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Looking to buy an audi: £8000 budget

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ENZO, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. ENZO
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    Hi,
    i could really do with some help this, or any advice to help me make the right choice.

    Ive been looking at S3s but found ill need at least 12k for anything decent, which isnt an option as i need a car asap.

    So, i need an idea of what i could get for 8k
    been looking at 2.0 tdi 170 s line which seems to fit the budget, just not seeing any i like.

    any help appreciated, thanks
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    If you were looking at S3, then I'd be looking at 2.0T models. They will be cheaper than the diesel and you will get more spec and lower mileage for your money...
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    I just recently purchased my 2006 A3 3 door S-Line Quattro with 62K on the clock, full audi service history and came with a years warranty for just over £8K (from a trader, never will I buy private!). I was also looking at a 170 version but without the quattro for a similar price but no quattro. I did have to shop around for a while but I think I was being a bit too specific on the spec I wanted.
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    +1 you could pick up a mint 2.0T in that range and still have some money left over for a remap.
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    thanks for replying

    i have looked at 2.0t s3 's before but not found any within my budget
    Searching autotrader, gumtree, pistonheads, ebay regurlarly.

    gonna just take longer than i thought to find the right one.
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    Get a 3.2 DSG
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    I picked up a late 2010 A3, Quattro Diesel with 170bhp at the weekend for only £8900. The only issue was high mileage it had 110k on the clock but came with a full Audi Service History, Sat Nav etc... I'm hoping most of the miles were spent on the motorway!
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    how much is the road tax on a 3.2???
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    Depends on the year, either £270 or £440 a year roughly depending on the age.

    Can't remember switch over date.
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    How about a late model B6 S4 or an early B7 S4, nice V8??
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    Just do what i did and buy a mint condition low millage 2007 corsa VXR for £7000 from a lad in Ireland and then swap it with your trader brother for a mint condition A3 S-line 170 diesel :icon_thumright:

    p.s this might not work for everyone......
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    Pd140 quattro sportback or 3 door if you dont need extra space but some prefer sportback should get a decebt one with full service history around 70k mileage for 8k plus will be s line i rekon
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    Up to 06 its cheaper.
    06 and newer Dearer.
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    [Apr 6, 2013]
    I think it was March 23rd 2006
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    got a a4 sline 170 57k
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    It was. I funny change date but that's when the tax hike happened!
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    I think it was the day after the budget, stamp duty changed then too.
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    I was going to say has everyone forgot about the 3.2! I have had mine 3 months and have covered about 4000 miles and loved everyone of them. Mine is a 2006 56 so its the higher tax bracket. IMO if you have money to buy an A3 sod the expense for the car tax once you have paid it you have nothing to worry about. And the S Line 3 door 3.2's with good spec can be had for simillar or slightly cheaper than the same spec/miles of a 2.0t 3-door. I put between 50 - £60 fuel a week and no doubt it would be approx the same if i had the 2.0t. I waited for a manual but a slick look dsg here

    Audi A3 3.2 V6 QUATTRO SPORT 3DR DSG 2005
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    I agree, I got my 2006 S-Line 2.0TFSI Quattro (A3 not S3, only 60bhp difference) with 56k miles, FSH on for under £8k
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    Will let you know once I have collected it.
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    How much was it going for?
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    £6750
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    nice but a bit over budget, if i was to spend 9k i would just save for an S3
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    Why don't you see if he'll take 8k for it? It's been on a few time, my A3 I got from eBay was up for 5k. After bartering with the seller I got it for £3,400. If you don't ask you don't get...
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    good point, its not far from where i live may go have a look
    though not sure i would get insured cheap on that, a lot of mods to declare lol
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    Check around insurances first, that's what I did. Thought my insurance on a 2.0TFSI would be through the roof, shopped around and got it cheaper than my 1.4TSi Golf I was getting rid of
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    It was my car, sorry mate the guy showed up with the cash i had it advertised for a while and not a sniff, gutted to see it go lovely car no faults at all.

    i'll be leaving the audi world behind, just got myself an AMG C-class Merc
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    its no problem mate, i would have done the same
    gonna be hard finding one as good for the price

    you actually offered it me before at 8k :D
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-...ooking-buy-audi-£8000-budget.html#post1837739
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    +1 for the 2.0T . I bought an 06 s-line 3dr. Nothing against S3 owners, but at for the price difference i'd take an A3 2.0TFSI over the S3 any day. Bang for buck (in audi terms, I could have got an Evo).
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    Nicely priced red a3 quattro 58plate 2.0tfsi 40k miles on the trader at min, £8950 think it was
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    i saw that, really good for the price
    ive already put a deposit on one though, £6700
    56 plate Audi A3 2.0 tfsi s line quattro special edition
    its in phantom black, 1 owner with 99k miles. Mileage put me off a little at first, but its in excellent condition with FASH
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