AH FabricationsChris Nott
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    12

    Question Newbie looking for an S3

    Hi I have around 10k to spend on an S3, would I be looking at 2002/3 model.Would obvously want the lowest mileaged example as I could get as it will be a daily driver.
    Any advice on what to look out for would be very much appreciated.
    Looked in all the usual places pistonheads, autotrader is there anywhere else I could look

    thanks in advance

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    L1 HCS's Avatar
    6th Gear
    Candy Tetris Champion, Mahjong Champion, Magic Ball Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    cymru
    Posts
    4,597
    Welcome to ASN. Look in the A3/S3 8P section. The members there will gladly help you out.

    Cheers
    "Swallow your pride occasionally, it's not fattening." - Frank Tyger
    "Avoid making irrevocable decisions while tired or hungry." - Robert Heinlein

  4. #3
    S3 HODGE's Avatar
    Brown passenger seat.

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    1,177
    Its hard to price an S3 with all the differant specs (Heated leather, Sat nav, Sunroof etc..) But you would want to get the facelift (Year 2001+) as your spending 10k you would want to get the most out of it.
    Not much to look out for in particular but best to spend the 10-15 getting it HPI cheaked.
    Look for smoke, Make sure that the car warms up properly and sits at 90c or just below wast driving. Service history and all the usuall things you would look for. A3/S3 chassis are prone to the windows playing up so make sure you try everything like the seats, windows and anything else thats electricly operated.
    I spent 6-8 months looking for the perfect S3 but the wait was more then worth it!
    Hope this helps and wish you luck.

    The One And Only Brown Bora

    Current: 2007 S3, Solar Orange - Revo Stage1 + all the toys
    Sold: 2000 S3, Black
    Sold: 2003 BAM Nogaro Blue S3, Revo Stage2, 19" Rial Daytona's, AP Coilovers
    Sold: 2001 A3 1.8T
    Sold: 2002 A3 1.8T, Custurd Code, BBS CH, AP Coilovers
    Sold: 1999 A3 1.6, Jewish Racing Gold, S4 Wheels

    Xbox live ID: o_HODGE_o
    PS3 live ID: Hodge_09

  5. #4
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    12
    thanks guys will keep you posted

  6. #5
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    12
    S3 Hoggy YHPM mate - hanks for the advice

  7. #6
    s3 Hoggy's Avatar
    Whats going on???

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    1,653

    My Social Networking

    Visit s3 Hoggy's Instagram Channel
    Defo woth a look mate, gave me green eyes!
    2002 S3 REVO
    Milltek, Sachs Organic clutch, 007p, Genuine RSTT's, BBS RS2's
    Koni FSD & H&R springs, Neuspeed 22mm rear ARB, KW tie arms
    LCR Brembo's with DS2500's & Paul's 300mm Rear disc kit,
    Michelin Pilot Sport 3's,Badger5 V2.2 Jetex filter & heatshield


  8. #7
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    12
    tried getting in touch with the guy three times but have not received a phone call or e mail back - perhaps it is sold now??

  9. #8
    s3 Hoggy's Avatar
    Whats going on???

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    1,653

    My Social Networking

    Visit s3 Hoggy's Instagram Channel
    Ill try ringing him mate
    2002 S3 REVO
    Milltek, Sachs Organic clutch, 007p, Genuine RSTT's, BBS RS2's
    Koni FSD & H&R springs, Neuspeed 22mm rear ARB, KW tie arms
    LCR Brembo's with DS2500's & Paul's 300mm Rear disc kit,
    Michelin Pilot Sport 3's,Badger5 V2.2 Jetex filter & heatshield


  10. #9
    s3 Hoggy's Avatar
    Whats going on???

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    1,653

    My Social Networking

    Visit s3 Hoggy's Instagram Channel
    just rang him and hes away on holiday untill a week monday, not sold yet mate im sure he will get in contact when hes back.

    ps, its is a beautiful car!
    2002 S3 REVO
    Milltek, Sachs Organic clutch, 007p, Genuine RSTT's, BBS RS2's
    Koni FSD & H&R springs, Neuspeed 22mm rear ARB, KW tie arms
    LCR Brembo's with DS2500's & Paul's 300mm Rear disc kit,
    Michelin Pilot Sport 3's,Badger5 V2.2 Jetex filter & heatshield


  11. #10
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    12
    ok mate thanks - will wait for his call
    Last edited by Rasher; 15th May 2009 at 19:50.

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO