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A3 1.8T with no Turbo, to reduce insurance cost?? CONFUSED!

Darren Pullen Sep 19, 2011

  1. Darren Pullen

    Darren Pullen New Member

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    I've been negotiating to buy a car, (cheap runabout while i wait for my new reg car to be delivered to the dealership!)

    when the seller decides to mention.. oh it`s a audi A3 1.8T BUT the previous owner has removed the turbo to lower the insurance?????

    is this even possible? would the ecu not throw a wobbler???

    any help or advice much appreciated
    Daz
     
  2. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Don't buy the car basically. Sounds a bit dodgy to me, tell the guy he's a muppet.

    If you want a cheap run around buy a diesel 306 or something.

    /thread.
     
  3. colicabcadam

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  4. Darren Pullen

    Darren Pullen New Member

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    :) thanks pretty much what i told him, go do one!. finding cheap runabouts is not as easy as it used to be!
     
  5. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Agreed!

    If you are waiting for a new car I take it you don't want something s***, I would honestly recommend a 306 HDI or D Turbo though, a million miles to the gallon, if you get a Phase 2 (1997+) car then they look really smart and they are cheap.

    The resale value is super high too, and they are always in demand.

    1999 PEUGEOT 306 D TURBO HDI 3 DOOR MOONSTONE 12 MTHS MOT, 5 MTHS TAX | eBay
     
  6. coatesy

    coatesy poking badgers with spoons

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  7. Darren Pullen

    Darren Pullen New Member

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    Really appreciate your help. 306 looks promising! 4 weeks till new car so its a choice of renting or buying something cheap!
     
  8. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    haha, a turbo with the turbo removed? what a complete ****er.

    It's clearly a 1.8 Sport with a T badge stuck on!
     
  9. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    I like your thinking big boy. Clearly trying to get a few quid extra for what is a pitiful excuse for a car.
     
  10. smokiedee

    smokiedee Member

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    how much was it??
     
  11. moredoor

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    Yep sounds like he's trying to sell the very flat 125ps 1.8 20v n/a as something else. lol
     
  12. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    306 1.9 dturbo is cheap to insure and theyre solid engines. u can tweak the fuel pump and turn up the turbo for an extra 20bhp for free aswell. 110-115bhp for a cheap reliable run around aint bad. I had one as my 2nd car had 145lb/ft of torque standard
     

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