Need advice, should I buy this S3?
I'm thinking about buying my first S3. Currently have an A3 8P but it's an 1.6 and I'm bored with it so it's up for sale.
I really need some advice whether to buy this S3 8L or not. ...I'll appreciate any advice!
The car I'm looking at:
2001 with 105.000km on the clock and never been chipped. OK inside and out except for: slightly worn Alcantara (but fine leather parts), a small dent on the rear bumper (needs respray) and some minor scratches (can probably be fixed with a polisher).
It was imported from Italy to Norway by a company 5 years ago...was serviced in Germany one time (according to seller the company who brought it to Norway always have their services done on their import cars because it's cheaper in Germany...)
The service book is not complete. It had a service in Italy at 15.000km, one at 34.000km and then the next was done in Germany at 60.000km. Then the car was serviced in Norway at 90.000km and as far as I can tell there's missing something, right?
Seller hasn't changed waterpump and belt and says that Audi Norway told him not to change it before 180.000km...I just laughed and said they were wrong...it's supposed to be changed at 100.000km or within 5 years...And I will pay a lower price for that reason...he accepted.
Furthermore I asked whether he changed engine oil, tranny oil, haldex filter/oil...he barely knew what I was talking about. I told him how important it is that you look after something like that especially on cars like these...especially if there's holes in the servicebook etc. etc...
The price will be low(er) and we've come to an agreement that allows me get it all sorted out. I'm going over the car in detail getting the service of it's life done...BUT:
Is this a risky buy? The car runs perfect (beeing totally standard) and had no VAGcom codes when we checked. The power delivery is smooth and the tranny felt good and firm. Idles perfect. No sounds what so ever from running gear or suspension..except a rattle from an exhaust shield or something...had the same problem on a previous A3...just a small weld and it was all good!
Long story very short; what do you think...what can I look for / expect?
Safe or :scared2: