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At last I got an S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Madmatt, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Madmatt
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    Hey Guys

    Some of you know and have helped me look for an S3 and woweeee it took some time but i thought that i would show you what i purchased just over a week ago. this is her after her first proper wash, polish and winter seal!!

    I cannot explain how much i love this motor!!i will probably never sell it unless something serious happens cant see what else would compare!

    Really glad i waited for the 'perfect' one as it has everything and the last two owners were extremely merticulous in looking after her.

    anyways enough of that waffle here's a pic, ill get some more up soon

    Atleast i feel like part of the team now lol

    thanks to all the peoples who helped along the way

    Easy now

    Matt:)

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    Looks like a nice clean example, welcome to the fold. :)
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    cheers dude appreciate it:)
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    Congrats mate

    looks really smart
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    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Nice buy. Feel free to put more pics up.
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    Sweet! Parking sensors to? I got those, a very handy extra! What else does it have? See you have chrome mirrors to, always a bonus! (£400 a set for genuine ones at Audi!)
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    Looks nice!
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    cheers for the comments guys really appreaciate it!

    I'll put some more pics up laters on

    well on what it has its got full mint condition black leather the rs4 wheels parking sensors 66k on the clock all the interior lights and stuff climate control full Bose system which rocks plus cd changer everything interior wise is black! what should i be looking for or have i just stated a standard S3 lol oh and a personal plate which is kinda relevant to me !!!:)

    to say im happy is the understatement of the year

    The last two owners really cared for it as in heated carpeted garage!! and i plan to do the same just without the heating and carpet lol!!

    spent loads on cleaning products and will just improve the car if i can in anyway possible???

    Got only one niggle with it and thats the boot keeps bleeping here and there but think thats the alarm batteries ??? maplin fix i believe???

    Keep the replies coming guys

    All the best

    MAtt:)
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    Looking good!

    :blackrs4:

    Love the wheels, i've got a set too!
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    Yep. It's a bit of a fiddly fix, but I managed it in ~1 hour including stripping the boot. Better do it sooner rather than later, or the batteries could leak and then it's £80 for a new siren.

    Cheers,
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    A fellow Ming bluer !!:)

    nice clean car mate........Welcome !!
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    ok mate i'll get those batteries ordered today or summin!!! could anyone quickly post up the exact ones i need? if not i'll just dig the post up!

    actually mate its metalic black but that pic kinda makes it look blue for some wierd reason!!

    cheers guys glad you all like it

    Matt:)
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    Yeah i know...i was errr....joking:whistle2:

    Hmmmmmm....
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    VERY NICE!!!

    Welcome to the club :)
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    nice car fella!! welcome
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    Nice. I thought it was a pre-facelift at first.. what's with the old S3 badge?!
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    It is a prefacelift, looking at the badge and the bootlid handle.
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    Looks a lovely example mate!
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    nice car....and in the fastest colour.
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    They installed parking sensors on pre-2001 cars?!! Or, is this piece an aftermarket install?!
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    Good choice. Mine was same colour, wheels and mirrors only i din't have parking senors.

    Enjoy!!
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    Looks good mate, what year is the car mate, seems to have a mix of pre and post facelift parts?

    P.s More :sign_pics:
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    here you go guys a couple more to look at!

    Let me know what you think! i still totally love it!!

    The car is an X reg so guessing that could account for the mix of parts?? not sure when the facelift occured or it could have been the previous owner changed some parts! whatever it ticks all my boxes lol

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    cheers for looking guys

    Matt:salute:
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    Looks very clean, good buy :cool:
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    Nice.

    Any pics of the interior..?

    The car is a pre-facelift. the headlights are the obvious giveaway. Nice model though.. You do however, need to get some metal polish on those exhaust tips :)

    *takes second look at photos*

    Yeah, nice car man. Where are you located?
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    And a wee arial. Look abit more modern with a civic type r arial.
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    cheers for the comments guys really means alot! yer i was very lucky finding such a clean one and with a bit of a detail the other day she came up lovely :)

    lol yer i defo need some metal polish on that i tried some old stuff me dad had but that was cack lol

    i'll get some of the interior at the weekend after i've cleaned and nourished the leather, not that it really needs doing but i wana make sure everything is perfect so whatever lol

    im located in the south near Gatwick

    oh and the parking sensors were factory issue

    cheers

    Matt:salute:
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    those mirrors... aren't normal S3 chrome/aluminium ones.... or something has gone wrong in the finish. Are they plastic?

    The facelift happened halfway through X reg Matt, although I don't think there was any mixing of parts... your previous owners just decided to upgrade the rear lights!
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    They look like brushed aluminium as aposed to polished.
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    1animal1 pointed out that I had fake mirrors when we met a week or so ago. Mine are the chrome, shiney type. (they were the first thing he noticed, they were that shiney!) His on the otherhand, were the dulled brushed alu ones. Can someone confirm which are indeed the 'real' deal?

    Matt, it's funny that it's a pre-facelift, yet it's an X plate. Do you know what month? My S3 was registered January 2001, also housing an X plate (but mine is a facelift)

    Mine must be one of the very first that were produced?

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    I also have polished alu mirrors. All the S3's Ive seen with alu mirrors were polished. The level of the polished look varies though but I think thats down to the condition. I do tend to use the autosol on mine every now and then.
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    Hey dude yer i'll find out for you it has a private plate on it so i dont actually know what it was unless i look at the V5 so ill dig it out!

    yer i recon yours must have been one of the first produced if its jan 2001 mate, thats pretty cool!!!

    the wing mirrors are more of a brushed colour if im honest! i would lke to get some spares do them black to colout code them abit but im not too fused at the mo!

    i agree mate must have been the previous owner changing stuff which is nice less for me to do!!! lol

    cheers guys guna try valet the interior treat the leather and all that this wkend so i'll get some pictures wooop

    Matt:salute:
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    Spec Currently just a Clio owner :(

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    I wish i was you. :(
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    what makes you say that dude??

    did the interior at the weeknd i'll get some snaps up took four and abit hours doing the leather but it looks amazing and i recon ill nourish it maybe once every two weeks till im happy so it stays perfect forever lol real hard work but i think it was worth it!! liquid leather is the ****** i would recommend that to everyone!!!

    matt
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    Are you still looking out for an S3 Spec? They have come right down in price, now is the time to buy! Though I suggest you test drive one before parting with your Clio, you will actually need to slow down for corners! lol
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