Status: Main car
Engine: 1798 cc Petrol
Power: 118 kW / 161 PK
0-100 km/h: 7.5sec
Import: Yes (Germany)
There is not much I can say about my Audi A3, it's a fun little car and I especially wanted one with a Dual Clutch gearbox. Either that or one with a manual. I was looking at a 2.0L TFSI version but I came across this one. This one was very beaten and cheap, so I saw it as a project. The engine was fine and there were a lot of cosmetic issues.
The previous owner removed the mid-silencer and placed an S-badge logo on the rear hatch. That had to be fixed, but the little middle straight-pipe actually sounds good.
Cleaning & Interior piece:
The car was quite dirty, that was to be expected from a second-hand beaten cheap car. And it was missing a b-pillar plastic trim, which I found in the rear of the car. So I reattached that.
I also had to glue some parts together in the center console.
I bought the car with a broken door handle. (driver side) so I had to fix that, luckily it's a cheap fix.
For some reason, the milage registration at the RDW (Netherlands Vehicle Authority) got messed up. So after a long and irritating process, I got it to be correct.
I bought the car with a broken windshield, god knows what the previous owner did to this car...
And after it got replaced:
I also had to repair the right headlight adjustment motor, for some reason it failed and I had to get it replaced to get the Audi through the annual check.
Modifications & fun:
I haven't done many modifications to the car (yet), it frankly doesn't need them. It gets me from a to b, and cheaper than my s-class did ;).
But that doesn't mean I did nothing to the car, and of course we still had a lot of fun with it!
The sound the exhaust makes without the mid-silencer is quite good, shifting the DSG into the next gear at around 4-5k RPMs even makes it fart! (Haven't filmed that yet...)
Installing a Bluetooth module to the OEM radio made it even easier to use with a mobile phone, for music and calls. It connects to the cd-changer bus, so you can use the steering wheel controls to manage your songs.
I forgot to make pictures...
Finally, I removed the ugly fake aliexpress s badge.
And of course the timely DIY oil change.
How? How are you going to drift with a front-wheel-drive car? Simple, use trays!
Why did I buy an Audi A3?
So I asked Myself, Why did I buy an Audi A3;
I needed a fun and more economical car than my previous one, the s-class became too expensive... I guess mission accomplished
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