had a3 for a while now and got a couple of questions. bit pic heavy
hey all, i have been following the forums for bout 5-6 months now but i've only just made an account and this is my first post so bear with me.
anyho i after my first car, a ford fiesta was getting old, head gasket went, hole in silencer etc, i decided it that it was a time to get a new car. had my heart set on a couple of things that were in my budget of bout 3-5k and i was looking for about 4 months from dec 08 to bout ap 09. anyway i looked round and with the recession an all i managed to get myself an A3 Quattro T sport for 4.5k. i absolutely love this car and i've had it for nearly a year now and still cant believe that its my car!
i've had a couple of stuff that i wanna clear up, first is that my car was serviced last march, and i was gonna do it next month, but i read a msg from the onboard cpu sayin that my next service is in 1600 miles. now i dont drive a lot maybe 2-3k a year, and i never serviced my first car so was wondering if i shud service my car next month or when the cpu says?
and wats with the cup holder? is it only in the s line and they used a standard dashboard for all a3 models? mine doesnt open and i dont wanna try to pry it open incase i break it and have a stupid hole there.
and another thing was since last month, the power has been a bit strange, its doesnt seem to deliver it properly thru all the revs seems to jump pretty fast from 2.5k to 3.5k revs and seems to be getting more noticeable. a friend of mine suggested that it might be the clutch not engaging properly??
and finally, i've picked up a few nasty stone chips:
the first one is a deep chip and by the looks of it some rust might hav started to settle in. the second one is are a couple of scratches.
i have no idea how to get rid of either of them out? is anyone able to help, or anyone know any good bodyshops near staines/Ashford in surrey where i can get them fixed?
thx for ur help peeps.
finally some piccys of me pride and joy :)