1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Test drive of the A3 done and. . . . .

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Stink, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Stink
    Offline

    Stink Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    TBH i think this one is a bit of a lemon!

    It was a great drive, and a awesome place to be, had a good bit of poke to it did take it down a stretch of ring-road nothing extreme but it pulled very well!

    Bad points . . .There are a few!

    Got to the garage and its always inspires confidence when they have to jump start the car!

    ive been doing my homework and im aware of various problems that come with these engines and one being the cylinder head and various threads ive read have said a tale tale sign of this is white smoke on start up . . . .Que white smoke . . . ahh there it is! [​IMG]

    so matey boy goes to fetch the can of diesel to fill it up a bit, checking the tyres and its like a bag of bloody all-sorts! and the rear passenger side was on the limit.

    another problem ive been made aware of is the air con fans staying on after the car has stopped leading to a drain battery (mmm ring anybells?) we go into the office look at the service history and the vosa sight etc told him my concerns to which he tells me they will change the water pump as they didn't do it when they did the cambelt and would also give a yrs guarantee i said id think it over check a few things blah blah

    as i leave to walk to my car (in the office for at least 10-15mins) go past the A3 and whats that i hear? the fans still going like the clappers!

    So Correct me if im wrong I think this isnt the one for me, but I defo want one! :rock:
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 19, 2014]

  3. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    Walk away lad.
    #2
  4. paddy
    Offline

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    123
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    Run away lad .
    #3
  5. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    246
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    agree with paddy dont do it , its got bad news all over it
    #4
  6. Stink
    Offline

    Stink Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    Yeah no further with this one! Glad I read up on all these points as it would of just been 7k for a ball ache of problems but its defo given me a bench mark. And again it was a lovely car and now I just need to find the right one :)
    #5
  7. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    246
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    as long as you know what your looking for mate you should find a nice just be very carefull tho there is so many dogs out there these days
    #6
  8. Stink
    Offline

    Stink Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    Cheers dude I'm defo going to do a good bit of searching :)
    #7
  9. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    But you don't agree with N8
    #8
  10. mike foster
    Offline

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,969
    Likes Received:
    79
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    Agree with N8 and Paddy !

    When you do find another vehicle ask the dealer for a diagnostic scan print out with the current (ish ) date on it. At least that will give you an overall view of the state of the car.
    #9
  11. nally
    Offline

    nally MPG the new BPH

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    well done for using your instinkts ( cant spell ) the first a3 i drove was a 1.9 sportback and was a dog. loud as hell and smoked like a teen mum off jerery kayle.

    what a3 you looking for ?

    whist we are on the subject

    can i put mine up although i have sent my v5 off to change my plate ?

    ( sorry for jacking your post)
    #10
  12. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    See, Mike's a good lad :wub:
    #11
  13. Stink
    Offline

    Stink Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    Well Im Looking ideally for 140 TDI wouldn't mind a 170 but think they might be a bit out of my budget and insurance might be a bit more, not too familiar with the models seen 8L and 8P being used so assume that is the different mk's been a VW man for the last 5 yrs

    budget wise max of 7k just got to look around and try to find the right one! :)

    cheers for the advice re the diagnostic scan as well!
    #12
  14. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    Cheers Stinky pants
    #13
  15. nally
    Offline

    nally MPG the new BPH

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    mines a 140 but i want 8k for it (as advised by the audi sport peeps)

    if you keep looking you will find what you want try and get 06 or above (the b or c serises engin)
    #14
  16. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    246
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    sorry dude i redo it
    i agree with paddy and n8 dont do it
    better n8 :wub:
    #15
  17. Shane.
    Offline

    Shane. Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    504
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    Get it done mate, assuming this is Stink aka Joe?
    #16
  18. nally
    Offline

    nally MPG the new BPH

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    lol i am alway misreading posts. now i wont go on the fourm on my phone.
    #17
  19. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    I can deal with you being Welsh. I can deal with you being an animal lover. I cannot deal with you ignoring me :laugh:
    #18
  20. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    246
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    :sorry::friends: :wub:
    #19
  21. nally
    Offline

    nally MPG the new BPH

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    bromance
    #20
  22. Stink
    Offline

    Stink Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    It is dude :)
    #21
  23. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    Hey Joe
    #22
  24. nally
    Offline

    nally MPG the new BPH

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    joe ?
    #23
  25. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    R Joe, don't you know him lad?
    #24
  26. nally
    Offline

    nally MPG the new BPH

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    ohhh sorry thought it was like a saying. like ohh no dont thouch that its a joe ( bag of spanners )
    #25
  27. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    246
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    :tumble:
    #26
  28. Stink
    Offline

    Stink Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    hahah well its been like that pretty much for the last 18 months with my mk2!! :laugh:
    #27
  29. Shane.
    Offline

    Shane. Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    504
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    The fun tales of old Oakie ;) glad you came round to the sensible side mate
    #28
  30. nally
    Offline

    nally MPG the new BPH

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    31
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    so thats the new slang then ?

    ohh no lad its a joe
    #29
  31. Stink
    Offline

    Stink Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    Well still looking around at the mo found another tidy looking one down in Weston, Think im going to have to try a few before i find the right one! lol
    #30
  32. Shane.
    Offline

    Shane. Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    504
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    Yeah, I had to go to Southampton to get mine at the right price/spec only thing I couldn't get was the right colour (wanted black or grey) :(
    #31
  33. Stink
    Offline

    Stink Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    well tbh not too bothered about colour just the right spec at the right price! :)
    #32
  34. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    246
    [Jul 25, 2011]
    i like akoya its a lovely colour
    #33
  35. afcjay
    Offline

    afcjay Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jul 26, 2011]
    youll find the right one in the end but whatever you do dont rush into anything and if it dont feel right,just walk away.

    cant believe how many problems audi have with their cars these days whats going on with a once pretty bullet proof car?
    #34
  36. paddy
    Offline

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    123
    [Jul 26, 2011]
    Way way way overly complicated. some of it imposed on them with ever tightening legislation and some self inflicted like the latest adjustable everything via the DIS. most of which is just a pile of things waiting to go wrong and totally pointless.
    #35
  37. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jul 26, 2011]
    :wub:
    #36
  38. crunchie
    Offline

    crunchie Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    63
    [Jul 26, 2011]
    is that the incredibly feminine colour that only TTs should have come in? :haha:
    #37
  39. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jul 26, 2011]
    Its the colour for the big gays :wub:
    #38
  40. Stink
    Offline

    Stink Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Jul 26, 2011]
    #39
  41. Rhyso
    Offline

    Rhyso Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    32

Share This Page