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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by PaulAr, Oct 12, 2013.

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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Gone

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    Daily for next 4 weeks

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    New one when it comes

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    Will still be hanging around, even if its just to take the piss out of NHN:happy:


    PS - Got a Milltek TBE, SHARK STS and an AUDI iPod lead surplus to requirements. Will stick them in the classifieds.
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    Nice Car Paul. Hope you enjoy it. :) lmao@NHN comment. :) x
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    The Mk2 will be fun!

    Is it yours?
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Yep.
    Its a fair weather/weekend toy really but will be performing daily duties for a few weeks.

    Not many creature comforts in these old cars though!
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    How come the change from petrol to diesel?
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    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    jheez that mk2 looks proper mint
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Might be changing job locations in 6months time so wanted to be able to do the miles without crippling mpg or having to change cars.
    And if I dont then 0-60 in 4.8s, 40mpg and 4wd shouldn't be too much of a chore .:o.k:
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Its super tidy, the last couple of owners have done it proud and chucked some money at it.
    VR6, Shrick manifold, decat and intake too, sounds wild!
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    I'd sooner have your daily than the new car!!!

    Be worth more in ten years time.....:yes:
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    Ha! know what you mean. I actually ran the Golf quite a bit in the nice weather.
    In fact the S3 sat unloved for days at a time while the Golf got washed and thrashed about regularly.

    As a daily though, it might get a bit of a bind without Bluetooth, heated seats, RNSE, auto wipers etc..
    Amazing how you get used to modern gadgets.
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    why the x drive?

    talking CC options and like the thought of x drive for the winter
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    That mk2 is sweeeet man:salute:
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    Love the Mk2!! :hubbahubba:
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    335d is XDrive only, no rwd version.

    I would have specced it anyway, had a couple of S3s and like that 4wd security.
    Not essential but really nice to have, especially with a gazzilion torques.
    Saves messing with winter wheels too.
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    You managed to sell your car quick! Take it autotrader worked well for you?
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Had 3 offers the day it went on sale but held out for more money.....which I didn't get.

    Ended up selling it for the same dosh I was offered on day 1!

    Felt like it went too cheap but I guess its only worth what some one will pay.
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    Blimey. Dropping like flies!
    Would the last 8P owner out the door please switch off the lights and lock up?!
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    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    If Audi were sensible about the finance deals on the 8V S3 then I would have probably had one.

    8P S3 is still a great car though.
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    What where they offering on a new one? I do agree though, for finance deals then BMW & Merc are way ahead of the game!!
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    My car + 3K and £750 pcm. and 6months wait.

    Not at all attractive.
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    335d eh! not sure my company car allowance will go that far.

    nice though
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    Do they throw in a chauffeur for £750 a month!?

    Those 335d's are epic. Drove a couple of the F30 330d X-drives at work and they don't have shift & the 8-speed ZF auto :anbet:
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    How long was the PCP for, 3 months? :O
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    I've driven a 330d at work too and it is pretty nice! I thought the gear changes were a little harsh compared to the S-tronic and it was a little bit tail happy in the wet (not sure if it is an X drive though) but very fast and feels very squat. Its also nice to be able to turn everything off using the sport+ mode so it won't change up or down even if you red line it.
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    :laugh:class
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    Didn't realise you could get xdrive in like 3 series, always thought they were assigned to X3,x5,x6, well you learn something new everyday!
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    Seriously though.. how long was it for if you dont mind my asking? That S3 of yours must have been worth a fair whack and £3k!! prices of a new S3 with a couple of extras, £33k? £750 is extortionate!

    When i bought my S3 they offered me my car (£7k) plus 32 payments of £255 and a balloon payment of £8.6k for a £20k car, worked out at about £3k's worth of interest at 12.5% APR with two "free" services, i told him no thanks and got a Deferred loan from M&S at 5% APR! Granted that was a used car but still!
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    Yeah, not been available in the UK for that long.
    The 335d only comes in 4wd now.

    Will be useful to reign in all the torques, means I dont have to bother with Winter wheels when gets a bit slippy neither..
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    Cant remember if it was 24 or 36 months.
    From memory with just a few sensible options the car was around 37K!

    The GFV was only 18.5K and no real discounts or favourable APR which made the payments a bit daft. By comparison the equivalent M135i was over £250pcm less!
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    Awesome!

    So long as she starts first go that's the only creature comfort you need, haha.

    I love my Mk1, but it needs to go unfortunately, for a number of reasons.
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    love the mk2 mate :D stunning
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    sliced Drive safe, stay alive.

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    I think everyone has a sweet spot for them :wub:
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    probably one of the best looking cars ever made IMO would love to have one
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    Not again, FFS Paul, make up your mind, you'll be back in a mankini wearing audi before long, next week probably, pffftttt not even worth writing a thread about :p
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    What can I say mate, Ive spent 5 of the last 6yrs in an S3 and was ready for a change.
    Based on delivery times, the plan was to get into something next March but when I had the opportunity to change this year and BMW had slots in November I decided to do it early.
    So Im hanging up the 4 Ring Mankini for now and have a Propeller themed thong being tailored as we speak.:wub:
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    After a Mk1, haha. :yum:
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    I prefer the mk2 :blink: each to their own
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