New S3 owner from Scotland
Morning everyone !
Just thought I would pop in here and say hello as it seems to be the best forum around for S3 related info :)
Having been a VW fanatic years ago then switching to the darkside and going all JAP I have finally came back full circle and bought myself a nice tidy S3.
I have had literally every performance japanese car available from my Turbocharged 230bhp Mk1 MX5 to a 643bhp Skyline R32 GTR.
I have also had a couple of RX7's in there as well as an Evo 9 FQ340 more recently.
Due to my wedding approching I decided that the Evo was not a very good daily car so I set about searching for something more refined and grown up.
I had always fancied an S3 and started my search for the right car however I stumbled across a nice 2000 Facelift A4 Avant 1.8t Sport with a revo remap and some nice subtle mods and ended up buying it ! the problem was it was lovely looking, drove well and was fairly quick but it still was not an S3 so once again I began searching.
After a couple of weeks of viewing a few cars an searching the length of the UK for a car I eventually found what I was looking for !
I had said to my better half I wanted either a Nogaro Blue or Imola Yellow S3 and luck would have it that a very well cared for Nogaro Blue S3 came up for sale down in Cardiff. After a few phone calls and some checks a flight was booked and off we went to buy the car.
I can honestly say when we arrived we were not dissapointed ! For a car which is nearly 11 years old it is mint. The paintwork is stunning as is the unmarked leather recaro interior. Although shes slightly higher on mileage than she should be she is backed up with a FULL Audi service history and a massive folder full of receipts from both Audi and Specialists.
As I do all my own work on cars I dont have any issues with the mileage being a liittle high as this will soon balance back out as I dont do many miles whereas the previous owner was doing 130 miles a day to work and back !
I have already began tinkering even though I said I would be leaving it standard....... but then I said that about all my other cars ! LOL
I fixed the DIS on boxing day so now I can actually see what its saying which is nice !
I have had a lot of experience with all sorts of cars and tuning them so from this forum I am hoping to be able to give as much help to people as I hope to receive when it comes to tweaking the S3 !
Anyway, enough rambling on and here is a wee photo ! Bear in mind this was taken after it had just driven 415 miles home to scotland so its a little dirty ! It has now also had the plate removed and will be having my own one put on when the V5 comes through :)