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S3 drivers age group

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Ziggyma89, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Ziggyma89
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    Just curious about what age group would most likely drive the new S3.
    What type of person would drive an S3?.....
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  3. Ziggyma89
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    I'm 24 by the way
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    Back in my day, 23 year olds couldn't afford $65k cars.
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    Jesus. 23 and driving an S3?

    I'm 35
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    27. Owned car for 3 years now
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    I'm 22. My first S3 however I was driving a 1.8 a3 prior.


    Before I get asked. No my parents didn't pay for it :) haha. I was fortunate to land a very good job out of uni.
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    32 years... My 13th car in 12 years... I really really hope this would stand for years to come!!! :s
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    35. Fourth S3 since 2007 and last for quite a while.
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    34 here
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    Wow, must be an entirely different culture in the UK/Europe. I don't know anyone in Australia who turns over cars as quickly as you guys. When I buy a car I want it to last a good 10+ years! What happens to all the cars you get rid of?
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    Lets just say, I plan to keep mine till I get my pension!
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    If only cars appreciated in value like properties! ;-)
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    Not everyone changes every year, I will have had my V6 4 Motion for 13 years by the time the S3 arrives :D
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    Don't think it has anything to do with culture. It's just a way too expensive hobby of mine. When I get married and have children (very soon) it will be over and I hope it can start with my S3 soon... ;)
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    I'm 33
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    One of ours has. She's worth at least 10x what we paid for her in 1981!!

    As for age... catching up my IQ fast!
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    I'm 35 and on my 3rd S3. Although there was a gap of about 6yrs between my 1st (8L) and 2nd (8P).
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    I'm 23, luckily landed a good job!!
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    32 here.
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    I'm 21+10 ;)

    First S3 but have had loads of performance cars since I was 24 (first decent job)
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    So from ages range from early 20s to late 30s...
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    Well I'm obviously an old man......my car comes in April..May and in the summer I celebrate the 10th Anniversary of my 40th birthday...Interested to know how on earth you youngsters afford insurance for a car like this....... S3Please no finger pointing from my side....no wife kids or mortgage.....hey go live and happy days....but seriously it can't be cheep.Enjoy enjoy enjoy
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    Just working hard. That's how I can manage it... But like they say: you only live once
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    I insure my S3 and my wife's X5 for £500/yr. Pretty reasonable I think.
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    32 when my 8V S3 was delivered, now 33.

    Would've loved to have been running around in one of these when I was 22-24! But don't think I was mature enough - reward points were a bit of an ongoing issue!

    My second car was a Mk5 GTI and that was already well over £1k to insure at the time. This is my fourth car and insurance is now down to less than £200 so becomes irrelevant in comparison to cost of car.
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    Insurance isn't to bad in Australia for young drivers. If you get your licence before / at 18 by the time you are in your early 20's the premiums are fairly low as-long as your traffic history and at-fault claim history is OK. I was paying a higher premium for my Holden / Chevy Cruze back at 19 years old than i'm paying for my s3 now.

    I have to admit the no wife and no kids must help. However I do have a mortgage! I paid as much as I could for my car in cash to keep my finance repayments as low as possible. I'm paying just under $1,000 AUD per month.
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    im 34 at the moment, some lucky early 20s owners here :)
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    Just graduated with a good job. No kids no mortgage. Hard work does pay off in the end :) YOLO!
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    32 s3 sportback as need the extra doors for the family.

    3rd car in 13 years as I like to keep cars for a while.

    Eyeing up an S4 or SQ5 if we decide on baby 2.
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    Huh?

    I thought you were at least over the age of 27?
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    No mate 120
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    Me?
    Old enough to remember when the first Golf GTI was released.
    Young enough that I can't get a bus pass!
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    Age 31 here!

    Better respect my elders then eh?
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    I'm 28 thought I'd be one of the youngest, seems not
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    i remember being 19 and picking up the brand new mkiv gti turbo! great car that. chopped and changed a bit since; BM, Porsche, SL55, 2 x ferraris, another SL55 and now this S3.
    Looking forward to this car though, should be a hoot.
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    A steady 40.
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    Feeling a bit old ......I'm 39 but the wife says I act like a child and need to grow up!!!
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