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Lokideviluk

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6 posts

31 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
Hi all,

New to these forums after being recommended by a work colleague, want to say from the off I'm spent the last couple of days glued to it such a great community here.

Just recently got my new car, an 05 2.0l Audi with the Sline pack and really enjoying it. Its difficult not to starting running a list of 'What am I going to buy it', however as my colleague stated "Don't remap or enhance until you've had a chance to enjoy it for what it is, otherwise you'll never notice the difference". Seems sound advice.




My car history has been pretty light on the ground considering I've had a license for 9 years

First car was..

1.3 Peugeot 309


Then swiftly moved onto a 1.6 16v Astra Sport


After the Astra had an altercation with a 3 series a few years passed until finally I picked up a

1.9 Xsara


It however came with endless problems namely accelerating by itself, cutting out and requiring jump starts and crunching gear changes to the point I lost patience and had it crushed.

A long 5 years passed and finally I got back into driving with the Audi smile

Cheers for reading and I look forward to gassing with you all smile

Regards
Ryan

Raddors

234 posts

35 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
Welcome to PH!

Looks like a lovely car, enjoy it. Just dont mention "S-Line" too often round these parts. It tends to go down badly. Have a look at the current "Audi Drivers" thread and you'll get the idea!


JayTee94

10,974 posts

44 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
Welcome to Pistonheads.

I like the Audi and I bet it feels in a different league compared to previous motors and also a good feeling to get behind the wheel again.. Enjoy! thumbup

smile

Lokideviluk

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6 posts

31 months

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Cheers guys, its a beautiful drive and whilst the Astra, Xsara and Peugeot all had their moments this is the step up I wanted smile Now to just try and avoid becomming your 'typical' Audi driver smile


Raddors

234 posts

35 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
I wouldnt worry too much. Having it in that blue set apart from the usual "company car" crowd who tend to be the "tpical" Audi driver!

You'll soon find people doing double takes when they come across a courteous Audi driver flashing them in, it never ceases to amuse me. biggrin
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philmots

3,268 posts

147 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
Looks nice. Is that the 2.0 Turbo petrol?

Max M4X WW

2,802 posts

69 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
philmots said:
Looks nice. Is that the 2.0 Turbo petrol?
Badge looks too small to say TDi and looks like it has twin straight exhausts!

Makes a change smile

Dr G

11,303 posts

129 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
Ignore the harbingers of nonsense around here and you'll do fine; A4 looks very smart with the 9 spokes on. Which engine?

Incidentally my current company car is a silver Audi, stick that in your pipe and smoke it, keyboard warriors!

Jw Vw

4,263 posts

50 months

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Thursday 26th April 2012 quote quote all
Great car OP. S-Line spec is the best IMO. What engine?

Lokideviluk

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6 posts

31 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
Hi guys its the 2.0l FSI turbo, 200bhp so more than enough for me at the moment smile

Petrol prices have gone up though since the Xsara!!

Max M4X WW

2,802 posts

69 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
Good stuff smile

TomM

662 posts

82 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
Don't buy anything for it, stick the money you would have spent in a savings account an S4 wink

Better still, sell the kids, dump he wife and get an RS4 biggrin

PaulB81

883 posts

47 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
Nice car. A massive step up from your previous smile enjoy it !!

Nellist

142 posts

66 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
Very smart looking car mate, like it smile as said above its a slight step up from the likes of the pug and the xsara!

Also, I have no idea why 'S-Line' would cause issues so I wouldn't worry about it! Adds a few nice little touches IMO...

philmots

3,268 posts

147 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
Lokideviluk said:
Hi guys its the 2.0l FSI turbo, 200bhp so more than enough for me at the moment smile

Petrol prices have gone up though since the Xsara!!
Excellent.! Can't be doing with 2.0 diesels zzzzz

Dr G

11,303 posts

129 months

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2.0T is a cracking donk, 98 RON to really get the best out of it.

philmots

3,268 posts

147 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
Anyone mentioned remaps yet!?

Lokideviluk

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6 posts

31 months

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Remaps are happening but as 200bhp is such a jump for me it makes sense to enjoy it as standard whilst it still has that "Wow" feeling and then 3/4 months down the line when I've got used to it, to do the stage 1 up to 250bhp.

Remember as well that as I've not had a car for a while I have no No-claims so any performance tuning will start to push the premiums up (Its £1000 at the moment)

Excited to see what I can do though and more than happy for advice. What I really need to do is lock down a trusted Mechanic/garage to do Servicing and tuning etc.

veryRS

409 posts

32 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
Lokideviluk said:
Remaps are happening but as 200bhp is such a jump for me it makes sense to enjoy it as standard whilst it still has that "Wow" feeling and then 3/4 months down the line when I've got used to it, to do the stage 1 up to 250bhp.

Remember as well that as I've not had a car for a while I have no No-claims so any performance tuning will start to push the premiums up (Its £1000 at the moment)

Excited to see what I can do though and more than happy for advice. What I really need to do is lock down a trusted Mechanic/garage to do Servicing and tuning etc.
V. Nice car, but....

Screw waiting...just remap it now and enjoy. Or in 4 months time you'll be thinking "why did I wait so long??!!". Honestly the 2.0TFSi engine responds so well to a Stage 1 Map it becomes a completely different beast, pretty much what it should have been leaving the factory.

My current car is the second 2.0TSi i've owned and re-mapped. The first one I waited a few months to do then when I got this I did it the same day smile

Lokideviluk

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6 posts

31 months

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Monday 30th April 2012 quote quote all
VeryRS do you mind sharing where you got yours remapped? Lots of choices and you've obviously driven their remaps in to no ill effect smile
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