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Do you take your car to work?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ianmack, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. ianmack
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    Only asking coz I'm using public transport and feeling left out. Keeps the mileage down though and saves me driving round in circles trying to get a parking space.

    My S3 is now strictly for weekend use only!!

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    Daily driver mine . Too much money to justify not getting full use out of it.
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    Daily motorway slog for me, then trying to find somewhere to park where I won't get some pillock in a company BMW opening his door into it.
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    Take mune every day,only live 3miles from work but have found myself taking over an hour getting home sometimes, to many B roads to have fun on round here.
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Bigmoose said:
    I cycle to work as I can keep the mileage down on the car and I only work about a mile away from home. The other beuty is that when I get to work I can drive an MTM modified S4 and an MTM modified RS4. Spoilt really.

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    Spoilt MoFo! Sounds like a good reason to cycle to work!
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    Drive mine for the smallest of reasons....not even sure my legs work fully anymore /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
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    I use mine everyday. Which probably explains why it looks like a well used skip. You know you've let things slip when you start looking at new cars rather than having to face up to the cleaning/valeting/ChipsAway'ing your current motor. I think I've learnt somthing about cars, you can't have your cake and eat it, i.e. if your using a car for your daily needs buy something you don't like. Some of the things that have happened to me recently just in the natural course daily motoring. Driving past a metal gate which was securely and permanantly propped open for the past 6 or so months I've been driving past it, gets caught by the wind just as I'm going past and smacks into my door and again into the rear arch, nice mess thats made. Another one, pick my girlfriend up from the airport, manage to drop the suitcase as I'm putting it in the boot, the metal bracket that holds the little wheels on manages to hit the bumper and run a nice deep scratch for a good 6 inches down the bumper. Made up there. Just yesterday (after getting out to make sure that f****n gate was secured as it was windy) jump back in the car, strange ripping type sound, the ridiculous rivets on the back pocket of my jeans (which I only put on as the house heating failed to come on and dry the kecks I wanted to wear) have managed to put a rip like graze into the leather of the seat. You can imagine how happy I was there.
    So I wait with baited breath to see what fate has in store for old S3 in the next week or so, I'll let you all know.
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    you can't have your cake and eat it

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    There's a train of thought that 'you can't eat your cake and have it' would be a more logical phrase.

    Sorry, but I thought it would atleast give you something to think about other than your skip. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    I love that "Made up there" line. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif
    My dad did a similar thing with his BMW - putting his shoes on, put foot on bumper, laced up, dragged foot off.
    Thing was, they were golf shoes, metal spikes and all - he wasn't happy.
    I used to care least about my first car - a 1969 escort with brakes that were about 1/2 as effective as holding a plastic bag out of the window, suspension that was leaf-springs at the back (which went inverted and had to be replaced, requiring removal of fuel tank, etc) and front struts that almost burst their way through the bonnet. Most of what you saw under the bonnet was tarmac, and your own feet. The wiper jet was operated by hand (until the day it broke off and leaked over my feet), and it had the grip of a hockey puck. The exhaust rusted through, fell off (no idea where or when) and it sounded like a spitfire - revving made people get a move on much better than beeping the pathetic horn. Rear-wheel drive though, which was nice.

    So to move from a car that took ages to go fast, even longer to stop, and that had a windscreen that froze up on the INside in the winter - to a car that demists in seconds, corners better than anything I've had before, is quick enough to get onto roundabouts and out of trouble, and is built well enough to save mine and my family's lives if there is an accident - it all makes me think the car's pretty damn good, clever enough to stop and prevent me driving it when something goes wrong, and that we should do more of what benS3 is doing - enjoy the cars while we have them - treating them with care is one thing, but not enjoying them in case something goes wrong is just wasting a great car.

    Damn... my soap box broke
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    It's a pity some of those low miers don't come up for sale very often !!!

    Better just keep on looking then !
    Facelifted version S3 under 40K miles for under £15K anyone ? ? ?
    Oh yes and no dark colours or silver please - just personal preference you understand.
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Alex Stanley said:
    S3 Freak, that looks suspiciously like a Goodwood Green S3 you've got there... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    Alex, yes it is, I havent seen many about, I get it washed once a week and when its clean and shiny, it outclasses alot of cars on the road. Nice to see someone else with the same /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    Yea I take mine to work, hense the reason I have done 30000 miles in 7 months /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
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    Yeah I use mine everyday for work.

    If I could afford to run two cars I wouldn't, but then what's the point of having a car if you don't use it?
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    I drive the massive amount of 2.8 miles to work everyday in the S3

    There's no fun in leaving it on the drive, saving loads of cash and taking public transport /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Got to really, done 60k in my 02 plate and she is still a little beautie always try and find routes to exploit the use of the car. Unfortunatley I've just had a knee ligament reconstructed and so I can't drive for about 3 weeks!!!!!!! Its amazing on how much you can miss driving it, trust me get the most out of your S3 before something happens. But the real bad thing is that the missus is legging around in it now!!! So any of you Oxon drivers don't go baiting her up in it.
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    [ QUOTE ]
    ScotSTHREE said:
    beginning to get a little concerned about the re-sale value!

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    Look on it as smiles per mile and you won't go far wrong. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif I know lots of people who would love to be able to drive a car as nice as an S3 every day.

    Dan
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