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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. MiguelMcTyson
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    MiguelMcTyson I'll make him an offer he can't refuse

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    Don't you think it depends if they have a choice of company car, we just gave a 23 year old who works for us a choice (within a budget) and he went for an A3, however after Audi putting the delivery back twice for a totsl of 8 weeks he ended up with a 116i M-Sport delivered in 2 weeks from stock.
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  2. prt57
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    Hi, I am 49 and my new S3 will be my 17th car!

    prt
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  3. sputnik
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    30, and on my 19th car.
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  4. galewis
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    I'm 34 years old....

    Audi A3 Sportback TDI170 S-Line :rockwoot:
    Citroen C4 Coupe TDI138 VTS :unsure:
    Fiat Bravo 20V 155 HGT :yum:
    Ford Escort 1.3 Estate (don't ask :sorry:)
    Toyota Mk2 MR2 GT T-Bar :drool:
    For Fiesta 1.1 (first car - but I liked it :yes:)
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  5. disco_stu01
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    disco_stu01 disco_stu01

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    I'm 20, list isn't very long
    Corsa
    Clio
    Now Audi 2004 A3 2.0TDi Sport with lots of extras so quite a step up, paid for by myself
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  6. ahaydock
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    27, here! Got my first A3 when I was 19, had that for 4 years, then my 225 TT Roadster, before new job made me think about getting my current A3.
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  7. phydaux
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    I'm 50, but what's the old gag, you're only as old as the girl you feel.
    Car wise 1960 MGA mark2, 1955 Porsche 356, 1969 Porsche 911, Fiat gardeneta, 1956 Ford Thunderbird, 1966 Ford Falcon futura, a couple of 1970's BMW2002's, Alfa pin-tail spider,Trumph TR4, 1964 Buick Skylark, Renault 16 and Clio, Peugeot 406 and 306, Minivan, Moris minor ute.Etc.1998 Audi A3 18t and 2005 Audi A3 2.0t sportback. My Audi is leased, but I own the company.
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  8. S3Andy
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    36 and an on my 13 car :jester:
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  9. marriedblonde
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    356 is my all time favourite car and when my numbers come in I'll buy myself a 356 speedster. I keep contemplating getting a coupe as a toy, one day...

    J.
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  10. rowansbank
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    I vowed I would never do this but this is a list (not necessarily complete!) of cars I have owned since I passed the test at 18 (in 1965!) Some real rubbish, some great cars! Some, I suspect not known to many on this list and that is probably for the best!

    Audi A3 (see Signature – but it’s really my wife’s!)
    BMW 735i x 2
    BMW 525i Sport
    Citroen 2CV x 2
    Daihatsu Fourtrak
    Fiat 1100 (circa 1958??)
    Ford Popular E93A (first car!)
    Ford Corsair automatic
    Ford Granada
    Honda Accord Estate
    Humber Hawk
    Isuzu Trooper
    Mazda 626
    Mercedes A140
    Mercedes C270 Estate
    Mercedes 300E Estate
    Mercedes 300E 4matic Estate
    Mercedes E240
    Mini Countryman
    Mini
    MG1100
    Morris Minor
    03 Nissan Navara (current drive)
    Renault 5 Gordini
    Saab 95? (2 stroke!)
    Subaru Legacy Estate (2.5 twin turbo import – blew up!)
    Sunbeam Something (badged Hillman Imp)
    Suzuki Vitara
    Toyota Hilux
    Toyota Surf
    Toyota MR2
    Triumph Herald
    Vauxhall Astra Vans (White – fastest thing on the road)
    Vauxhall Astra Estate
    Vauxhall Belmont
    Vauxhall Vectra SRi Estate
    Wolseley 6/2200

    Sad or what?
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  11. h5djr
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    We must be about the same age (born December 1947 - passed my test in 1965) but you've certainly had more cars than me. I've only had 20 including my current A3 and the longest I've ever kept the same car is 4 years.
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  12. FreddieS3
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    24 years of age and my S3 is the fifth car I own.

    -Audi S3 - 07
    -Audi A4 1,8 TS -02
    -Audi A3 2,0 FSI -04
    -Audi S3 - 99
    -Saab 9-3 Viggen -99
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  13. rodenal
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    I'm 22 and i know i have an 8l but im in the process of ordering an 8P 2.0 tdi quattro on lease as my company car.

