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    Wink Bye Bye V50 .... Hello Black Edition Tdi (170)

    After 5yrs it was time to change the company car. My Volvo V50 2.0 Diesel Sport had served me well all the way to 90,000 miles, we suffered a few set backs in the final year but I have to say it always got me home. I will miss the keyless drive, but its a sacrifice worth making. So far done 155 miles in the Audi, had fun on the M1/A1 yesterday the DRL's dont waste time in moving traffic out of the way! or was it me flashing those infront when trying to engage the cruise control........



    After a 16 week wait the replacement was finally delivered. A Phantom Black A3 Sportback 170 diesel with heated seats and cruise control.



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    V50 is a nice car m8, i went through a phase last year of wanting the
    r design sporty one, but i stuck with the a3, your new car looks really nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by amr79 View Post
    THAT^^^^^^^^^^^^ is probably the worst steering wheel I've seen in my life. Ever.

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    To be fair if you want a cool steering wheel... then......


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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr901 View Post
    To be fair if you want a cool steering wheel... then......


    Can you post a photo of your whole interior, so I can see if it looks better fitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amr79 View Post
    After 5yrs it was time to change the company car. My Volvo V50 2.0 Diesel Sport had served me well all the way to 90,000 miles, we suffered a few set backs in the final year but I have to say it always got me home. I will miss the keyless drive, but its a sacrifice worth making. So far done 155 miles in the Audi, had fun on the M1/A1 yesterday the DRL's dont waste time in moving traffic out of the way! or was it me flashing those infront when trying to engage the cruise control........



    After a 16 week wait the replacement was finally delivered. A Phantom Black A3 Sportback 170 diesel with heated seats and cruise control.



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    and finally the interior



    I bet your going to miss them Cup Holders thou.....

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    Such a good job on the exterior of the V70 - then they spend ten minutes designing the interior. Nice new motor mate and an interior that's actually been designed.

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    Lovely mate. Hopefully have something very similar arriving in three weeks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by amr79 View Post
    After 5yrs it was time to change the company car. My Volvo V50 2.0 Diesel Sport had served me well all the way to 90,000 miles, we suffered a few set backs in the final year but I have to say it always got me home. I will miss the keyless drive, but its a sacrifice worth making. So far done 155 miles in the Audi, had fun on the M1/A1 yesterday the DRL's dont waste time in moving traffic out of the way! or was it me flashing those infront when trying to engage the cruise control........



    After a 16 week wait the replacement was finally delivered. A Phantom Black A3 Sportback 170 diesel with heated seats and cruise control.



    Hartlepool Marina?

    Looks like my old offices in the background.

    Nice choice BTW
    Now:
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    Really nice mate! Looks mint!

    Enjoy!

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    Currently Driving - 2012 White 3 Door A3 170 Quattro Black Edition with loads of toys! - It's here and I love it!

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    Hartlepool? Nice to see a few locals on the site
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluequattro View Post
    V50 is a nice car m8, i went through a phase last year of wanting the
    r design sporty one, but i stuck with the a3, your new car looks really nice
    Thanks m8. Yes the V50 was a solid car, only thing that let it down was the MPG. Even if I drove it with Miss Daisy in the back the best I got was 43 mpg. Averaged around 38 mpg which is poor for a diesel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ads View Post
    THAT^^^^^^^^^^^^ is probably the worst steering wheel I've seen in my life. Ever.
    Hey it's a Volvo! Probably got 6 airbags in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digzz View Post
    I bet your going to miss them Cup Holders thou.....
    I will miss the child booster seats even more. I had the family pack fitted from new the outer rear seats lifted up for youngsters. The keyless drive was also great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schoey71 View Post
    Lovely mate. Hopefully have something very similar arriving in three weeks..
    Thanks m8, 3 weeks will fly by, it's worth the wait I'm loving the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    Hartlepool Marina?

    Looks like my old offices in the background.

    Nice choice BTW
    Yes your guess is right, its the Marina alright. So your ex Garlands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3_S-Line View Post
    Really nice mate! Looks mint!

    Enjoy!

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    Thanks Si, not long for your fully spec'd model. What was the final cost of yours, must be near £30k?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannyhall View Post
    Hartlepool? Nice to see a few locals on the site
    Yes my man you guessed right, good old Hartlepool. Parked near Marina during the day (the 9 to 5) then Thai Pan (wife's business) during nights. No rest for the wicked!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amr79 View Post
    Yes your guess is right, its the Marina alright. So your ex Garlands?
    No mate, the company I worked for took the top floor in one of the refurbed Garlands offices last year.
    Not a bad spot actually.
    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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    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
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    Look how long the steering wheel is in the volley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amr79 View Post
    Thanks Si, not long for your fully spec'd model. What was the final cost of yours, must be near £30k?
    Tomorrow mate! It was 30 mate yeah, would have been nearly cheaper to get the S3 but I can't justify the fuel cost anymore...

    How is it after a week?

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    Currently Driving - 2012 White 3 Door A3 170 Quattro Black Edition with loads of toys! - It's here and I love it!

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    I took the same route V50 R-Design with the 2.4 D5 lump, great sound, brilliant car, tons of oomph.
    Here it is the morning it departed, back on dated number plates. I really miss the torquey five cylinder but don't miss the vague handling or horrendous custommer care.



    Oh I miss the bendy xenons too which was an £900 option on top of the xenons I had ordered. So was chuffed when salesman said they wouldn't cost me a penny.

    Did I mention the logical mirrors that DO fold upon locking!!!
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    [QUOTE=A3_S-Line;1588795]Tomorrow mate! It was 30 mate yeah, would have been nearly cheaper to get the S3 but I can't justify the fuel cost anymore...

    How is it after a week?

    Im lovin it Si. It's so much better than my old car. I wold hav filled up the Volvo by now, but the A3 still has another 150 miles to go yet!

    It's collection day for you!!! Enjoy.

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    [QUOTE=amr79;1589515]
    Quote Originally Posted by A3_S-Line View Post
    Tomorrow mate! It was 30 mate yeah, would have been nearly cheaper to get the S3 but I can't justify the fuel cost anymore...

    How is it after a week?

    Im lovin it Si. It's so much better than my old car. I wold hav filled up the Volvo by now, but the A3 still has another 150 miles to go yet!

    It's collection day for you!!! Enjoy.
    Thats good news mate! Today is the day and I am like a kid in a sweet shop! Lol

    Will put some pics up later if I can tear myself away from her!

    Cheers,
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    Currently Driving - 2012 White 3 Door A3 170 Quattro Black Edition with loads of toys! - It's here and I love it!

 

 

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