Vex182 - S3 Modding and maintaining thread!
Thought I would start a thread like most people on here about my car.
So I purchased my car in March 2011, after owning my Saxo Forte (1.1) for 5 years - such as basic but fun car and so easy to work on!
Found a S3 BAM, 89k, FSH, Bose system and all the usual S3 bits... Paid £5,995 with 6 months tax and a new MOT that day I collected it - it failed a few days before on fractured rear coil springs and worn rear pads so these were done for when I collected it.
Looking good after 210miles of driving it home, with my dad looking out at the time I parked up.
Standard looking engine bay, nice and tidy looking.
A few months later I decided I would do a few bits and bobs to this car after leaving the Saxo alone - not reall worth doing anything to that anyway! As I live in Hinckley, it made a lot of sense to go to R-tech (Less than 10 minutes away). Nikki and Jim did a run and it ran pretty standard power and torque with no other real issues, was just asked to replace the DJ, use good fuel and replace the PCV system - leaks as standard on all these cars!
Was happy with the increase in torque and power - this is before I did anything else to it, made driving in 6th much more relaxing on the motorway!