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    Buying an S2

    hi, ile be on the market looking for an s2 in the next few weeks, is there anything i should be looking for, as ive not had a turbo 4x4 car before, ive just sold my vdub vr6, which i addored, im now after a bit ov turbo power, [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

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    Re: buying an s2

    If you go to www.S2forum.com you will be educated in the way of the S2

    Good bits and Bad

    Be prepared to pay if it is a good one

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    Could you give some information on common points of interest to look at on the S2. I’m intending to buy a good example S2 20V T Quattro for around 5-7K but I would like to know where problems could occur. Does the S2 have any weak areas such as handling or poor engine cooling that can be solved with any aftermarket parts? I would be refurbing the engine and chassis if the example was good but with high miles (as most are)

    Thanks.

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    Main area of concern will be brakes. The S2 was fitted with poor brakes for it's size and power (same as the brakes on a mk2 G60 if I remember rightly), so you will need to spend out on this unless you can find one which has already been upgraded. Also, be sure to ensure that the Quattro system is all fully operational.

    Then all the usual things that apply to buying a second (or probably fourth or fifth by now) hand high power sports car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharky
    Could you give some information on common points of interest to look at on the S2. Im intending to buy a good example S2 20V T Quattro for around 5-7K but I would like to know where problems could occur. Does the S2 have any weak areas such as handling or poor engine cooling that can be solved with any aftermarket parts? I would be refurbing the engine and chassis if the example was good but with high miles (as most are)

    Thanks.

    Which one are you going for as we might have some history of the car for you

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    Don't worry about sourcing brakes, I can cater for all tastes

    RS6 eight piston calipers on a 364 floating disc - 18" wheels required

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    Quote Originally Posted by S2Avant
    Don't worry about sourcing brakes, I can cater for all tastes

    RS6 eight piston calipers on a 364 floating disc - 18" wheels required
    How much would this sort of set up cost???


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    Yes ........how much??? and could you make up brackets
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriswithak
    Main area of concern will be brakes. The S2 was fitted with poor brakes for it's size and power (same as the brakes on a mk2 G60 if I remember rightly), so you will need to spend out on this unless you can find one which has already been upgraded. Also, be sure to ensure that the Quattro system is all fully operational.

    Then all the usual things that apply to buying a second (or probably fourth or fifth by now) hand high power sports car!
    Is there any tests you can do on the Quattro system apart from driving the car? Also what is the build quality like? Are parts easy to come by? Id imagine id keep the car standard apart from maybe an aftermarket air filter and exhaust system, maybe suspension and some audi alloys but im after a good clean car first so won't start dreaming just yet. Points of concern on the engine if any? Coming from Peugeot owenership id like to have a less hassle car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adams3
    How much would this sort of set up cost???
    About 1500 for an S2.
    Yes I do make the brackets.
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