Jun 14, 2010
There should be a gentleman's agreement to artificially keep A3/S3 prices up
Not sure if my 'Y' is cheaper... My renewal is £245.00.
Its on the changeover.. but seems to have all the facelift refinements.
to be fair most Y's i looked at did have most of the bits..... you can tell by the interior handles, if they are chrome it is a mid lift car, if brushed alloy then full FL
There is, it's called 'Scene' or 'Mince' tax for modded examples.
Ive seen a few other S3's round here. Started popping up since my purchase lol
What is a Mid lift car missing from a full facelifted one?
I paid £4300 for my pre-facelift Silver 2000 model S3, with 89k on the clock and full audi service history. The car was standard except the tinted windows, which is what i was looking for.
I know it's hard to predict the future, but i am looking at buying a 2003 model S3 in a couple of years or 115k. How much do you think i can expect to get back on it? Baring in mind it will be in mint condition, and no money will be spared for parts and servicing.
MArk...impossible to say
JDAS, the only things i know of are the interior door handles on the mid are chrome, the ESP button is a bit more clunky when pressed, not sure the mids had the brown tinted wing mirrors.... thats all i know of but im sure theres more underneath
i know for my pre face A3 had loads different to my facelift car and my misus's facelift A3.....right down to bits beneath the surface like brake light switch, interior roof handles, clocks, air vents....plus loads more...unsure what crossed over fully without inspecting
im sure they are all as good as each other, i just can feel the move from pre to post..... the difference is obvious and not just cosmetic for me..... but the variables are very wide and so opinions may be varied
It's sometimes depressing to see the price for my car plummet, especially as I bought mine just before the crunch for probably above average price, but it does make me want to keep it for longer and get the best use out of the money spent/lost in depreciation. Especially considering that I have put so many things right with it.
The best thing about it is that even after a couple of years of ownership it still makes me grin every time I get in and start the engine... Depreciation??? Who cares!...
... sorry, just realized how completely off topic this post was
Looking at this i payed way over the odds for mine 9 months ago
cest la vie.
On the plus side i have brushed interior handles!
lol that alone makes up 50% of the S3 value :icon_thumright:
Agree with Leshkin here, I paid good money for mine and to sell it obviously there is deprecitation to take into consideration, however I just cant bare to make the loss and would rather just hold onto it and keep it.
more keen to keep due to the brushed interior handles and the grin factor, even driving the misus A3 which is tighter than mine (as most bushes have been done) ....there just isnt the same feel or knowledge that you have wide arches hehe
S3's have always been good at holding money, I gave £4k for a '99 with a little over 100k but lots of history, almost 2 years ago. admitedly I was in the right place at the right time, but I like to think I could still see my money back for it now.
Can't see S3's ever being a £1500 or even a £2k car unless it's a proper ropey one. Hopefully they'll be like the s2's and start gaining money again lol.
Recently sold my 2002 S3 with 75k miles for 8.5k. It was a good spec and in VGC.
That's a very good price! Well done.
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