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Handing car back - what a faff!

KenL Aug 7, 2019

  1. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    When I signed up for the S3 four years ago this November it was to celebrate the end of my mortgage. Now I have no mortgage and no payments on my car . So yes great feeling.
     
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  3. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Gold Supporter

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    Some information missing there Hannibal......
    You have no car payments now, but do you still have a car? :D
    If you do then presumably it was on traditional hire purchase?
     
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  4. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    So it seems mate....childish deletion of a gif to be honest....especially when this forum is turning into a Ghost Town.....
     
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  5. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Yep totally agree trading in and returning to standard is such a faff !!

    @pburv sadly S3 went after 2 1/2 year and 37k then Golf R was 25k after 18 months.

    Enjoying the ‘Nissan’ tho ....

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  6. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I’d whole heartedly recommend it mate, car absolutely rocks with an extra 100bhp


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  7. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Ahh....So that's the reason folks buy the new A class....them funky Saturday Night Fever disco lights....does it come supplied with a 3 piece white suit....lol
     
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  8. KenL

    KenL Registered User

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    Looks good on the inside!
     
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  9. SPIKE_S3

    SPIKE_S3 Vorsprung durch Technik

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    Looks beaut @Rob2k68 :icon thumright:

    Our @jassyo06 will be pleased!
     
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  10. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    He's a old mate so he can be forgiven just once.....we all **** up now n again...............lol
    Well at least its got a Pano-Roof....lol
     
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  11. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks LoL booty shot for you ....

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    This thing handles phenomenally well and after 6 months I’m still finding new things on it.

    Needed 4 doors otherwise it would have been an M2 comp in Hockenheim silver.


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  13. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    LoL a big one too.

    Hope you treated your voodoo beast for an oil change or valet on its birthday


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  14. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I’m actually in the bath getting quite wrinkly now (!) but nice to have some banter like the old days with jassy, pburv, spikes3, kenL and flying Scotsman had a lot of fun on here

    Might crack open a Bud once I’m out and raise a glass to you all.


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  15. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Nah mate its a few k miles over its due service...done 20k miles,it'll get serviced at the end of this month....this car is a good bit costlier to run than my last S3...road tax,insurance,TYRES...it eats Pzeros as if they are going out fashion..The Q30's ....sorry the A Class's....paint is looking awesome...lol
     
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  16. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Get in there with a beer mate...Corona or a Peroni is it..?..................then a Viagra.....afterwards .....lol
     
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  17. Bristle Hound

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    @Rob2k68 - Merc looking fab buddy :thumbs up:
    Nice to see you back on ASN - You've already got the ole' crew being naughty again lol
     
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  18. pburv

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    Oh yeah! still have the car. I have other things that require my money nowdays so will stick with the S3 for now.Like I mentioned I might get it chipped to to keep it interesting for me.
    Oh yes it was on pcp. Just paid off the balloon payment a couple of weeks ago. Wasn't going to let the stealers take any equity that was on the car.
     
  19. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Nice one Going for the BTCC look Nice!:racer:
     
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  20. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    LoL thanks BH they don’t need any encouragement from me

    Hope you’re keeping well


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  21. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Bottle of J20 for me mate......Apple and Mango pleeeease!:thumbs up:
     
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  22. pburv

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    Yep Viagra is a must.....Somewhere to hang your 'Rope on a Soap' lol
     
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  23. Rob2k68

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    .... also pumpkin avatar just brought back some fond memories


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  24. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    @Rob2k68 - Very true lol
    Fine thanks buddy
    Just ordered a new X3 as I'm now a caravaner lol
    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threa...bmw-x3-xdrive20d-m-sport.404731/#post-3502652)
    Found the pic on my desktop PC this afternoon & thought why not lol
     
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  25. KenL

    KenL Registered User

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    The wing is a wee bit in yer face for me, but I am sure it's a great car.
     
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  26. Flying Scotsman

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    @Rob2k68

    Well curiosity killed the cat , so I am going to ask the question...what magic mods have you done to the flying potato peeler :friends:

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  27. wab172uk

    wab172uk Now in an X3 M40i

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    You'll have to post some pics of it up mate.

    Plus once it's run in, it'd be interesting to hear your thoughts on it. Both in handling, and what it's like to live with compared to Audi.
     
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  28. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Erm you know me so well .... just a tuning box so far but will probably get quad exhaust tips at some point


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  29. wab172uk

    wab172uk Now in an X3 M40i

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    So how do you find it compared to an S3?
     
