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looking for a white S3 - anyone?!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mrmchammer, Jan 20, 2011.

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    looking in the normal places, wanting to pay between 17-19k for one with around 20-30k miles ive looked (for about a month now!) on PH, ebay and autotrader, anyone seen anything anywhere else?
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    Not much white for sale. You will have to pay more for the same age/mileage/condition car in white than any other factory colour. Strange but true.
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    could do with another 3k mate, you'll get in a facelift at that and theres a few knocking around at that
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    yeah ive noticed they are more expensive, i guess they do look rather cool!!
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    how do you reckon the rs3 will hit 2nd hand prices? thing is another 3k or so starts putting the purchase price near to an rs4 which is a rather tempting prospect!
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    True, but your running costs with the RS will likely sky rocket too!
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    I asked this in another thread. I am in the same situation (but i want grey, sprint, black or that sweet purple :) ) , and have also looked at RS4 prices, then noticed the mpg and running costs. An 8P3 S3 ticks all the boxes for me (currently got 8L since, have had it 8 years).

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    i dont think it wil really affect them until they start appearing 2nd hand, and even then there would have to be a few available for them to have any effect...bear in mind only 500 are coming to the UK.

    Im currently on the hunt for a FL S3 with a limit of 22k, theory being that a 59 maybe 09 car will have its last big year of depreciation, then your looking at 2k pa roughly after that...58's go from 20-24k

    also considered the RS4, the running costs though are silly, over £1k for your front discs/pads!! then ya fuel... nice thought but you really need a good £300-£400 spare a month to run
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    personally i don't understand the fascination with white cars. personally i really don't like them (tho there are a few people on here that love them).

    get Sprint Blue or Black, and go on holiday with the change (or use it to mod the car)
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    I was hoping current S3 owners would be upgrading to an RS3 and let there cars go private for slightly more than trade in .............. then i woke up :-D

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    yeah Dave, wishful thinking mate ;)

    Sub, what you harping on about, sprints seem more expensive/exclusive than the white ones.......has that not always been the case? my faves in order are yellow/sprint then possibilities are white/red/grey assuming i cant find my top two in DSG form ;)
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    how about 2007 reg s3 silver,,paid £18.000 in october 45k on clock...sensible offers..only let it go for right price...pm messages only....
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    Unfortunately with all the vat and price rises recently..all used cars have gone up and the S3 being reasonably good with residuals is going to be more expensive. Good luck with your purchase though...and if anyone desperate for a lovely phantom with added bits and can do me a good offer I will happily chop it and order a RS3! Haha.
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    Ibis White 3dr S3, Jun 08, 37K, £18897, Bexley Audi.
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    I think you will need a little £, unless you are prepared to increase mileage..... :(

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    yeah just saw bexley one, wonder if they take 17k cash....
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    ring em, tell them its your max budget which you had lifted from 16k ;) and so dont want to go over
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