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used Import S3 prices

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by colinreid, Dec 18, 2003.

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    Does anyone have any idea how much less a used import s3 is worth compared to a UK car?

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    Not sure about S3's, but I have a mate bought a second hand LHD imported TT 180 and I think he paid about £5k less than a RHD model.

    Because S3's are close to the sale retail price - I would guess the same. However, bear in mind that insurance tends to be more expensive when you mention the word "import" and the words "left hand drive".
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    Depends if you mean LHD imports or RHD imports, from looking through the for sale adverts, autotrader etc.. Ive found LHD cars to be VERY cheap, 3-4k under the price of a RHD model, but i have only seen one or two for sale.

    With RHD import models (full uk spec), I actually think not *THAT* much, depends on the age of the car your looking at, if you look at ones about 2 years old then ive seen RHD imports at upto 1k less than an equivalent UK supplied car, i think mainly due to no warranty after 2 years. but once you look at cars that are around 4 years old ive not noticed any price difference.

    Mark
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    Tescos will not care if it is a left hand drive. In some cases now they don't even mind if it is an import. In saying that it will not push your insurance up £5,000 which can be the saving of buying one. You are talking a couple hundred quid so 5,000 / 200 = 25 years increased premiums.
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    I paid no extra last year with NU direct, and no extra this year with Bell direct.

    I have been £600 pound for the last 2 years I'm 31 with full NCB. If you state it is a UK spec car you should have no problems with most insurers.
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    Hi Guys
    Any ideas who offers the best prices for used S3's in the UK?
    Cheers.
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    you could try Fontain motors at www.fontain.co.uk but at this time of the year you'll not get a good price from any motor dealer.

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    I have an import and I dont pay anymore for my insurance. Anyway who charges more is ripping you off. You should only pay more if you have a grey import, ie a Japanese car that is not available in the UK, because parts for repair are harder to source.

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    Providing the Import S3 is full UK Spec (and has the certification paperwork), it shouldn't make any difference to the insurance premium. The value-add with UK S3's was the extra years warrenty, but after 2 years that's irrelevant.

    People seem to forget that all S3's are assembled(*) by the same people in the same factory in Germany - the exact spec (UK or otherwise) and LHD vs RHD are all down to which part bins are on the job-sheet /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

    (*) I am aware the the parts come from all over Europe!

    Mark - proud owner of a German built, German sourced Audi S3
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