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Just bought an A3 - it's got a few mods. Your thoughts please!

Jordan427 Jul 20, 2013

  1. Jordan427

    Jordan427 Member

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    Okay, so just returned home with an a3 2.0t s line quattro. After looking through all the receipts it has had the following mods done to it:

    APR Stage 1
    Haldex ECU upgrade
    Milltek Non-resonated exhaust.

    It's also had cruise control retro fitted which I guess is something to do with the APR maps?

    As someone who worries about everything how would you guys feel about this? Pretty happy as it's had 1500 quids worth of mods done to it, which is about a 1/3 of the value of the car, or would you be a bit more wary?

    Interested to hear your thoughts!
     
  2. gen.heinz guderian

    gen.heinz guderian Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Sounds like a bargain with all that done all ready.
     
  3. gogz s3

    gogz s3 Active Member

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    Never mind worrying, just get out and drive and enjoy it. :arco:
     
  4. Jordan427

    Jordan427 Member

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    Cheers :) I know, I can't help being a worrying sod! But your two posts have helped!
     
  5. Dean_T

    Dean_T Active Member

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    As long as its been serviced ok and had the cambelt done (if it needs it) then I would be happy.

    Only other thing to mention is that if its been mapped for good fuel (vpower) then make sure you keep using it, although you should be using it anyway :yes:

    Congrats on the purchase :)
     
  6. Jordan427

    Jordan427 Member

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    Thanks, yeah it's had a good service history and had the cambelt done 15-20k miles ago!
     
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  7. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Exactly my words to the letter, until I read it here lol.
     
  8. Graham89

    Graham89 Derv Perv

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    Sounds good to me. Enjoy it :)
     
  9. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    As Dean says,if its been properly serviced it will be fine.

    Lots of people worry about mapped or modified cars but also forget that most of us who do those things look after the cars really well.

    Hope you enjoy it.
     
  10. Dean_T

    Dean_T Active Member

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    Lets see some pics of your new ride Jordan :)
     
  11. Jordan427

    Jordan427 Member

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    Thanks all for making me feel less concerned!! :)

    Took this from the front door, will add a few close up shots later! 20130720_193202.jpg
     
  12. gogz s3

    gogz s3 Active Member

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    ^^^ nice one pal
     
  13. xJOADx

    xJOADx New Member

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    That's a nice looking motor u have :) x
     
  14. Stol1975

    Stol1975 Member

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    Looks great! You do realise you will be modding more soon don't you?
    This is how they get you, there all nice on here and they say put a few pics up and bang before long you'll be adding rnse sat nav, s3 pedals, flat bottom steering wheels, 19 inch wheels and much much more. Save yourself go, go quickly, haha ;)

    Welcome to the site it's quite addictive
    Enjoy the motor.
     
  15. Jordan427

    Jordan427 Member

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    Thanks mate! I wont be going mad that's for sure, the only thing I'm probably going to do is change the rear light clusters!
     
  16. Stol1975

    Stol1975 Member

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    That's how it starts lol
     
  17. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    I can only partially be responsible for some on here spending there money :p

    So if you wish to spend more, on oem technology, give me a shout lmao.
     
  18. Graham89

    Graham89 Derv Perv

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    When I first bought my A3 the idea was to buy a decent motor and just keep it standard. Since joining here its gone something like this.
    MY11 rear lights,
    Ambient interior lighting
    Cruise control retrofit
    'Get me home' headlight retrofit
    Set of alloys
    Tinted windows
    Some coilovers
    S Line front bumper and grill
    Remap
    EGR delete.

    Yeah you get the idea it never stays standard for long. Think I managed about 4-5 months until the first mod appeared lol.
     
  19. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    That's my motto as well.

    I can only point people in the right direction for a walletectomy but I cannot be responsible for the results.
     

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