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    Audi S3 8L Chrome mirror covers buy or not to buy???

    Hi all,

    Apologies if this has been mentioned before but I just wanted to get peoples thoughts around this very cheap mod!

    CHROME DOOR MIRROR COVER FOR AUDI A3 S3 8L 1996-2003 | eBay

    Currently on eBay are a pair of chrome wing mirror 'covers' which stick on top of your existing mirrors. Prices for PROPER MIRRORS are around the 200/250 mark and I was wondering whether anybody had these or would recommend them.

    Just spoke to the sellar and apparently they are 2mm thin so......what are your thoughts?

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    apprantly what i have heard they look a bit pants and dont fit 100% but thats just what ive heard

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/187166-tims-max-power-a3.html


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    Hmmmmmm.........

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    What year is your car, and are you after the metal ones or plastic chrome coated ones?

    I have a pair of each I can sell.



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    buy the oem they look best

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    yeah id suggest going OEM then you havent got to worry about anything going wrong i have a set on my nog blue s3. they look fine but not my taste so ill happily was if anyone has nog blue mirrors? (sorry ti jack the tread) :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    What year is your car, and are you after the metal ones or plastic chrome coated ones?

    I have a pair of each I can sell.
    Please use the classifieds
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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    Please use the classifieds
    I not selling anything?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    What year is your car, and are you after the metal ones or plastic chrome coated ones?

    I have a pair of each I can sell.

    mine is a 1999 in brilliant black!

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    Used this guy before....

    http://bit.ly/179kdpd

    Has barns full of MK4s, S3s, TTs, Cupras... If you're local to Derbyshire (can't see your location on my phone) he may do you a good deal on collection :-) used him for all my odd bits and bobs, electric window motors, door cards, wheels, indicator switch - you name it he will probably have it :-) very reasonably priced.

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    Oh nice! That link doesn't seem to be working

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    Yes that link works

    i think these may not fit mine as mine is 1999

    Iv msged him asking whether he has the same for mine...

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    just saw the link. blimey £155 and they're not sold - surprised! Last I looked people were bidding over £200 for a pair.
    he's had 4 offers ...obviously very low offers for them not to be accepted.....I guess.

    I really have to laugh loudly on his comment "low mileage".....god do I hate with a passion adverts that think you are stupid !
    His missed the other trick...one owner from new.
    02 plate - 2002 - 225bhp - S3 - Ming Blue - completely standard - nuff said, OK there's a centre armrest, sunroof, BOSE speakers & black leather recaros, oh and the non OE chrome pack !

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    I have a pair for £80 if interested let me know and I make a classifieds add , they are the proper OEM from my 8L S3 , I removed them before I sold the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoal007 View Post
    just saw the link. blimey £155 and their not sold - surprised! Last I looked people were bidding over £200 for a pair.
    he's had 4 offers ...obviously very low offers for them not to be accepted.....I guess.

    I really have to laugh loudly on his comment "low mileage".....god do I hate adverts that think you are stupid !
    His missed the other trick...one owner from new.
    Yeah everything he sells is very cheap compared to the forums if you ask me! He's a great guy.... Always helpful - amazed me how much stuff he actually had. When I first went round he'd got a barn full of alloys, picked myself up a set of black rs6 alloys with newish budget tyres for £200! I'm waiting for him to break a Cupra R for the brembos lol.

    Haha yeah you're always get that with the breakers :-) I've gotta say, he seems a really genuinely guy.. The wheels I brought needed off him needed longer bolts, searched all the way round the barn to find me 20 shallow neck bolts and didn't charge me a penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yonner View Post
    I have a pair for £80 if interested let me know and I make a classifieds add , they are the proper OEM from my 8L S3 , I removed them before I sold the car
    I stand corrected - Sometimes hes much cheaper than the forums haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russwuss View Post
    I stand corrected - Sometimes hes much cheaper than the forums haha.
    I found them in my wardrobe when I was moving out haha , I thought they was in my garage , I was gonna ebay them for £110 but an Audi sport member can have em for £80

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yonner View Post
    I found them in my wardrobe when I was moving out haha , I thought they was in my garage , I was gonna ebay them for £110 but an Audi sport member can have em for £80
    Absolute bargain for that mate :-) if the OP doesn't want them I'm sure someone else will. When I saw how much they went for on eBay I was tempted to wrap them in bubble wrap when I park on street at night haha.

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    I will create an Ad in classifieds tomoz mate and see if any one wants em , I will pick them up and get some pics uploaded , I didn't like leaving my car at night with them on haha I use to put black tights over mine !!! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoal007 View Post
    just saw the link. blimey £155 and they're not sold - surprised! Last I looked people were bidding over £200 for a pair.
    he's had 4 offers ...obviously very low offers for them not to be accepted.....I guess.

    I really have to laugh loudly on his comment "low mileage".....god do I hate with a passion adverts that think you are stupid !
    His missed the other trick...one owner from new.
    I see £145, which is mega cheap. I've seen the invoice for £350+vat for one individual one from Audi, so was after £150 for my ones. I can wait though!



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    My facelift genuine Audi aluminium metal door heated electric mirrors (complete not just covers) are available for £240 cash collected / more with delivery/PayPal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yonner View Post
    I will create an Ad in classifieds tomoz mate and see if any one wants em , I will pick them up and get some pics uploaded , I didn't like leaving my car at night with them on haha I use to put black tights over mine !!! haha
    gret. yep it would be nice to see closup pics.
    02 plate - 2002 - 225bhp - S3 - Ming Blue - completely standard - nuff said, OK there's a centre armrest, sunroof, BOSE speakers & black leather recaros, oh and the non OE chrome pack !

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    I will get some close ups , there is a few tiny marks on them , they are in awesome condition tho!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yonner View Post
    I will get some close ups , there is a few tiny marks on them , they are in awesome condition tho!!
    Now I am a bit confused, but what's the difference between yours at £80 and what Big Al is selling at £250. ?
    02 plate - 2002 - 225bhp - S3 - Ming Blue - completely standard - nuff said, OK there's a centre armrest, sunroof, BOSE speakers & black leather recaros, oh and the non OE chrome pack !

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    Nothing ! I have an 8P S3 now so no use to me !

    mine are just the covers , I think big al has the full unit , cover and fittings , mine just replace your existing covers

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    Ah I see. Those are the ones I want. Not really after the covers. And those are the ones that were going for over £250 on ebay. So at £240 that's not bad , just a bit too much for me.
    02 plate - 2002 - 225bhp - S3 - Ming Blue - completely standard - nuff said, OK there's a centre armrest, sunroof, BOSE speakers & black leather recaros, oh and the non OE chrome pack !

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    why do you need the full unit

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoal007 View Post
    Ah I see. Those are the ones I want. Not really after the covers. And those are the ones that were going for over £250 on ebay. So at £240 that's not bad , just a bit too much for me.
    you remove 2 screws from underneath your mirror covers , pop your covers off and put the chrome ones on , that's it ,

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    Iv just put put some chrome covers on mine. I think they look good, not bad if it means I saved £230

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    This was for sale on E38 for about 50 pence?
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    This was for sale on E38 for about 50 pence?
    What do you mean?

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    I mean it was advertised on E38 very cheap.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    You are so wrong Jardo!

    Now go sober up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    I mean it was advertised on E38 very cheap.
    Yes it has remained in the family. I bort it off me cuzn just couple of weeks ago after several years of Corrado VR6 ownership lol

 

 

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