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Offline Dec

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Project Slow - Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI...
« on: 21 October 2009, 08:08 »
Hey all.

Not a golf and not a Volkswagen, but its still VAG!

So I've had to sell the Golf (still awaiting pickup from a blooming ebayer :angry:) as it was too much to insure/run for me and I fancied something newer. So I started a search for an Audi A3 TDI.

I was pretty shocked at the money they still get for fairly oldish one's. I really wanted a brand new white one, but the parents said I had to move out before spending over £8000 on a car... so that was the budget :sad: (they wouldnt have noticed a bit extra but a new one with the spec I wanted was £23k)

Anyway, managed to pick up an 04 plate 2.0 TDI SE, basic crappy spec, but a nice and (sort of) econimical diesel. Makes such a difference over running the Golf! Plus, insurance is about £400 less and tax is £80 less :smiley: Got it from a small garage thats quite local to me, got 12 months AA warrenty on it (the five star with all the extras jobby), a

Some pics (may have seen them in my Golf's thread already as I havent taken any new ones!)









This will be a really really slow project (due to the parents saying I can't modify it. My mums jealous of it, and my dads just grumpy that I haven't moved out when I can afford to :laugh:) but plan is to stick coilovers and wheels on it whenever they next go on holiday. Only down side to that is, is that it may not be til June/July next year :(

Little bits will be done though. So far I have put my head unit in and removed the dealer sticker from the back window... really exciting!  :rolleyes:

Other short term plans are to change the crappy wood trim, uprate the speakers and remap it.

n.b. the pictures were on a really really ultimately steep hill.... (or not.)
« Last Edit: 12 December 2010, 22:15 by Dec »

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Re: Project Slow - Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI
« Reply #1 on: 21 October 2009, 17:56 »
Ahh another Derv convert. Looks nice!

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Re: Project Slow - Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI
« Reply #2 on: 21 October 2009, 17:58 »
Derv is the way forward :afro:

Looks good Dec, though it's a bit of a older person's car for someone of your age innit?  :undecided:

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Re: Project Slow - Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI
« Reply #3 on: 21 October 2009, 17:59 »
Niice buy San! Newer cars are awesome, nice an reliable!

So is the golf gone now?
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Re: Project Slow - Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI
« Reply #4 on: 21 October 2009, 18:02 »
Lowered on some spanking wheels will make that look swish :)

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Re: Project Slow - Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI
« Reply #5 on: 21 October 2009, 18:10 »
Nice car  :smiley:

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Re: Project Slow - Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI
« Reply #6 on: 21 October 2009, 18:13 »
Did you pay that outright?

Good choice though. TBF, some sneaky engine mods won't get your parents worrying.
Golf MK3 1.8 auto and I didn't pay a grand for the "priveledge" :grin:, auto windows all round and a AC. Oh and I've got a luggage net you pricks!

Does that make my willy look bigger?

Oh yeah it's called Helda or something....

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Re: Project Slow - Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI
« Reply #7 on: 21 October 2009, 20:42 »
^ yeah, bigger turbo, larger FMIC, digital boost control & remap. They'll never know!  :grin:
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Re: Project Slow - Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI
« Reply #8 on: 21 October 2009, 20:54 »
stick in there Dec and do all the work to it when they are away like you said, as soon as you move out mate you wont have any cash spare for cars! :sad:

nice mota guv! :afro:

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Re: Project Slow - Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI
« Reply #9 on: 21 October 2009, 22:06 »
as soon as you move out mate you wont have any cash spare for cars! :sad:

sucks, £800+ rent, council tax, house hold insurance, food, clothes etc... depressing thinking about it...
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