Greetings from sunny(??!) cornwall!
I just bought a 2000 registered S3 last weekend and have already gleened a lot of information from this forum. When I bought the car I knew it had a couple of classic S3 issues but they were only minor ie - electric window clips, and one blown speaker. The rest of the car is mint and am loving it so far. I used to have a 2L16v nova years ago and the S3 isn't quite as fast but the leather seats and the fact it actually goes round corners more than makes up for it!
After driving it round for a week or so I've noticed it also has the other classic S3 problem of over-revving when changing gear but I am onto it, going to try and replace the clutch switch tomorrow.
From my reading on here it sounds like I will need to start investing in lots of new plastic clips and possibly a VCDS system!
Anyone else on here from pasty-land?