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My new S.Blue S3!!

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

  1. Boydie
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    Boydie Boycie

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    Well, being long over due, I finally bit the bullet and bought a new car!

    After months and months of contemplation and persuasion I finally did it and purchased a new car today!

    My problem was what should I change too? I love'd the A3 and finding a replacement was proving very, very difficult and my hair was being torn out by the torment! lol

    Where did the A3 go? I planned to trade it in as I had no other way of transport if I had sold it privately and couldn't have been bothered with the hassle but I arrived home the other evening and my parents offered to buy it because my brother is now home for a year! Therefore, it is staying within the family again in standard guise!

    So, I finally found a car to spec, age, miles, price etc... and here it is:

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    Spec is as follows:

    2007 Audi S3
    2.0TFSI 265PS
    Sprint Blue
    16700 Miles

    Two Tone Leather
    Arm Rest
    Through Loader in back seats
    Black headlining

    Xenons with winter pack
    Heated seats
    Lumbar support
    Audi mats

    Audi Sat Nav with Bluetooth
    Light Pack (reading lights, red LED's, footwell lights, puddle and door lights)
    Auto Dimming Rear Mirror

    Mods so far include:

    TTS Air vents
    S3 Flat Bottom Multi Function Steering Wheel (FBMFSW)
    My Custom speaker grills
    Audi Torch
    Facelift Rear Lights
    Silver indicators

    Mods to Come over next few months (hopefully before ED38):

    Focal components
    Audiocontrol EQL
    Genesis 4ch
    Optics Pack (black grill)
    Maybe Lamin-x
    De-rear wiper
    Lowerage - either H&R springs or coilovers
    Wheels maybe!


    Until I get used to fueling a petrol, mild tuning is put on hold but I am sure it will be on the cards eventually! 340bhp is easily achievable in these but at the minute, its quick enough!!

    All pics here:

    http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/Marc_CRX/BoydiesS3/
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  2. Ash B
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    First of all congratz on the new car Boydie. Sprint Blue is the best colour i think to go for :) Great photo's aswell im having hard time picking which one my favourite ha! Picked 100% the 3rd picture with the facelift lights.
    How does the car feel compared to your tdi? Any other mods in planned?
    I do hope your putting your alloys on the car! I thik they look great on.
    Missing the A3 at all? I see its staying in the family again! How long its been in your family for lol? Once again great looking car, great photos :)
    Glad your happy that you got it!

    Thanks

    Ashley
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    Dude I have to say I'm in shock! After all your deliberation is this a joke to mess me abount?? If not then wow you have pushed a big boat out.

    Welcome to the S3 club. You are by far the most deservest member.
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    Stunning Car! Glad you found the one you wanted. ENJOY!!
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    Thats a beautiful car mate. That is the best color of the regular range by far.
    Enjoy it.
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    Guys no joke but hard to believe myself!!

    Comparing it to the TDI - apart from the obvious power delivery, its not much different I find. The sales man commented on how I was going through the gears as he said normally people were a bit **** lol interior is just a nice refresh and the handling is better but not far off!

    Have to go back to my mates today to continue stripping the A3 and then off home to deliver it back to my parents so I will get a good 140miles done today!! Cringing still about the fuel bills but I am sure I will get used to it soon enough!!

    Thanks
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    v nice mate nice colour sprint blue are you putting your ch's on , i hope you dont get rid of them on the other car just swap em over ...
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    Congrats..... very very very nice car!! :hubbahubba:

    Can't help but laugh at the two cheek and crack indent in the driver's seat though!! :lmfao:
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    nice car and indent [​IMG]
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    You made me go back to check that photo! :faint:

    Apart from this beautiful car, enjoy!
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    LMAO!! Wasn't my ass.....my imprint would be bigger :(

    Thanks for the comments - CH's will be going on once lowering is sorted but also contemplating speedlines!
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    Gorgeous car, enjoy
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    Very nice! Absolutely stunning!
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    welcome to s3 club :racer:
    car looks awsome, and the specs are great :o.k:
    enjoy it as much as you can!
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    congrats mate! welcome to the club! let me know if you decide to go speedline route.. 1st dibs on the CH's :drool:
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    Your S3 is gorgeous, i love it!
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    Congrats mate very nice and almost identical to mine. Health to drive etc. Oh and your next mod should be re-tune the radio cause Cool F.M. sucks! :happy:
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    Nice example, enjoy. You haven't messed around getting things swapped over or the photos for that matter. :icon_thumright:
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    beautiful machine boydie, im sure you will be very happy with her :)

    cal
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    Great looking car Boydie - nice photos to!
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    wow, sex on 4 bits of rubber LOL. My 2nd choice of colour after Red lol
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    congratz on finding the car you wanted mate! looks mint
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    Congrats. :beerchug:
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    I just realised, does your steering wheel have flappy panels but your car is a manual? Do they do anything or are they just there.
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    Hi mate

    Hope your good and I'm loving your new motor!

    Looks awesome and a very high spec too!

    Im looking forward to see what you do to this one

    best of luck with the new motor!

    Enjoy :D
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    Congrats mate. Looks like you got yourself a very nice car there. Photos are excellent and you have got the best colour available LOL......not that I am bisased :)
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    Yeah, has the paddles as thats how I bought it off NHN!

    Thanks very much for the comments folks!! I managed to get 34mpg to work this morning haha just testing it!!

    Been having a lot of fun with the car since Friday but my main objective this weekend was to return my A3 to standard!! Putting in standard suspension is a complete nightmare!!

    Debating wether to go H&R springs or coilovers?? There is an Orange S3 for sale on PH with H&R springs and 19" BBS CH and looks the part so might go down that route - springs are £160 from germany!
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    LOL Cool FM does suck balls but was the only thing decent on at the time - I have CD's made up though now and going to wait a few weeks until I can get an ipod controller for the media player!

    Where abouts are you from?
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    Lovely car mate, well done.

    Nice to see you don't feel the need to slag off the TDI! :o.k:
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    I live in Newry mate. I've had mine since October 07 and its been a cracking car. Quiet and pretty economical when you want it to be and a bit of a hooligan when your in the mood for that. Love the Sprint Blue colour and get loads of great comments about it. Probably the best thing tho is the vast majority of people aint got a clue what it is!
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    Weclome to the S3 club :D
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    i think thats savs s3 he must be selling it , same springs as mine to
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    Naa its not Sav's S3 he car not Cat D and its on piston heads http://www.pistonheads.com/SALES/1010353.htm
    He on about the one from autotrader for £15,850 and ebay. He already posted the link to autotrader a few days ago. Blazin how do you find those springs?
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    no he's on about savs mate with ch alloys read again ph piston heads


    Debating wether to go H&R springs or coilovers?? There is an Orange S3 for sale on PH with H&R springs and 19" BBS CH and looks the part so might go down that route - springs are £160 from germany!

    i like my springs there spot on ,still a little harsh nothing like sline though ...
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    Looking very nice Boydie, love the pictures. But I've seen a standard sprint blue S3, a million times, so get modding :moa:
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    Ohh my bad. Sorry about that blazin. How much is the car lowered by now?
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    just the same as savs 35 mm looks just right i think ...handle's and corners well , alot better than on 18s with sline suspension it feels more planted to the road i could go for arbs but i dont do track days so wouldnt bother tbh
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    so the h&r's only lower 35mm?? and you said it was **** on the 19s?? :S
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    who said it was **** on 19's , where does it say this ....?????
    i said its better with the h&r on 19s
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    LOL I think I was multitasking when I typed that oops!!!
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