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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by S3 BUH, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. S3 BUH
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    Hello thought I should really introduce myself I’m Ben , Been on the site for a while looking at all the treads and finally last week picked up my new car (smile)
    Spec of the car

    Ibis white black edition S3
    S-Tronic 6 speed gearbox
    Confort Pack
    Bose
    Tech Pack
    Interior Light Pack
    Tyre Pressure Monitor
    Reversible Floor Mats
    2 Years Extra Warranty


    No performance modification planned as the insurance company will crucify me
    Small cosmetic modifications planned :
    “tint” Lamin x Headlight and fog Light covers
    Interior Led Coversion
    Led Rear Number Plate conversion


    anyways some pics of the car i know it's not clean but ive been to busy driving it to clean it lol

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    a bit more about me now some of you I’m sure will think I’m crazy for buying a car like this at 18 but there is a method behind the madness firstly I had a motorcycle accident in October 2007 which has left me permanently paralyzed so getting back on a bike is not really a option but can be done I’m sure, so a quick “safe” car was next on the list had to be reliable so that ment something from VAG group being a disabled driver ment on top of dealer discount and getting free road tax I also was exempt from the dreaded VAT on the car so I could aim for a car that was well out of most 18 year olds price range , I went to my local Audi dealership (Bury St.Edmunds) and I can honest say best service I have received anywhere more than helpful I have been involved with being 5 cars now not all mine I might add, and the service at Audi was superb the test drive in the S3 the dealer took me out in and he drove as the vehicle obviously didn’t have hand controls so I could not drive it made up my mind and I placed a order early January car arrived mid may but because of insurance costs I waited till the first of June to pick it up and I have not stopped smiling since hopefully the pictures below have uploaded properly.
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    welcome to the site [​IMG]
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  3. S3 BUH
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    ok i can't get the pics on will try restarting computer
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    Welcome and glad you're happy with the car!
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    How do mate and welcome,where you from mate? is that your reg plate also the S3 BUH part?
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    hi leach76 i'm from suffolk yes S3 BUH is my registration
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    sorted the picture was me being dumb hope you all like
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    Thought i have seen that reg number before on that car but just realised there is someone with a white S3 with the reg S3DUH
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    nice i like it, great plate too
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    cheers P5SND the plate was a real find was £225 from the DVLA
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    Like??? nooooo...love it! Looks really good. Glad you had good service from Audi when deciding and buying.. keep smiling, sure you will in that!
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    cheers sarah yer have heard some horror stories about some audi dealerships but Bury where honest and soo helpful , i certainly will keep smiling apart from at the fuel receipts lol
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    haa haa try my fuel receipts lol, my tank empties as you look at it!
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    haha600 miles out of my a3, not looking forward to a month or so when the s3 comes round lol
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    i know how you feel sarah my dad has a R32 and i go out in that feels like you use half a tank to start it
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    Lovely looking car mate congratulations :beerchug:

    Nice to see a another S3 owner from Bury St Edmunds on here too. I shall keep an eye out for you on my travels.
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    lol, yup! and it takes alot to fill it to! but hey who cares! I love it!
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    Blimey thats some weapon for an 18 year old!
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    cheers Lee_R it does the job nicely such a nice car to drive aswell have put 1100 miles on the clock already and had it a week today :laugh:
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    lovely car mate, just take it easy, very fast car for an 18 y.old... i let my bro drive my std s3 and he cacked his pants :w00t:

    out of interest what did you step up from??

    wish u well to drive her
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    yer i nearly cacked my pants to lol , i stepped up from a vauxhall astra 1.6 sxi easy-tronic i had it on the motability scheme and was a nightmare was in the garage more than i had it which was no good for work as they could not provide a courtesy car so i got out of the motability scheme and got this, which touch wood apart from the puncture in the first day wont go wrong.
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    just took a few pictures of the hand controls i use to drive the car as it may help someone in my position when chossing a car and hand controls, they are jeff gosling push pull (pull to accelerate push to brake) with a intergrated indicator and horn plus steering ball/peg

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    That's interesting, I did wonder how it all worked.. A guy who
    worked round the corner from me had a 997 turbo with hand controls.. Different type though I think...

    It's so nice that you can enjoy your cars still :) actually looks fun!!

    Very good choice of spec overall, like it a lot!!!

    And that is an all mighty jump up! You must have cacked it! Just like my bro did haaha!!
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    it's a very simple system really there are so many different types and variations

    i would say it's more fun than driving a car normally more controlled with your hands aswell

    yer a huge leap dont think it will be like that when i get my next car unless there is enough in the fund for a R35 GTR lol.
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Very nice.:thumbsup:
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    cheers PaulAr can see you have had a lot of nice cars in the past :)
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    Thanks, wish I had some of the money back Ive spent on a very expensive hobby!

    I had another 17 cars before those, so it kinda gives it away that Im not a spring chicken any more:whistle2:

    The first one was similalr to this....
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    So all have been German and brisk...

    cheers
    Paul
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    you cn say that again it's a exspensive hobby lol

    that a lot of cars lol i know a 77 year old who still does track days your never to old to enjoy a car!
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    has anybody got lamin-x any of the tint types on there S3 as i would like to see what they look like before i get them i have tried searching them as i did find a thread a while back but can't find it now can someone post a link or pics
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    S3 - i have to hand it to you mate - it really takes some guts to get back up from an injury like yours and some never get over it, but it appears like you have done so in style. Fair play to you, and I have the upmost respect for that. Just dont drive like every other young knober in a powerful car!
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    cheers for the kind words jamesS4cab im a very head strong person , i can't promise about the driving thought altough i never drive like a knober i drive the car for what it is , i learnt the the hard way how dangerous the roads are are i think that makes me a safer driver but not by any means a better or even good driver yet i havent had enough experience.
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