So as i've already stated in other threads i've bought a 2007 Sprint Blue S3 3 door hatch... It was all very spur of the moment as I had an offer on my car (BMW 135i Coupe) that I couldn't refuse so went for it.. After a bit of research and googling I was set on an S3, a car i'd almost most a few years ago but went another direction.. now available at significantly lower cost I thought it's a no brainer. The outgoing car left me with a very reasonable war chest to make the S3 a nice little project car without throwing money at it... The car itself: Sprint blue 3 door, 65k miles and Full dealer/specialist service history with the same owner for the last 7 years. Good spec consisting of factory privacy glass, sat nav, Bose sound system, heated leather seats, parking sensors, xenons etc etc A nice bonus I didn't realise until I'd bought the car was it's fitted with an upgraded Mk2 RNS-E out of the facelift S3's, this has already been updated for the bargain price of £10 to the latest firmware/maps. The good bits: Good spec, pretty much standard as it came from the factory, bodywork for age/mileage is excellent with no need for any paint just a decent multi stage machine polish (on the to do list). The not so good bits: Cambelt due (being resolved this week) Drivers heated seat doesn't work very well Broken speaker cover (resolved with part from breakers) Front and rear seats don't match (front's I believe were wingbacks and have been changed to the dotted leather seats) - this is going to be resolved with a pair of A5 front seats at some point hopefully soon Heaters dont work, no hot air at all Temp needle doesn't reach 90° (hopefully cured with thermostat) Steering wheel worn (royal steering wheels alcantara to be fitted in coming months) Drivers side arm rest (in door card) has split Knackered wheel bearing on drivers front (being resolved this week) All in all though drives well and doesn't need for a massive amount.. leaving more cash for "fun" mods rather than necessary maintenance, although as is always the way I like to get my cars in tip top mechanical shape before looking at modding options.. so the following work is being carried out at a local trusted Audi specialist this week using all genuine Audi parts: Oil/filter + oil pickup pipe Brake fluid flush Cambelt/water pump/thermostat + coolant Haldex oil/filter + diff oil + gearbox oil Rev G DV New cam follower Pre-cat delete NGK BKR7EIX plugs fuel/pollen/air filter v-belt, tensioner + alternator freewheel clutch Drivers front wheel bearing Full inspection Here's one picture to get started, giving away 2 of my first mods... OEM facelift rear lights and Genuine Audi 18" Rotors powder coated in shadow chrome. P.S Centre caps are on the way, and all 4 wheels are now fitted, that photo was taken before a brief case of rain stopping play yesterday! Got plenty of plans and any comments/suggestions are welcome..