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Thinking Of Selling The TDI - What Do You Think?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by emzino, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. lil_coz
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    I agree. Save the small fortune from modding up the TDI and wait a bit. With the money you've saved and the money you'll get from your car wont be far off 2nd hand S3 money...
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  2. Spin140
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    Your fuel bill won't double its more likely to increase by a third, I know i made the same swap and also do mainly short journeys.

    If I was in your position I'd keep the Tdi with its hgh spec and save up some cash for another year - your car has lost the bulk of its money now so enjoy all the toys and the good looks and then take another look into changing next year, afterall its a nice car to own at 21 sounds to me like you are just getting a little bored :)
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  3. N8
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    So what money are you thinking of spending on your car? Madalex or what ever his name is young with a S3. I just personally wouldn't go from a new A3 to an old S3. Like I said your choice.
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    quatroo sounds well better, iv just got my A3 a couple of months ago, but after this is nothing short of RS4 or similar... just enjoying my A3 at the moment
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  5. emzino
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    You got me there hehe. I am a little bored of it already but I should really snap out of it or else i'm going to make some distrastic and possible very regretful decision!

    Well the plans were:

    -MTM custom remap stage 1 & 2 (possibly 3 with Hybrid Turbo) through QS Tuning
    -Miltek turbo-back system w/200cell Sports CAT (3" downpipe)
    -Carbonio Forced CAI
    -Hofele RS style front end conversion
    -RS4 v2 18" rims
    -Brembo GT Kit brakes or cheaper alternative Black Diamond/EBC

    That's it really heh. So were talking roughlyyyy £3000-£4000 worth of mods :shutup2: :tocktock: :scared2:

    Think i'll do Plan C which is keep it, work my a*s off and get the A5 3.0TDI Quattro :arco:
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  6. mikey_abz
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    mikey_abz 2007 Audi S3

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    Not to pi$$ on your fire but have you done an insurance quote for an S3 I'd imagine its going to cost you a small fortune esp (>£1.5-2k) if you only have 1years ncb!!!!

    Might be worth while keeping your oil burner, stay safe and save for a new S3 a year or so down the line.
    Its a good feeling buying a new car of this caliber knowing your the first owner.......just a thought.

    Mike
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    You're right, it is controllable and I've altered my driving to do that most of the time but there are times you go for a gap in the wet and just end up spinning. Total PITA. But then Quattro would be totally irrelevant 99% of the time. As it is we're only getting around 35MPG with this colder weather and all the shortish journeys. Guess that would be around 30 in a Quattro. Should have bought a petrol car!
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  8. lil_coz
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    Not really, I average about 35 on short journeys and mid 40's on the motorway in my 170 quattro
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    Just keep saving and keep your options open.
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  10. emzino
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    I got 3years and that'll be 4 when I hit march.

    Right now i'm paying £1200 a year with RAC & i'm 1st driver. I done a quote with Direct Line as 1st driver again on the facelift 225bhp S3 8L and got £1200 again so it's ok.

    Think I need to goto the drawing board and do some financing to see which way i'll be best off...

    So as for that conclusion, I do thank ALL of you SO SO MUCH for the input, help, advice & guidance. It's aided me hugely and my mum has even had a read through lol

    I'll keep you all posted on what happens next :icon_thumright: :respekt:
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    Tell your mum to catch the bus! lol
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