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    Buying my first A3

    Hello, this is my first post on A-S, I had come across the website after doing a bit of looking around before buying my first A3. I'm looking to spend around 11k for a facelift model. There's a few sitting in dealers with 20-30k on the clock for a 1.9tdi sport at arounf 10988 but I'd expect to knock between 7.5 - 10% unless the dealers a bit stubborn! Does this seem like a decent enough deal?

    Leading on from this would it be expensive to transform this to an s-line look-a-like? Is it as simple as the items I have listed below?
    • S-Line Front Bumper
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    hi there and welcome!

    i think you will also need to add a rear bumper as they are differant on the sline

    Then there is the interior......i think on a sline the interior is black and has sline logo'd seats etc?

    could be worth just trying to get a sline maybe.

    not to hot on prices though to know what the differance is between the 2 wise

    hope this helps
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    i think sport seets are the same shape as sline just not leather and not all leather seets in sline have the sline indentation on the seets some are blank

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    If you spending 11K, then go for the s-line!
    And try to get the 2.0tdi as it is 6-speed.
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    mate forget about the 1.9TDI you want the 2.0TDI ... try and get DSG aswell
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    Cheers! Jus trying to find one at a decent price! I'm going to go see this one later on this evening I reckon, see if they'll knock the price down to nearer 10k. I haven't seen much s lines about that is my only issue, which is why I asked... would prefer to goto a dealer so I could P/X my old car.. selling privately I haven't got time for at the moment.

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    What car have you got that you want to PX?

    What type of A3 do you want? (colour, mileage, etc..)
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_sagad View Post
    What car have you got that you want to PX?

    What type of A3 do you want? (colour, mileage, etc..)
    Its a 52 plate Corsa.. my first car. Looking for Black/Silver/Blue A3 with around 30k on it max really... tight demands I know

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    it may be for 11 k sline with less than 30k

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    it may be for 11 k sline with less than 30k
    I thought as much really, I'll have a chat with the dealer.. if I can talk him down to about 10k thats 1k I have to play with for a few mods. I understand its "cheaping out" slightly going for the s-line looks with just the 1.9tdi under there but a new car is required.
    My current car is running out of MOT and road tax and needs some new tyres so I don't fancy investing that money into it and trying to save for a while longer for the A3. I suppose the s-line/s3 is a car for the future at this rate. Aret eh 1.9TDIs alright? I do a fair bit of milage so expect to save slightly with fuel.

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    You will do, it being a diesel, but with the 2.0tdi option, it has 6 gears, so you will save more fuel!
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    plus the 1.9 are noisy! the 2.0 TDI is a quick and economical car
    im getting one next week hopefully
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    2.0 tdi all the way, then a remap, then you will be on your way!

 

 

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