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From VW Golf GTi to Audi A3 - A natural Progression?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Simmo_Sportback_S_Line, May 21, 2012.

  1. Simmo_Sportback_S_Line
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    [May 21, 2012]
    My old car..... :(

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    It has served me well and is a beautiful car but there comes a time when you must move on!

    My new car..... :)

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    It is a 57 plate 170 S-Line DSG with only 29k on the clock, the spec is Cruise, Bose, Full Leather and Heated Seats.

    I have a few mods planned and will update this thread as I go but I am staying along the lines of OEM upgrades.

    My first port of call is tinted rear windows and some genuine mats, from there different alloys then who knows!

    I welcome any advice/comments/suggestions.

    Thanks for looking!!!
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    [May 21, 2012]
    Ive still got my Anni, could not sell it after I bought a 57 A3 170 SB Quattro....

    Nice car!
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    [May 22, 2012]
    I had to trade mine in :(

    But onwards and upwards as they say, or sidewards lol
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    [May 22, 2012]
    I had GTIs for 16 years before my current (and first) A3 sportsback. Still miss my 1983 Mk 1 1.8 the most.
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    [May 22, 2012]
    I had a mk4 1.8T AUQ 180 bhp before my A3 so yeah I think it's a good progression. Nice looking car, I had those wheels on mine when I had it...
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    [May 22, 2012]
    ...............................:iagree: love that car :wub:
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    [May 22, 2012]
    Nice old car but very nice new car. Well spec'd too...... enjoy
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    [May 22, 2012]
    Natural progression if you get a proper engine! 2.0T is the way forwards.
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    [May 22, 2012]
    Lovely step up fella, yes a natural move! :wub:
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    [May 23, 2012]
    Yh I had a mk4 GT TDI before getting the 2.0 TDI A3
    It's a nice step up with the better cabin and smooth drive. My MK4 used to throw me about when I floored it, the A3 just pulls progressively

    You car looks nice and has a good base spec. Hope your pockets are deep
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    [May 23, 2012]
    The anniversary made a lot of noise in the cabin, constantly squeaking, my old 4Motion done the same, highly annoying! Whereas the A3 was just so quiet even for a diesel!

    Why do you say you hope my pockets are deep?!
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    [May 23, 2012]
    When the modding bug takes a hold of you, you will need deep pockets :p
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    [May 23, 2012]
    I'm not sure about natural progression.....3rd petrol turbo to 5dr diesel?? Have you aged a lot since buying the golf? lol.
    I always wanted an anniv when I was younger buy by the time I could afford one I was looking for more speed!
    Enjoy your new wheels, nice spec too.
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    [May 23, 2012]
    I've said it many a time, this forum is cancerous to your bank account ;)
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    [May 23, 2012]
    Had an anniversary before really liked it but it was squeaky/creaky inside as has been said.

    A3 feels better built and more refined, still getting used to having a tdi though as had a V6 4motion before.

    Good choice :)
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    [May 23, 2012]
    The Anniversary was a 1.9 PD 150 BHP :haha:

    My car before that was a V6 4Motion so I guess that is where I aged lol

    Thanks for the comments guys, the modding has already started and I haven't even picked the car up yet haha

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    Its also booked in for the windows tinted a week on Saturday :D
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    [May 23, 2012]
    Like those mats mate, where did you pick those up from??

    Love the motors mate, nice choice! The golf is lovely too!

    Cheers,
    Si
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    [May 23, 2012]
    Hi Si, thanks mate

    The mats are from Audi mate, cost £71 for the set, was going to get some S-Line ones off ebay but they had mixed reviews and I wanted the OEM look, I'm really happy with them.
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    same mats i have before i dyed them red :p
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    [May 23, 2012]
    I wouldn't say a GTI to an A3 is the natural progression. I would say a VW to an Audi is the natural progression.

    Enjoy your car.
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