    So from first to now:

    -Renault megane 1.4 RT (shut it, it was my first car)
    -MG ZS diesel(leave me alone, it was my second car)
    -Alfa romeo 156 2.0 (loved it even tho it was italian, built by an italian and like an italian car. The suspension liked to break)
    -MR2 mk2 rev 2 n/a tin top(still got)
    -Audi A3 8l 1.6 sport (soon for sale)
    -8P tdiquattro(assuming all going well)
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  14. rowansbank
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    Well, if I'm spared I'll hit the big six oh in June - absolutely unbelievable! My list is a bit inflated because for the last 15 years at least we've run two cars but I can't remember keeping any car longer than 18 months until the last few years!:sadlike:
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  15. wilko
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    wilko Top Gear

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    That's all good then!! Shes 20!!

    My list of previous cars isn't as impressive as I'd have hoped:

    Mini Cooper (1983)
    Peugeot 106 (Diesel)
    Peugeot 306 (Turbo Diesel)
    Current A3!
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  16. Amchlolor
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    I'm one of those.
    If it were my money,as opposed to the company's,you wouldn't see my anywhere near an Audi garage.
    I could easily get more driving enjoyment for half what an A3 costs.
    To be fair to Audi though,I wouldn't go for any £20K+ car if I were spending my own money.
    Simply no need to spend that sort of dosh,IMO.
    One can get new,or nearly new,cars of decent pedigree and spec for a LOT less.
    I quite enjoy trawling the motoring press looking for bargains.
    Many Audi owners will snear at the makes involved (Vauxhall,Ford etc.) but they're all decent motors,IMO.
    I saw a brand new (pre-reg) Vectra ctdi (150bhp) in Sri trim for £11995 the other day,for example.
    That's less than half what my A3 cost.
    It's not half the car,no way.

    I'm 39,BTW.

    Until Saturday....
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  17. A3_TOBES
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    35 years young with a automotive history as follows.

    2005 A3 3.2 S-Line
    1992 Golf Mk2 Driver (stopgap)
    1999 Evo 6 GSR (modified)
    2000 Mondeo ST24
    1992 Clio 16V (modified)
    1990 Suzuki Swift GTI
    1990 Suzuki Jeep SJ413
    1988 R5 GTT
    1972 VW Beetle (customised)

    Favorite all time car Porsche 917K.
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  18. Booth_S4
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    Booth_S4 Riding on V8 power

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    Im just 22, had the S3 3 months now! own 4 other cars before including a paxo VTR and a 206 gti180, then i saw sense and got away from ***** french cars!
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  19. h5djr
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    Bowfer

    Happy birthday for Saturday - they say life begins at 40!
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  20. roadrunner
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    Normally I think polls suck but I liked this one becaue I can fit into the 42+ bracket eventhough I'm 278 next birthday.
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  21. Amchlolor
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    Cheers !
    Everyone's waiting for my mid-life crisis,so I better think of one.
    A motorbike's usually a good one,but I've already got one of them...
    I can play the bass,so I'll maybe join a band !
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  22. Covenant
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    Vauhall Cavalier MkI 1.3 2dr
    Opel Ascona 2.0 auto
    Escort MkII 1.6 auto
    Audi Coupe quattro 2.2
    Vauxhall Cavalier saloon MkII 1.4

    Current A3 S-Line 2.0 TFSi quattro



    Coupe Quattro was a revelation, arguably nicer to drive than the A3 and after 2 years I actually made a profit when selling it.
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  23. Amchlolor
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    Cripes,all the cars I've had.
    In as best the correct order as I can remember...

    Datsun 140J Violet (yeeehaaa !)
    For escort 1.3L (every panel a different colour)
    Vauxhall viva
    Peugeot 305 non-turbo diesel ( first hand-me-down company car)
    Ford Sierra estate ( another hand-me-down company car)
    Renault 19 (first company car of my own choice)
    Vauxhall Cavalier Sri (liked it,but electrical probs)
    Rover 220 Gti (one of the best handling cars I've had,but so unreliable)
    Rover 214SLi (zzzzzzzz)
    Rover 216SLi (the company went through a Rover stage ! )
    Golf 1.4 (so slow I told the MD to stick it,I'd take the bus,it actually went faster on part throttle!. Floor it and it would slow down !)
    Golf Gti (bought by way of apology for the pile of **** above)
    Saab 900 Talladega coupe (terribly gutsy,luckt to get 22mpg)
    Saab 900 Talladega saloon (see above)
    Golf Gti 1.8 20v turbo (broke down on it's first day,turbo pipe)
    Alfa 156 2.0TS2 (loved it,but company car tax changes forced sale)
    Audi A4 1.9Tdi (basic,but reliable and classy looking)
    Audi A3 (no comment)

    Next car is almost certain to be (as I stand at the moment,but I'm fickle) an Alfa 159 diesel.
    BMW320 diesel is just too dear for decent spec.
    Maybe a Jag X-type,but a bit long-in-the-tooth now (the car,not me).
    Was considering an S-max,but the wife told me to wise up !

