gonna be hard finding one as good for the price

    you actually offered it me before at 8k :D
    Looking to buy an audi: £8000 budget
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    Quote Originally Posted by ENZO View Post
    its no problem mate, i would have done the same
    gonna be hard finding one as good for the price

    you actually offered it me before at 8k :D
    Looking to buy an audi: £8000 budget
    ah right, i was trying to sell it for a couple of months and no luck so i dropped the price alot

    something will come up mate

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    +1 for the 2.0T . I bought an 06 s-line 3dr. Nothing against S3 owners, but at for the price difference i'd take an A3 2.0TFSI over the S3 any day. Bang for buck (in audi terms, I could have got an Evo).
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    Nicely priced red a3 quattro 58plate 2.0tfsi 40k miles on the trader at min, £8950 think it was

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazjones View Post
    Nicely priced red a3 quattro 58plate 2.0tfsi 40k miles on the trader at min, £8950 think it was
    i saw that, really good for the price
    ive already put a deposit on one though, £6700
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    its in phantom black, 1 owner with 99k miles. Mileage put me off a little at first, but its in excellent condition with FASH

 

 
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