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Soon to be S3 owner

Discussion in 'The Welcome Section' started by sutherlandm, Oct 23, 2003.

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    Hi all.
    Currently got a 1997 Mk3 Golf GTi 16V (bit of a moutful) but about to order an S3.
    6 left unregistered new by Audi so trying to get one of those - 18" alloys, Bose ICE, silver, Leather/Alcantra, etc.
    Any owners have any advice about running costs, problems, etc?
    Obviously a decent step up in price and performance.
    Wife and I are taking over the in-laws international trading business in Canary Wharf!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
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    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    Only real thing to watch out for is the coilpacks... make sure they are revised ones.

    Rich
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    Will do.
    Got to be a 225bhp one either new or almost new.
    I assume they'll be okay?
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    Its the 2001> you have to be cautious with... but if its a brand new one, they shouldbe sorted already!

    Rich

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    Welcome, if you can find one snap it up. Quality cars, as Rich said coilpacks but otherwise vwey little on a new one. Just have a gander in the S3 forum for more info.

    On the running costs AVS (Audi Variable Servicing) means every 15K or more between services with costs from 200-400 for a monior and a major at 400+. To fill up with Optimax (a must) will set you back £45.00+ so bear that in mind.
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