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    Open Sky - Yey or nay?

    I've got a choice between 3 used cars - all of similar spec. One has open sky.

    What are peoples opinions on this?
    If you've got it, do you like it - would you have it again?

    The car with the open sky is Lava Grey if that influences your thoughts at all

    Thanks
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    Open sky all day for me - plus lava grey the best colour haha
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    what the hells open sky? convertible?
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    I would avoid at all cost. Looks good inside and outside but it's given me nothing but trouble. + you need to carry all the extra weight of that huge pieces of glass and mechanism around. + it lowers the height of the cabin substantially. So, for me, definitely NO

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    Quote Originally Posted by GConn View Post
    I would avoid at all cost. Looks good inside and outside but it's given me nothing but trouble. + you need to carry all the extra weight of that huge pieces of glass and mechanism around. + it lowers the height of the cabin substantially. So, for me, definitely NO
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    i would, definitely. my parent's Merc has the pan roof and now i think any car that can have it as an option MUST have the box ticked.
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    Bit of a divided opinion there!

    Got any more pics of yours ben so I can see what it looks like with Lava Grey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon208 View Post
    Bit of a divided opinion there!

    Got any more pics of yours ben so I can see what it looks like with Lava Grey?
    Mine only 3door Jon. But if i had a sportback i'd have to have it. I think it would look pretty good on a lava grey sportback aswell.
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    i'd have it! looks good on lighter colours by providing a nice contrast.

    However if buying new, like most sportback owners, I dont think its worth the cash as its only really 2 sunroofs rather than a full glass roof like in other cars

    Also there are a few reports of them dveloping rattles
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    Just had a look at some pics of your car Ben. Lava Grey looks really good, the pics in the advert for the car I'm looking at really don't show it off well. Looks very similar to my Gunmetal Elise.

    Think I'd have to get some black edition twinspokes on it pretty quick though!

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    no my cup of tea but would be nice in the summer don't like the look it has on lighter cars got a sort of euro black vinyl black wrapped roof look to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 BUH View Post
    no my cup of tea but would be nice in the summer don't like the look it has on lighter cars got a sort of euro black vinyl black wrapped roof look to it
    that's what i like about it!

    the best looking A3 i've ever seen was a 56 reg 3.2 quattro SB S-Line in Misano Red with Open Sky. i was still driving my 1.6 at the time, and i had to change my underwear

    now i'm a TFSI boy i'd never ever dream of owning a 3.2*

    *yes i would, but supposedly i'm meant to hate them because i drive a 2.0T
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon208 View Post
    Just had a look at some pics of your car Ben. Lava Grey looks really good, the pics in the advert for the car I'm looking at really don't show it off well. Looks very similar to my Gunmetal Elise.

    Think I'd have to get some black edition twinspokes on it pretty quick though!
    Aw cheers Jon. Got a link to the cars your looking at? And photos of the Elise.
    I do love the colour of the black edition alloys

    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    that's what i like about it!

    the best looking A3 i've ever seen was a 56 reg 3.2 quattro SB S-Line in Misano Red with Open Sky. i was still driving my 1.6 at the time, and i had to change my underwear

    now i'm a TFSI boy i'd never ever dream of owning a 3.2*

    *yes i would, but supposedly i'm meant to hate them because i drive a 2.0T

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    I love the look of my misano red SB with Open Sky roof - the contrast of the black roof against the shiny red paintwork is great!

    Looks the business with the DRL's and zenons on too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by famandy View Post
    I love the look of my misano red SB with Open Sky roof - the contrast of the black roof against the shiny red paintwork is great!

    Looks the business with the DRL's and zenons on too!
    please don't do that to me
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    Ibis S3 SB + open sky.
    Yep.
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Ibis S3 SB + open sky.
    Yep.
    would look better on Sprint Blue with anthracite CHs and black optics i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    please don't do that to me
    sub has just had a little accident again i think lol
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    anyway on the open sky roof its a defo yes from me we had a ibis white 2.0 tdi170 s-line sportback in work and it look the dogs dangly bits if it wasnt so much i would have bought it , it was stunning with bbs ch wheels on it
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    You'd be mad not to have Open Sky if you have a choice, you'll regret it when the sun comes out properly in the next few months. Remember this is a 1,500 option and is rare.

    Have a look at the later pictures on my TDI S3 Hybrid Facelift 2010 (PIC HEAVY) thread.

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    awesome looking car there dean they look top with the black spoiler dont they mate
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    It definitely does!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    would look better on Sprint Blue with anthracite CHs and black optics i think
    Sprint + bling
    Silver n chrome etc
    Yep
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
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    i agree with paul on sprint blue the best is chrome grill and silver alloys dont think dark colours would look right on it but either way it would look sexy with a open sky roof
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    i agree with paul on sprint blue the best is chrome grill and silver alloys dont think dark colours would look right on it but either way it would look sexy with a open sky roof
    Agree.
    Pretty much every other colour suits optics though.
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
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    i used to think the same - but a member on here has an S3 Sprint with black details and it looks
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Agree.
    Pretty much every other colour suits optics though.
    yeah but in my opinion phantom black doesnt either too much of one colour they need chrome on them , vw passat's in black look top becasuse they have chrome around the windows and that looks awesome on black in my opinion
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    i used to think the same - but a member on here has an S3 Sprint with black details and it looks
    yeah i can see your point mind you i dont think i can remember seeing a sprint blue with black on it so cant judge it lol
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    i used to think the same - but a member on here has an S3 Sprint with black details and it looks
    Have seen a Sprint TTS with carbon bits on here that looked good.
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
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    Quote Originally Posted by fnmrst View Post
    yeah but in my opinion phantom black doesnt either
    +1
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    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Have seen a Sprint TTS with carbon bits on here that looked good.
    carbon's different that suits everything
    off the road boohoo anyone got a gearbox for me lol!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by benskin07 View Post
    Aw cheers Jon. Got a link to the cars your looking at? And photos of the Elise.
    I do love the colour of the black edition alloys





    Cant get the link to work properly but basically it's the most expensive 3.2 DSG on the Autotrader site.

    I'm after a 3.2 S-line DSG SB with as many toys as pos but this car is on for 14K at the moment which is too much I think. I know it's a 30K car but with the way petrol prices are going I can see this being very tricky to sell on in 2-3 years time, probably get 6K for it then?

    I've been keeping my eye on the Autotrader site and it seems that these cars sell really slowly and most are high spec so there's no rush, plus I managed to badly break my right wrist a few weeks back which required surgery so I won't be driving anything for a few months - so I can afford to wait!

    Jon

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    About to get our 3rd with Open Sky.. Priceless... Enough said!
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    Arrived 1 March 2014 ..Phantom 2014 8V S3 Sportback. lots of bits, Pano roof, Tech Pack.TPMS, WOW ;-)

 

 

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