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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Paul76R, Apr 10, 2013.

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    Having mixed feelings as i've put the A3 up for sale and placed a deposit on a BMW 118d M Sport.

    Would have gone for a newer A3 with the CR engine, but they are still too expensive unless you go for mega miles ex company car hacks.

    The 118d should save me around £600 a year on fuel and road tax which is a major decision in the change. Got a very tidy 08 plate with only 18k miles :)
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    How much to change from yours to the 118d?
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    congrats mate ive had a 1 series although it was only a 116i it was quite nice
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    If i PX it will be £3k, but going to try and sell privately to minimise the difference!
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    Thanks, Feels much more engaging drive than the A3, although the 118d is manual and the A3 is DSG
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    I felt that the audi structure was stronger but the bmw had a great drive, and as soon as you buy it HAVE THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONERS CHECKED AND CHANGED as my chain jumped 2 cogs and bent a valve sorry for the shock buy have that done pal
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    Ok, will do, thanks for that advice. I agree that the Audi feels like a stronger heavier car, but the BMW is a whole different ball game when it come to the handling ;) The fact its going to be cheaper to run is a bonus!
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    M Sport is a good package 😃
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    I had m sport lemon leather seats in my blue ES and steering wheel plus aftermarket angel eyes loved it but needed more power and got an audi
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    Might be a daft question mate but if its 3K to change then it will take 5years to get that back based on £600 pa saving on running cost??

    FWIW though Im a fan of modern beemers, nicely put together in my experience, was impressed with my previous 3 er and would indeed have another.

    Enjoy
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