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    a3 buying help

    hi all
    after trying the rest its time to go back to the best.
    getting my second a3 after a time away and just need a bit of inside gen for the best model to get.
    budget ideally about 13,000k so means im looking at a second gen a3 about 2010.

    my questions is how do we all feel about the 1.4tfsi or should i be looking at a 2.0tdi. dont do that many motorway miles each year.

    are there any major issues i should be aware of like the chain tensioner from the golf gti etc.

    cheers

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    Hi, welcome back.

    How many miles do you do on a daily basis? Is it stop/start journeys in traffic or are you getting hitting 50/60mph regularly?
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    my commute to work is a round trip of about 30 miles which i do 4-5 times a week. this involves a fair bit of 50-60 mph driving.

    trying to also figure out the sline advantages but buying a sportback so think it looks much better with s line packaged on

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    Well I have a 2009 2.0TDI 170 which I do about the same as you, probably 25 miles a day, 5 times a week. Do about 12K a year. Never had a problem with it so I would advise the 2.0TDI. You can have mine if you like I'm half tempted to sell it for the right money although it's booked in with Audi for a cambelt / water pump, brake fluid and MOT on Monday.
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    - Full Leather - LED DRL's - BOSE - Cruise Control - RNS-E Mk2 - AMI - Bluetooth - Folding Mirrors -

    VCDS owner - A3 Grille Install Guide

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    what colour is it? and miles?
    also notice you have the rns-e. can i ask if its possible to retrofit any rns-e into any a3 2003-12? as i may have to do this if i buy one without.

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    Phantom Black, just gone over the 60K mark.

    Yes you can. Mine is a retrofit which NHN fitted (highly rated by many on here), along with the AMI (Audi Music Interface), Bluetooth and Cruise Control
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    thanks but probably looking for a slightly newer one with less miles.

    so i take it the ami dosent come fitted with s line you have to buy as extra? ive seen some on fleabay for fairly cheap so not too many problems there.

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    PM me if you are interested. I have a couple of pics that I took after I last cleaned it last weekend.
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    VCDS owner - A3 Grille Install Guide

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    Quote Originally Posted by cenci View Post
    thanks but probably looking for a slightly newer one with less miles.

    so i take it the ami dosent come fitted with s line you have to buy as extra? ive seen some on fleabay for fairly cheap so not too many problems there.
    No problem.

    No, AMI is an extra.
    09 Audi A3 2.0 TDI 170 S-Line SB 8P3
    - Full Leather - LED DRL's - BOSE - Cruise Control - RNS-E Mk2 - AMI - Bluetooth - Folding Mirrors -

    VCDS owner - A3 Grille Install Guide

 

 

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