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Older S3's

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by stugolf, Apr 22, 2004.

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    [Apr 22, 2004]
    Hi guys new to the forum, looking at getting an older S3, is it worth getting a pre-facelifted version? or are the post facelifted much better, cheers
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    [Apr 22, 2004]
    Would recommend the facelift as there have been quite a few updated parts etc 2001+ for a little extra money.
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    I have to agree with Mike. I have a 99 pre-facelift model and IMO the updated car is a much better look. Nothing wrong with mine, just prefere the newer look. Also my dad has a SEAT Leon diesel, the dash in his is the same as mine. Shop around and try to get a facelift model. Just my humble opinion.
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    [Apr 22, 2004]
    Cheers for the advice peeps
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    [Apr 22, 2004]
    dont buy an old S3 - get a new a3 TQS. slower but newer!!! just an idea!
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    [Apr 22, 2004]
    what happened to ur G60?

    or have u thought twice about buying a house?

    get the pounds out the pocket and get your money down on a facelift..


    chan just got an a4 1.8t facelift with tons of extras for 11k... everything checks out with it too and seems in good condition..

    so as everyones getting german cars think u should get a new one too...

    got for the face lift fella.. you will kick yourself if ya dont..

    go down to lancaster Audi in manchester and sspeak to Chris Doyle... saved me a ton of money.. hes a good guy... on the buyers side... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    [Apr 22, 2004]
    Its a G40 still got it but selling it want something bigger and better now, liked the S3 when I test drove one
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    [Apr 22, 2004]
    sorry g40...

    yeah tis nice aint they...

    got my self a new a3.. quite nippy..
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    RichA3Turbo said:
    I prefer the look of the facelift models, but personally, i prefer the climate control unit in the pre-facelift..just find it easier to use.

    Rich

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    Yeah, I prefer the older climate control panel. Although its just missing an "off button" like the newer style.
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    pure said:
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    stugolf said:
    Its a G40 still got it but selling it want something bigger and better now, liked the S3 when I test drove one

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    Stu, is your g40 at Awesome gti having a new gear box? Cos when I was there i spoke to a guy selling his G40 and getting an s3 /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

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    Yep thats me mate! your car is very nice and just waht I'm after, how does it feel now its been chipped?
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