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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RobinA3, Jan 12, 2007.

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How old are you A3 8P owners?

  1. 17-21

    18 vote(s)
    11.4%
  2. 22-26

    23 vote(s)
    14.6%
  3. 27-31

    33 vote(s)
    20.9%
  4. 32-36

    37 vote(s)
    23.4%
  5. 37-41

    22 vote(s)
    13.9%
  6. 42+

    25 vote(s)
    15.8%
  1. RobinA3
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    As i am a newbie Audi owner i am wondering how old everyone is who owns a new A3.

    I did have a Polo and the Polo scene which i am still a big part of had an age group of around 18 to 24 yrs olds.

    I am 26 and the A3 is the 2nd car i have properly owned so i am interested in how old you guys are..................
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  2. Beddie
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    '20-11' here but still acting 18..... :)

    12 cars on and still going strong lol!
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    21 and on my 6th car now :) Cars I've owned are in my Signature.

    Pick up my A3 Sportback 2.0TDi 170bhp S-line in the next two weeks ;)

    EDIT: All the cars I've owned are my own, not company cars.
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  4. h5djr
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    Perhaps you should make the distiction between those who actually 'own' an A3 and those who are driving a car that is 'owned' by their company or a lease company. You may get a different set of results.

    Personally I'm 59. I have personally 'owned' all my cars and I am on my 5th A3 with the 6th on order. I have owned a total of 20 cars including 4 Golf GTIs, a Golf VR6 and a total of 9 Audis including my current A3.
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    I'm 27. The A3 is the fifth car I've owned, and the 4th I've bought myself. First car was Corsa SXi when I was 19 at Uni, then I bought an Mk4 Astra Sport when I was 21, an Ibiza FR when I was 24, a Land Rover 90 pickup 5 months ago (my weekend offroad toy, still own that as a 'second car'), and then my A3 S-Linetwo weeks ago :icon_thumright:

    Edit (in answer to h5djr) to say all of them have been paid for out of my own pocket, we don't get company cars at my place, only 'pool cars' (of which a good few are A4's or Passats, plus some Corollas :no: )
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  6. Beddie
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    Paid for with my 'hard-earned' here mate, just trying hard not to think about the depreciation...lol :)

    I do however have a company lease vehicle too which i must admit is a much cheaper 'ownership' proposition..

    My first car was an MG Metro Turbo, next came various Escorts and Fiesta all rustier than the previous, then through a succession of 'nippy' Fords (XR2 times two, XR3i, Both Escort & Fiesta RS Turbos', RS1800i) i then had an extremely dark period of Saxo VTS ownership -ooh the shame! - then onto a MK4 Golf 1.8T, Bora PD sport, MKV GTI and then the current A3...
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    SteveS S6 avant

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    33 and i think its about my 20th car.
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    36 and my current A3 is only my 6th car - pitifully few compared to some!!
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    I'm 29. My Sportback is my seventh car but only my first Audi. Prior to that I had six Fords! Everything from a Mk3 Escort 1.3 and 950cc Fiesta to a new Puma and Focus ST170.

    And the Sportback is the longest time I've owned one car, which must say something good about it! :)
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  11. Beddie
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    You know what mate? couldnt agree more with you!
    I bought the VTS and a friend the VTR - Citroen's free insurance deal had a lot to answer for lol - and his car was definately the 'sweeter' of the two cars and didn't have the VTS's instant hedge finding lift off oversteer and was in most circumstances just as quick despite being 20 odd BHP down
    In a straight line the VTS was a real flyer though, bit like a jet assisted tea-tray... :laugh:

    Not a bad car tbh only major problem was at 6' and 17 stone it was a little snug and i did look a little daft in it! - how did you manage to get your shoulders in yours J? :laugh:
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    Im 27, I have been going through the german marques latley. Ive had BMW, Merc, BMW, Audi TT, Audi A3 and now my current A3. Have to say I reckon so far I prefer Audi out of the German Brands. Before that I was a staunch Vauxhall man..... NEVER AGAIN!
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    I'm 47, Datsun Sunny, Fiat Mirafiori (sp), Mitsubishi Colt Lancer x2 (Old shape), Ford Cortina x2, Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Astra(Old shape), Ford Focus, Mitsubishi Lancer, Renault Laguna, Vauxhall Astra, VW Golf MK4, VW Golf MK5 (diesel) x2, VW Golf MK5 GTI, Audi A3 x2..Just off the top of my head lol there must be more.. All paid for by me...
    Edit... And a few Motor bikes:busted_cop:
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    I'm 24 and my A3's my fourth car, all owned by me.
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    24 and my third car. I was never into cars when younger so have had bikes since i was 17 and a car since 19. Owned and bought all my vehicles myself
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    Too old .............. looking at the ages on the poll!! :blownose:

    37 had a 'few';) cars in my time

    I went from owning a WRX Impreza for a few months to having a new shape D40 Navara Outlaw for a year.

    The Impreza was quick (after some minor mods) but was the most disapointing car Iv'e ever owned. the interior was cheap looking, poor quality and hideous. They are not as reliable as you may think and mine spent a week in the dealers having a gear box overhaul with only 5k on the clock.

    The Navara was superb to own and drive. The interior quality and amount of toys make it a nice place to be in and drive. The engine in it pulls the truck along at a hell of a lick and makes it quick enough from a standing start to give cars drivers a surpsrise.

