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View Poll Results: How old are you A3 8P owners?

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    22 13.92%
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    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr
    Perhaps you should make the distiction between those who actually 'own' an A3 and those who are driving a car that is 'owned' by their company or a lease company. You may get a different set of results.

    Personally I'm 59. I have personally 'owned' all my cars and I am on my 5th A3 with the 6th on order. I have owned a total of 20 cars including 4 Golf GTIs, a Golf VR6 and a total of 9 Audis including my current A3.
    Don't you think it depends if they have a choice of company car, we just gave a 23 year old who works for us a choice (within a budget) and he went for an A3, however after Audi putting the delivery back twice for a totsl of 8 weeks he ended up with a 116i M-Sport delivered in 2 weeks from stock.
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    Hi, I am 49 and my new S3 will be my 17th car!

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    30, and on my 19th car.

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    I'm 34 years old....

    Audi A3 Sportback TDI170 S-Line
    Citroen C4 Coupe TDI138 VTS
    Fiat Bravo 20V 155 HGT
    Ford Escort 1.3 Estate (don't ask )
    Toyota Mk2 MR2 GT T-Bar
    For Fiesta 1.1 (first car - but I liked it )

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    I'm 20, list isn't very long
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    Now Audi 2004 A3 2.0TDi Sport with lots of extras so quite a step up, paid for by myself

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    27, here! Got my first A3 when I was 19, had that for 4 years, then my 225 TT Roadster, before new job made me think about getting my current A3.
    A3 2.0TDi Sport, Mauritius Blue, Xenons, Black Leather/Alcantara, BOSE, Heated Seats, Parking Sensors, Light/Rain Sensor Pack, Interior Light Pack, Armrests.

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    I'm 50, but what's the old gag, you're only as old as the girl you feel.
    Car wise 1960 MGA mark2, 1955 Porsche 356, 1969 Porsche 911, Fiat gardeneta, 1956 Ford Thunderbird, 1966 Ford Falcon futura, a couple of 1970's BMW2002's, Alfa pin-tail spider,Trumph TR4, 1964 Buick Skylark, Renault 16 and Clio, Peugeot 406 and 306, Minivan, Moris minor ute.Etc.1998 Audi A3 18t and 2005 Audi A3 2.0t sportback. My Audi is leased, but I own the company.
    2.0T Lava grey Sportback, DSG, Vienna leather, Open Sky roof, RNS-E, Bluetooth

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    36 and an on my 13 car

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    Quote Originally Posted by phydaux
    1955 Porsche 356, 1969 Porsche 911,
    356 is my all time favourite car and when my numbers come in I'll buy myself a 356 speedster. I keep contemplating getting a coupe as a toy, one day...

    J.
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

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    Throwing money away on cars - my life story!

    I vowed I would never do this but this is a list (not necessarily complete!) of cars I have owned since I passed the test at 18 (in 1965!) Some real rubbish, some great cars! Some, I suspect not known to many on this list and that is probably for the best!

    Audi A3 (see Signature – but it’s really my wife’s!)
    BMW 735i x 2
    BMW 525i Sport
    Citroen 2CV x 2
    Daihatsu Fourtrak
    Fiat 1100 (circa 1958??)
    Ford Popular E93A (first car!)
    Ford Corsair automatic
    Ford Granada
    Honda Accord Estate
    Humber Hawk
    Isuzu Trooper
    Mazda 626
    Mercedes A140
    Mercedes C270 Estate
    Mercedes 300E Estate
    Mercedes 300E 4matic Estate
    Mercedes E240
    Mini Countryman
    Mini
    MG1100
    Morris Minor
    03 Nissan Navara (current drive)
    Renault 5 Gordini
    Saab 95? (2 stroke!)
    Subaru Legacy Estate (2.5 twin turbo import – blew up!)
    Sunbeam Something (badged Hillman Imp)
    Suzuki Vitara
    Toyota Hilux
    Toyota Surf
    Toyota MR2
    Triumph Herald
    Vauxhall Astra Vans (White – fastest thing on the road)
    Vauxhall Astra Estate
    Vauxhall Belmont
    Vauxhall Vectra SRi Estate
    Wolseley 6/2200

    Sad or what?
    rowansbank
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    We must be about the same age (born December 1947 - passed my test in 1965) but you've certainly had more cars than me. I've only had 20 including my current A3 and the longest I've ever kept the same car is 4 years.
    Dave R (h5djr)
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    A3 8V 2.0 TDI-184 Sportback Sport s-tronic quattro - Silver + lots of options - my 9th A3

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    24 years of age and my S3 is the fifth car I own.

