Author Topic: Red S3 on Trademe  (Read 1843 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline 106_racecar

  • **
  • **
  • Posts: 316
Red S3 on Trademe
« on: October 24, 2006, 04:38:59 pm »
Hi All

Does anybody know anything about this red S3:  http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Cars/Audi/auction-75087306.htm

It seems like a good price for an S3?
2007 Golf GTI

hitmanGTI

  • Guest
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006, 04:40:54 pm »
Lol i went and looked at it.. its so damn tacky.. thrashed.. and yeah.. in summary its damned which is why its for sale for next to nothing..

Offline 106_racecar

  • **
  • **
  • Posts: 316
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2006, 05:05:31 pm »
Its hard to tell from the pic's on Trademe.  Sounds like it could be an expensive proposition !
2007 Golf GTI

Offline timmay

  • ***
  • ***
  • Posts: 676
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006, 08:05:27 am »
Wow...thats freckin cheap now.

Its been for sales for ages!
2001 Porsche Boxster S: Meridian Silver| De-Ambered | De-Snorkled Intake
2003 VW Golf R32 | 2009 BMW Z4 sDrive35i | 2007 BMW 130i SE MSport | 1999 Honda S2000 | 2003 Mazda RX8 Type-S | 2000 VW Golf GTi | 1998 Mazda MX5 RS

boraV5

  • Guest
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2006, 12:29:47 pm »
Its in ok condition. But has been at Ray Hazlers for some reason.

hitmanGTI

  • Guest
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2006, 01:25:05 pm »
lol dad wants to look at it for my sister..

boraV5

  • Guest
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2006, 02:39:46 pm »
can she drive manual?

hitmanGTI

  • Guest
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2006, 03:44:56 pm »
nope.. she aint gawna geddit

Offline S3NZ

  • Posts: 71
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2006, 08:32:38 pm »
The Red S3 on Trade-me is/was a dog. It was sold at Hammers about a month ago for $18500. Clutch was toast, woldn't rev past 3500 and was in general bad shape. It looks to have a service history but hadn't been serviced for a while.

Still the red does look good - lovely matching red gear lever boot too ;D

...got mentioned a while back. a little dodgy then and a little dodgy now. 
2010 VW Golf GTI
2007 S3 (SOLD)
2000 S3 (SOLD)
1971 VW Beetle (OLD)

Offline djrisk

  • Risky Bizness
  • #
  • *
  • Posts: 1152
  • No more radio show!
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2006, 07:05:35 am »
It says its just had a cambelt at 120,000 but my owners manual says it doesnt need a cambelt till 180,000. Is this a difference with the pre-facelift/facelift models??
Him - Amarok highline
Her - S3 8P

hitmanGTI

  • Guest
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2006, 07:42:39 am »
um actually when it comes to 1.8Ts you generally better off changing cambelt every 80,000 to 100,000 Kms but yeah that also varies with the different releases..

however better to be safe than sorry

a 600 dollar cam belt job is better than a "New Engine" job

Offline Trofeo

  • #
  • *
  • Posts: 1548
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2006, 09:24:41 am »
The S3 manual states 180kms, but i know giltraps do the cam belts on S3s at 120kms. Another reason to charge you more perhaps?

seems strange given most manufacturers specify changing them anywhere from 80kms to 120kms.

personally, i'd have it done sooner rather than later.
2015 Amarok 4WD auto
2013 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Limited

eddyg

  • Guest
Re: Red S3 on Trademe
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2006, 09:38:05 pm »
The S3 manual states 180kms, but i know giltraps do the cam belts on S3s at 120kms. Another reason to charge you more perhaps?

seems strange given most manufacturers specify changing them anywhere from 80kms to 120kms.

personally, i'd have it done sooner rather than later.

Depends which country the car came from, my Australian S3 had a different figure to the same year NZ S3. The Audi dealer here was most interested in reading it - even took a copy. I don't recall what the figure was - can't check at the moment - in bed :)

Cheers, Ed.