If you're anything like me, you'll have been looking at replacements for quite some time now, with a view to ordering around March '09?
What you erring towards?
Is the wheel bearing that's faulty one that has been replaced before or a new one?
oh yeah, absolutely!
I've been certainly looking - I was thinking of an A4 but not too keen on the looks just yet, though the sline may make a difference,
Recently I was considering another A3 but honestly don't believe mine is a one off, particuarly with regards to the steering racks and overall niggles (DPF, electric windows etc etc)
I may look at a 3 series or possibly at a push a volvo S40
The really difficult part is the DSG box which 90% of the time suits me perfectly, I wonder what the BMW DSG style box is like............
S-line A4 would be quite nice, if they come out with a more powerful engine than the pathetic 143bhp diesel (probably will, by then).
Don't know if BMW's DSG-style box will be available on mainstream models in your timeframe.
New Volvo S40 due out later this year/early next (photo below).
Based on the new Mondeo, so you know it's going to drive well.
There is a A4 2.7 TDI with 190PS available.
Never been bothered by company car tax but I see your point. Perhaps he needs to buy a BMW. It is after all the most popular company car maker.
No doubt the A4 will end up with the same new 170PS 2.0TDI common-rail Audi will be putting in the A3 from September but I'm sure not every company car driver wants lots of power anyway.
They need a high bhp (at least 180bhp), low Co2 diesel that fits into the 18% BIK bracket, just to compete with current competition, never mind beat off future competition.
To be honest i'm gobsmacked that intelligent adults are missing my point STILL by quite a distance! No one is comparing a Peugeot to an A3. I'm simply saying that after spending time in the Peugeot, whatever complaints i had about my A3 pretty much disappeared. The Pug just lacked in every department and the premium for an A3 is worth every single penny compared to other 'hot hatches' by other marques. This also applies to my mates Megane Sport 225.
People often ask the question is the A3 worth the asking price in this forum so the point of my thread is to say, that in my opinion, after sampling other hatches.... yes it is!
Christ it's not rocket science, just airing an opinion about my own car!
You'd think i'd launched a personal insult. Bizarre.
Your practically tripping yourself up, its not just about feel, as its about materials look and the Audi interiors are superior, in look and feel. Granted you pay for it but the point is there superior !!
Like he says compare it to a 207 you realise why you pay the extra because you just wouldn't be happy with some french plastic crap
Bacardi, is it possible that your hub had been damaged on your car? We have had wheelbearings so badly roasted on they have almost welded to the hub and to remove them damages the hub housing.
Doubt it but to be honest it is possible, though I would hope the dealer may have checked
Sorry, just realised how insane that sounded, a dealer looking for a fault, there's more of a chance of the chancellor dropping fuel duty