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Said goodbye to the S3, and said hello to a Defender

MattSedg Oct 5, 2018

  1. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    The S3 went this morning!

    Will avoid the soppy post but I really will miss the car, but as I have already said on another post somewhere on here, it just wasn't getting used and was pretty much pointless having, other than the odd trip to go and get food or take pictures etc.

    So here is the replacement.....a mint Galway Green metallic Defender 90, collected from Northern Ireland behind the old mans workhorse.

    Will be staying on the forum, hope I'm allowed to post the odd Defender pic in this thread?

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  3. Martinbanshee

    Martinbanshee Well-Known Member TeamMisano Audi S3 saloon quattro

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    Very nice.
    I had 90 for a while, bit of a money pit though.
     
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  4. Bells

    Bells Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    Drastic change from an S3 but I understand your reasoning and I have a soft spot for defenders too. Looks a nice car and green is the best colour for a defender :icon thumright:

    Sometimes think about changing my S3 now that I only have a 3 mile commute to work, do you mind me asking how the depreciation was on your car? I’ve heard Audi are still struggling to get brand new S3’s into the country so trade in prices are better than normal at present.
     
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  5. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver Audi S3 S3 Saloon

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    @MattSedg good luck with the new purchase was a pleasure meeting you at AITP last year.

    I’ll be joining the ex S3 owners club next year but with somethng a little more sporty, well that’s the plan

    Perhaps we should start up an ex s3\a3 owners thread ?
     
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  6. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    A Rocket that's what you are lol
    But understand your reason mate
    Enjoy yer new country bumpkin ride .. Looks in mint WW2 condition lol
    As for my car l probably like it more now than l did when I picked it last year and its a year old next week, talking of something more sporty @Daveotto l'll be getting a M2 competition for the day in a week or so..... Looking forward to that
     
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  7. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    @MattSedg off course you can stay around and yes pics are allowed. Enjoy the defender Matt. :) x
     
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  8. Ormesome

    Ormesome Well-Known Member TDi quattro Q2 owners group S-line owners group S tronic

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    WOW! I am super jealous! had a 1983 series 2 defender years ago. Loved it so much. Always wanted to buy a newer shape/style defender exactly like yours. I get more excited about seeing a nice Defender than a Ferrari for some reason!
     
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  9. Adam14

    Adam14 Active Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 DSG

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    Enjoy the new car, sensible decision at the end of the day!

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
     
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  10. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Audi S3

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    Can’t beat those classic defender looks, my girlfriend had one for a while, it was terrible to drive in every way but had a certain charm to it.

    It wasn’t a minter like yours though, almost 200k on the clock, passenger door wouldn’t stay shut and finding a gear was almost impossible.
     
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  11. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Floret Silver Audi S3 S3 Saloon

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    Nice, pictures or it did not happen. As an aside on freebies I got a day out at Wembley for Spurs v Liverpool a few weeks back courtesy of Audi Uk...great day out and I saw Spurs loose :)


    I might try an M4 comp pack (currently car WOW offering 17% disocunt) when I get back from Oz at end November when I start the looking around but think it will take me a lot to shift from the Cayman S
     
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  13. Jimbob76

    Jimbob76 Roof Rails Enthusiast Team Daytona Gold Supporter Team Thule Audi S3 Black Edition Sportback

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    Bittersweet day I’m sure @MattSedg . Sure looks like you’ve found yourself a mint ‘Fender there!

    Hope you got a good price for your S3 mate, and looking forward to seeing your ‘Fender build thread on here soon :thumbs up:
     
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  14. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Good luck with the new wheels Matt


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  15. Flying Scotsman

    Flying Scotsman Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 saloon

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    Matt, the dogs are going to love you even more with their new ride. I have a soft spot for Land Rovers as I learnt to drive on one at the age of 11 on a relative's farm, back in the 50's!!
     
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  16. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Well-Known Member Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 saloon quattro S tronic DSG

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    Sorry to see your S3 go @MattSedg but glad to hear you’ll be hanging around mate.
    There’ll be no need for my route planning with that machine....... simply drive in straight lines across fields! lol
    My Mrs has hankered after a Defender for a few years especially if it’s good wheels,like yours. Both yours and your dads are cracking examples.
    Any time I’ve looked recently though the used prices are bonkers - any advice?
    Anyway, would love to hear how it’s going, so keep in touch.
     
