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    Phantom Black or Lava Grey

    Was originally going to get Brilliant Black on the new A3 but then decided to go for Phantom as I thought solid black would show up minor scratches and scuffs too much as time goes by.

    Yesterday, however, I saw an S-line in Lava Grey and it did look nice so I'm a bit torn now.

    Decisions, decisions

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    Brilliant Black is fine
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    I chose Lava Grey over black, the grey is marginally better at hiding imperfections and dirt but there's not much difference. Just go for the one you like best.
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    I'd go for phantom black, the lava grey can be too metalic brown imo.

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    id go for lava grey
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI-line
    I'd go for phantom black, the lava grey can be too metalic brown imo.
    Now that's a very interesting observation as I looked around one at the dealer this afternoon and caught myself thinking "is it just me or does that look a bit brown?" a couple of times.

    Gonna stick with Phantom Black I think. