Audi's are really cheap?

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Audi's are really cheap?

Post by Giggs » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:39 pm

So as per usual just browsing autotrader and ive realised how cheap the 3.2litre quattro A3 is, is there a specific reason to as why they are so cheap compared to bigger engines 1 series?
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Post by Ezzra » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:45 pm

It's sh*te.
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Post by Sam_M » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:30 am

Giggs wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:39 pm
So as per usual just browsing autotrader and ive realised how cheap the 3.2litre quattro A3 is, is there a specific reason to as why they are so cheap compared to bigger engines 1 series?
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Post by .Griff. » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:40 am

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Post by BillTheButcher » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:02 am

I used to have a Golf R32 with the same engine. Sounds nice but, as above, lacklustre performance and very thirsty.

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Post by oliver » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:32 am

S3 is better with a 2.0 turbo

Still though, not for me.

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Post by Rarebit » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:33 pm

The timing chains on the 3.2 are prone to stretching too...which is fairly expensive to fix. The early DSG boxes are also prone to failure.

I had a 3.2 TT and it was nothing but problems and a PITA to work on.
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Post by rm1 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:03 pm

hard to work on , subject to expensive problems, thirsty and heavy but its still a much better deal than an r32 golf which shares the same issues but is more cash.

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Post by GMballistic » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:05 pm

oliver wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:32 am
S3 is better with a 2.0 turbo

Still though, not for me.
I've just come from a 2008 Audi S3 and was shocked to find out just how much it was worth nowadays considering that it was over £12K just over 2+ years ago.

The prices have really dropped on them although bizarrely the big V8 powered S4's, RS4's etc are still commanding silly money for 2007/8 models with five times around the world (100K miles plus) odometer readings.

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