    My A3 though is miles ahead on quality and the general feel of the car. I love the look of mine and the interior. The 170Ps TDi engine is really fun as well as being reasonably economical.
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    Nearly 36 and I stopped counting after 60 cars,I just like to try as many as I can.Trying to restrain myself after buying my first brand new car-the A3.
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    Seeing as we're counting bikes too....:cool:

    Started with a Suzi TS50X, then Suzi GP100, GT250, GS550E & L versions, GT750 'Kettle' and a GS1000 'S' aka the ice cream van, briefly had an imported 750 Katana and then a Suzi XN85 Turbo (why i sold it i'll never know, ultra rare and probably worth a shed load now...), then my first brand new bike a Suzi RGV250P back in '93, Suzi GSXR750 'slingshot', then onto Honda's with a 600 Hornet, CBR600FX, VTR1000 'Firestorm', VTR-SP1 (in US RC51 colours), back to a CBR600FSport, CBR9000 and finshed off with another SP-1 which i traded in 2 years ago for a longer life....lol! :blush:

    WOW! just dawned on me how much money i blew on bikes not to mention cars, HOLY MOLY!! :lmfao:

    BTW, can you tell i was in the Suzuki Owner's Club LOL!!!!!
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  20. Vertigo1
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    Oh please don't start with the "I own my car, you don't" crap :rolleyes:

    I may drive a company car but it still forms part of my total remuneration package for which I work damn hard. If I didn't have the car I'd be demanding a hell of a lot more on my salary to compensate. There seems to be a misconception that company cars are given to everyone and require no effort to "earn". This may be the case with sales reps in Focuses and Astras but believe my I earnt every penny of both my A3s.
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    32. Didn't buy a car until my mid twenties, then Toyota Yaris (cheap insurance) 3 yrs, Seat Leon 110TDI 3yrs 9months and then A3 probably keep for 4-5 years.
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    Same as me then... I've had 2 mk4 polo's (crashed the first one), and now moved on to the A3.

    Oh and I'm 27

    Pic of the old mint :sob:

    [​IMG]
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    LOL...it was a little snug to say the least :)
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    I'm 24 with a 3.2 Quartto Sport
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    It was'nt meant like that - It's just that some people will be driving a different car if it's a company or lease car than they would if they were buying themselves. Especially some younger members who would have to pay a lot out in insurance.

    Bowfer is the classic example - he is driving a new A3 Sportback but he has said in the past, if he was buying it himself he would probably have a much lesser second hand car.
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    Thats going to depend on what inustry your in, I work in the telco market, for a vendor not an operator, and every man and his dog gets a company car...
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    Ok fair enough, I do see your point there. If I took the cash instead of the car then I'd want enough cash to buy the same car myself but the missus would still probably make me spend less of it on a cheaper second hand one and keep the remaining dosh. Another good reason for having a company car :)
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    I'll bet they're not £26k+ Audi A3s though.
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    Pehaps the question to you Vertigo 1 should be - Would you have the same A3 as you are currently driving if it was not provided by your company?

    I know full well that a company car is always part of the total package, but a number of my friends who have company cars say that they would be driving a 'lesser' car if they had to buy it themselves.
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    LOL

    Your right you must trully be a god in your company to be driving such an expensive and powerful car...
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  31. Boydie
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    im 22 - just last week

    the audi is my 3rd car

    1st car was a 2000 1.2 8v clio mtv haha
    2nd car was a 2003 1.5dci 80 clio dynamique (still have)
    presently 2004 a3 2.0tdi sport
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  32. Vertigo1
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    Yes I probably would but the key thing is that it would be out of choice. If my company didn't give the car then I'd want enough extra on my salary to be able to buy or lease it myself without affecting my finances. If I then chose to spend less on a car and pocket some of the extra cash then that'd be my choice and tbh I'd probably take it.
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    Why the sarcasm?

    All I'm saying is that many people (some of my friends among them) seem to think that company cars, no matter what they happen to be, are simply given to you "anyway" and have no bearing on your job, position or how hard you work. They seem to think these cars are totally "free" and you did nothing to earn them.

    This gets right up my nose tbh.

    You commented that some companies give everyone a company car. Fair enough, a lot of people need one to do their job and, even if they don't, some companies may well have a policy where everyone is given one. All I was saying was that, in these situations, they're going to be providing much more basic cars which "do the job" and little more. If you want something a bit more "special" then you still have to earn it.

    Basically I just object to people who, when discovering I drive a company car, think I'm just a "jammy git" who was given it for "free" and have done nothing whatsoever to earn it.
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    That was exactly my point - some people are only driving an Audi A3 because someone else is paying towards it. They would probably be like you and decide not to if they had to pay for it all themselves.
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    Indeed, there's a difference between being able to buy something and actually doing it. If I were to have cash instead of the car I'd want enough to buy the same car but frankly I probably wouldn't as, much as I love my car, I don't think it represents very good value for money if I look at it objectively.
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    Same with the company I work for. Almost everyone gets a car or car allowance. (Although >90% take the allowance and source their own car).

    Even those who can't drive get the allowance !!
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    27-31 - that's made me feel old as I only just fit into this bracket! God dam!
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    I,m 47 dont feel it though probably only had a dozen.Last 12 years ford escort 1.8tdi,ford focus tdci,golf mk 5 GT tdi.Current car 04 audi A3 sport full leather, bose,lumbar supports,cruise.lava grey.

    On order Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 tdi 170 S line,bose,electric lumbar support,multifunction steering wheel,throughload system,centre armrest,storage pack,folding,dipping mirrors,avus,xenons,non smoking pack.Due last week in feb.

    While I,m on here I,ve had my fair share of motorbikes currently own an 06 fireblade totally standard and no I,m not changing it this year.Motorbike fans will know you always say this and usually get something new every year pennies permitting.
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  39. Dan Gliballs
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    I'm 17.

    My new S3 is a runabout.

    Haven't I done well ;)
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    22 picking Audi up in march... Paid for by myself!!
    Had MKV golf
    Focus
    and my mums old escort which she gave to me at 17 :w00t:
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