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Much needed advice!!

Rust Aug 25, 2011

  1. Rust

    Rust New Member

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    Hey there people, I don't visit these forums much but i need some help and opinions...
    Very simple; Im undecided on keeping, or selling my A3!!

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    Here's a pic of the car (sorry if it's not there)
    2002 1.6 sport


    Reasons for selling are;
    It's expensive.. i'm 19 so it's £2000 a year insurance, and then petrol.
    I work as a tiler, so when i 'have' to use it for work it's gonna get dirty eventually and a van would probably be more useful :p
    I dont drive loads outside of work and when i do, a bmx would do the job just as good :p
    And lastly, i really know very very little 'about' cars.. i only know very basic stuff & when i see some of you fellow forumers' motors they make me wanna cry :happy:

    My reasons for keeping though are:
    It's an A3! i still love my car a lot, & have had it since Feb so really grown on me now.
    5 seats
    And the general advantage of having a car..

    Been trying to make a choice for a week now so any help would be much appreciated... thank you
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Sell it and buy a van mate, I'd never pay £2k for car insurance, but i guess it's the sign of the times we're in. Save your money and treat yourself when you are a couple of years older... saying that, you only live once. lol
     
  3. DenCar

    DenCar Member

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    Get a van. I take it your a self employed tiler so you must have a lot of gear to haul around; a van would be more sensible and practicle!

    DC
     
  4. a3tdi2001

    a3tdi2001 Member

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    rBuy a van and save your money for a car in a few years time. I always think about a car that I'd absolutely love in the present and then wait five years until the price drops. Mind you, by then you'll be an old fogey anyway:)
     
  5. Rust

    Rust New Member

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    To be honest i think it's wise to sell the A3...
    i can afford it, but if i was too sell ide be saving a lot of money... and in a few years like you say i could get myself another car for less...

    It's gonna be hard to let go though! :blownose:

    Does anyone know the best way/site to sell a car?
    I might stick it on Gumtree as it's free while i look about for other ways...

    Any suggestions would be awesome
     
  6. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    piston heads/auto trader not sure if they are free though....stick it up for sale on here??
     
  7. DenCar

    DenCar Member

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    Ads in local shop windows, sign in car window, local news-paper, your social network etc etc, good luck.

    DC
     
  8. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Trust me mate, save up and treat yourself later in life! im 21 and just bought an S3, but Im in a position where i can afford it now, when i was 19 i wanted it so bad and i couldnt have it. You could do with a van, make your money and buy an rs6 :D
     
  9. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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    Congratulations gobs!
     
  10. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    Sell it, its a 1.6.

    Go buy yourself a cheap diesel van and smoke it for a year then buy something with a snail.

    Get it up on ebay with a well written description for £1999 and cross your fingers.
     
  11. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Tile the back windows at make it a van, then people can look at your workmanship too....
     
  12. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    My hero :wub:
     
  13. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    Yeh who needs vinyl wrap...pffft.... tiling is the way forward!
     
  14. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    escort van with zvh conversion ftw as a work van or a vw caddy
     
  15. niallh

    niallh Member VCDS Map User

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    May not be the best alternative to an A3 but i was considering buying one as it still looks good for a van

    eBay - The UK's Online Marketplacelso can be remapped to about 120 bhp ;)
     
  16. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    Yeah i had this dilemma with an old car a while back, I became self employed and found my car was no good as a plumber. So I bought myself an 07 vivaro, 2 years old at the time, for 6900 with 12k on the clock, best vehicle iv ever bought and still have it over 2 years on. In the meantime I bought myself an s3 as a runaround... Lol big mistake
     
  17. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Put work and your business first! Rake some money in and when your a couple of years older you can get exactly what you want. I was patient when i wanted an s3 for nearly 2 years, when i got one it was amazing.
     
  18. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    sell it and buy a cheap van mate. Job done
     

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