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A case of you get what you pay for.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jojo, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. jojo

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    In this case, a '53' plate Noggy Blue S3 for £2.5k, bargain or what?!

    Turns up outside my house with what sounds like bottom end rattle - Ouch, and on closer inspection, it's not got it's original engine!

    Still, I thought I'd give it a scan, and it had quite a few DTCs aswell.

    Nasty!
     
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  3. cecilthesausage

    cecilthesausage ...It's Never Finished...

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    If it needs a new engine..... I have one.....Middle of next month....
     
  4. jojo

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    I think it needs more than a new engine mate, a rewire of a few things on top methinks, but I will keep you in mind.
     
  5. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    Hmmmmmm, thing is S3s are actually going for silly money now as well aint they, guess its a case of win some loose some.
     
  6. 16Klappe

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    Didn't get it off eBay from down this way did you? Chavy wheels and stickers on it?

    If so, I was offered it too. :(
     
  7. s33nyboy12

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    I'd be questioning why it's had a engine swap mate and the new engine is not well too! Must of had a mega hard neglected life........
    Keep us up to date mate, good luck!

    Sean
     
  8. S3Zek

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    Hay Jo I will also have my bam block and head if you are in need in a few weeks, I've finaly started to build my large port lump yeay..
     
  9. vanilla_ice

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    Another S3 jojo?
     
  10. damo.h

    damo.h DVLA Say it's Black

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    JoJo Branson expanding the fleet again ;)
     
  11. AR-rkon

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    Jo, if you need a hand with the leccy's just give me a shout, you know it's what I do :lmfao: :D
     
  12. jojo

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    Lol, you guys, not my car man, I was just helping a guy out. After dropping the bad news, I just left him to it, what else could I do? Not my problem really. It was a Noggy Blue one on a 53 plate, with Silver leather option like mine, and pretty standard looking, no stickers, just standard 17" rims.

    I may need to source an engine for him if he decides he wants to fix it, but it drives, albeit, a bit smokey with a noisey bottom end. I'll stop short of not posting the full reg to embarrass the guy, he look gutted! :(
     
  13. s33nyboy12

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    Lol! Drop the bad news then eski....... Yeah it's knackered mate, Gunna cost you thousands, cheers , bye! I love it . Bet his face was priceless
     
  14. Gops

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    Jo you sold him a dodgey s3 like you did to me you dodgey cracker! ;)
     
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    No doubt a result of the dreaded blocked pick up pipe. Kills so many 1.8Ts
     
  16. Den13

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    Guys got rights tho to take it back for a full refund surly private sale or not
     
  17. gen.heinz guderian

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    Dont think you have many/any rights if you buy privately.
    Might be good to post the Reg no on here in case it goes up for sale soon again.
     
  18. Den13

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    Am sure you got the right unless sold with recept implying there I'd no warranty with the vehicle
     
  19. TDIQ

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    You have zero right to return or get a refund when buying privately. Even if the car falls in half down the road. Obviously if it's stolen that's another matter.

    And a 53 S3 for 2.5k, put a replacement engine in and you've got an S3 for 3.5k. Not the end of the world at all.
     
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    You've got rights if the seller has misled you in this case it appears that he has
     

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