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H-M3 4th November 2019 01:31 AM

Vin decoding
can Any of the masters decode this vin to see factory specs please?

homer simpson 4th November 2019 03:16 PM

Double check the VIN is correct and then put it in here


H-M3 4th November 2019 09:30 PM

Definitely the correct vin as on V5 log book. Car was originally registered in Ireland so not sure if that might be the issue?:Confused:

steamship 5th November 2019 10:00 AM

The following site indicates that it's a valid VIN number:


although you have to 'buy' the important information. I've used the site linked to by Homer as it was the only one I could get to work, but it now appears to only provide information on VIN numbers that had previously been searched.

IT 6th November 2019 09:48 AM

Id need the current UK reg to do it.....

H-M3 6th November 2019 11:33 AM

LXZ 8852

IT 6th November 2019 11:44 AM

Not a lot to report really....

3.0 Tdi, Built 12/03/2014

Moonlight Blue, Pearl effect

'Velvet Beige' Interior

With Keyless entry, Bose, power closing boot, 360 degree cameras and Matrix LED headlights, some of which may well have been standard by 2014 (I haven't updated my DB for such recent cars!)

MOT due today, but I'm hoping you know that already.... ;-)

H-M3 6th November 2019 01:34 PM

Bogg standard then!

Joe2.0E 6th November 2019 08:06 PM

Other than Bose, pretty much a standard car for 2014.
Most Irish registered A8ís are Dealer demos with pretty ordinary spec and end up being sold on at a few months old for Ä20k off the list price.

H-M3 6th November 2019 08:11 PM

Mustíve been a Poor dealer then! Lol:Confused:

steamship 7th November 2019 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by H-M3 (Post 153474)
Mustíve been a Poor dealer then! Lol:Confused:

A Northern Ireland registered car, so from one of only two dealers here, and their Belfast site cost £4.5 million 10 years ago, so not that poor!

You will also have discovered that you won't find any MOT details online for it either.

H-M3 8th November 2019 11:32 PM

Yeah thatís true about MOT. is there anyway to get the previous MOT details?

steamship 9th November 2019 11:49 AM


Originally Posted by H-M3 (Post 153521)
Yeah thatís true about MOT. is there anyway to get the previous MOT details?

As far as I know, there isn't any way of obtaining the previous MOT details. I can check my D2 history using various sites online, and it shows that the MOT doesn't expire until April 2020, but the last MOT details are from December 2010.

It's one of those things that really annoys me about Northern Ireland. We are part of the UK, and yet we have our own DVLA equivalent (the DVA). Not only that, but they spent a considerable amount of money developing an IT system, which Swansea already has, and is a very poor example of reinventing the wheel. There so-called system allows you to book/change a MOT. That's it, the sum total of what it does. I even wrote to the local MP complaining about the waste of money and the failed promises of their system, and not surprisingly, he never responded! (rant over)

H-M3 9th November 2019 12:51 PM

Thanks! Itís bit of a bummer TBH. This is what Audi UK sent me.
Thank you for your email of 5 November 2019 in reference to the factory specification and last service details of the above vehicle.

After checking our internal system, I can confirm that the vehicle was last serviced within the Audi network on 24 April 2017 by Portadown Audi at 39,349 miles.

Our records show the following specification information:

Model: Audi A8 Sport Executive 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro 258 PS tiptronic

Colour: Moonlight Blue, metallic

Standard Equipment:

20x9J 5-segment-spoke alloys
20x9J alloy
Tyres 265/40 R20 104Y xl

3-sp leather mf sw paddles
BOSE surround sound system
Comfort sports seats / memory
Ext mir elec/fold/heat/dim/mem
3-point seat belts front, with electric height adjustment and memory system
Electric fr seats w memory
Comfort Front sports seats

Privacy glass

Sport pack
Inlays, lower, Brushed alu
LED headlights
Top view camera
Power operated bootlid
Phone prep - High with Connect
LED taillamp assembly
Advanced key

The above records do not show any retro-fit options, accessories or components that may have been fitted since the vehicle left the factory.

The information is provided by our network of Audi Centres and is correct to the best of our knowledge.

If I can be of any further assistance, please contact me on the details below.

Kind regards

steamship 9th November 2019 05:11 PM


Originally Posted by H-M3 (Post 153531)
Thanks! Itís bit of a bummer TBH. This is what Audi UK sent me.

Audi UK seem very reluctant to release any information about their cars. Considering they will have detailed electronic records of every car they build, they should be able to tell you everything it has, just like the build sticker.

I tried to find out how many D3s were sold in Suzuka Grey, but their response was it was 'for internal use only'.

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