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Looking for an S3... remap/100k

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by knobby, Jul 29, 2007.

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    Hi Guys

    I am looking for an S3 however I slightly limited by my budget so looking to spend between 5-7k so probably looking at one with 70-100k on the clock.

    Any advice on this? and would you have a car remapped that had done 100k?

    Cheers in advance..


    Knobby...
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    My honest opinion is S3 for £5-7k = leggy example, but it will be an S3.
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    bouncer--daz A dog is for life....not just for friday nights!

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    for that money your better off going for a better A3... IMO
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    What he said, a 1.8 turbo would be better. For that money you either get a shining A3 or a shocking S3.
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    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    As above.

    Buy a later A3 with the K03s turbo and then make your A3 faster than an S3.

    7K's worth of S3 will be a bag of spanners.
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    [Jul 30, 2007]
    I've been looking at the following one quite seriously too..

    Any advice welcome :)

    Cheers.

    2000 AUDI S3 S3 Quattro 3dr [225] Hatchback

    Price:
    £7,500

    ono.

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    Features:


    • 92,000 miles
    • Manual
    • BLACK
    • Petrol
    • 3 Door Hatchback
    • W reg (2000)


    Full Description:

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    Manual, 92,000 miles, Black. ABS, Alarm, Alloy wheels, Body coloured bumpers, Central locking, Climate control.vdo sat nav,reversing aids,fash.yr mot,taxed. £7,500. ono


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    Personally I held out for about 5 months before i found the S3 i wanted, as said above there are a lot of ropey ones kicking around nowadays.

    with £5 - £7k I think you would struggle to find a decent example although you may be able to get a early 99 car if your lucky and can wait for the right one to come around.

    IMO - I'd suggest you carry on saving and get a good one later on as you may regret jumping in if the car turns out to be abused.
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    make sure you can afford the running and maintenance costs of the S3 before you jump in.

    for 5-7k, theres no way it'll be a looked after, well-serviced example.

    Mine easily costs me a couple of K every year in just tyres and dealer servicing. I was hoping for an 'easy' year in between servicing, but theres always something that needs replacing due to "preventative maintenance"...
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    And the first one is for sale by some guy called zed - wasn't he in police academy?
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    Mark_Eire Drive it straight sideways!!

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    Alright lads... Funny you think the second one is like a gypsy's car!!! I bought it last week haha. I paid £7650 for it. it has full main dealer history,Has a new Milltek exhaust system, B&M Short shift, Leather is unmarked aswell. it Has been Remapped by Amd to 249bhp with Rolling road printouts. It also has a folder full of receipts.... To be honest I would be wary of cheaper cars but it can be worth it if you find the right one. :laugh:
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