Old German friend proposed to sell his French S3 from July 2001 to me. It has A LOT of Km (300 000 KM) and almost everything is original equipment from Audi !!!! cylinder head, even the clutch and the Turbo !!!!! The guy is meticulous but he changes 2 tires every 6 month so he uses the car like it should be used I think ! Car doesn't noticeably eat oil (well below Audi maximum value) No smoke, No noise, Turbo does not do any noise. Transmission is fine But clutch ask some effort. It has 300 000 km from new !! I fear the hydraulic cylinder may fail soon then. There is an ENGINE light ON but AUDI did not find any fault (!!!) Except effort on clutch pedal everything is really fine. No one can tell the car has so many KM. ONLY real problem is erratic idle. But only idle. As soon as you give some gas no rattle or anything. Car drives very well even at WOT. I have read a lot of "known issues" on the S3 I am so scared to buy that I come here to ask members advises ... I heard flywheel problems, cylinder head cracking, etc ... I am good at mechanic but I have little money. I can buy the car for 3000 EUR. It is cheap but I fear everything will fail the day after I buy it !!!