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    What car did you have before S3? and what next?

    Sure there was a similar thread on this a few months ago. My list: Passed my test in '93, but didn't own my first car until I'd left Uni 3 years later, and boy, did I buy a cracker: 1985 Vauxhal Nova 1.2 (Saloon, with Burgundy interior - arrgh! Cost me £150), then I realized what I wanted in...
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    Latest Reg for 8L Chassis S3

    OK cheers. Know what you mean about cars that are late registered because they were sat on an airfield somewhere, unsold. Can't imagine there were any S3s that sat around as they were the end of the production run.... So I guess the latest will be a 53 plate, unless anyone knows more....?
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    Latest Reg for 8L Chassis S3

    Am thinking of trying to find a mint, late reg S3. What was the last registration\ year for an 8L S3? It seems to be a 2004, 53 plate. Are there any 04 or 54 platers? If anyone's got a genuine minty McMint Dolphin Grey 04\ 54 plater with sub 40k miles, I may be interested.... I've currently...
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    what car did you have before?

    Apart from my S3 now and my first car, I've been a sucker for Pugeot hot hatches . They don't make a decent one anymore, hence the defection from the French to the Germans. D Reg Nova - 1.2 - i (!) Pug 205 XS Pug 205 1.6 GTi Pug 306 XSi 8v Pug 306 Rallye Pug 306 Gti 6 and now the S3 None of...
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    Cam Belt!

    Have used ABTech and they're good, although cheeky buggers quoted me £370 for the job, and said that the water pump would come with a plastic impellor, not metal. Is your car an S3? If it is I'll have to have some words to match your £300 quote.....
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    Audi S3 service in Dorset/Hampshire

    Yep - ABTech are good and knowledgable. They are also based next door to a Ferrari\ Maserati specialists, so you can always oggle at the exotica next door!
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    S3 MPG?

    I get about 280-320 miles a tank and I use the car everyday for commuting and then long runs at the weekend visting mates. The trip computer says I'm avereging 26.5 mpg, which seems about right. Although when I first got the car last year, the previous owner mut have been a bit more gentle with...
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    Warped Discs?

    I've only had the car since October, and admittedly the car had the same "Feature" back then, so I can't be anything to do with me mullering the barkes since buying it. I guess it must be either very very uncouth, noisy ABS, or the discs need replacing. I'll get the garage to check it out when...
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    Warped Discs?

    Wondering if anyone else has experienced this: When heavy braking from v.high speed (on my own private motorway of course), say at the termination of a motorway, my brakes make a real grumbling noise. At first I thought it might be the ABS, but its way too noisy for that. I can feel the...