Hi from a newbie -with extremely bad luck!!
Ive been casting my eye over the forums as a lurker since buying myself a gorgeous black 03 A3 2.0tdi Sport two and a half weeks ago. Absolutely stunning car, the one i have wanted for the past year, and was pointed in the direction of the forum by a guy when i was out giving it its first wash in front of my house in Grimsby.
(Cant remember his name, but he'd just bought a silver A3 3.2 quattro that week too and asked how i was getting on which was nice!)
Anyway, the bad luck started last week with a slow puncture in front nearside that went down slowly during the day, then completely overnight. Took it for a new tyre as the hole was in the sidewall and couldnt be repaired. Got a michelin to match the others for £117...only to inspect the wheel and to find the grease monkey had used the wrong socket and smashed his air gun all over the alloy.
After the red mist and fist waving settled, the company agreed to have it repaired.
Next day, im driving down from Bridlington for work, and emissions warning light comes on. Whizz the car to Hull audi, plugs it into computer and apparently the coolant sensor has had enough. Booked into Grimsby Audi for next week as its a warranty job. Thought that would be the end of the bad luck....
Now today, was on the way to Mablethorpe for work, when BANG - lorry going past on the A18 throws up a rock which slams straight into the windscreen in the middle of the passenger side. I just looked at it and laughed and shook my head - if i didnt id cry!
Oh, and the emissions warning light came back on while driving back home.:banghead:
Cant quite believe all this in less than three weeks. Starting to think my dream car is jinxed! Its still an amazing car though (and just about still love it to bits!)
Anyone any ideas what to do for the windscreen? Should i ring Audi first to see if they can do anything? And is there variations between the windscreens from other companies? Mine seems to have green tint with a shaded band at the top???
Cheers! (and sorry, i had to get this all off my chest. Grr!)
A new audi driver!:racer: