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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by robby, Jan 13, 2010.

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    [Jan 13, 2010]
    Well it's been a while since my last A3 TDi sport but i'm now looking at getting another

    I've seen a grey 06 plate with 32000 miles but i'm a bit unsure. Its had 3 owners (hmm maybe not that bad) but it's only had 1 service at 16000 miles in may 2008. The garage says it's on longlife service so isn't due its 2nd service until may 2010 or 36000 miles - is this correct?

    The car looks mint but what else should i be wary of at this age/ mileage?

    The last A3 i had didn't seem quick and averaged 35mpg (short trips) but i got rid as it didn't feel right - it was always damp/ musty inside and i bought it not long after the floods (2.5 years ago) so i suspected it had been sat in water :( and that put me off

    Any advice welcome :)
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    [Jan 13, 2010]
    Yep the service history sounds about right, double check obviously. Are you going for the 2.0 tdi? I love that engine, bit on the louder side but goes nicely.
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    Yep it's the 2.0tdi sport 140

    so the service only needs doing every 2 years? seems a long time
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    [Jan 13, 2010]
    Nice, you'll love it!

    Well it depends on the driving style of the previous owner, longlife determines when the car should be serivce by the length of trips etc. I'm not aware of many people who have reached the acclaimed 2 years or 20k mark, the reminder always comes on before. I'd ring where it got serviced, ask what was done, has it been there before? Any work carried out etc.
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