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  • Avus Silver Pearl

    16 25.81%
  • Lava Grey Pearl

    20 32.26%
  • Mauritius Blue Pearl

    12 19.35%
  • Dolphin Grey Metallic

    10 16.13%
  • Moro Blue Pearl

    4 6.45%
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    Help with my colour choice!!!

    Quick poll on the choice of the colour of a new Sportback S-line Quattro I am hoping to order (sometime) soon.

    Any advice or comments re practicality / looks etc appreciated

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Black

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

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    Black

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    Already got a black car. Pain in the rs to keep clean and dont want 2 black uns on the drive....try again!!

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Silver then, nice and easy to clean

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    2 black cars look cool man... works for the Queen and the mafia!

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    None of the above.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    How about this colour ...Murano Green Pearl Effect.



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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Having had a dark colour last time, went for silver this time.

    Looks great with alloys and alu roof rails and the alu interior trim.

    Amazing how much the dirt just doesn't show.

    The Moro looks very dull in my opinion.

    Look on the Audi website at the used Sportbacks for sale, you'll see loads of combos there.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Agree with the comments regarding silver-based colours.

    They look clean when,in fact,they're filthy.My Akoya car is gleaming away in the car park,but if you ran your hand over it,you would get dirty.

    I've had several black cars and wouldn't touch one again.
    Life's too short for the excessive cleaning black requires to look good.

    Unless you're like my MD.
    Hasn't touched a sponge or cloth in years.
    Twice weekly into a valeting company.
    Mind you,his TT calipers are rusted beyond belief.
    I'm assuming the jetwash they must use on the wheels has taken it's toll.
    My heart bleeds for the lazy sod...

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Are you getting the Open sky roof? I chose lava Grey to go with the glass roof, as I'm not keen on the contrast.
    It's hard to tell where the glass stops and the rest of the car begins.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    I agree.
    Although the Americans seem to like the contrast I am not sure ........

    Cant find Avus Silver with open sky picture to compare with Lava

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Avus Silver Pearl
    Nice, but common. There's 2 parked outside my work!

    Lava Grey Pearl
    Looks great. Dark enough to look 'mean & moody' but not so that it's a pain to clean all the time. It's a "warm" grey, which means it has VERY slight red hue to to, almost a metalic brown, but not quite. My definite favourite!

    Mauritius Blue Pearl
    Nice, but not sure it suits the car... at least it's not red I guess.

    Dolphin Grey Metallic
    IMHO this colour is a bit like 'sitting on the fence' as a choice, not one way or the other

    Moro Blue Pearl
    Unsure what this looks like, so can't comment

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    OOPS. Was a picture of a white A3 Sportback with open sky from the VWvortex gallery.


    Phydaux....do you have a picture of your Lava with the OS

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

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    Lava Grey Pearl
    Looks great. Dark enough to look 'mean & moody' but not so that it's a pain to clean all the time. It's a "warm" grey, which means it has VERY slight red hue to to, almost a metalic brown, but not quite. My definite favourite!



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    Got to admit I think Lava but having only seem them in passing I thought this forum the best place to find out what others with experience of the cars thought.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Me, I'm sitting on the fence according to slimbloke. But having had three silver cars on the trot I fancied a change...

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Trying to hold back my emotions, but that white Sportback looks pants.

    White is bad enough, looks even worse with Opensky.

    It's been slammed like a Saxo too, no thanks.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Completely agree about the white but reading the US forums they are all the rage.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

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    How about this colour ...Murano Green Pearl Effect.




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    Used to have a BRG Clio when I was younger!!!
    Not sure about green cars any more but that does look nice on the photo. Anyone got one?

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Yummm. Green. Nearly as nice as Burgandy......

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Some pics of my Mauritius Blue Sportback S-line quattro.

    http://www.mogren.info/sportback/

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Great pictures Olov!

    Makes me love my own Mauritius Blue sportback even more [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img] S-line look pretty good too. Whish I would also have gone for the s-line although I am still unsure about the black headlining and the logo in the seats.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    I found a red one with open sky if that helps.


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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Dolphin grey.


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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    (black).


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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Mauritius blue.


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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Can't find avus so normal silver..


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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    I went with Lava out of your choices, I have had Audis in Metallic blue, Denim Blue, Moro blue, Ebony Black, Akoya Silver and at the moment Aqua Blue which I love, it is sort of a Steel blue/grey and quite dark.
    But out of al those I have liked the Ebony black the most, and on a sportback with the alu rails I think it looks awesome, but Lava looks good too.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    If you go ebony black, consider alu window strips, we've got 2 black Audi's (A3 & A4) my A4 has alloy roof rails and window strips and looks great! Must go now 2 cars to clean, black is superb BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    You can get Alu window strips for the A3?

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    its got to be liquid blue?.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Yes.
    I wish my car was still that clean.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Ok found an Avus S-line sportback, looks spanking new then. Thanks Cupramax.


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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    My A4 was Atlas Gray - a light metallic gray that looked excellent on the bigger car - I think the colour range on the A3 is really limited. Of course there's always the "custom colour" option available at 1500 or thereabouts...

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Avus, superb, had so many comments about the colour of mine, and its not too common either.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Avus looks the business but any one got one with with open sky so I can see what it looks like on a lighter colour. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Dolphin Grey is a nice colour if you dont like washing your car every other week.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Every other day at the moment, beginning to wish I'd stuck with silver.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Every other day, Jee's what have I let myself in for!

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    Stick with Silver. Wash once a week. Always looks good and there are far too many black A3s around at the moment. Every one I seem to see is black. Nice when they are just washed but.....

    Mind you I did see a lovely looking A3 Sportback with 18" alloys that was in Red. Looked great.

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    Re: Help with my colour choice!!!

    It's not that bad, I haven't washed mine yet (brilliant black). 800 miles on the clock, it looks good enough.

 

 
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