I signed up to ASN late last year when I began looking for my own 8P S3, hoping here would be a good source of knowledge and advice on the cars themselves, tuning options and the like. As it turns out, after looking at a few cars from a mint, 18,000-mile Sprint Blue pre-facelift car, to a facelifted Ibis white beauty with high mileage, to a Cat D Dolphin Grey car which was a bit of a mess, I got such a good deal on a new one from my local Audi dealer that I took the plunge and got one new, plumping for a 3-dr Black Edition, manual. My partner and I wanted either Brilliant Black or Ibis White with black Alcantara but unfortunately money talks for us and the deal we were offered was for available cars only, so after a bit of searching we have ended up with a Brilliant Black car with black leather and Comfort Pack which I pick up next week. I can't wait! However after seeing Warren's, and just missing out on a Panther Black car, I hope mine stays looking tidy! I must admit I really never wanted a black one, as all the ones I see seem to be black or silver, but when visiting the dealer they had a Brilliant Black model in the showroom, and the match to the grille trim and interior trim inserts really worked for me over the other black ones I had seen. I turned to the other half and said "That car just changed my mind about black S3s"!
The one thing issue is that I really wanted the interior lighting pack, and the salesman told me that Audi don't offer this as a dealer fit option - it's done ONLY when the car is built. Is this true? And if so, is there now any other way to get it fitted? I'm sure I have heard on here and elsewhere of people getting the packs retro-fitted?
Any advice would be great - and thanks for having me here!