Good morning all, I bought my 8L S3 a few weeks ago now and have used this site anonymously a few times during my short tenure and it has proven invaluable in helping me understand my new toy already - therefore, I thought it was high time I joined the community! For anyone who's interested, I'm in Berkshire!
My car is a facelift 2001 Ming Blue/Black leather model with sunroof (no BOSE) - coming from convertibles before, a sunroof was more important to me than BOSE (I will only tinker with upgrading the sound system soon anyway). All usual S3 refinements otherwise.
I have previously had BMW's and Mercedes before the Audi - so far, so good.
As a matter of course, I threw a Warranty Direct warranty on the car and got it serviced shortly after buying it (including a drop and clean of the sump and pickup filter). It has also had a serious case of love thrown at it in terms of full pressure wash cleaning and polishing using Zymol (the hand applied variety) as well as complete clean of the leather seats (leather conditioner yet to be applied). Also, a new set of Bosch aerotwin flat wipers and new set of matching Grey 1300g carpet mats.
All running very nicely.
Let's hope the Audi experience is as long, loving and enjoyable as the BMW tenure (10years).
Looking forward to meeting like minded individuals over the coming weeks/months ahead.