Viewed several S3's and spotted something strange - help spotting accident damage ?
After 2 months of searching for the right car, I still haven't found one :( - almost tempted to go back to my original plans of buying an S2000 but I will persist with the S3 search for now!
On the the point for this post - I have viewed quite a number of S3s recently that I have noticed have unusual bumper characteristics, leading me to believe there may have been some structural damage particularly in the front end. Ive noticed the exact same 'characteristics' on about 4 examples so far, so hoped to get your guys input/thoughts on; whether it is just a normal characteristic, or actually evidence of accident damage/repair.
Unfortunately I haven't pictures of the cars I viewed first hand, but had a look on autotrader and found one with the unusual bumper I am referring to; http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...06uh?logcode=p
Its the underneath I am referring to, the slightly warped metal strip hanging underneath, with a section that looks missing to the right. Is this normal and just more noticeable on silver examples? Unfortunately I never asked any of the owners at the time about this issue, so hopefully you guys here may be able to help!?:unsure:
On a side note, what are your thoughts on the above s3? Seems like a nice example with good history - something I have realised should be the first thing to look for now! Had my heart set on Nogaro, Black or Ming Blue but Silver is growing on me...!
Cheers guys, any input appreciated!:blush: