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    1. Member SilverSquirrel's Avatar
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      10-06-2012 10:13 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by VWAddict View Post
      It was late July 2008, model-year-end.

      I'd been hunting around and my local dealership wasn't getting any more in, -they only had two A3's in, and I didn't want either of them. (Options weren't a match for what I wanted).

      My wife had been calling everywhere within a 200 mile radius, and a place in Melbourne said they'd get what we wanted for the price we wanted to pay... (which was stupidly low). -they didn't have it on the lot, but they'd make it happen.

      I'd been working in Tampa off & on, and I'd stopped by the Audi dealership there to see what they had. -They had several cars, but said there was no way they could do the price I was offering...

      After a week of hearing nothing from Melbourne, the Tampa place called and said if I was still in the market, they'd match Melbourne's offer just to get a car off the lot. -I didn't care about color, and this one had stuff like iPod dock, which wasn't on my list, but I didn't own an iPod or iPhone, so who cares about that... right? Anyhow, all the other things I wanted were there, so I said yes.. so long as Melbourne hadn't got me the car yet.

      I called Melbourne to tell them I had found a car, and they told me that they'd hopelessly overestimated their ability to find me a car at that price, so they were trying to figure out a way to back out of their promise anyhow...

      So I called Tampa back and said we had a deal. -Drove over that evening and picked up the car. For cash.

      -I'd told them I had a Golf to trade.

      They looked over my 99 Golf and offered me 1500 for it, so I kept it, and got a $4000 offer the next week. -I think they were hoping I'd trade and they'd make something back on that, but I had my wife drive the Audi home, and I drove back in the VW.

      Total amount I paid was $27,xxx, including delivery, dealer fees, tax, tag and title. Im fairly sure it was $27,7xx, but I'd have to check.

      Ninja stylee.

      ...and I kept the Golf!
      yup. NINJA
      Audi is the girl who was really cute in high school, but now puts on way too much makeup in order to try and hang out with the hot girls.

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      10-06-2012 11:59 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by ceese View Post
      Unfotunately APR software is not much of an upgrade on the 3.2. If you do exhaust and intake consider the Giac or HPA. Also, let me know if you do Leavenworth as that's my neck of the woods and we should meet up for a beer and I'll pay you to bring me a couple cases of Sleeman :-)
      yeah I have kinda been looking into them still. My one buddies shop here is an APR dealer so that is swinging my that way. Otherwise its get all HPA stuff! haha Plan to do exhaust and Intake at sometime too, that goes with out saying!

      Oh for sure! I will gladly bring some Sleemans down for ya! Last year we had 12 cars drive down for Leavenworth, this year not sure but should be about the same if not more!
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      10-07-2012 12:02 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by SilverSquirrel View Post
      yup. NINJA
      Agreed. haha

      Its all about looking around and being able to deal. Even now looking in the states I have a few other places I have been looking. But this one in Miami just seems to be to good, haha so fingers crossed it all goes well! Just wish it had the Nav, but that is minor. Right Color, engine, interior etc so I would be more then happy!
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      10-07-2012 02:07 AM #54
      If we see a five door it will be an etronic or bluetech of some sort - not a standard gasoline engine.
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      10-07-2012 09:14 AM #55
      Found another one in Sarasota on Manheim by a private dealer, not up for auction. Car is white and has 46,000 miles and asking price is $20,900 but I'm sure you can get this car way cheaper. The last 2007 A3 3.2 in average condition with 48,000 miles to sell at Manheim auction sold for $16,500. This car was purchased at auction in May. I would offer $18,000 for this car and no more than $21,000 for the low mileage one in Miami. There must be a reason that one was hard to sell and had to be auctioned twice already.

      Here's the narrative. Pics and Carfax at http://inventory.encoreautos.com/web...Line%20Quattro


      2007 AUDI A3 S-LINE QUATTRO DSG ALL WHEEL DRIVE HATCHBACK***FLORIDA OWNED***CARFAX REPORT AVAILABLE ON REQUEST***LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN EFFECT/EXTENDED AVAILABLE ON SITE***STUNNING IBIS WHITE EXTERIOR***BLACK LEATHER TRIMMED INTERIOR***3.2L V6 ENGINE***6-SPEED DSG AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION***ADDITIONAL OPTIONS INCLUDE---DVD NAVIGATION PLUS, TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE, OPEN SKY SYSTEM SUNROOF, SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, FOG LIGHTS, DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL, PREMIUM BOSE AM/FM STEREO W/IN DASH 6-DISC CD CHANGER, DUAL AUTO-DIMMING SIDE MIRRORS, HID HEADLAMPS, WIRELESS CELL PHONE HOOKUP, TRIP COMPUTER, REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY, CRUISE CONTROL, RAIN-SENDING WIPERS, POWER DRIVER SEAT W/LUMBAR SUPPORT, REAR SPOILER, DUAL FRONT AND SIDE AIRBAGS,17" ALLOY WHEELS AND MORE! ENCORE MOTORCARS WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1998 AND HAS SOLD OVER 8,000 VEHICLES! PLEASE CALL GEORGE @ 941-922-6337 OR 941-915-8187 WITH ANY QUESTIONS!
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      10-07-2012 02:54 PM #56
      Thanks for the post man!
      Hmm white wasn't on my list, but it does look good. Will have to consider it for sure! getting it for something like 18 would be awesome.

      I did notice it had been sold at Auction from Texas as well for that low mileage one. Hard to say for sure. Bah the one downside of shopping from so far away! I guess there is the carfax buy back guarantee to consider too.
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      10-10-2012 08:51 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by DG7Projects View Post
      ha yea its been posted! nice car and def would consider it but to high of mileage for what I want!

      Anyways, I have put an offer on the one in Miami! I love my bank lol.
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      10-11-2012 01:52 PM #59
      Pretty sure I just bought an Audi from 3,000mi away.
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      10-11-2012 01:54 PM #60
      let the mods begin!
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      10-11-2012 01:59 PM #61
      Get it here first, then a good once over before any goodies start. Maintenance! And well winter tires!



      Oh Lava Grey, you so fantastic.
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      10-11-2012 02:16 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Ponto View Post
      Get it here first, then a good once over before any goodies start. Maintenance! And well winter tires!

      .
      You are going to have a fun winter!

      and a big welcome to 3.2 owners anonymous
      "Hi, my name is Ponto and I drive an audi a3 3.2q.... its been 6 months since ive driven another car..."

      ...
      Audi is the girl who was really cute in high school, but now puts on way too much makeup in order to try and hang out with the hot girls.

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      10-11-2012 02:19 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Ponto View Post
      Pretty sure I just bought an Audi from 3,000mi away.
      Congrats! I've bought several vehicles and a ski boat sight unseen (though not my A3). So far, so good.
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      10-11-2012 02:26 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Driver Too View Post
      Congrats! I've bought several vehicles and a ski boat sight unseen (though not my A3). So far, so good.
      Thanks!! And this is what I like to hear. Couple of my friends have done it as well. Audi A4, 78 Bay window, sure there is more too.

      Ski boat would be nice, pull that with your A3? LOL
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      10-11-2012 02:27 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by SilverSquirrel View Post
      You are going to have a fun winter!

      and a big welcome to 3.2 owners anonymous
      "Hi, my name is Ponto and I drive an audi a3 3.2q.... its been 6 months since ive driven another car..."

      ...
      haha yeaa I am leaving my VW Annoymous for Audi Annoymous. Well I still have my 58 Beetle. So I am in both.

      I just can't wait for snow and quattro and omg drool.
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      10-11-2012 02:57 PM #66
      Oh yea, to compare -

      http://audicpo.ca/en/vehicle_details...KF68P79A090652

      That is whats for sale in my city...
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      10-11-2012 04:18 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Ponto View Post
      haha yeaa I am leaving my VW Annoymous for Audi Annoymous. Well I still have my 58 Beetle. So I am in both.

      I just can't wait for snow and quattro and omg drool.
      Been there. Done that. -Hence my user name!



      Congrats! -If you need someone to drive it up, I will. -You'll be needing someone to bring your '58 down here to keep warm through the winter anyhow!
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.

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      10-11-2012 04:32 PM #68
      Are you going to switch out the cluster with large KM instead of large MPH?
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      10-11-2012 04:36 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by VWAddict View Post
      Been there. Done that. -Hence my user name!
      Congrats! -If you need someone to drive it up, I will. -You'll be needing someone to bring your '58 down here to keep warm through the winter anyhow!
      All original


      If you can get the engine in and have it road worthy by all means!! hahaha (work in progress)

      Quote Originally Posted by ceese View Post
      Are you going to switch out the cluster with large KM instead of large MPH?
      Hmm eventually maybe? Since it has both I don't actually need to in order to do the import.
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      10-11-2012 04:43 PM #70
      Congrats to another fellow 3.2er.

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      10-11-2012 05:23 PM #71
      Since this thread has turned into an Aircooled show and tell


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      10-11-2012 05:34 PM #72
      since this has turned....


      FFFFUUUUUUUUUU

      That thing is nice. So jealous.
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      10-11-2012 09:11 PM #73
      While there are only three in the photo, I actually owned FIVE aircooled VW's at the same time.

      One was a factory-correct resto, one a Cal-look, one was a car which I ran in a national one-make race series which ran from 1993 to 1996, from memory... one was a parts getter, and one rapidly became a parts donor...

      The second pic is the race car at Brands Hatch (Paddock Hill Bend).. going backwards downhill! (oh, the SHAME!)

      Loves me some aircooled. -If I found the right one, I'd be back pottering under the decklid faster than you know it!

      empivw, that's a gorgeous ride!

      Come to think of it, the wife just added another new Benz to her stable last week... I reckon I should be able to add something aircooled and pretty, don't you?!!?
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.

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      10-11-2012 09:21 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by VWAddict View Post
      While there are only three in the photo, I actually owned FIVE aircooled VW's at the same time.

      One was a factory-correct resto, one a Cal-look, one was a car which I ran in a national one-make race series which ran from 1993 to 1996, from memory... one was a parts getter, and one rapidly became a parts donor...

      The second pic is the race car at Brands Hatch (Paddock Hill Bend).. going backwards downhill! (oh, the SHAME!)

      Loves me some aircooled. -If I found the right one, I'd be back pottering under the decklid faster than you know it!

      empivw, that's a gorgeous ride!

      Come to think of it, the wife just added another new Benz to her stable last week... I reckon I should be able to add something aircooled and pretty, don't you?!!?
      Your logic is sound. I say go for it! There is actually a Split window Micro Bus not far from me for sale for cheap... But would be a huge project!



      To the topic... Can't stop watching videos like these:



      Sounds so good, and looks so fun...
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      10-11-2012 10:52 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Ponto View Post
      Your logic is sound. I say go for it! There is actually a Split window Micro Bus not far from me for sale for cheap... But would be a huge project!



      To the topic... Can't stop watching videos like these:



      Sounds so good, and looks so fun...
      This is my main regret for selling my a3. It was a blast in the rain and snow with the traction control off. Have fun with it. One day I will come back to awd or rwd.
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