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Looking at an S3

OperationAlfa Jun 19, 2008

  1. OperationAlfa

    OperationAlfa Alfaowner Mod

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    Going to look at one of these to add to the collection.

    How much should I be looking at for an early decent model.
     
  2. L60N

    L60N Guest

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    Have you thought of Getting a BMW instead?

    *Sorry mate, its my silly sense of humour. People will know where im coming from :) *

    Have you got a spec in mind, as in what extras you would like?

    The biggies cost wise are:

    Bucket seats
    TV nav
    GSM bluetooth.
    Auto wipers/lights


    Some smaller ones are, folding mirrors, ipod prep etc.
     
  3. OperationAlfa

    OperationAlfa Alfaowner Mod

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    Just the basics, car, engines and seats. :) I don't like BMW's btw. :)

    I really like the S3. Sylish, quick and compact.

    It will run along side the Alfa. :)
     
  4. L60N

    L60N Guest

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    Reason I ask is becasue if you wanted the seats and DVD nav. Theres going to be a hike in the cost of the car as theyre both £2k options each. If your not bothered then the price will be less :)
     
  5. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    if your running it along side summat else I wouldnt bother with the buckets or the dvd
     
  6. PNH80

    PNH80 Low life livin' the high life.

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    Is it going to be your main drive? If so i'd go easy on the options and just get a very tidy un-modified example.
    As long as it's been well looked after you can't go far wrong.... Lovely car.
     
  7. siu00adg

    siu00adg Member

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    Sorry, but the bucket seats are compulsory!

    Seriosuly, they really make the interior feel special, without them it'll just feel like any other A3. Not only that but they are very comfy and great round the bendy bits!

    [​IMG]

    Same with the flat bottom stearing wheel, looks amazing! :)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

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    Oh god dont say that.. So wish my car had the buckets! : (
     
  9. L60N

    L60N Guest

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    The Bucket seats are a bit special... :)
     
  10. JamS3

    JamS3 Active Member

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    Do you mean early model as in earlier than a 56 plate?

    If so its the pre facelift version you are on about which is well different in price and specs....
     
  11. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

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    Think ill bring my t20 torx and a ratchet to Inters ; )
     
  12. L60N

    L60N Guest

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    Rofl. :moa:
     
  13. phantom

    phantom On Boost

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    My back does slide about a tad in the Std seats when going for it.:crying:

    Maybe a upgrade in the future.

    p
     
  14. consilio

    consilio Up the owls!

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    I do like the buckets, but a part of me thinks they are a bit chav-tastic - sorry
     
  15. siu00adg

    siu00adg Member

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    Nah, not really, I recon quite classy, basically the same as the RS4 seats.
     
  16. consilio

    consilio Up the owls!

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    Yep, they do look really nice. The thing that put me off was the thought of taking a customer out for lunch in them. I would feel like a Vauxhall Nova chav with a set of aftermarket seats.
     
  17. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Upside for Buckets.
    Look very cool.
    Extra Supportive

    Downsides for Buckets
    Getting in and out of them.
    Restricted access to rear.
    Even 2nd hand cars will carry a premium for Buckets.

    I actually didnt prioritise buckets because I use the rear seats and personaly find the std seats excellent so you wont exactly be `missing out` if you car aint got them.

    BUT, if your a bloke, and dont use the back seats, raid the piggy bank and get a car with them fitted! They look the ********.

    Flat Bottom, MFSW and Bluetooth prep are a must !

    Happy shopping, its a great car.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  18. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    :lmfao:
     
  19. phantom

    phantom On Boost

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    I'll swap you for my Std heated leather seats with cash your way then :)

    The FBMFSW is now Std on the S3

    p
     
  20. newbiecrg

    newbiecrg windsurfer

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    buckets are a must have!!! There is nothing chav about them when you are cornering!!!!

    Flat bottom again a nice touch

    Pedro
     
  21. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    This is probably the closest a chav will ever come to an AUDI bucket seat. Unless they start to fit them in the back of cop cars.
     
  22. magnus911

    magnus911 R8GGA

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    why don't you consider one of these first? they're cheaper than buckets and i hear they're very effective!

    http://www.cg-lock.co.uk/
     
  23. L60N

    L60N Guest

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    *Heated* bucket seats no less :)
     
  24. phantom

    phantom On Boost

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    Ive looked at them and asked around about em , it's my back that slides around not my bum , they strap your bum down not your back.

    I may work a bit though.

    Thanks

    p
     
  25. Kontraband

    Kontraband Active Member

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    go eat a load of Big Macs, that should stop your back sliding :jester:
     
  26. phantom

    phantom On Boost

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    Nah , i'd rather slide around a bit , and be Wippet fit , than a fat tunt :)

    p
     

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