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just bought myself another S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jediknight, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. jediknight
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    Just bought this

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    34000 miles
    silver leather
    heated seats
    sunroof
    cruise
    parking sensors
    revo's
    18" OEM RSTT's
    Bose

    Collecting it on wednesday :D

    Anyone want to by a 406 HDI? :D
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    great, love the colour
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    hahah good lad... straight back into an S3...

    nice colour, but preferred your noggy. Nice spec too...
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    Hacked By ALEVIRUS>C>S!

    Seja Livre! Use Linux!

    oh dear your site is not well !!!!!!
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    yeah some bugger got to it while i was away. its sorted now thanks
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    silver75 Big Ron

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    Love he colour looks classy
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    Hi Jedi,

    Check your PM, some things that you maybe interested to know about this car
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    vishal... i know about the door... you have PM though
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    hi Jedi,

    You have mail!
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    Ben_yo Going places - just not sure where!

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    Think the reg plate says it all, YUM! Thats a lovely looking car. :hubbahubba: Only had my A3 for 2 months now and already want an S3!!
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    Looks like a nice tidy motor dude, gotta love the S3:thumbs-up: Agree with yah Ben tho, love my A3 but already I'm drooling over S3's!
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    Hmm... just found out that this is a perfectly legit import. Something i didnt know until now.

    No money has changed hands yet..

    what are your views guys?!?!?!?
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    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    Nothing wrong with the imports, the only difference was the warranty length.


    That's where my money would go. I need to go speak to the bank, quickly...
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    I agree there's nothing wrong with imports, but why did the seller not tell you? (I'm assuming you found out from this post?).

    There's surely some history to that ebay car? If it's never been owned or driven where have the 1,500 miles come from? If it's not been driven for 5 years could the parts have siezed / battery problems? Also, why was it bought for £23,000 5 years ago and not used? And why let it go for £12k when it should be worth more? It's clearly got some history if it came from a police auction - I assume it was stolen and the insurance paid out but wouldn't the insurance company then own it? Why the police?

    Sorry for my paranoia. If you've spoken to the guy I'm sure you got good answers to these questions already. Personally I would not go for this one but that's me.
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    if the owner was a drug dealer the police would seize the car and any property, if proved guilty the property would be auctioned later. Learned that from a window tinter mate lol.
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    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    I wouldn't touch that S3 with 1500 miles on the clock if my arse was on fire... there will be no end of issues with that car if you start driving it everyday!
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    I agree, I also wouldn't touch that ebay car. Just looking at the pictures says to me that this car has done more than the advert is letting on.. I personally would never part with this sort of money via Ebay, but that's just me I am sure.
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    I don't think the Ebay car adds work quite the same as the rest of the auctions as you don't pay through them or pay comission, (it costs more to advertise) however I would never buy a car without an inspection / seeing it in real life.
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    yeah personally the 1500 mileage s3 raises more question marks in my mind than the imported one.

    So is the general concensus that it is ok to buy and sell in the future a car that was privately imported from europe and first registered in the uk?

    I've pretty much made up my own mind and will be going up with funds available on wednesday.
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    Is an imported car the same spec as a UK car? Obviously it would have been cheaper to buy abroad, does that reflect the price as a used car? Will it be harder to sell on?

    I dont have the answers to any of these questions. lol

    :s3addict: :greyrs4:
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    Not all imports are 100% UK spec but this one is, it was bought for £24k, saving £4k on UK price (in the days when the £/€ rate made it worthwhile) and had pretty much every option bar satnav, Jedi missed off the mirrors, CD changer, armrest from distant memory. Only difference between this and a UK dealer car was the year 3 warranty which is from the dealer rather than Audi (and hence tend to be harder to claim) but this is now irrelevant and shouldn't really affect price.

    (It was me that ordered it - cracking car).
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    Yeah, imports are fine, and are commonplace. My only slight niggle was how come you didn't know, but you know the conversations you had, maybe you didn't ask.

    Welcome back by the way.
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    Adam... you are the original owner then? thats good to know and thanks for the reassurance.

    I dont blame the seller atall for not mentioning it as in the market how it is at the moment... anything could put off a potential buyer and send them somewhere else...and from what it sounds like.. being an import makes no difference what so ever now. I had a long chat with him last night and everything is going ahead as planned :D

    i have a nice drive back to cambs to look forward to tomorrow now! Hurray!
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    Nice, cool colour for sure!

    The polished mirror rules..

    Good luck and enjoy
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    Congrats on the new purchase!

    Just wondering, being an import, how does that affect your insurance?
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    after doing reserach i dont technically think it can really honestly be classed as an import.... no more than buying a new audi from the UK which has abviously been 'imported' by audi at some point anyway.

    It was never registered in Europe.. only in the UK. nothing shows up on hpi or the V5. so in my book.. thats not an import.

    Insurance is lowest i have paid yet... £450 full comp
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    Wow, who's that quote with - £450 fully comp on a chipped S3 @ 23 is bloody cheap!
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    with direct line.. and its not chipped... i switched it back to the standard map with my sps2 device
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    Exactly the same as mine then. I got worried when i saw the v5 and it had no mention of being an import... until i phoned the DVLA who said that there are many reasons why it wouldn't appear there. My case, same as yours, was because the car was first registered in the UK. The car is a full uk car, intended for the UK market.

    The only sign the car is an import is when you take it into the dealer for work, and they get out the largest f.off rubber stamp, and stamp on the worksheet "IMPORT"....
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    direct line charge me £640 fully comp with all the trimmings.
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    haha... the only thing that gives mine away is the originaly receipt is in a foreign language.. Cant find mention of it anywhere else.

    out of interest... was your passener wing mirror magnified?? mine is on the mineral but it wasnt on the noggy!?!?
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    good point, the stamp in the service book is from the factory, where it had it's PDI..

    Both wing mirrors are the same, blue tinted and not magnified - from what i've noticed. I'll have to double check this evening.
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    after working flat out i finished the 2 cars i had booked in for taday by 4:30pm... dashed home and then spent 3 and a half hours on my Audi

    Washed, Waxed, Glass polished inside and out, interior deep cleaned (was actually tons of dirt!!), leather deep clean and feed.

    A few boring low light pics.

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    Looks lovely mate,glad your back.
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    after checking, they're both normal (i.e. non blue anti dazzle), non-magnified mirrors...

    nice work on the motor btw..
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    OOO, very clean. :hubbahubba: Stunning paintwork. Want to come up north and do mine?
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    Hi jedinkight,

    I have sent you a PM re. this car. I would really appreciate a reply! :icon_thumright:

    Cheers,

    ICE
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    Hi Jedi-knight,

    Apart from hard work, what products do you use to get the car gleaming.

    Cheers
    Murph
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