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    Fitting new grille to 04 A3...

    Would it be a big job?

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    Re: Fitting new grille to 04 A3...

    Yepp! its a big job! The grill the front bumper and the hood has to be changed...

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    Re: Fitting new grille to 04 A3...

    The front bumper wouldn't scare me replacing myself but are you sure the bonnet is different?

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    Re: Fitting new grille to 04 A3...

    Can't see why you would want to do it in the first place.

    What next, quad pipes?

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    Re: Fitting new grille to 04 A3...

    Jungle were you bullied in school or what??!!

    I think in time a lot of people will do it to make their car look up to date.

    If a new bonnet wasn't required I'd be one of them!

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    Re: Fitting new grille to 04 A3...

    A lot a people spend a lot of time trying to make there cars look a little different to everyone elses of the same type. Our 'old grill' A3s will be different and special. The original new A3. Why go to all the expenses and hassle to make it look like everyone elses A3. It will not effect the trade-in value.

    Be happy than you are driving the original not the one that's just following behind all the other models in the Audi range.

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    Re: Fitting new grille to 04 A3...


    Is that special as in needs...

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    Re: Fitting new grille to 04 A3...

    I like the old shape grille that most of us have and don't think the difference is huge anyway, the Mrs is having a sportback later this year (company car) so we can complete that his n' hers look and have the best of both worlds, can understand where Mark N is coming from though with wanting to keep his car up to date but IMO I don't think it will age the current model - still very similar.
    Having said that we haven't seen a 3 door in the flesh yet.

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    Re: Fitting new grille to 04 A3...

    I think you'll do more harm than good.
    You'd have to explain to a buyer/dealer what a new shape grill is doing on an earlier car.

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    Re: Fitting new grille to 04 A3...

    That will probably do more to reduce the resale value than increase it. Dealers like cars that are standard models that have not been 'modified' in any way by the user because they appeal to a larger customer base.

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    Re: Fitting new grille to 04 A3...

    Yeh that's true about when it comes to trading in.

    Just that I think the new front is nice more than anything...

 

 

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