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    Cool what would u do

    have an oppotunity of getting a gsi chavalier for peanuts and was thinking of selling my 18ts
    then saving for something else maybe and dont shout an s3
    either that or sell cav on and get turbo for a4
    any suggestions??

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    Get a turbo for the A4!! LOL

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    If you prefer the S3 to the A4 save up for one.
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    I admit i have always had a soft spot for the GSi, But they rust like an Alfa !!

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    i like both the same really but s3 has stronger pistons and k04 already thats only reason

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    this one is j reg and only the normal rear arch rust
    got 17" alloys 2 are bent 100,000 miles but has 4x4 16v engine would b ok for a year of saving and could sell for same price as i got it
    looked on autotrader and these are goin 4 1000 for a good one

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    sell a4, buy chavalier, save for s3, buy s3, turn chavalier into track day toy?
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    I would just buy a Mk2 golf as a run around while saving. They look cool as they are and should still be reasonably reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnyj View Post
    this one is j reg and only the normal rear arch rust
    got 17" alloys 2 are bent 100,000 miles but has 4x4 16v engine would b ok for a year of saving and could sell for same price as i got it
    looked on autotrader and these are goin 4 1000 for a good one
    ADVERTISED for a grand,............but only the very good ones actually SELL for that

    I'm a Vauxhall fan and spend most of my forum time on VXON etc, but I wouldn't touch another GSi with a barge-pole.

    I've owned several (and SRi's, Turbos, CDi's, GLi's, LS, TD, Diplomat etc etc etc), but the GSi with it's IRS suspension is a complete rust nightmare, hence i broke a few for parts.

    Underneath that big pretty plastic bodykit lies rust, rust, and MORE rust. The skirts act as a pair of water traps, and the chassis rails and spring seats have rotted through on most.

    Far harder to chase rust on these than on 'normal' Cavaliers that are without skirts and have the conventional rear beam.

    Then you'll have the hugely expensive 4X4 Transfer Box issues .........

    And then there's the floorpan...............
    Last edited by Dan Gliballs; 2nd April 2008 at 16:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupie69uk View Post
    I would just buy a Mk2 golf as a run around while saving. They look cool as they are and should still be reasonably reliable.
    Ditto that!

    The only danger is that the Audi becomes the run-around while you get stuck into the Golf...
    Nothing feels fast for long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiltoa View Post
    Ditto that!

    The only danger is that the Audi becomes the run-around while you get stuck into the Golf...
    Thats also true

    Keep away from the vaux not worth it at all just save up for the S3 the normal way if you want, but remember half the money you would save for the S3 would turn your A4 into an easy S3 killer.
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    cheers for the warnings about the gsi dan ill have a look
    hes suspension has been changed to koni adj but will look at the rust issue.
    mk2 golf i take it u mean gti? not ganna motor around in 1.1l for a year..
    as for s3 cant stop thinking of a imola yellow one i saw on here (sigh)

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    Definately a GTi, preferably a 16v .

    I reckon we'd let you off with a G60 though...
    Nothing feels fast for long...

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    got the chavalier and am looking to sell the a4
    http://audi-sport.net/classifieds/sh...ct/1888/cat/21
    had qoutes for an s3 from flux around 500 squid full comp on a 99 2000 model

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    Total nutcase LOL!!!

    I'll see you over on VXON then with your list of faults and questions

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    got one already idles up and down from cold what have i done...

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    just clean it out with carb cleaner like the a4?

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    Yes they do, i used to have this on my old cav. I did buy a new one in the end as they got cheaper, but a short term fix is to blast and soak in carb/brake cleaner or similar

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    cheers have been doing some research on my next purchase and have found the following:

    audi s3 good cond 1999 - 2002 around 7-8k but need either nogy blue or yellow v rare
    golf gti anniversary (180 bhp) 2002 around 7-8k black or silver is nice
    what you think?

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    The ICV on a C20XE engine is a complete penis to get to matey lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gliballs View Post
    The ICV on a C20XE engine is a complete penis to get to matey lol
    this brings back memories Dan, i loved and miss the tourqe of the GTE16V you just dont get that from a lazy V6

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    is it not on the top near the throttle body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnyj View Post
    is it not on the top near the throttle body?
    Nope, it's under the inlet manifold at the back.

    It's more accessible on the later X20XEV (Ecotec) engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasA4 View Post
    this brings back memories Dan, i loved and miss the tourqe of the GTE16V you just dont get that from a lazy V6
    I found the lump in my GTE to be fairly torquey


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gliballs View Post
    I found the lump in my GTE to be fairly torquey

    nice does yours leak oil? after driving it?

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    its the non porus one does that make a difference?

 

 

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