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    Gone over to the dark side!

    Having mixed feelings as i've put the A3 up for sale and placed a deposit on a BMW 118d M Sport.

    Would have gone for a newer A3 with the CR engine, but they are still too expensive unless you go for mega miles ex company car hacks.

    The 118d should save me around £600 a year on fuel and road tax which is a major decision in the change. Got a very tidy 08 plate with only 18k miles
    2007 57 A3 2.0 TDi 140 SE S-Tronic. Akoya Silver

    17" Sport Alloys, MY09 rear lights, Piano black interior trim, S-Tronic gearbox, Symphony CD, Rear PDC, Auto Lights & Wipers, Interior lighting pack.


    Wish list: Leather Interior, S-Line Bumpers

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    How much to change from yours to the 118d?
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    congrats mate ive had a 1 series although it was only a 116i it was quite nice
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    How much to change from yours to the 118d?
    If i PX it will be £3k, but going to try and sell privately to minimise the difference!
    2007 57 A3 2.0 TDi 140 SE S-Tronic. Akoya Silver

    17" Sport Alloys, MY09 rear lights, Piano black interior trim, S-Tronic gearbox, Symphony CD, Rear PDC, Auto Lights & Wipers, Interior lighting pack.


    Wish list: Leather Interior, S-Line Bumpers

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    congrats mate ive had a 1 series although it was only a 116i it was quite nice
    Thanks, Feels much more engaging drive than the A3, although the 118d is manual and the A3 is DSG
    2007 57 A3 2.0 TDi 140 SE S-Tronic. Akoya Silver

    17" Sport Alloys, MY09 rear lights, Piano black interior trim, S-Tronic gearbox, Symphony CD, Rear PDC, Auto Lights & Wipers, Interior lighting pack.


    Wish list: Leather Interior, S-Line Bumpers

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    I felt that the audi structure was stronger but the bmw had a great drive, and as soon as you buy it HAVE THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONERS CHECKED AND CHANGED as my chain jumped 2 cogs and bent a valve sorry for the shock buy have that done pal
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    I felt that the audi structure was stronger but the bmw had a great drive, and as soon as you buy it HAVE THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONERS CHECKED AND CHANGED as my chain jumped 2 cogs and bent a valve sorry for the shock buy have that done pal
    Ok, will do, thanks for that advice. I agree that the Audi feels like a stronger heavier car, but the BMW is a whole different ball game when it come to the handling The fact its going to be cheaper to run is a bonus!
    2007 57 A3 2.0 TDi 140 SE S-Tronic. Akoya Silver

    17" Sport Alloys, MY09 rear lights, Piano black interior trim, S-Tronic gearbox, Symphony CD, Rear PDC, Auto Lights & Wipers, Interior lighting pack.


    Wish list: Leather Interior, S-Line Bumpers

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    M Sport is a good package 😃
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    I had m sport lemon leather seats in my blue ES and steering wheel plus aftermarket angel eyes loved it but needed more power and got an audi
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul76R View Post
    If i PX it will be £3k, but going to try and sell privately to minimise the difference!
    Might be a daft question mate but if its 3K to change then it will take 5years to get that back based on £600 pa saving on running cost??

    FWIW though Im a fan of modern beemers, nicely put together in my experience, was impressed with my previous 3 er and would indeed have another.

    Enjoy
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

 

 

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