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    Buying a 2005 A3

    Hi all,

    This is my first post. I would like to introduce myself. I live in Glasgow and have been an admired of Audis ever since I owned an old A80 in the 90's. My real passion is Harleys so forgive me if I ask dumb questions about cars in general and Audis in particular............

    Anyway, thanks for letting me in and I hope I can contribute.

    I may be changing my 03 Golf 1.4 for a 05 2.0 TDi.

    The one I am looking at is 3 door in dark grey, I notice the rear disk back plates are pretty badly corroded so that is something that will need to be looked at along with some "car park" rash on the passenger door.

    The dealer is asking just short of 9k with 77,500 miles.

    Havent a clue about A3's so I will welcome all advice and assistance which is offered.

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    Stuart

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    Rear discs can get rough pretty quickly, they arent as used as the front so tend to seize sooner. TBH, sounds a lot of money for the car, here's something similar:

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...5403&logcode=p
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    2008 -> 2003 Akoya Silver A3 8P1 2.0 FSi Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    Rear discs can get rough pretty quickly, they arent as used as the front so tend to seize sooner. TBH, sounds a lot of money for the car, here's something similar:

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...5403&logcode=p
    this looks like a more realistic price!
    Just taken delivery of my Glacier White S-Line Sportback

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyboy View Post
    this looks like a more realistic price!
    We need to get together at some point, with Paul in Killie etc just to catch up.
    2003-2008 1998 Red A3 8L 1.8 Sport
    2008 -> 2003 Akoya Silver A3 8P1 2.0 FSi Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    We need to get together at some point, with Paul in Killie etc just to catch up.
    no probs, just let me know when! theres a few others on here from north of the border as well that would probably be up for it as well!
    Just taken delivery of my Glacier White S-Line Sportback

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    9k is a lot for that, esp with some light damage.
    id be up for a wee get together too.

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    anyone got any suggestions for a meeting point?
    Just taken delivery of my Glacier White S-Line Sportback

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    @FXRS sorry for the blatant hi-jack!
    Just taken delivery of my Glacier White S-Line Sportback

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    I have a 2005 Sportback with 70k on the clock.
    I have had my front discs changed as they were below Audi's recommended minimum thickness.
    Check that the cambelt has been changed as this is due at 75k.
    Try to get some form of warranty as the earlier 2.0 litre diesel and petrol engines were prone to cracked cylinder heads. (Just had mine changed under extended Audi warranty)
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    Now: A3 Sportback 2.0TDi Sport, Akoya silver, black alcantara/leather, Bose.

    Gone: A3 2.0TDi Sport, Lava Grey
    A3 (8L) 1.9TDi Sport, Silver

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    That's a little expensive, I bought my '06 55 reg Sportback (2.0Tdi Sport 88k) in May for 7.5k (knocked him down from 8k) from a Stratstone dealer with 3 months warranty.

 

 

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