Been a long time since I updated this.
The Leon has since left my ownership an has been replaced by an Audi A4 Avant which is my daily and the S3 is still sitting pretty on the drive.
I was sad to see the Leon go as it was a very good reliable car for 5 years. The last year or so has been up...
I got a 2003 S3 with the BAM engine, always wanted one. It’s only a temporary thing until I sell the Leon (The FR has a few issues at the moment) although I may keep the S3 and have it as a weekend toy.
Been a while since I updated this....
Car is still in my ownership although almost back to standard apart from the H&R’s.
I’ve just got an Audi S3 so the Leon is being used as a run about at the moment.
I have a few other little bits to sell off it but after that it will be sold so I can...
Not today but yesterday, detailed it and took off the headlight tints and plasti-dip off the badges.
They were looking a little worse for wear but, this might be the start of putting it back to standard.
Personally I have Uniroyal Rainsport 3's and find them very good. Wear rate is slightly higher than others but the fronts will last a year easily. Grip in the wet is great and they're only £60-65 each.
I dont think the central locking module would bring the engine light on though. My advice would be to have it scanned on VCDS so you can be sure of the codes and faults.
Where are you based?
Does the car regen a lot?