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I've bought a new car !!!

on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:04 pm
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:46 pm
Hot wheels?
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:49 pm
Nope - proper sized, German, 6 speed manual, dark grey, real car !!
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Does it have a solid roof?
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:59 pm
Yep
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Audi, Merc or Beemer?
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:56 pm
M5?!
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:58 am
118i M Sport?
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:12 pm
OK - so its a German 4/5 seat car, with a 6 speed manual box, and a turbo charged engine larger than my current cars. Oh, and its petrol.

Its also from a brand I've had before.

Its also worth noting, that I collect it this week, and the BMW is now on Autotrader, waiting to be sold, so until the BMW has sold, I now own and run 2 cars (3 including the Zafira)

To my surprise, everyone I have told about it has told me that I have 100% made the right choice.
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:18 pm
2 litre turbo charged Audi?
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Paul123 wrote:2 litre turbo charged Audi?

Very very close - I'll link below.
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Quick explanation.

As you know I've been a little dis-satisfied with the BMW for some time now. Its really not that its not a nice car - to me it looks great, is very comfortable, still only has 13,000 miles on the clock, and is a nice car ... BUT .... with near on £15k sat on my drive - NICE doesn't cut it. It just doesn't have any 'wow' features to it ... and the main one is the engine - its just too bland, and take the BMW badges off the car, and yes its a nice car, but its not a £15k car to me .......

You also know that I've been tearing my hair out looking for my next car .. and they are either too old, too slow, or to diesely !!!!!

So, the BMW is going, and I've bought this to use for work, and to buy me some more time to consider my next move, and basically get out of the BMW for a while.

Initial feelings towards the car are that its blooming good .. amazing condition, very pokey (actually feels a slight bit more responsive over the BM), very comfortable, and for sure I won't be as precious about it.

So ... drum roll ...

Remember, its not going to be a forever car - but actually I'm quite excited - sometimes you just need a change.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201709109162091?radius=5&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&postcode=sm25hr&make=AUDI&sort=sponsored&advertising-location=at_cars&model=A3&page=1
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:07 pm
That looks alright, it's not going to offend anyone and should do the A to B you need it to do
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:38 pm
Nice, and quite rare with that engine. Smile There must be about 50 2.0TDIs on the road for every 1.8T!!
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:09 pm
cool......but i give it 3 weeks before you are bored.......and if the BMW sells, 15 seconds from when the deal is done to buying something fast
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:42 pm
Spot wrote:cool......but i give it 3 weeks before you are bored.......and if the BMW sells, 15 seconds from when the deal is done to buying something fast

Once I am out of the BMW, I'll be a lot freer to do a proper deal - hehehe

Stage 1 is cashing in the BMW

Oh, the BMW needs to sell !!!!

I didn't pay £3800 for it - so I reckon I could get in and out of the A3 at the same price and quickly if I wanted to.
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:10 pm
A sensible choice there LK. Get the BMW sold ad into a proper car.....

Needs to be a V8 in my opinion....
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:33 pm
hugh121 wrote:A sensible choice there LK. Get the BMW sold ad into a proper car.....

Needs to be a V8 in my opinion....

One things for sure - no more 4 pots - I'm done with pidly little turbo'd petrol engines.
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:47 am
Interesting - you won't be satisfied with that for long! So you still don't know what you actually want?
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:58 am
What I want I can't afford, and what I am afford I don't want ... because the BMW is so new and low miles .....

Once I'm in an old Audi - I'll make something work .....

Maybe a Golf R - maybe an S3 - maybe an E Class convertible - or maybe i'll get a second car on the side of the Audi - an MX5 or Boxster/Z4
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:30 pm
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:12 pm
LKsOK wrote:
Spot wrote:cool......but i give it 3 weeks before you are bored.......and if the BMW sells, 15 seconds from when the deal is done to buying something fast

Once I am out of the BMW, I'll be a lot freer to do a proper deal - hehehe

Stage 1 is cashing in the BMW

Oh, the BMW needs to sell !!!!

I didn't pay £3800 for it - so I reckon I could get in and out of the A3 at the same price and quickly if I wanted to.

I am surprised - would have put it at a lot higher price...

Nice motor

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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:55 pm
Guy has already bought a new car, and got offered pennies for part exchange, so once I knew that, I knew where I could pitch it.

A lot of cars with 100k miles at this price.

Any guesses what I paid for it?

Got it on a multi car policy, so no major rush to sell the BM, but obviously I want my money out of it asap.
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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:23 pm


They look very nice indeed, on the outside. The seats look ok, BUT the dash - YuK!!! If it had one similar to an Alfa - then that would be fab!

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Re: I've bought a new car !!!

on Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Picked the Audi up tonight.

I'll do a full review at some point, but it doesn't look much, but it's brilliant to drive - feels proper quick, and the engine feels less turbo charged, and more eager to rev than the BMW's.

The ride is much more compliant too - so you actually find yourself tramping on at quite high speeds ...

Takes me bad to the Mini Cooper S .....

If a Golf GTi is another step over this - then that's worth me looking at.

I wasn't too impressed with the 4 wheel drive Audi S3, but maybe the slightly more rough and readiness of a front wheel drive hit hatch is the excitement I crave - I'd be lying if I said I didn't love a little bit of front wheel slip coming out of a bend or junction ...
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