So, a few months back I found the old man’s A3 looking very sad & neglected on the back of his drive, asked him what wrong with the car, and it was mainly broken springs (x2) and 3 out of the 4 shocks were leaking. Also, the car needed a full service, which I found out later on included the timing belt which is another good story on the car! The car was looking in a sorry state, rusty wing lots of scratches and the rear bumper was past the point of saving and needed paint. The interior was also in a bit of a mess old man smokes and has a dog which has made a right mess of the boot. Anyway, I told him I’ll do the work and give the car a bit after a spit & polish which turned out to be a bit of an understatement of what was needed…. So, this is the car how I got it. Don’t think the interior had been cleaned in years and the exterior only ever had a sponge & hose pipe over it a few times a year. The pictures really don’t do justice to how bad the car was, and if I’d know what lied underneath the car, I would have told him to drive it to the scrap yard as it really was at the point of just binning it. However, he has had the car for almost 8 years and wanted to see it back on the road again, and I got to the point where I had put a good few hundred pounds in the car, so I kept going. Will be updating the thread over the next few days.