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£12k to spend - is the A3 the obvious choice?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Duncan, Feb 18, 2009.

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    [Feb 20, 2009]
    am definitley going to get DSG - just need to find one that comes in at my budget - 12.5k is my absolute max so hopefully i can pick one up with about 40k on the clock

    if i can find a good deal on a 170 then ill go for it but am happy getting the 140 - as long as its an S-line and has done less than 40k miles and is registered after may 2005!

    anyway still got a few weeks before im home and can even start test driving.
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    I'd go for the 170 personally - quick enough for a daily driver in my opinion, and cheap to run :yes:

    Runs out of puff after 130ish, but it's a 2.0 derv drinker, it's better than i expected :drag:

    Like the DSG box too...it's no way perfect but I wanted auto and this is good enough! It's a bit jerky in low speed driving but it gets better the more I drive and learn its quirks, hill starts are a bit of an arse but I'm getting there! When I drive "enthusiastically" the 'box is a lot better :superman:
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    [Feb 20, 2009]
    If I can find anything I may consider selling mine ... its on 37500. I keep looking but haven't found anything yet.
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    [Feb 23, 2009]
    sent you a pm - let me know if you do decide - looking for pretty much that exact spec..
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    [Feb 25, 2009]
    I managed to pick up an A3 3.2 V6 s-line 55 plate in black for 12k the other day and absolutely love it. Best car I have ever driven
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    [Feb 25, 2009]
    good work!!

    am trying to get either a 140 or 170 tdi s-line

    would love to get the 3.2 but am sick of overpaying for fuel, insurance and tax
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    Don't go back to the UK then :lmfao:
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