*PLEASE READ BEFORE BUYING A S3!!!"
HAD to share this with you all, to maybe save you the heart/ball-ache!!! Living in Lancashire, looking at a used car down in London takes an awful lot of time, effort and £80-worth of fuel. Anyways, off we went down to see a S3 near Gravesend:
2003 AUDI S3 S3 Quattro 3dr  Hatchback
Prior to speaking to him and his wife, they both swore blind that: the car is in absolutely immaculate condition, that the tyres were absolutely road legal and I wouldn't find a better one.
On getting there we find that what a) they said and b) the advert stated is absolute BULLS**T. The front and rear near-side tyres were absolutely bald, as was the rear off-side tyre. There were scratches on the bumper, and front near-side arch. The cream leather interior was cracked and dirty. The buttons for the climate control etc were worn. The cream trim on the windows and door panels were dirty/a faded grey. To top it off, the oil filler cap was full of mayyonaise-like gunk: perhaps explained by the lady owner's short trips to the shops, but could well be a disaster in the making. To top this, the car hadn't had it's timing belt/water pump changed: this is something I thought I could overlook if the car was truly in great condition.
The point is, the car is not in 'brilliant' condition and the car is in no way fit to be advertised as such. Rant over everybody, and I've e-mailed the gent with a link to this forum post.
You've been warned!
p.s. I've taken a print-screen of the advert as it reads today, just in case an 'amendment' occurs. I would hate for any fellow forum members to be stung the same way as we were!