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#1

Audi A3 (1996) 2018-2019
Mini Cooper (2019) 2019-…


#2

Still waiting


#3

Might have been a mistake

:thinking: The silence suggests that it has indeed been a mistake :joy:


#5

Nope, just had no time to upload xD

so here it is:


A little A3, 125hp with the s-line package and some “tuning” editions of the last owner. Let`s see where it gets me and how long it will live … I hope long enough to make up for the 1200€ it costs me every year…

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#6

Interesting first car choice.

What do you mean by this?


#7

“tuning” means like not real performance tuning, the A3 got lowered a little bit (not noticable), an sports exhaust, some tweaks in the interior (sparco shifter, lower trim is white, aso.).


#8

So much for the grand reveal of a grocery getter


#9

I’m really confused, where’s the TDI badge on the back?

I think you bought the wrong car sir :stuck_out_tongue:


#10

Well, that wasn’t what I was expecting at all… :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

I was expecting you to have found an old car like this:

Opel kadett ls crop.jpg
By Ruben de Rijcke - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

NOT a swanky Audi A3 with mods! :face_with_monocle:


#11

Lol, thats what my brothers first car was.

@Sillyducky - nah, this one has the 1.8 liter petrol engine.


#12

125hp out of a 1.8? :joy: why is VAG so useless at making engines?


#13

I guess 1990s engines from VAG are a little bit under the numbers that you expect … and if you look at the stats of some new 3 cylinder 1.0l petrols compared to the oones of the 90’s you’ll see that there haven’t been many engines that did a good job…


#14

Say that to an owner of an AUDI I5 engine, old or new, and see the reaction you get.:grin:

My grandfather had a Seat Toledo -98 1.6 8-valve SOHC (daohc), 100 mighty horses.
And my own Opel Astra -99 1.6 16-valve DOHC, the same 100 hp.:thinking:


#15

I suppose it’s the norm with mundane cars of that era, saying that I suppose it was done for fuel economy reasons.

My first car had the 1.4 16V, 74 might horses of pure Spanish built German power, the buses I drive could outrun the mighty Leon


#16

Update

The Audi is gone after i got a bargain deal on something newer
(the Audi got ran into 3 weeks after I sold it, guess it was the right time to let it go)

here is a random shot I took of my new daily


#17

Compared to the A3 you had previously owned, the Cooper feels like it’s from another world in terms of design and technology - and although it’s not even an S or JCW, I would expect it to be more fun to drive.


#18

It is like another world to drive and the anxiety connected with the Audi is gone. (the Audi used to just shut off on the Highway when I usually was going 150kp/h+, but 4 different mechanics have not found anything wrong with it)