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Old 17th February 2021, 10:05 PM
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The 1.6 Fsi is 110 bhp and drives really well to keep up with traffic and overtake etc, still seems to do 40 mpg around town and up to 55 on a longer run
The only downside is car tax which is dearer than the diesels at 165/Yr
Is your one lowered, have you had major issues with it?
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Old 18th February 2021, 09:23 AM
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Is your one lowered, have you had major issues with it?
Thanks
I'm not aware its been lowered (bearing in mind I've only just got it!), its just got 18" wheels and lower profile tyres on it which does "fill the arches". There were lots of brand new spares in the boot including standard shock absorbers which have since been fitted along with new turret top mounts which were worn as normal for the mileage. The car does drive nicely now the shocks are replaced. The car also came with an interesting "start button" which had been added because the owner hadn't got around to changing the ignition barrel, but again there was a brand new spare in the boot which is now fitted! There is also a complete set of Bose speakers and amp in the boot which may get retrofitted as well.

I'm gradually replacing various bits of trim which get worn on those cars, but again by buying a red leather interior to swap in it came with matching door cards which had better switch gear so that has helped! I will shortly have a full black sports interior to sell on once its all cleaned up properly

Next work will engine mounts, FSI engine clean and manifolds sorted, injectors checked for condition and operation (refurbed if needed) and a full service then all should be good mechanically it will get a new MOT during March

Then it will be on to improving any bodywork issues and valeting / detailing it
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Old 18th February 2021, 11:23 AM
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And I thought you were going to say that it will be up for sale!
Not jealous
You doing this by yourself or garage?
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Old 18th February 2021, 11:43 AM
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And I thought you were going to say that it will be up for sale!
Not jealous
You doing this by yourself or garage?
I guess it might be when all completed who knows?
but it already has interested parties at first dibs and second dibs - form an orderly queue here!

I'm very much reliant on my local mechanic this end and also hopefully a short sharp visit to the A2 Doctor(!) later for one or two jobs (on the basis that it is neither murple or a D2! ) but happy to have a tinker with trim and valeting etc when the weather warms up a bit
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Old 18th February 2021, 12:04 PM
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I think I should get first Dibs as I am being effected by ULEZ.
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I think I should get first Dibs as I am being effected by ULEZ.

Well maybe I had better organise an arm wrestling contest to see who has first dibs and sell tickets to watch online!!
(PS I dont fancy your chances much!)
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20" x 9" Bentley GTC Wheels with 385mm W12 Front Discs & Bentley Caliper Covers, Front Lowered on Coilovers, Xenons, Combined DRLs and LED Foglights to modified OEM front fog lamp position, Alcantara/Leather, Full Black Alcantara headlining + pillars and blind shelf, Bespoke Flat Bottomed Sports Steering Wheel, Dark Myrtle Wood, Autodim Mirrors, Bose, Blinds, Digital TV, Ski Hatch, Modified rear exhaust section for extra V8 Burble
Audi S8 D2 Final Edition 2002, Avus Silver with Red Leather Interior
Tiptronic with Sport mode button, Sony rear entertainment package, Bose sound system, Audi Navigation Plus, 20 inch Final Edition alloys, Full Cat Back Stainless Milltek exhaust, giving a great V8 burble
Audi A8L D2 4.2 Petrol with LPG - Ebony Black
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Well maybe I had better organise an arm wrestling contest to see who has first dibs and sell tickets to watch online!!
(PS I dont fancy your chances much!)
You'll be able to sell tickets for this arm wrestling match at this rate!
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Here's my "recent child" along with its red interior now being added!
Nice wheels
Would 19's fit?
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Nice wheels
Would 19's fit?
Not sure - those on there are 18's and its already all pretty tight fit!
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Audi S8 D2 Final Edition 2002, Avus Silver with Red Leather Interior
Tiptronic with Sport mode button, Sony rear entertainment package, Bose sound system, Audi Navigation Plus, 20 inch Final Edition alloys, Full Cat Back Stainless Milltek exhaust, giving a great V8 burble
Audi A8L D2 4.2 Petrol with LPG - Ebony Black
Audi A8L D4 FL 4.0T Petrol twin turbo - Havana Black
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