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A3 cloth vrs A3 leather HELP NEEDED

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ruairi83, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. ruairi83

    ruairi83 Well-Known Member

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    OK,

    My 97 A3 TDI has cloth interior and no armrest.

    Been to breakers this morning and was offered a 2002 leather interior with armrest, seats, door gaurd etc fitted for £300.

    The seats are wet as the car has been sitting in the ran with broken window but with a good treatment and clena they will be a1.

    Is this a good deal and is it a straight swap.

    Any other info greatly appreciated.

    Ruairi
     
  2. A3_Turbo

    A3_Turbo Swaying towards IHI....

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    Not sure really mate.

    I got my S3 Recaros for 360 posted though. Dorr cards center consol the lot.

    Jason
     
  3. abdus

    abdus Top Gear
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    all that and fitted? seems like a good deal i think

    apart from wet, what condition are the seats?
     
  4. ruairi83

    ruairi83 Well-Known Member

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    the seats are in good condition. the front window, and sides are smashed so the rain has left puddles on the seats but if i got them in my car i could get them dryed out and a good autogleam treatment would get the like new...

    im in two minds as i always wanted leather but as im in northern ireland no one on ebay will post even when i offer to collect.

    but considering the hassel of door cards and seat being done for me £300 doesnt seem to bad...
     
  5. ruairi83

    ruairi83 Well-Known Member

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    where mate did you get these?

     
  6. HTC

    HTC Active Member

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    As long as the seats clean up, I think that is a good price. They will be the later recaro style seats (anyone know if they are actually recaro?) as found in the MK4 golf too.
    [flame suit on]Much nicer than the electric S3 recaros[/flame suit off].
     
  7. ruairi83

    ruairi83 Well-Known Member

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    Going to call down at the weekend and check them out fully mate in every detail to make sure no marks etc...
     
  8. AndyMac

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    That is a good deal from a breakers. Full leather interiors go for between £300-£400 on ebay. Recaro's are a lot more. You can also sell the cloth interior and get some money back, I got £100 for my B6 cloth.
     
  9. Rikster23

    Rikster23 On the facelift path...

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    Are you referring to a smashed S3 based in North London?

    Black leather with blue?
     
  10. alijames

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    Are they S3 Recaros, or the A3 manually adjustable leather seats? If it's the S3 Recaros, make sure all the electrics work before handing over cash. Water + electrics don't make a good sum...

    Cheers,
     
  11. ruairi83

    ruairi83 Well-Known Member

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    These are a3 leather seat i cannot see them being recaros. But i wont be giving a penny until they are fitted and working fine...
     
  12. ruairi83

    ruairi83 Well-Known Member

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    Mate Im in northern ireland ... so no sorry.
     

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