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Just been to see a S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by paulwakinshaw, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. paulwakinshaw
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    [Nov 20, 2005]
    Hi People

    Just been to see a S3 - see here for more details http://www.snippersgate.co.uk/GetDealer.do?did=11530&pageid=2

    Anyway it looks good, a few marks here and there and a bit high on the miles for my liking but its going to set the standard for the rest that will follow.

    The car as you will see from the advert it has a Miltek exhaust, race cats and a Star Performce chip with a switchable control unit. Has anyone had any experience of this company? The car was originally bought from an Audi dealer in Glasgow and from memory Star Performance are in Scotland (Kirkaldy)

    It has a private plate - K19 SPG anyone know anyhting about this car?

    TIA

    Paul
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    looks nice man.

    mileage is fair, and so is the price.

    can only tell it has the aluminium mirrors and the BOSE option from the description, any more details?
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    [Nov 20, 2005]
    Paul check out the car a little more...

    http://www.rac.co.uk/web/carbuying/vehicle_status_checks

    might be an error, but this records the car for that plate as a Toyota Supra.

    every other car i have tried the webpage on for known plates has been correct.

    Certaily worth doing a HPI if you intend to buy.

    As for star they are well regarded and used to be an agent for Apr, i think they do their own tuning now
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    [Nov 20, 2005]
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    The car was originally bought from an Audi dealer in Glasgow and from memory Star Performance are in Scotland (Kirkaldy)



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    I cant comment on the Audi dealer in Glasgow, try the dealer section in the forum. I can give an opinion on Star Performance though. I have taken my car out of the Audi network and have my car serviced by SP now. Found them very professional, dilligent and well informed on Audi/VW/SEAT. Well equipped workshop, all enthusiasts too. Jim has a 500+ hp RS4... His son has a 200hp Fabia VRs. Recommeded.

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    looks nice man.

    mileage is fair, and so is the price.

    can only tell it has the aluminium mirrors and the BOSE option from the description, any more details?

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    Alcantara as you will have seen, Headunit was strange, it had a slot for a USB cable and a SD memory card, so I assume it was not a standard Audi fit unit. It wasn't the usual sony/pioneer etc, it was H&R I think.....?

    It didn't have cruise control, there wasn't an additional stalk below the indicator stalk. I really only went for a look-see and didn't pick over it too much as i'm willing to hold out for the very best model. I'm keen to got one with a chip already fitted and now that you guys have given Star Performance the thumbs up that gives me a little confidence.

    Having the Miltek exhaust, sport cats and Eibach dampers & springs is also a bonus /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    Jim has a 500+ hp RS4... His son has a 200hp Fabia VRs. Recommeded.

    Rick

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    Jim has an S3. The RS4 is a customer's car. Very highly reccommended though - excellent service and knowledge. They a lot of work on my S3 and S4.
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    David, at the risk of making an RS of myself again, after being at SP this week, I believe that Jim is selling his S3, and the brakes that were on it are now on another Aberdeen based S3.... He got a service, Brembo's and a remap along with a whistling noise in the wallet department. Went home happy though.

    I didn't know that the RS4 was a customers.. its been there every time I have had my car there...is it kept there as a pet?

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    It didn't have cruise control, there wasn't an additional stalk below the indicator stalk.

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    Cruise on the A3/S3 is integrated into the indicator stalk, it doesn't have a extra stalk like the A4. If there is a thumb slider on the front of the indicator stalk facing the driver then it has cruise.
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    It didn't have cruise control, there wasn't an additional stalk below the indicator stalk.

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    Cruise on the A3/S3 is integrated into the indicator stalk, it doesn't have a extra stalk like the A4. If there is a thumb slider on the front of the indicator stalk facing the driver then it has cruise.

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    I see (said the blind man) i just assumed that it was the same as the A4 I was driving when i was in Austria.

    i will have to make a list of things to look for that were options. If anyone want to add to the list please do so

    cruise control
    arm rest - fitted
    silver morrors - fitted
    bose - fitted

    anymore?
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    Also remember that you can retrofit the Cruise control and armrest option fairly cheaply...
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    one thing i was going to ask, the front brake calipers on the S3, are they just single piston jobs? they looked like it to me.
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    [Nov 21, 2005]
    a couple of more options:

    Multifunction steerng wheel
    pre select tilt/slide Sunroof
    Pearlescent Paint
    Metallic paint
    GSM phone prep
    Parking sensors
    Sat Nav
    Auto dipping rear view mirror
    6-cd changer
    cassette box/cd holder
    luggage net
    sideguard airbags
    3 point rear centre seatbelt + headrest
    Heated front seats
    Nine spoke alloys.
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    [Nov 21, 2005]
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    a couple of more options:

    Multifunction steerng wheel - No
    pre select tilt/slide Sunroof - No
    Pearlescent Paint - Nogaro blue
    Metallic paint
    GSM phone prep - No
    Parking sensors - ?
    Sat Nav - No
    Auto dipping rear view mirror - ?
    6-cd changer - No
    cassette box/cd holder - where is that?
    luggage net - No
    sideguard airbags - ?
    3 point rear centre seatbelt + headrest - no
    Heated front seats - ?
    Nine spoke alloys - No

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    [Nov 23, 2005]
    Nice looking car that ... and not too daft on the price, for a dealer.

    Adam
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