Seven years on….

While preparing for Audi Drivers International (one of the last VAG car shows of the year) it dawned on me that I have now had my S3 for 7 years… this is the longest time I have ever kept a car and the journey with her has been a roller coaster ride to say the least…

I put together a dyno graph of current power vs the power she left the factory with..

Dyno

…and my efforts to keep the car looking as standard as possible as I am a big fan of ‘sleeper’ cars, particularly under the bonnet where most modified cars look ‘modified’ šŸ™‚

oem ++ engine bay

Over the 7 years of ownership she has given me a vast array of emotions… joy and plenty of pain (as anything with boobs or wheels will tend to do lol) but I wouldn’t change it for the world… More importantly she has introduced me to a new world of friends…

I have built on her roots to turn her into the car she is today and in turn she has built on me as a person…

I know this sounds a little sad to me talking about an inanimate object in such a fashion but through this car I have met people and had experiences that have enriched my life and I think that is the point…

There are people that think a car is just a means to get you from A to B… its a tool… its part of your life because it has to be… for me cars are a passion, they are a way of life and add value to it… I wish more people felt this way then there would be less idiots that seem to think its fine to open their doors into your car but we can all dream the dream huh šŸ™‚

One last thing to say is that my car also seems to help others… I get told quite often that my build thread on Audi-Sport is an inspiration to them and helps feed others passion for their cars… this is quite humbling and I am happy that others get something out of this other than me…

I leave you with a few pics of the old girl…

My S3

Interior

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