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JohnJuniorV3

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Not really, its a dealer anyway so I doubt it would be dodgy.

I have been looking at this car for a while, I haven't seen 1.4's that are manual, don't have a panoramic sunroof and no leather, dip under 320,000. Just seems like quite a good price to me.
 

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I have been looking at this car for a while, I haven't seen 1.4's that are manual, don't have a panoramic sunroof and no leather, dip under 320,000. Just seems like quite a good price to me.

So, go to the dealer and buy the car then....
 

JohnJuniorV3

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No! Haha, I've just been looking at these A3 sedan's, they're really sexy in my opinion. What do you guys think?
Bit on the expensive side of things for me. :(
 

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No! Haha, I've just been looking at these A3 sedan's, they're really sexy in my opinion. What do you guys think?
Bit on the expensive side of things for me. :(
I like the A3 sedan, though I've yet to see the interior. That '2014 AUDI A3 1.8T FSI SE STRONIC' for 299k sounds like a steal to me.
 

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Good point. I get the impression that the A3 sedan is not really a value for money buy when comparing to the A4.

At the end of the day the A3 is close to entry level. I don't think the price difference between the A3 and A4 is sufficient to make it a viable alternative. There's great value to be had with a 2-3 year old vehicle. Depreciation is at the max in year 1 and 2 and then slows down. Also with the new A4 coming soon.... I wouldn't go A3 but rather a 2012/3 A4...
 

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For example..
 

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I'd go for a 2 year old A4 at that price. Plenty to choose from.

Good point. I get the impression that the A3 sedan is not really a value for money buy when comparing to the A4.

I would agree overall. But due to the "age" of the A4, the A3 actually has certain advantages. Like the S-tronic (which you have to go very high up for in an A4) and the 1.8 which isn't detuned like it is in the lower end A4 models. If the one mentioned is well equipped it would definitely be a steal.
 

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StrontiumDog

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You need to buy VW spec oil. See the manual for the VW50x.x code. I just buy a 1 litre from the dealership. It's about R70. Not expensive and at least you know its the right stuff.

It's a 5W30 oil. But you must get the correct VW spec, not any old 5W30 will work.
Is it really that particular?? When I called Audi Claremont last year (or the year before last) I don't recall them being that specific as to what I needed to buy.
 

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Ive had a dodgey experience with Audi Northcliff, really put me off the brand. I am going to be looking for a new ride soon and was thinking the new A3 but the new 3 series is looking more tempting.

What did they do?
 
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