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Offline Buzzardhawk

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S3 2003
« on: August 04, 2015, 11:32:30 pm »
Anyone know anything about this S3?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/audi/auction-927618279.htm

Thanks, Luke.

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Re: S3 2003
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2015, 12:28:10 am »
I don't believe it is a members car, or at least an active member. it is the facelift version, so the one you want to get and the alcantara inserts on the black leather is the first time I've seen that spec. I'd be a little suspicious of all the ear on buttons and around key and light switch for !12,000kms- My old S3 had done 120 and the interior was immaculate, but that could also be just a lazy owner or lady with nails. Looks pretty original, and if it looks good after an inspection, it's a good buy at that price i would think for the KM's. Hope that helps...
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Re: S3 2003
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2015, 04:55:47 am »
I'd be very suspicious of the mileage too. Way too much wear!
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Offline RS ZWEI

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Re: S3 2003
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2015, 08:14:51 am »
Those wear marks could be from perfume on peoples hands that have effected the coatings on the knobs and buttons.
 
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Offline Buzzardhawk

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Re: S3 2003
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 06:23:17 pm »
Thanks Poonmobile, Trofeo & RS ZWEI

I wasn't able to check out that last S3 in time and it sold for just under 12K

Any comments you'd like to make about this S3?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/audi/auction-941742721.htm

Cheers.

Offline HaNs

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Re: S3 2003
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2015, 10:08:45 pm »
That looks well priced, 2003 model also.

Due for cambelt?


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Offline Buzzardhawk

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Re: S3 2003
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2015, 12:22:10 pm »
Owner said "Cambelt hasn't been done recently" so can only assume that it will need it done in the short term.

Recently serviced at Ebbet Audi in Hamilton - report said clutch was fine.

Alternative to this are;
1. 2005 GTI manual or a
2. 2005 Tdi.

Two different cars but both of interest.

Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: S3 2003
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2015, 06:10:09 pm »
Owner said "Cambelt hasn't been done recently" so can only assume that it will need it done in the short term.

Recently serviced at Ebbet Audi in Hamilton - report said clutch was fine.

Alternative to this are;
1. 2005 GTI manual or a
2. 2005 Tdi.

Two different cars but both of interest.

What about this then?
http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,40864.0.html
A bit more money but I figure a cambelt change for the S3 will add about a grand to the price.

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Re: S3 2003
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2015, 10:03:50 pm »
I think the S3 would be the rarer cooler car, but a Mk5 GTI would be a better handling, better drivers car.
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