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It's been a fantastic 2 years of ST ownership (ST3 07 plate from new) but I decided in August that it was time to replace it with something new, after narrowing it down to either the new Focus RS or Audi S3 it was time for some prices. In reality I didn't expect to get the Audi on my budget as with the extras that I wanted the list price was coming in at almost £33k with the RS costing almost 28K (Lux pack 1 with leather) but surprisingly the cost to change for the RS was almost £17,800 and the cost to change for the S3 was ..... £18,500!!!
As expected there was hardly any discount on the RS (a token 1% of the base price only (through my employer)) as well as a pretty
trade in value but the Audi dealer managed to give me a healthy discount and a better trade in price for my ST. This now meant some very hard choices but when it came down to it I could not get away from the fact that
a) Ford wanted me to wait until next March plus the higher than expected cost to change (which would increase even more due to the VAT increase from Jan)
b) Audi were giving me such a great deal for a hell of a lot of car (which in all honesty has better engineering, a better badge and in standard form better performance (although I admit probably not the thrill))

Now don't get me wrong, I love fast Fords but I could not justify the cost and the wait so needless to say on September 1st I placed my order with Audi for the following car:

3 Door S3 S-Tronic (DSG) in Ibis White
Privacy Glass
Accoustic Rear Parking System
Elec Folding Door Mirrors
Symphony Audio
Bose Amplifier + Speaker System
I-Pod Connection
Adaptive Xenons
Black Leather Bucket Seats (RS4 style)
Black Styling Pack
Interior Light Pack

All this on top of the standard S3 goodies (climate, heated seats, LED lighting, 4WD etc etc) and the deal was too good to pass on so on either Monday or Tuesday I will be saying goodbye to my much loved ST (and I will definately miss the sound, the fun and the memories of a great car) and hello to an Audi (for the first time I might add, always been a Ford man).
I will be sad to see it go as it has definately been the best car I have ever owned
 

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Sounds like you got a really good deal on the Audi.

My ST is also going tomorrow


All the best

Allan
 

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well done mate make sure you take plenty of snaps for us all to see seriously considering getting rid of mine in the new year
 

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QUOTE(craigybaby @ 29 Nov 2009, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>well done mate make sure you take plenty of snaps for us all to see seriously considering getting rid of mine in the new year
How come you wanna get rid Craig? Fancy a change?
 

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QUOTE(GHST @ 29 Nov 2009, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>How come you wanna get rid Craig? Fancy a change?

im just so tired of the aweful fuel consumption and ive just got my own place so thats gonna start sucking me dry aswell so will be looking for summot a little better on fuel i put 20 quid in the st every other day and all i use it for is to go the gym and work which are both only 10 mins away and i dont drive it that hard
 

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QUOTE(craigybaby @ 29 Nov 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>im just so tired of the aweful fuel consumption and ive just got my own place so thats gonna start sucking me dry aswell so will be looking for summot a little better on fuel i put 20 quid in the st every other day and all i use it for is to go the gym and work which are both only 10 mins away and i dont drive it that hard
Know what you mean it is so expensive to run,my mates just got rid of his ST because of it and bought a Corsa vxr
not sure how much better that will be
 

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QUOTE(GHST @ 29 Nov 2009, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Know what you mean it is so expensive to run,my mates just got rid of his ST because of it and bought a Corsa vxr
not sure how much better that will be

was looking at these before the ST and decided if the ST gets to expensive thats what ill have.

meant to do 35mpg urban!
 

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my mate has a astra vxr nurburg edition and averages 35mpg and he kills it lol but they are expensive so might look at gettin a normal one
 
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