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    Are polished mirrors tacky on a black S3??

    What do you think. Tempted to get some, but sometimes i think they look abit tacky too, especially on a black car. Post pics if you have them.

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    Have them on my imola yellow S3 - think they really set the car off, apparently they cost around 800 a pair from Audi and they will only sell you a pair if you have a chasis number for an S3

    Think the plastic ones on the new RS4 look tacky and cheap - polished chrome ones look awesome - should look good on a black car too

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    propper "S" cars i think the ali mirrors are a must and set them off.

    i have OEM ones on my Ebony black S3.

    The Inpro ones are a bit too bling for my liking, they are "too shiny", but unless your side by side with originals, or somone with a sharp eye, they probably wouldnt be noticed by joe public.
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    S car needs these wing mirrors imo
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    The photos in this gallery are of my car:

    http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/thu....php?album=284

    They are the original factory fitted mirrors and I think they look the business, something that defines the S3 from the rest of the A3 range. I don't think they look tacky.
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    I like them on mine but it's got to be the OEM one, not those InPro ones!
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    Those Matt ones are for the new A3 platform.

    Get the genuine Matt ones as they look really good on the S3.
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    Oh yeh didnt see that!
    Whould the S4 ones fit ?

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    I have them on my black S3, just the inpro ones. 30 cant go wrong!!

    I didnt fancy the stealer price of 300 each for the OEM ones!! lol

    So heres a pic of mine with them on...



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    I don't think the In.Pro ones are too bad given the money either. You've just gotta take care of them (don't let dust/salt build up on them or they'll get eaten - but there again I suppose the OEM ones don't like that much either, and if you are sloppy with them, you could replace the In.Pro ones a lot before you've paid for OEM - I've had one set for well over 12 months though and they're still fine - I just don't forget them when I wash the car).

    Not an S3 but you get the idea...

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    there's a set of OEM polished chrome S3 mirrors for sale on the trading post
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    Can someone please tell me where i can purchase in the Inpro mirror covers from please!

    I take it these are plastic covers?

    If someone can let me know today id appreciate it, as id like to get them ordered!

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    I think the S cars should all have Alu mirrors although I'd probably prefer brushed ones I think the polished real ones look very good on the S3.

    Yep the InPro ones are plastic - think ebay might be your friend on this one... if not I'm sure someone else will be along shortly.

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    Europerformance.co.uk sell them i believe!!


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    Looks like I'm out on my own again, but I don't like them on any colour car. Then again, I've never liked lots of chrome trim on my cars - hence the dechromed front grille.

    Also reading various posts over the years, they seem to be a target for thieves who then sell them on on eBay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leecs3
    What do you think. Tempted to get some, but sometimes i think they look abit tacky too, especially on a black car. Post pics if you have them.
    Tacky - take that back now I tell you. Seriously this just sets off a black S3, especially from the front.

    Get some.

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    i agree with bantom, its not an S3 without them! really sets the car off and i love mine genuine ones on mine
    i wouldnt bother with the plastic ones but thats my opinion
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    I think they look really good on a black car. If you dont want to pay for OEM ones, the matt finish ones on ebay are pretty good - much better looking than the chrome ones.

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    I think they really set off any colour S3 from Noggy to imolas and even on silver ones look good and a bit subtle at the same time (just peep GTIGlasgow's sig above). Just had mine replaced though insurance after the trim theft sagas.......DON"T get me started.
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    cant make up my mind at the moment remain a wolf in sheeps clothing or to tell the world ok then bring it on this is an s3

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    tell the world, most of the numpties dont know it mean "S" anyway, only Audi followers!!! And they will see the wheel arches and stance anyhow!

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    Only like em on silver or blue cars myself

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    have already noticed a healthy respect from other audi owners and also some bmw drivers .i have owned three other audis a tt 225 a 1.8tq sport and an a62.7t all great cars in their own right.but the s3 has to be the best drivers car of them all the handling.the practicality.and awesome power.as you can probably tell i am one proud owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad max
    cant make up my mind at the moment remain a wolf in sheeps clothing or to tell the world ok then bring it on this is an s3
    Lol, you're worried about standing out with the mirrors, but then you have those alloys on the car! What size are they - 19s?

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    the car on my avatar is not my car i have 18 inch rs4 wheels on mine

 

 

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