    The motorbike list easily doubles the above though.
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  24. A3NDY L
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    A3NDY L On the Drive or On The Redline

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    I've just turned 19, and I've had my A3 since last Nov. Saved up and bought it all by myself... not bad since im a student

    Got a 1.6 (insurance reasons) '53' plate, sport pack, Akoya Silver! Well chuffed :)
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  25. Dandle
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    Bloody nice car for 19, I woud have loved something like that when I was there:).
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  26. TTLAW
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    I am 33.

    Caught the Audi bug in 2001 but heres my list from when licensed:

    Vauxhall Cavalier Mk 2 1.6 SR
    Ford Cortina 2.0 Ghia
    Vauxhall Astra Mk 3 1.6 16v GLS
    Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v Sport
    Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 LS
    Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec
    Ford Puma 1.7 x 2
    Ford Mondeo Mk 2 2.0 Ghia
    Audi A4 1.9 Tdi SE
    Audi A4 1.9 Tdi Sport Avant
    Audi TT 225bhp Coupe 2002
    Audi TT 3.2 DSG Coupe 2003
    Audi TT 3.2 Manual 2004
    Audi A3 3.2 S-Line (Abt Bodykitted) 2004
    Audi TT 225bhp Roadster 2nd Car Imola
    Audi TT 225bhp Roadster 2nd Car Silver / Baseball / Revo
    Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8T S-Line 2005
    Audi A4 DTM Edition 2006
    Audi TT Mark 2 2.0T 2006
    Audi S3 (8P) 265bhp 2007 & Audi TTR 225bhp Avus & Baseball picking up Sat!

    Steve
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  27. dkelly
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    I am 36 and my list, in order, looks like this (don't laugh, I know some are V embarrassing)

    Ford Capri :whistle2:
    VW Sirocco:thumbsup:
    Vauxhall Cavalier (1.4 Concept. Hhhmmmmmm):scared2:
    Renault 19 1.9tdi:sadlike:
    Suzuki SJ413 (second car) :think:
    VW Golf GTi (mk3) :thumbsup:
    Westfield Seven (second car) :applaus: :yahoo: :racer:
    Vauxhall Astra 2.0 CDXi (loaner for 6 months awaiting below):sadlike:
    Renault Megane Coupe 16V:o.k:
    Nissan Primera GTi :uhm:
    Rover Montego GTi Estate (second car. I know, I know. It was for carrying ****. Honest!) :blush: :redface:
    Lexus IS200 Sport :cool: (when it first came out)
    Audi A4 Avant 1.9 tdi Sport:thumbsup:
    Audi A4 Avant 2.0 tdi S-Line :thumbsup:
    Alfa Romeo Spider (second car) :cool: (always)
    Audi A3 2.0 tdi sport:thumbsup:
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  28. Mikey
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    im 28 and im on my 7th car, current one being my brand new A3 S-line TDI.
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  29. jm-baker
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    Im 20, currently looking for a nice 2003 S3. Had an insurance quote for 1400, which i can deal with.
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  30. newbiecrg
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    I'm 27 the S3 is my first properly owned car... I can see most of you change car more frequently than I buy new shirts....

    Doodahs!!!

    Pedro
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  31. klauster
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    I am 31, and this is my 7th car...

    Fiesta 1.1 ghia
    Escort 1.3
    Vectra 2.0
    Volvo S40 T4
    Golf V6 4motion
    R32
    S3

    I thought I was doing alright for myself.... but reading this thread im not so sure, and im starting to feel very old :faint:
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  32. grebowski
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    I'm 25
    My A3 3.2 is my first Audi but my 9th car!
    had the usual fiestas, escorts etc in my late teans followed by a 306!! never a weekend went by without a sunday in halfords buying various spares, wheel bearings, window motors, wheel cylinders etc! really put me off french motors :mad:!
    last few cars have been VW (vento & golf).
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  33. DIABLO636
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    Am 27.
    Current car is an A3 2.0 TDi S-Line had it about 3-4 weeks and its approaching 1yr old. Have only owned 3 cars including the audi.
    Previous car was a very thirsty honda accord 2.0 se exec sport which i had for 3.5 yrs, previous to that and the first car i bought was a VW Polo 1.4 CL, very insurance friendly, and did me proud for about 4yrs.....
    Own a Kawasaki ZX636R Ninja (b1h) too, and previously owned a ZX6R Ninja (G2).
    Car is for being sensible....ish.
    Bike is for excitement.... (until it threw me of and broke my collarbone - still recovering)
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  34. Tommy1finger
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    I am 36 and and the A3 is my 12th car...
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  35. a3guy
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    i cannot believe how many cars some people here have owned and obviously wasted thousands on depriciation.

    id rather see my cash in a bank or in property.
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