S3 Gone :(

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
Gone



Daily for next 4 weeks



New one when it comes



Will still be hanging around, even if its just to take the **** out of NHN:happy:


PS - Got a Milltek TBE, SHARK STS and an AUDI iPod lead surplus to requirements. Will stick them in the classifieds.
 
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PaulAr

S3 (8P)
The Mk2 will be fun!

Is it yours?

Yep.
Its a fair weather/weekend toy really but will be performing daily duties for a few weeks.

Not many creature comforts in these old cars though!
 

Dave-S3

Registered User
How come the change from petrol to diesel?
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
How come the change from petrol to diesel?

Might be changing job locations in 6months time so wanted to be able to do the miles without crippling mpg or having to change cars.
And if I dont then 0-60 in 4.8s, 40mpg and 4wd shouldn't be too much of a chore .:o.k:
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
jheez that mk2 looks proper mint

Its super tidy, the last couple of owners have done it proud and chucked some money at it.
VR6, Shrick manifold, decat and intake too, sounds wild!
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
I'd sooner have your daily than the new car!!!

Be worth more in ten years time.....:yes:

Ha! know what you mean. I actually ran the Golf quite a bit in the nice weather.
In fact the S3 sat unloved for days at a time while the Golf got washed and thrashed about regularly.

As a daily though, it might get a bit of a bind without Bluetooth, heated seats, RNSE, auto wipers etc..
Amazing how you get used to modern gadgets.
 

_Zerocool_

Registered User
Love the Mk2!! :hubbahubba:
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
why the x drive?

talking CC options and like the thought of x drive for the winter

335d is XDrive only, no rwd version.

I would have specced it anyway, had a couple of S3s and like that 4wd security.
Not essential but really nice to have, especially with a gazzilion torques.
Saves messing with winter wheels too.
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
You managed to sell your car quick! Take it autotrader worked well for you?

Had 3 offers the day it went on sale but held out for more money.....which I didn't get.

Ended up selling it for the same dosh I was offered on day 1!

Felt like it went too cheap but I guess its only worth what some one will pay.
 

batch

Registered User
Blimey. Dropping like flies!
Would the last 8P owner out the door please switch off the lights and lock up?!
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
Blimey. Dropping like flies!
Would the last 8P owner out the door please switch off the lights and lock up?!

If Audi were sensible about the finance deals on the 8V S3 then I would have probably had one.

8P S3 is still a great car though.
 

Dave-S3

Registered User
What where they offering on a new one? I do agree though, for finance deals then BMW & Merc are way ahead of the game!!
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
My car + 3K and £750 pcm. and 6months wait.

Not at all attractive.
 

Lewis583

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Do they throw in a chauffeur for £750 a month!?

Those 335d's are epic. Drove a couple of the F30 330d X-drives at work and they don't have shift & the 8-speed ZF auto :anbet:
 

Dave-S3

Registered User

_Zerocool_

Registered User
I've driven a 330d at work too and it is pretty nice! I thought the gear changes were a little harsh compared to the S-tronic and it was a little bit tail happy in the wet (not sure if it is an X drive though) but very fast and feels very squat. Its also nice to be able to turn everything off using the sport+ mode so it won't change up or down even if you red line it.
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)

sliced

Drive safe, stay alive.
Didn't realise you could get xdrive in like 3 series, always thought they were assigned to X3,x5,x6, well you learn something new everyday!
 

Dave-S3

Registered User
Seriously though.. how long was it for if you dont mind my asking? That S3 of yours must have been worth a fair whack and £3k!! prices of a new S3 with a couple of extras, £33k? £750 is extortionate!

When i bought my S3 they offered me my car (£7k) plus 32 payments of £255 and a balloon payment of £8.6k for a £20k car, worked out at about £3k's worth of interest at 12.5% APR with two "free" services, i told him no thanks and got a Deferred loan from M&S at 5% APR! Granted that was a used car but still!
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
Didn't realise you could get xdrive in like 3 series, always thought they were assigned to X3,x5,x6, well you learn something new everyday!

Yeah, not been available in the UK for that long.
The 335d only comes in 4wd now.

Will be useful to reign in all the torques, means I dont have to bother with Winter wheels when gets a bit slippy neither..
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
Seriously though.. how long was it for if you dont mind my asking? That S3 of yours must have been worth a fair whack and £3k!! prices of a new S3 with a couple of extras, £33k? £750 is extortionate!

When i bought my S3 they offered me my car (£7k) plus 32 payments of £255 and a balloon payment of £8.6k for a £20k car, worked out at about £3k's worth of interest at 12.5% APR with two "free" services, i told him no thanks and got a Deferred loan from M&S at 5% APR! Granted that was a used car but still!

Cant remember if it was 24 or 36 months.
From memory with just a few sensible options the car was around 37K!

The GFV was only 18.5K and no real discounts or favourable APR which made the payments a bit daft. By comparison the equivalent M135i was over £250pcm less!
 

Lima

AUSmotive.com
Yep.
Its a fair weather/weekend toy really but will be performing daily duties for a few weeks.

Not many creature comforts in these old cars though!

Awesome!

So long as she starts first go that's the only creature comfort you need, haha.

I love my Mk1, but it needs to go unfortunately, for a number of reasons.
 

R90 STL

Registered User
love the mk2 mate :D stunning
 

R90 STL

Registered User
I think everyone has a sweet spot for them :wub:

probably one of the best looking cars ever made IMO would love to have one
 

NHN

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Not again, FFS Paul, make up your mind, you'll be back in a mankini wearing audi before long, next week probably, pffftttt not even worth writing a thread about :p
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
Not again, FFS Paul, make up your mind, you'll be back in a mankini wearing audi before long, next week probably, pffftttt not even worth writing a thread about :p

What can I say mate, Ive spent 5 of the last 6yrs in an S3 and was ready for a change.
Based on delivery times, the plan was to get into something next March but when I had the opportunity to change this year and BMW had slots in November I decided to do it early.
So Im hanging up the 4 Ring Mankini for now and have a Propeller themed thong being tailored as we speak.:wub:
 
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