    -Audi S3 - 07
    -Audi A4 1,8 TS -02
    -Audi A3 2,0 FSI -04
    -Audi S3 - 99
    -Saab 9-3 Viggen -99
    Audi S3 - 2007 (BSR remap 310 bhp) Team Ibis White

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    I'm 22 and i know i have an 8l but im in the process of ordering an 8P 2.0 tdi quattro on lease as my company car.

    So from first to now:

    -Renault megane 1.4 RT (shut it, it was my first car)
    -MG ZS diesel(leave me alone, it was my second car)
    -Alfa romeo 156 2.0 (loved it even tho it was italian, built by an italian and like an italian car. The suspension liked to break)
    -MR2 mk2 rev 2 n/a tin top(still got)
    -Audi A3 8l 1.6 sport (soon for sale)
    -8P tdiquattro(assuming all going well)
    *Gone* 1997 A3 1.6 facelift headlights, 16"1.8t Alloys, full rear tints. 110k

    You built a time machine.........out of a delorean!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr
    We must be about the same age (born December 1947 - passed my test in 1965) but you've certainly had more cars than me. I've only had 20 including my current A3 and the longest I've ever kept the same car is 4 years.
    Well, if I'm spared I'll hit the big six oh in June - absolutely unbelievable! My list is a bit inflated because for the last 15 years at least we've run two cars but I can't remember keeping any car longer than 18 months until the last few years!
    rowansbank
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    Quote Originally Posted by phydaux
    I'm 50, but what's the old gag, you're only as old as the girl you feel.
    That's all good then!! Shes 20!!

    My list of previous cars isn't as impressive as I'd have hoped:

    Mini Cooper (1983)
    Peugeot 106 (Diesel)
    Peugeot 306 (Turbo Diesel)
    Current A3!
    A3 2.0 TDI Sport in Akoya Silver - with... Black Alcantara, Black Headlining, Aluminium Inlay's, Interior Light Pack, Storage & Luggage Pack, Front Armrest, Electronic Climate Control, Non-smoking Pack, First Aid Kit & Warning Triangle, Electric Sunroof, Heated/Folding Door Mirrors, Sony CDX-GT930UI with USB iPod Connector & BOSE, 17" '5 Spoke Star' Alloys, Light & Rain Sensors, Xenons, Vortex Rear Spoiler, GTI Aluminium Pedals & Black Brake Callipers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr
    That was exactly my point - some people are only driving an Audi A3 because someone else is paying towards it. They would probably be like you and decide not to if they had to pay for it all themselves.
    I'm one of those.
    If it were my money,as opposed to the company's,you wouldn't see my anywhere near an Audi garage.
    I could easily get more driving enjoyment for half what an A3 costs.
    To be fair to Audi though,I wouldn't go for any 20K+ car if I were spending my own money.
    Simply no need to spend that sort of dosh,IMO.
    One can get new,or nearly new,cars of decent pedigree and spec for a LOT less.
    I quite enjoy trawling the motoring press looking for bargains.
    Many Audi owners will snear at the makes involved (Vauxhall,Ford etc.) but they're all decent motors,IMO.
    I saw a brand new (pre-reg) Vectra ctdi (150bhp) in Sri trim for 11995 the other day,for example.
    That's less than half what my A3 cost.
    It's not half the car,no way.

    I'm 39,BTW.

    Until Saturday....
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    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

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    35 years young with a automotive history as follows.

    2005 A3 3.2 S-Line
    1992 Golf Mk2 Driver (stopgap)
    1999 Evo 6 GSR (modified)
    2000 Mondeo ST24
    1992 Clio 16V (modified)
    1990 Suzuki Swift GTI
    1990 Suzuki Jeep SJ413
    1988 R5 GTT
    1972 VW Beetle (customised)

    Favorite all time car Porsche 917K.
    05/05 Audi A3 (8P) Quattro S-Line 3.2

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    Im just 22, had the S3 3 months now! own 4 other cars before including a paxo VTR and a 206 gti180, then i saw sense and got away from ****e french cars!
    German iz ze vay forvard!
    Made with vorspung durch tecnik

