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    End of an Era!

    I know I've been a bit quiet on the boards recently so the newbies won't know me, but for those who have known me for a while it's an end of an era.

    Kitty is finally hanging up her car keys and going back to the leasing company (in English, my S3 company car lease has come to an end and she is going back tomorrow!)

    It's been an interesting 2 years, I've discovered that Audi's are NOT reliable, that Audi Dealers are NOT competent, but that S3's are huge amounts of fun and I will miss her very much.

    So thanks to everyone on the boards who has helped me out over the last 2 years (through failures of the DV, coil packs, boot mechanism, windows, air con radiator fan, indicator relays, cruise control, centre console, timing chain and oil leaks, bodywork vandalism, speeding points and spirited drives).

    I would recommend the S3 to anybody as a fun car, but I'm making the move away from Audi (in large part due to the poor service from the dealers, and in part because I wanted a sports car) to a Honda S2000.

    Thanks also to AmD for the help they've given me over the last 2 years, fixing faults caused by dealers and generally being patient with all my numpty questions and queries!

    So thanks again, keep in touch - I won't be on the Audi boards so much now - and happy driving !!!!!

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Sorry to hear that Jo, best of luck with what ever you choose to drive. Its funny that my old R plate A3 has just about given me 2 years of trouble free motoring, show you never know your luck.

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Dont worry love i'm sure if you miss the s3 experiance i could very well say there will be a few of of us could help you relive it,happy motoring in the jap crap apart from s2000 aint exactly crap far from it good luck [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heart.gif[/img]

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Oh well it is probable that you will have less trouble with the S2000 than your S3. Shame!

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    Re: End of an Era!

    good luck and have fun [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Jo - good luck for the future - pop in every now and again and show you face [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

    Oh and keep that arse end in check [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

    No more 4 wheel drive [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif[/img]

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    Yeah, good luck, S2000's are wicked, iv'e driven one myself, you'll be amazed at actually being given some real feeback when driving it (by the way, very sexy pic..., car included [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] ).

    Anyway, someone said jap crap? lol, if thats the case, what do you call audi? jap cars are 10 times more reliable then audis, full stop, no arguments. if that means crap, then audis must mean sh*it.

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Good luck Jo.

    PImp,
    Do behave yourself .........

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Finally come to an end eh Jo.. Hopefully you will have much better luck with the S2000 than you did with the S3. Hope all goes well for the future (with everything!)

    Good luck missy

    Rich

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    I hope the big red start button never lets you down! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Thanks all - picked her up yesterday and she's beauuuuuutiful !!!!

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Looking good!

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    Re: End of an Era!

    New one looks good... Does it have a name yet?

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Jo - I am mourning the loss of an Audi with you, my S4 has just purred out of the driveway in the hands of it's new owner [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    Still - a new project on the way!

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    Re: End of an Era!

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    Jo - I am mourning the loss of an Audi with you, my S4 has just purred out of the driveway in the hands of it's new owner [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

    Still - a new project on the way!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    What next then Dave? A certain S3?

    Rich

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    Re: End of an Era!

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    What next then Dave? A certain S3?

    Rich

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    No plans as yet [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    Keep you posted....

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Sorry to see you go Jo, we'll let your Honda be an honorary Audi if you like.

    Always had a soft spot for the S2000, fantastic choice, plus, almost bullet proof (have i just put the kiss of death on it?).

    And yes Pimp, behave!!! you can't shark a national institution!

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    Re: End of an Era!

    hehe i don't mind Pimp, very flattering [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

    Ahhh thanks Leddy, an honorary Audi, I'll have to make it to a meet some time [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Well now, with all that you lot have said it's time to put my bit. Jo we all appreciate nice handling [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] , smooth lines [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] and raw power! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/angel.gif[/img]Well it looks like you've got all of them! So what I will have to do is check it out for them sooner than later. Schhhhh don't say a word [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/angel.gif[/img] they are bound to wonder what were up to. Night night all.

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    hehe i don't mind Pimp, very flattering [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

    Ahhh thanks Leddy, an honorary Audi, I'll have to make it to a meet some time [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    2 things, is it a different girl in both tha pics, or u just dyed you hair or something? (ps, both sexy, but look different..)

    also, just thought, the s2000 in that pic looks so similar to a RX-8. Thinking about possibly gettin one (RX-8), loving it more and more each time i see it. But also love the S2000. U gonna put some rims on it? U prefer it to S3?

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Both pics are me - the Audi one was taken about 2 years ago in work clothes, the S2000 was obviously last week not in work clothes!

    Plus my hair is darker now.

    Probably change the rims and a few other mods, but not for another year or so until the insurance comes down a bit. I prefer it to the RX8 - I think it looks better plus it has a soft top!

    And in comparison to the S3, it's just a completely different car - I loved the S3, but the S2000 drives so differently, you can actually feel the road, and you have to drive it, instead of just point and squirt!

    And Lyrac - you'll get to check the new motor out in a couple of weekends time!

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Sorry to hear the S3 has gone Jo.

    But the S2000 is a great car, and a more than worthy replacement. Just remember when its wet, you DON'T have 4wd. Would hate you to spin the thing.

    Cheers

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    Thanks Al, I'll be careful with her - nice to hear from you again [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: End of an Era!

    you dont look very old to behaving an s3 and a s2000, nice pic though (hey pimp i agree with you)

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    Re: End of an Era!

    VBH had one for a year so it must be good.
    Have fun!

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    Re: End of an Era!

    Keep the compliments coming, doing wonders for my ego !

    Just turned 29 btw, not sure if that's old or not!

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    Re: End of an Era!

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    Keep the compliments coming, doing wonders for my ego !

    Just turned 29 btw, not sure if that's old or not!

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    29 you look 21

 

 

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