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Travelling 6+ hours to view a 2009 2.0 TFSi S-Line tomorrow, advice appreciated...

Danny_ Jul 13, 2013

  1. Danny_

    Danny_ New Member

    Finally taking the plunge and going to buy an A3 after a year of deciding whether or not it makes sense to pay for a car each month when I have a 2004 MG that doesn't cost me anything with the exception of diesel and pride.

    I could quite easily pay less for a better 'run-around' but I've had my heart set on an Audi for much longer, especially the 8P3 with the led DRL's. I don't cover many miles (between 5,000 and 7,500 per year I'd guess) so although a diesel will always be more economical I don't believe the distance I cover will make too much of a difference.

    Anyway, I've had a brief search but I was wondering what I can look out for on the inspection and test drive? I am travelling a far distance and potentially spending a lot of money so I want to make sure I can give it a proper assessment because I don't want to end up buying a problematic car.

    Spec: 2009 A3 S-Line 2.0 TFSi - 51,000 miles and 2 previous owners.

  2. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer


    Hang fire, where is this car?

    I for one would have no problem travelling locally to visually inspect a car for someone, prod + poke it etc to save them the hassle of driving all that way for a donkey.

    Secondly, what MG have you got? I've got a 04 ZT CDTI for my run around, vastly underrated.
  3. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    As above, where is the car?
  4. Danny_

    Danny_ New Member

    The car is near London, my friend who is coming along convinced me to just get a flight down and save 5 hours driving so I've bought the tickets. And I realised I said 51k miles, its actually 49k (no difference, I know!). So I've committed myself to the journey, but I very much appreciate the offer to view on my behalf!

    The MG in question is a '54 ZR TD+ 115. It's not a bad car, I think I'll always have a softspot for it but I just don't love it anymore.

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