    2003 Noggy S4 Avant - 344bhp of pure V8 muscle

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    Happy birthday for Saturday - they say life begins at 40!
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    Normally I think polls suck but I liked this one becaue I can fit into the 42+ bracket eventhough I'm 278 next birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr
    Bowfer

    Happy birthday for Saturday - they say life begins at 40!
    Cheers !
    Everyone's waiting for my mid-life crisis,so I better think of one.
    A motorbike's usually a good one,but I've already got one of them...
    I can play the bass,so I'll maybe join a band !
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

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    Vauhall Cavalier MkI 1.3 2dr
    Opel Ascona 2.0 auto
    Escort MkII 1.6 auto
    Audi Coupe quattro 2.2
    Vauxhall Cavalier saloon MkII 1.4

    Current A3 S-Line 2.0 TFSi quattro



    Coupe Quattro was a revelation, arguably nicer to drive than the A3 and after 2 years I actually made a profit when selling it.
    2.0T FSi quattro Sline - Lava Grey
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    Cripes,all the cars I've had.
    In as best the correct order as I can remember...

    Datsun 140J Violet (yeeehaaa !)
    For escort 1.3L (every panel a different colour)
    Vauxhall viva
    Peugeot 305 non-turbo diesel ( first hand-me-down company car)
    Ford Sierra estate ( another hand-me-down company car)
    Renault 19 (first company car of my own choice)
    Vauxhall Cavalier Sri (liked it,but electrical probs)
    Rover 220 Gti (one of the best handling cars I've had,but so unreliable)
    Rover 214SLi (zzzzzzzz)
    Rover 216SLi (the company went through a Rover stage ! )
    Golf 1.4 (so slow I told the MD to stick it,I'd take the bus,it actually went faster on part throttle!. Floor it and it would slow down !)
    Golf Gti (bought by way of apology for the pile of crap above)
    Saab 900 Talladega coupe (terribly gutsy,luckt to get 22mpg)
    Saab 900 Talladega saloon (see above)
    Golf Gti 1.8 20v turbo (broke down on it's first day,turbo pipe)
    Alfa 156 2.0TS2 (loved it,but company car tax changes forced sale)
    Audi A4 1.9Tdi (basic,but reliable and classy looking)
    Audi A3 (no comment)

    Next car is almost certain to be (as I stand at the moment,but I'm fickle) an Alfa 159 diesel.
    BMW320 diesel is just too dear for decent spec.
    Maybe a Jag X-type,but a bit long-in-the-tooth now (the car,not me).
    Was considering an S-max,but the wife told me to wise up !

    The motorbike list easily doubles the above though.
    Last edited by Amchlolor; 15th January 2007 at 15:49.
    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
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    '08 to ? - Black Alpina D3

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    I've just turned 19, and I've had my A3 since last Nov. Saved up and bought it all by myself... not bad since im a student

    Got a 1.6 (insurance reasons) '53' plate, sport pack, Akoya Silver! Well chuffed
    2.5tdi Sport Cabriolet 2005 'AGL'- Xenons, auto dimming-heated mirrors, Bose, cruise control, Sat Nav, parking sensors, heated-electric seats, interior light pack


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    Quote Originally Posted by A3NDY L
    I've just turned 19, and I've had my A3 since last Nov. Saved up and bought it all by myself... not bad since im a student

    Got a 1.6 (insurance reasons) '53' plate, sport pack, Akoya Silver! Well chuffed

    Bloody nice car for 19, I woud have loved something like that when I was there.
    Now:BMW 530d M-sport tourer. Then:Lava Grey A3 Sportback S-line 2.0TFSI Quattro, S-line Special Edition, Xenon Plus, Leather, Light and Rain Pack, Interior light Pack, Bose, DVD Nav+, Bluetooth, Multifunction wheel,Cruise, Heated Front Seats, Folding Mirrors, Rear Parking Sensor and some other bits.

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    I am 33.

    Caught the Audi bug in 2001 but heres my list from when licensed:

    Vauxhall Cavalier Mk 2 1.6 SR
    Ford Cortina 2.0 Ghia
    Vauxhall Astra Mk 3 1.6 16v GLS
    Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v Sport
    Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 LS
    Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec
    Ford Puma 1.7 x 2
    Ford Mondeo Mk 2 2.0 Ghia
    Audi A4 1.9 Tdi SE
    Audi A4 1.9 Tdi Sport Avant
    Audi TT 225bhp Coupe 2002
    Audi TT 3.2 DSG Coupe 2003
    Audi TT 3.2 Manual 2004
    Audi A3 3.2 S-Line (Abt Bodykitted) 2004
    Audi TT 225bhp Roadster 2nd Car Imola
    Audi TT 225bhp Roadster 2nd Car Silver / Baseball / Revo
    Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8T S-Line 2005
    Audi A4 DTM Edition 2006
    Audi TT Mark 2 2.0T 2006
    Audi S3 (8P) 265bhp 2007 & Audi TTR 225bhp Avus & Baseball picking up Sat!

