Search results

  1. jdas03

    TTRS potential purchase!

    I did a search and couldn’t find anything so apologies if these questions have already been asked! I’ve been away from Audi for a few years latest being a abarth 124 spider (which I loved!) I’m looking for something a bit quicker this time and I’ve always loved the look of the TTRS and of...
  2. jdas03

    Looking for a weekend motor...

    I've been putting this off for ages but nearly in the position to get a weekend car! Looking at £15-20k budget, don't care about mpg as it will be used at weekends and maybe 1 commute a week. Don't have kids so don't necessarily need the space! Looking for performance, wow factor when putting...
  3. jdas03

    TTRS opinions needed

    Firstly apologies for posting what has probably been done a million times! I tried the search and it kept coming back with an error, being impatient I decided to post! I'm an ex 8L s3 owner, loved the car but sold it to try a few others and somehow ended up with an mx5 (I apologise!).... I'm...
  4. jdas03

    S1 vs S3

    I've been looking at my next move back into an Audi! Been away a few years since I traded my 8L S3 in for an Abarth 500 both of which were awesome cars in their own right! I since bought a house and had to downscale into a cheap and cheerful hairdresser mobile (MX5 MK2) :-( I've had enough of...
  5. jdas03

    Fun Weekend Car Suggestions

    Hi All, Currently considering getting a weekend car to keep for a year or so before I get too old! Want something fun as fast have around £16k to spend could stretch possible... Current thoughts are the following; TTS Boxster S SLK 55AMG Lotus Esprit V8 Lotus Elise 111R Toyota GT86 As...
  6. jdas03

    3k to spend on a car... suggestions??

    Hi Guys, Up until a year ago I had a 8L S3 which i loved! Due to age i swapped it in and got an Abarth 500 on finance, now looking to get a house so need to get rid of the finance and buy outright! I have been looking around and found a couple of things: Mazda MX5 VAG Diesel Both of which work...
  7. jdas03

    Pipe dream - owning a b7 rs4

    Hi, had an 8l s3 up until march this year when I decided to get an abarth 500. I am missing the power of the s3 and initially thought about getting an 8 p s3 when I'm 25 next march. After research I have seen you can pick up a b7 RS4 for around 20k! iam now considering RS4 as toy car and some...
  8. jdas03

    Xenon light adjust

    Hi all, Posting on behalf of a friend who has a old tt. the reason I'm posting here is I had an s3 and everyone was very helpful, also I understand that the lights are similar. anyways, as I'm sure many know a common problem is lights pointing too low. My friends car went into the garage and...
  9. jdas03

    A1 savings

    Hi, Was an Audi nut myself a few months ago but recently got an abarth, knowing how helpful this forum is I was wondering if I could get some advice. Doing a bit of research for a friend, he's looking at the 1.4 sport a1. What sort of savings have you guys managed to get or optional extras...
  10. jdas03

    Goodbye to the s3!

    After almost 3 years I'm going to have to say goodbye to the s3. A new job with increased commute meant it had to go for fuel economy and maintenance it required. Absolutely loved the car and would recommend an s3 to anyone for a total all rounder: fun, fast, refined, respected! Its being...
  11. jdas03

    Economical Fun Car

    Hi Guys, In the final stages of interview for a new job. The job is 35 miles away each way totally just over 70 miles on motorways. I currently have an 8L S3 which gets me 24 mpg for my current 5 mile commute which is very stop start town driving. I am thinking it is going to cost a lot of my...
  12. jdas03

    Suspension Questions

    Hi Guys, Finally got the funds to think about swapping my crap FK AK coilovers on my S3! It's really down to two options I think having read stickies and others opinions - Either: Billstein B8 and a set of springs - around £700 OR KW V1 basic (dont think the Innox offer much extra for the...
  13. jdas03

    Tidying the car for Christmas

    Hi guys and girls, The S3 is in for a bit of a clean up, the wheels are being refurbed few marks on the paint touched up, basically want to get the car looking tip top and nice. The car is running 18" factory option wheels and is lowered on FK coilovers (soon to be changed) It has a cupra...
  14. jdas03

    Part Quote Request

    Hi Wondering how much it would be for the following parts: Car: Audi S3 8L 51 plate Parts: Front - Lower wishbones, Ball joints Track rod ends Thanks in advance
  15. jdas03

    Shock replacement

    Hi All, I replaced my standard shocks and springs with the cheap FK AK Coilover Kit. Handling was improved greatly but overtime they have started to knock. I have read a few other threads about problems with these kits, in particular the rear ones. I believe it came down to a dodgy batch of...
  16. jdas03

    Bad vibration at 3k revs

    Typical, no sooner had I been thinking of either selling the car, or keeping her and replacing what needed replacing and i have a problem... As of today when the revs hit between 3 and 4k i get a worrying vibration, it quite audible and you can feel it in the car. I have replaced the dog bone...
  17. jdas03

    Approaching 100k

    Hi all, I have a 51plate S3 on 93k miles. I have recently been considering selling up and getting something with lower mileage, but I still very much love the car. After gauging the opinions of people on here (thanks guys) I am now considering sticking with the S3 for years to come. To stop...
  18. jdas03

    To sell or not to sell...

    I know this has been said a few times with various people thinking of selling and asking for advice, i'm unfortunately looking to do the same. I have a 51 plate S3 I have owned it for about 2 and a half years having bought it off a friend, I love the car but seeing a 61 plate car the other day...
  19. jdas03

    Taking the S3 on holiday...

    Hi, I'm off on holiday next week, driving to the south of France, all in all around a 2k trip over 2 weeks! Due to the age of the car i couldn't get euro breakdown cover :-( so i want to make sure my car is tip top before i go! Any advice of things to check, fluids to top up, recommendations...
  20. jdas03

    FK AK Street Coilovers finally fitted to s3!

    Hi, Yesterday spent a good 6 or so hours attempting to sort out the handling on my very boatlike s3! Thought I'd do a quick write up about my experiences with this!* Got myself some FK AK street coilovers back in february, mainly due to their price but also because I felt like trying...
Top