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Buying an S3 ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by 182_blue, Mar 21, 2010.

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    [Mar 21, 2010]
    OK, im considering one :) , but what are the chances of getting a discount on a new one ?, or anyone know of a good low miler for sale lol
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    Recognise your name from detailing world! S3 is a great car! Good luck, natural step from the Mk5 GTI.......
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    hi, well TBH i would have been in a sprint blue now but i got there a day to late, so im still considering one, would like the blue or suzuka grey or white, but for now the Edition 30 is still here keeping me company :)
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    The edition is a lovely car, but the S3 is in a different league. Make sure you get one with buckets...
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    not an easy find though unless i order new
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    Whats your budget?
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    No budget in particular , just want the right colour, low miles and mint, do they come up for sale here very often ?
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    Not really dude, now and then.
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    Good choice, I went from a Mk5 Gti to the S3 and if you like the Golf, you will love the S3.

    I was in a similar position to you 2 years ago, looking for a lightly used S3 in Sprint blue, decent spec, low miles, mint condition etc....
    It took a good couple of months tracking Autotrader, Pistonheads, Forums so patience is key to find the right car and I ended up travelling from the North East to Slough!

    Good luck

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    Dealers have a 14% margin, expect to get 10 to 12% if you shop around.
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    :whip:
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    :asskicking:
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    Dealers were given 11% last year on S3's, but they seem to be meeting their targets so 10% is a good deal if you can find one that is made, or a dealer has on order to be built, hence you have to decide if it has the right options, some S3's may have been sitting on Dealers forecourts for up to 6 months, Expect 12% on those, and they are the best deals for sure. The least deal you will get is when you order one to your spec, and it will take 3 months at least to your door.
    It took me ages to find one with the best options package I wanted with out having options I did not want or pay for, and then It is not perfect, I wanted parking sensors, and could not get a car with those and all the other things I wanted, so I would list all the options you really want in an preference order and start searching.
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    I am looking to order a new S3 and the best discount I've found so far is 10% via a broker
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    dealers seem to have them for sale but are basic , no rns e , buckets or the like , if you go for one shaun , buckets are a must as is rns e , light & rain pack , int lights are nice little touches too
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