    Steve
    A4 B8 2.0TDi S Line Multitronic

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    I am 36 and my list, in order, looks like this (don't laugh, I know some are V embarrassing)

    Ford Capri
    VW Sirocco
    Vauxhall Cavalier (1.4 Concept. Hhhmmmmmm)
    Renault 19 1.9tdi
    Suzuki SJ413 (second car)
    VW Golf GTi (mk3)
    Westfield Seven (second car)
    Vauxhall Astra 2.0 CDXi (loaner for 6 months awaiting below)
    Renault Megane Coupe 16V
    Nissan Primera GTi
    Rover Montego GTi Estate (second car. I know, I know. It was for carrying crap. Honest!)
    Lexus IS200 Sport (when it first came out)
    Audi A4 Avant 1.9 tdi Sport
    Audi A4 Avant 2.0 tdi S-Line
    Alfa Romeo Spider (second car) (always)
    Audi A3 2.0 tdi sport

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    im 28 and im on my 7th car, current one being my brand new A3 S-line TDI.
    Audi A3 2.0TDI S-Line
    OEM+

    Coming soon: VW Passat 2.0TDI 170 DSG

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    Im 20, currently looking for a nice 2003 S3. Had an insurance quote for 1400, which i can deal with.

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    I'm 27 the S3 is my first properly owned car... I can see most of you change car more frequently than I buy new shirts....

    Doodahs!!!

    Pedro
    FOR SALE: S3 Phantom Black, left hand drive, Xenons, FBMFSW, bucket seats, BOSE, rear parking sensors, armrest, interior light package, Symphony II+. Full Audi service history and 4 new Michelin Pilot Sport 2. 18500 miles PM for details! I want to give it away have a good family reason. For a quick sale around 19.5k PM only if interest is genuine! Thanks

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    I am 31, and this is my 7th car...

    Fiesta 1.1 ghia
    Escort 1.3
    Vectra 2.0
    Volvo S40 T4
    Golf V6 4motion
    R32
    S3

    I thought I was doing alright for myself.... but reading this thread im not so sure, and im starting to feel very old

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    I'm 25
    My A3 3.2 is my first Audi but my 9th car!
    had the usual fiestas, escorts etc in my late teans followed by a 306!! never a weekend went by without a sunday in halfords buying various spares, wheel bearings, window motors, wheel cylinders etc! really put me off french motors !
    last few cars have been VW (vento & golf).

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    Am 27.
    Current car is an A3 2.0 TDi S-Line had it about 3-4 weeks and its approaching 1yr old. Have only owned 3 cars including the audi.
    Previous car was a very thirsty honda accord 2.0 se exec sport which i had for 3.5 yrs, previous to that and the first car i bought was a VW Polo 1.4 CL, very insurance friendly, and did me proud for about 4yrs.....
    Own a Kawasaki ZX636R Ninja (b1h) too, and previously owned a ZX6R Ninja (G2).
    Car is for being sensible....ish.
    Bike is for excitement.... (until it threw me of and broke my collarbone - still recovering)
    Audi A3 2.0 TDi 140 S-Line DSG (Met Silver - Bose - Symphony II - 6 CD Changer - Audi Phone Kit - iPod - Center Arm Rest)
    SOLD Kawasaki ZX636R Ninja (b1h) (Met Black - Steering Damper - Fabbri Screen - Scorpion Exhaust - Braided Hoses - Seat Cowl - Mini indicators - Pirelli Diablo Corsa III Dual Compound Tyres)

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    I am 36 and and the A3 is my 12th car...

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    i cannot believe how many cars some people here have owned and obviously wasted thousands on depriciation.

    id rather see my cash in a bank or in property.
    A3-SLINE 2.0 TDI DSG , phantom black,full leather, cruise control, heated seats, RNS-E audi navigation, bose, auto dipping wing mirrors, interior light pack, auto rain sensors and dipping mirror.

 

 
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