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    Advice for buying from a private sale

    Thanks, good advice. Surprisingly in the end I sourced a good car from a dealer at a very reasonable price.
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    Air Con Noise

    Hi, not sure to be honest. Typically when I took the car into the dealers the noise wasn't evident. Will monitor it. Thanks for the reply.
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    Air Con Noise

    Morning all, I have a strange noise coming from my 3.0 TDI Special Edition 2011. With the engine idling and the air con on I hear a kid of light pop/putt every 5 seconds or so. It's not particularly loud but clearly audible. In fact when I had the stereo on at lowish volume I could hear the...
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    Audi Garage - North or East London (Home Counties)

    Hi, I'm looking to find a reliable and reasonably priced garage to send my car to for servicing/MOT/repairs in the North London or East London area (or surrounding home counties) for the coming years. I have an 2011 A6 3.0TDI Special Edition. I used to send my car to Russell Automotive but...
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    Advice for buying from a private sale

    Hi, no the vehicle may well be some distance from me (100 miles). Many years ago I paid for an AA inspection on a car I was planning to buy. Cost me around £150 but was worth its weight in gold as the car had issues. I was just hoping a similar kind of service still exists although i don't...
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    Advice for buying from a private sale

    Hi, had a look on the boards but couldn't identify some general advice for buying cars privately. I'm interested in buying an A6 privately and am looking at spending between £15-20k. In terms of identifying whether a car has any issues, given the sums of money involved it feels logical to pay...
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    A6 3.0 TDI Le Mans v Special Edition

    Thanks, yes that's what it looked like to me also.
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    A6 3.0 TDI Le Mans v Special Edition

    Hi, I'm trying to find an Audi brochure that details the A6 3.0 TDI Special Edition S Line S-Tronic from 2010-11. I can only find the brochure from 09 that details the Le Mans version. Am I right in saying that the "special edition" replaced the "le mans" in late 2010? Is the spec any...
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    Approximate Value (2000 S3)

    Hi, I'm considering my S3 and was wondering what it's actually worth. I've taken a look online on various sites Pistonheads, Autotrader and Ebay but the prices vary a lot for similar vehicles. Has anyone got any idea? It's a black 2000 (X reg) S3 with just under 90k on the clock. It's was...
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    Car alarm going off randomly (Urgent help required please)

    Thank Tooks, that's goo insight. Scraping the codes (which hasn't been done yet) should hopefully give a steer on the problem. The back of the car certainly looks in good nick. I pulled off the boot panel and everything looks like it's just come from the factory. No obvious signs of...
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    Car alarm going off randomly (Urgent help required please)

    That's a possibility, thanks Tuffty. I guess it would make sense that if the car isn't receiving information about whether the switch shows as open or closed it might take the conservative view and consider the boot open (and sound the alarm). Having said that though, when I disconnected the...
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    Car alarm going off randomly (Urgent help required please)

    Just been talking with my garage about when they can take my car in. Looks like it might not be for a day or two... Just a thought but if I assume that the reason the car alarm is going off is because the system thinks the boot is open (i.e. that the boot microswitch is the problem whether...
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    Car alarm going off randomly (Urgent help required please)

    Irritatingly the alarm is back...
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    Car alarm going off randomly (Urgent help required please)

    Morning all. So the local garage took a look yesterday and found no issue. No leak from rear wiper water feed, no corrosion, no water in microswitch. They've given it all a clean and dried out everything anyway. Car was reconnected yesterday lunch time and so far no alarm. I can't say I'm...
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