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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by robby, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. robby
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    [Jul 18, 2010]
    Well after 5 months which is a long time for me i've traded the car in (well it goes next saturday).
    I've been looking at Merc C-Class coupes and BMW 120d sports and it was hard to decide but today i made the choice and left a deposit on a Focus Zetec S 1.8 :think:

    The A3 is 4.5 years old and has 45k where the Focus is 6 months old with 6k and it was only £1k to change which considering it has 2.5 years warranty left makes it a practical swap (well i think so)

    The A3 has never let me down apart from the leaking radiator which was replaced but i'm always wondering when something else is going to go

    I've taken some upgrades off the car ready to sell on so if you want to pm me you can get them before they go on the bay
    2009 rear lights, S3 gearknob+gaitor, S3 alloy pedals, S3 alloy heater vents, aero rear wiper

    Rob
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    [Jul 18, 2010]
    no comment on the focus but il have the s3 pedals!
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    [Jul 18, 2010]
    No problem - £50 collected from hudds
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    bo2007 Yey :)

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    an interesting choice! focus is a nice car to drive! interested in the rear lights :)
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    £100 collected from huddersfield :thumbsup:
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    bo2007 Yey :)

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    [Jul 18, 2010]
    do they fit straight on? no wiring etc? will be going on an s3 3dr
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    [Jul 18, 2010]
    how old? 2004 spec cars (3 door) they plug straight in
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    bo2007 Yey :)

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    [Jul 18, 2010]
    07 plate
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    [Jul 18, 2010]
    straight forward fit - 5 mins
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    [Jul 18, 2010]
    I would have had the lights off you but my car is also going :sob:
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    [Jul 18, 2010]
    what are you getting next?
    i was deciding between a 120d M-Sport and a Merc C220cdi - decided on the Focus at the last minute :think:
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    [Jul 18, 2010]
    Hi mate how much for the s3 vents
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    [Jul 18, 2010]
    Well I just found out I have a another nipper on the way and I have some how got away with a 3 door with a 1 year old for nearly a year but not a chance with two kids so I need a 4/5 door. Been looking at MKV Golf and A3 Sportback none of which take my fancy. Would not mind an A4 but as I want an RS4 next I don't want the same car twice in a row.

    So I think I have narrowed it down to either E46 320D M sport, Civic 2.2CDTI with the traingle exhausts or a C200 CDI Avantgarde SE. TBH I am leaning towards the merc as it has everything i have now leather, dual zone climate control etc and if I got a car without all that it would feel like a down grade and I really can't afford to feel like that as I have wanted a 3 door A3 since I first passed my test at 17 and to finally get one and have to give it up after a 1 year sucks but never mind.
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    [Jul 19, 2010]
    Hi

    £60 for the set

    Rob
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    Right il take them would you be able to pm me your phone number to arrange payment I could collect them if that suits you?
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    [Jul 19, 2010]
    Gearknob and gaitor sold :)
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    [Jul 19, 2010]
    if the rear lights are still for sale i can come and collect them asap with cash - pm me or call 07595263773 thanks - matt
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    [Jul 24, 2010]
    bugger - went to pick up the new car today and it's had a rear door repainted and it doesn't match - darker shade of silver to the reat of the car, it wasn't blown into the other panels :(
    Well i told them i wasn't having it so i'm now on the hunt again - why can't sales be honest? 160miles round trip WASTED!!!!!!

    Well all the parts (except for pedals) have been sold so i'm in my old car but it's now standard, back to square 1.....................
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    If I sell the A3 or when I do, it'll get replaced with another audi, no other interior on the market competes. Especially BMW, there interiors are quite frankly awful.
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    [Jul 25, 2010]
    agreed! the audi interior is ace! next one will be an a4 of some nature!
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    [Jul 25, 2010]
    I'd consider the Golf VI, personally I think it's interior is better than the 8P's. Otherwise I'm well and truly an Audi man now
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    [Jul 25, 2010]
    You reckon the golf 6 interior is better than this:

    [​IMG]

    I don't think so :noway::no:
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    [Jul 25, 2010]
    Is it better? no way jose
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    [Jul 25, 2010]
    Nice to see you agreeing with me for once instead of arguing with everything I usually say :moa:
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    [Jul 25, 2010]
    In my own opinion no way can the golf 6 interior (even a well spec'd) be better then the 8Ps. Especially if you have a well spec'd 8P as nates photo shows. Beautiful
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    Apart from the girly purple in Nate's car, but I guess even with, it still outshines almost all cars on the market, BMW's just look like a church pew, so boring.

    Although the 3 Series exterior lines are quite superb.
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    as nice as N8's car is, i feel the A3's interior has dated and the Golf VI's looks fresh. feel free to disagree with me if you like, but i have 4 words for you

    touch

    screen

    sat

    nav
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    [Jul 25, 2010]
    I dont think there is much in it quality wise but your right about the tech. The RNS-e is nearly a classic by todays standards. Its from an era when Nokia made the best mobiles and Ipods had click wheels!
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    I see what you guys are saying about the Nav, but everything else just wins in audi, this laser eye surgery I had done must be a waste of time huh
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    i did wanna ask you something N8. your car looks like a 8P2 (from the lights and wing mirrors), but you have the newer style centre console. i thought the 8P3 climate unit didn't work on 8P2s?

    how did you get it all working? i much prefer the newer style chunky knobs (steady on...)
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    The newer climates will work on late 07 onwards cars as wiring & parts changed then, he did this based on my reasearch/advice, tbh its easy to spot the difference as behind the glovebox on the newer cars it has 1 motor & an orange CAM system in place of the 2nd motor used prior to late 07
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    I dunno, your missus is fit enough lmfao.
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    absolute legend nigel. is there anything you CAN'T do?!
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    Yeah many things mate, like getting rich quick lmfao, I learn through reading & doing fella, many guys on many forums are very clever indeed, I'm just another fish in the bowl as such.
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    Stop talking about mine all the time :ninja:
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    As nige said, looks beautiful doesn't it.
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    Wise edit I'd say!!!!!!!!!
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