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  17. Tom.H

    Tom.H Well-Known Member Team Ara Blue Audi S3 Black Edition S tronic

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    Looks like new @MattSedg

    Take it the S3 didn't take long to shift then?
     
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    Ironic a new model defender was spotted this week on road testing.
     
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    KenL Well-Known Member

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    A proper 4x4 that will hopefully see some action.

    I can't stand those hideous fashion accessories such as RR or Q7 etc!
     
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  20. MikeParkin

    MikeParkin Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Manual

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    Awesome I’ve wanted one of these for bloody years, if and when the S3 goes one of these is possibly on the cards.
     
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  21. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    yep, already spent a bit on some rear side-facing folding seats, seat belts, and seat covers!!

    the vehicle itself should stay pretty sturdy price wise....its just all the mods and repairs ill have to do :readit:
     
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  22. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    was good meeting you to Dave, shame you weren't there this year. AITP is one of the things i'll probably miss the most about leaving the Audi! But plenty of Land Rover shows that are full weekend jobs!
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    WW2 condition :haha:

    wait till you see this green metallic after i give it a once over with the polisher over xmas!

    voodoo blue wrapped m2 comp, i can see it now
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    find a gear like mixing a bowl of porridge!
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    thanks Rob, will need it! somethings gonna go bang before long haha
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    got a few bits on the way already!
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    the dogs have already approved, especially when i took out the dog guard!
    learn to drive in one of them and i reckon you'd drive anything with ease
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    diff lock, low box and plough on :tearsofjoy:

    Defenders are crazy prices, a 65 plate with like 5k miles is as much as a brand new S3.....crackers man.
    If you're after one I'd just say don't be put off by the age of one. If you find a well looked after one, it's going to have been looked after and lots of it replaced.
    And if one does catch your eye, maybe just go for it because the nice ones get snapped up quick. This one we just got was on autotrader for 2 days before I rang, and 2 days after that we drove to cairnryan, took the ferry to belfast, picked it up and was back on the ferry that afternoon.....left home at 3am, back at 10pm :cower:

    will definately keep in touch, family is on about a holiday to Skye in spring so will be racking your brains once again!
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    cheers Tom, looks well for a 2009! :yes:

    only got 2 calls in the week and a half on autotrader, but to be fair my advert was naff, no interior pics.
    luckily the 2nd caller was keen for it, had 3 missed calls in one afternoon from him
     
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  30. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    aye and ruined the defender in my eyes, if it aint broke, dont fix it....or at least tweak it to meet regulations and all that
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    just the odd gentle green lane, nothing to harsh for this defender...i've seen what rough lanes have done to my mates and its not happening to mine
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    yep, get one and we'll start our own little corner on the forum :salute:
     
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  34. TYb

    TYb Well-Known Member Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Audi S3

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    I always find myself looking at them, who knows when the s3 goes. Enjoy and post some pics of the mods.
     
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  35. MikeParkin

    MikeParkin Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Manual

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    And I have a black cocker spaniel haha @MattSedg
     
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    Its a sensible choice and knowing you for the past two years at ATIP glad you've got something and the dogs can get in and out easily. Have fun with it Matt
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    Might I say, that would be a winning combination
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    Thanks Sandra, any chance of a defender 90 and Galway green profile tag things :whistle2::tearsofjoy:
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    Will miss going to AITP. There's a few full weekend land rover shows around Peterborough way, so I'll hope one is on the same AITP weekend and I can pop over for a natter.
     
  40. oli356

    oli356 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3 Black Edition Sportback S tronic

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    It has no 'black' roofrails? :wtf:

    What kind of engine do those defenders have? (I know nothing about defenders lol)
     
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  41. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Yes I will get organised and create them just for you Matt :);
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    Hahaha that's quality, thanks Sandra!
     
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    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Defender 90 Galway Green

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    Eventually might have black roof bars as I wouldn't mind putting a roofbox on it if I ever go walking as far as Scotland.

    Up to 07/08 it was the 2.5 Td5 engine. 07/08 Up to 2012 was the 2.4TDCI transit engine, then 2012 until end of production was 2.2TDCI transit engine.

    Mine is 2.4 as I'm wanting to go down the route my dad did with full stainless exhaust, sounds nuts for a tranny engine.
     
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