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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by paddy, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. paddy
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    I have had my A3 for a couple of years and when it runs well its excellent ...but when it plays up its a nightmare simply because Audi dealers are **** iMHO.
    recently i have tried a CLK 350 and A BMW 330 as well as a 3.2 TT but i have to say the A3 is a superior car !! All the reasons i brought it in the first place still stand, the silky V6 the excellent semi auto DSG the 4 wheel drive, the superb brakes etc....but its that DSG that beats the Merc and BMW every time..
    today i came home and polished it, hoovered it and fell in love with it all over again....
    Now i just need to get the Air Con to blow cold for more than 2 minutes and i will be happy. I think i might even tart it up a bit :)

    PS... disregard the Signature ...I fixed the gearbox :yes:

    seen here demoing Air con problem !

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    what was DGS prob?
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    It would slip into get you home mode about once a week !! fine most of the time. Turned out to be an open circuit solenoid in the box, operantly quite common and there is a Audi software fix for it so i had to have the new software installed. No problem since.
    Audi being Audi and despite it being a known problem with a simple fix...charged me £200 anyway !!
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    thats totally lame from them - should have been free. Glad its one less issue for you..
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    the dealers are killing off the so called audi image, which audi hq have been trying so hard to build..
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Audi Guildford in Surrey, last service they charged me £100 for 5ltr of oil !!

    cant believe its just me.
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