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2004 A3 quattro 3.2
« on: March 26, 2020, 04:21:29 pm »
a A3 has turned up in the yard, what are the main problems with them ?

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Re: 2004 A3 quattro 3.2
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 03:35:27 pm »
 What are they worth ?

 looks very tidy and mint interior.

 What are they worth, with issue like a timing chain (been reading up) or other issues.

 What are the auto boxes like ? surely they can't be as bad as the 100/200/A8  auto trans  ...

 Are these similar to that VW RS?  that Anton had, like maybe overheating problems

 Going to take it out for spin tomorrow, so I guess I will pick up any pains in B  ....  >:D
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Re: 2004 A3 quattro 3.2
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 04:00:23 pm »
It's a MK5 R32, but with a different body on.

The chain issue isn't that common on the MK5 platform cars, but can still happen. Nothing like on the 4 cylinder TSI's etc.

It's a bit of work to do, but the parts are quite cheap.

It's an 02E DSG box - they OK, but pretty clunky and slow compared to more modern versions... But you'll pretty much never find one with a manual anyway.

Mechanically, they're uncomplicated and basic really - old school as far as VW/Audi go - none of the crap that fails or causes issues on newer and/or 4 cylinder stuff from the MK5 and up platform. The car itself is fairly electronic though.

They're not a rocketship, but have piles of midrange. The torque from low rpm is pretty impressive but the top end is pretty average for the engine size, but it works well in a light car.

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Re: 2004 A3 quattro 3.2
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 04:19:32 pm »
A cracker my son ...   8)
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Re: 2004 A3 quattro 3.2
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 02:33:16 pm »
Its all about the surge and the sound pba  ;)

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Re: 2004 A3 quattro 3.2
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2020, 12:06:36 pm »
One thing I learned from the borrowed Lotus was, I be an old man who prefers comfort and speed.   8)


and how do we arrange an Aston Martin test drive  ....   >:D
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Re: 2004 A3 quattro 3.2
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2020, 04:35:32 pm »
One thing I learned from the borrowed Lotus was, I be an old man who prefers comfort and speed.   8)


and how do we arrange an Aston Martin test drive  ....   >:D

One of my workmates drives an Elise AND a DB9  ;)