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Thread: 3 door "oem look" roof rails?

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    3 door "oem look" roof rails?

    Hi all,

    I absolutely love black sportbacks with silver roof rails. They look awesome.

    Is there any options for this on a 3dr that doesn't look like crap? I know there are no fittings however, just curious.
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    Rails on a 3 dr? Youll do well to pull that off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimG View Post
    Rails on a 3 dr? Youll do well to pull that off!
    lol i kno, but every time I look at my A3 I think ... some silver rails would set that off ... might look daft (even it it was doable) on a 3dr tho :S
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    Buy a sportback!! I've got the roof rails for you. Check my classified add

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    Theres just some things a sportback can pull of that a 3 door cant
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    All right, all right, I get the message .... jeez! Whodathunk a small question about roof rails would turn in to a 3dr vs sportback smackdown? ... Actually, I could have guessed.

    Sad thing is, I did want a sportback.
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    3 door is just soo much sexier though... Just thought ill add some more fuel to this

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazjones View Post
    3 door is just soo much sexier though... Just thought ill add some more fuel to this
    Best rename the thread "3dr vs sportback" then
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    Haha we could have some aggressive discussions on why each of them are better
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    Haha we could have some aggressive discussions on why each of them are better
    Or rather why the 3door is better ... (why am I encouraging this?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuta3 View Post
    Or rather why the 3door is better ... (why am I encouraging this?)
    you're not! we know you're only jesting ..because it's not so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuta3 View Post
    Best rename the thread "3dr vs sportback" then
    This would be a never ending debate..... So just to add to it 3door is by far the better looking car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petera3 View Post
    Buy a sportback!! I've got the roof rails for you. Check my classified add
    I was thinking of getting these for my car but just saw the price on them and was like Whoda!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuta3 View Post
    Hi all,

    I absolutely love black sportbacks with silver roof rails. They look awesome.

    Is there any options for this on a 3dr that doesn't look like crap? I know there are no fittings however, just curious.
    Just save up and buy a sportback
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesO View Post
    Just save up and buy a sportback
    Awwww wut. Do one! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuta3 View Post
    Awwww wut. Do one! lol
    Oppsss sorry ;-)
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    Ahah yeah save up and buy the full car instead of a shortened version

    "oh no did i just say that" :-P
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    Ahah yeah save up and buy the full car instead of a shortened version

    "oh no did i just say that" :-P
    Oh no he diden ... Also, have you ever seen a woman back-out to get out from the rear seats of a 3-door? Who'd want to miss out on that?
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    Lol one benefit
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    From what I have seen Audi are now offering the grandad extras pack to all the sportback owners.



    Long live the forever youthful 3dr.
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    Those loafers do look affa comfy!

    As for roof rails; leave them for sportbacks, they'd make the 3dr look ever shorter in comparison.
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    Lol I would let them go for a bit less and I know of a few people that fit them, infact its not hard to do it yourself. But they add so much character to the car, I'd fit them to mine but i'm thinking of selling it.

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    Sportbacks are a lot more classier, more car for your money, look better, no headache of getting out to let someone in or out, you can do more to a sportback, Roof rails are a prime example. No offence to anyone, but in my opinion, the Sportback is for the men and the 3 door is for the ladies. Just the size of it justifies what I'm saying

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    For goodness sakes, go for a sportback. Better than being seen driving a supermarket trolley any day lol (Oh my, did I actually say that?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geraldy212 View Post
    For goodness sakes, go for a sportback. Better than being seen driving a supermarket trolley any day lol (Oh my, did I actually say that?).
    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by petera3 View Post
    Sportbacks are a lot more classier, more car for your money, look better, no headache of getting out to let someone in or out, you can do more to a sportback, Roof rails are a prime example. No offence to anyone, but in my opinion, the Sportback is for the men and the 3 door is for the ladies. Just the size of it justifies what I'm saying
    no offence to anyone?! LOL

    No offence but "just the size of it justifies what im saying" is probably a freudian slip relating to your original purchasing decision. Oh yea, in yo face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuta3 View Post
    no offence to anyone?! LOL

    No offence but "just the size of it justifies what im saying" is probably a freudian slip relating to your original purchasing decision. Oh yea, in yo face.
    Lol the last bit made me laugh. Buy a 5 door, you'll never want a 3 door again!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petera3 View Post
    Lol the last bit made me laugh. Buy a 5 door, you'll never want a 3 door again!!!
    Shame of it is I wanted a sportback LOL
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