So a week after spinning my beloved Ibiza TDI into a ditch, I found this 53 reg A3 2.0TDI s-line rep, resprayed in Ibis white. Owned by a hairdresser, who is my mechanic's cousin, and at a great price, thought it'd be alright to purchase a pre-modified car. Had my mechanic check it out, with the high mileage there were a few niggles here & there but nothing major, so went ahead and bought it. Stopped off at Tescos & topped it up with fuel, thought I'd see what it can do, put my foot down and 'pop' a **** load of white smoke and lost power. Turned the engine off and had it recovered within 10 minutes, turbo has gone & filled with oil but fingers crossed the engine is alright!
Seller says it's completely my liability in terms of the law - even though I'd literally only owned the car for 5 minutes, so will have to cough up the costs myself. Just my luck! Being only 19, and having crashed my car last week & not going through insurance (for obvious reasons) this is the last thing I needed but hey life goes on.
So, getting a new turbo fitted ASAP as I'm currently driving a beautiful Skoda estate around with a mere 269,000 miles on the clock. Hopefully my guy can work his magic and the engine is alright - then back on the roads.
Already got a few mods lined up, but most of it is already done - at the moment here are the current mods:
Rs4 alloy wheels, Facelift S-line front bumper & grill, full S-line interior (including half leather seats, steering wheel, gear knob, arm rest etc), Remapped (not sure which or what bhp to), resprayed in Ibis white, and probably a few other bits I've missed.
This is what I'm planning to do:
Have ordered a white 2007 S3 rear bumper, planning on ordering the newer MY11 rear lights & fitting new turbo.
Have only got this photo as of yet
The ditched Ibiza
It will be missed, tied a sledge to it haha
and what I'm currently driving...