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A3 with full S3 kit on ebay, is it worth it?

123holah Jul 6, 2010

  1. 123holah

    123holah Member

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    Hi, i have a 2002 S3 (my avatar) and am looking for something a bit better on fuel, newer etc for my daily driver. After having an S3 I dont want any old rubbish tho!

    I saw tis on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330445728580&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    and it caught my eye, it seems to tick most of my boxes for what im looking for but i think it looks a bit steep at £12K! I know its a good spec and the cost of doing it was massive but not sure its worth that much considering milage and age? any advice from owners? cheers.
     
  2. PH1L

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    the cost is massive for the facelift mate but the 8p is a fantastic car in the 3 formats ive driven in and i love the look of the car, id say its worth a look
     
  3. sub39h

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    personally i'd go for the other one he's listed with the 2.0T. it's lower miles, a grand more and on a 2.0T which i think is a better engine. manual tho if that's an issue...
     
  4. Pii

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    11-12k for for 87000 miles? Can't help but think there might be better deals out there for the TDI albeit not with a facelift but you clearly have some criterias that need to be fulfilled. Why not explain what there as are 'not any rubbish' is too ambiguous.

    UPDATE: I realised I missed the lower half of your post lol.
    After reading it again and the ad I think it's worth looking into if the facelift is important to you.

    Keeythings I picked up on are that it has only had a single owner and the actualy parts used should cost a fair but as described in advert. If the facelift allows you to justify the cost then take a look at it. No harm doing that right?

    Hopefully the TDI guys can advise on what things to look out for at that age/mileage in case there are some money traps waiting for you within the next 10-20k.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2010
  5. PaulAr

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    Look-a-like`s are completely naff IMO.
    I certainly would pay a premium for one, regardles of what was spent on parts to get it like that.

    Im sure there are lots of nice Tdis kicking about, what about a tidy S-Line with a wheel swap to personalise it?
    Maybe a spring swap to tighten it up and improve the stance?


    Good luck
    Paul
     
  6. Ads

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    I wouldn't buy a car mat off this guy, let alone a whole car.
     
  7. Pii

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    Good detective work aythreee.. thinking outside the box!
     
  8. 123holah

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    Hi thanks for the replys guys!

    I saw the feedback but i will be going in person and giving it a full once over and the feedback is mainly postage related, i will walk away if i smell a rat!

    As for look alikes i think using full genuine parts is great. i have cant afford an 8P S3 and want a diesel for economy. i will take the S3 badge off as its clearly not an S3 but it just makes it a good looking A3 for me with all the bits i want.

    What i need it is quite broad really its just finding what i WANT thats the problem, it doesnt need to be any bigger and still want a well built car. the S3 is my 17th car and the only reason im thinking of selling is i fancy a change and something more sensible should be on the cards really.

    The 2.0T thats listed is nice but im not massive fan of the sportbacks (nothing against them but i dont need one so would prefer 3 door) also its more money for something only as fast as what i have and similar on fuel etc so not worth the money on top just for it newer really. i would want something different.

    I think i will have to have a good look around at some others again to make my mind up. I will have to go for a look to set my mind to rest as he may take my S3 in px to save hastle! If the price gets closer to £10k or he does a good deal on mine then that will make or break it i think!

    Thanks again!
     
  9. NHN

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    I wonder how many stolen cars those are made up of.
     
  10. akash_sky1

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    Thats a rip off for a TDI with those miles, the S3 conversion is expensive but not worth a premium at the end of the day why pay more for a fake lookalike?
    Some of those parts may well have been taken off a stolen car as well which is something to think about.
     
  11. Anthony_H

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    I paid 10k for my 2005 Audi A3 TDI sport with 46k 2 owners Full dealers service history and from a garage with a small warrenty etc, and i think i paid a little to much but i know the garage so got it from a trusted source. If i had that 2k spare you could spend it on converting to a facelift and fitting a set off coilovers and having a remap etc.
     
  12. sub39h

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    doubt you'll get a facelift for £2k. more like £4k-£5k.
     
  13. Lee_R

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    I'd put money on that being a "non recorded" salvaged car. Plenty about. Not worth much repaired to OEM so pay a bit more to repair it with S3 bits and command a premium for it!!

    ................not that i'm cynical! but it does look very fresh and why go to all that expense and sell it?
     
  14. RAPS3

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    I guess you guys missed this from the ebay adver

    and this photo showing the reciepts
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    If you want the economy and the looks I'd say its worth the premium.

    The only question I would have in my mind if I went to look at something like this, is what was the motivation behind it. Was it a simple "must have" that someone did or was it banged up and needed new parts anyway so they bought the S3 bits to fix it up.
     
  15. akash_sky1

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    RAP S3's sig pic is giving me a semi.....:jump:
     
  16. PH1L

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    because the guy across the road from you keeps pestering you making you silly offers that you cant refuse.... and im not even bloody finished the car yet :laugh:
     
  17. NHN

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    Paul without being funny fella, read between the lines mate, they bought that car for how much do you reckon based on age & even if it was smashed up a tad, then spend 7k on parts, then sell it for what 12k, do you think with 2 cars done up on ebay they would of used new parts on the car, its more than suspicious & where are all the S3's getting nicked these days.

    It may be legit but the odds are very much stacked against it & I wouldnt be walking there with 12k cash thats for sure without an armed escort lmfao.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2010

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