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Picked her up :)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Chappy, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Chappy
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    Well guys,

    Went and picked the A3 up today, what can I say! Pleasure to drive!
    I've had the 1.8T BE before this, mine is the 2.0TDI 140 and doing 80ish with AC on the way back, still managed a very respectable 58mpg :yahoo: Over the Cupra's poor 29mpg :(
    So far I love it, one of the best cars I've owned and definitely a keeper :) The leather still smells brand new, AC is freezing just how I like it :) Paint is in brilliant condition, gave her a quick detail when I got her home, and came out brill! :)

    Now, the wheels I'll either keep these and have them powder coated darker, or if anyone wants them, PM me as I've always loved BBS CKs and will have some one day! Need to get more pictures, here's a cheeky one for now :arco:

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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Well done mate , looks great....well the front does :)
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    Haha cheers Paddy :)
    I'll get more pictures later, just wish it had bi-xenons :( but hey ho, if I ever save the money I'll get them retro-fitted by Nigel!
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Spec looks really good Dan, best options to add are Cruise and RNSE, probably the easiest options as well. Nige is the man :)
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    All about Nigella :wub:
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    How much did it set you back? I could do with 60mpg!
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    Paullie Banana Menace!

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    What a beauty, Chappy! Love your sneaky peeky piccy, lol. Can't wait to see more, looks LUSH as well as mean and moody in Phantom! :wub: xx
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    car looks great lad, njoy!!
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    Anyone else thing it looks a lot more A4ish than usual? I think it's the reflection on the bonnet makes it look low and wide, less rounded than an A3's front end.
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    I thought exactly the same thing at first glance.... always look well in black!!!!
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    nice one mate get some bbs rims on her and be done with it well after some xenon's of course lovely car
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    Thanks for all the lovely comments peeps :)
    I didn't manage it get anymore pictures tonight :( although I will get them asap, I love the car, done over 120 miles today and I'm still on the quarter of a tank it came with :)

    The car was on for £13,495, I got them to £13,295 :)
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    not bad price that buddy bit of a bargain
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    well done its beautiful
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    Well, here's some pretty bad photos but you get the idea :)
    I'll be de-badging tomorrow so will take before and afters and also giving the interior a good clean!

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    Nice.
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    Cheers mate :)

    I seriously need to get myself a decent camera! The car looks so much better in the flesh :)
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    Well, today saw me detailing the car for over 4 hours. To say I'm knackered is an understatement!

    First off came the de-badging,[​IMG]

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    Then the detailing began....

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    Car looks beautiful. :wub:

    My bad for giving you a talk to earlier... :sorry:
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    Haha it's ok matey :)

    Thanks for the compliment! Like I said, black looks spot on.....clean :laugh:
    Just saving up for the mods!
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    A good polish works wonders, looks spot on in the pics Chap :) Having de badged the back you need to lose the number plate surround as well, thats a cheap and good mod. Get some self adhesive number plate pads from Halfords :)
    EDIT.. especially as its says Skoda :)
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    Paddy, the plate has been made with the Skoda+Seat badges at the bottom, it's not a plate surround :( So I'd need new plates which is why I may go down the pressed plate route :)
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Ahh, sorry mate my mistake :)
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    No worries mate :) your S3 looks lush, if only I could afford one haha
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    Sweet...... That new purchase feeling :) not to mention the good mpg too ...
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    Oooohhh now that looks good. Nice car and great job on the detailing...enjoy. Oh and pressed plates are deffo the way to go.
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    Mpg is brilliant :)
    Currently average around 53 :yahoo:
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    Thanks Sarah :)
    I'll be ordering some shortly from the website Paullie mentioned, I'm waiting to renew my car tax so haven't sent off for my V5 yet :)
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    nally MPG the new BPH

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    what was the milage on it ?
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    Chappy Call me Dan :)

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    I picked mine up with 45k on mate, was just looking at that one you've posted, looks pretty decent spec.
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    Good man cant wait to go and see it
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