  30. S32B

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    My sister took her Fiesta for a service the other week, whilst there the guy that I did the deal on her behalf with asked if I was still thinking of downsizing, I said yes so he brought around their ST3 Fiesta...It was the most boring test drive I'd ever done!!! Not because of the car, but the route! Out of the showroom and left, 100 yard to the motorway, up the motorway in a dead straight line, off at a junction (ohh I thought we're going down the lanes) NO...around the roundabout and back on motorway!!! :blink: I said "Can't we come off and do some A roads?", came off at the next junction and went through town back to the dealership :(

    As for the car, it was a lot nicer than I was expecting it to be, not as hard on the suspension as I'd have thought and also a lot quieter, it went over bumps and potholes OK, not like the spine cracking thud I had expected. The exhaust in sport mode does sound good :) I found the steering to be heavy and I'd imagine on a long motorway run it would get tiring, but for day to day short trips it would be fine. The colour was nice as well and for me the bumpers were a nice match to the car paint...it was the performance blue. I couldn't live with a mismatch bumper/car colour :)

    @KenL if you haven't already asked, ask them about the main Ford warranty, you can extend it to a full 5 years for £240 which is a bargain...he didn't mention that I had to! The dealership Ford warranty is year 3rd-4th year £229 and then year 4th-5th year £379 = £608....2.5 times the main Ford price!

    They also offered a service pack @ £19.99 per month, it works out at 36 x £19.99 = £719.64.
    The prices quoted for each service if paying as you go was 1st £160, 2nd £220 + £40 brake fluid and the 3rd service £340 = £760 in total. So if you intend to keep it beyond the 3rd service, the £19.99 per month plan works out better.

    It also has a few other benefits:
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  31. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Gold Supporter

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    The best benefit is the free wash and vacuum with every service. :innocent:
     
  32. S32B

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    I'd decline that part of the offer myself lol. Breakdown cover is handy and a saving though, as is the free puncture repair...about £15-£20 a hit otherwise.
     
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  34. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    It’s epic ! I do miss the looks of the Daytona sleeper tho especially with the saloon 19s.

    Also had a golf R in between which the A35 runs rings round.


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  35. Ron240

    Ron240 Breaking the stereotype Gold Supporter

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    Oh no....I always let the dealer wash my car because they are very experienced and have all the equipment to provide you with a top class wash. You can rest easy in the knowledge that your car is in good hands. :)

    I'm not knocking the service plan because I like to have one myself...but it needs to be significantly cheaper or I wouldn't consider it worthwhile.
    Ford dealers have been providing full breakdown cover with every individually paid for service for many years now.
    My last puncture was about 20 years ago so that benefit would not concern me.


    P.S. I'm not sure if you thought my original post was serious or not. :D
     
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  36. KenL

    KenL Registered User

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    I've heard that if you go to Ford directly you can get a 3 year service plan for £400.
    I'll have a look once I collect the car.
     
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  37. S32B

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    The 36 months @ £19.99 does work out slightly cheaper than the combined service prices they quoted...but an indy would probably be cheaper anyway?!?! As for your post being serious, no I didn't think it was :) if it was, then you are officially 100% mad :blink:

    Shhh about not having a puncture, I said exactly the same when I had the S3, then got 2 in 6 months! One was half an hour after leaving to go on holiday as well :(

    My bad, it's £350 for the 5 year warranty cover and £190 for 4 years of cover.
    Check before mate, 'Ford Protect Extended Warranty Plans' can be purchased up until the vehicle’s first date of registration.
    https://www.ford.co.uk/owner/my-vehicle/warranties/extended-warranties
     
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  38. KenL

    KenL Registered User

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    @S32B . I am having the car on a 3 year PCP. The dealer registered the car early on 30/9 without telling me "to meet a campaign". I complained at possible reduction in warranty. Manager offered to extend warranty to 4 years FOC.
     
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    Bonus then :) What time you collecting tomorrow??? We want pictures or it didn't happen :p
     
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  40. KenL

    KenL Registered User

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    12ish Will post some quick snaps if I can figure it out.
     
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  41. royalsteve68

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    Agreed, i was going to px my s3 for an rs3 about 6 months early of a 4 year pcp. They offered £17.5K but WBAC were offering £21.5K and autotrader private sale would've been close to £25K - as it was mint, fully loaded and had ultra low mileage (under 6K miles per year).

    Wife was looking for a car, so had the s3 instead - i paid it off and kept it as i didnt want 2 pcp deals.
     
  42. royalsteve68

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    What is that awful thing stuck on the rear. That's my idea of hell. Mind you, i am defo not the target market for one these at 51.
     
  43. royalsteve68

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    That would be another reason not to buy one - massive distraction

    like the colour though
     

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