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Audi A3 to buy or not to buy

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by bootrunner, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. bootrunner

    bootrunner New Member

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    Hi all,
    Newbie here.
    Can ayone give me any hints or tips on buy an A3, please?
    My heart says big fast A3.
    My head says A3 with 5 doors and more economical.
    I'm looking to spend £6k max.
    I've been promising myself automatic for the last few cars I've owned but as of yet havent had one.
    Any advice welcome.
    Cheers.
    bootrunner.
     
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  2. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR
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    Hi, welcome to audi-sport.net. Read the faqs threads at the top of the page in the a3 section. Lots of useful info in there. Enjoy the forum :) x
     
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  3. mikeyz54

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    I just bought myself one, 2005 2.0FSI sportback. I find that they seem to go for quite high prices, but then one came up one day closer to the £4k mark. So, if you can wait, then it's worth holding out for one that fits your requirements. Autotrader have a email alert function which helped me to find mine!

    Things I look for are:
    Full Audi history
    Owners
    Additional extras and the spec of the car
    General condition, taking mileage into account

    Make sure you check everything out carefully, and get hold of the logbook reference number, so that you can do an MOT check. History check is worth the £2.99 too, and can flag up any potential issues with the cars history.


    If you know the exact model of the car, then a search around these forums to see what other users who have the same model think of it too!
     

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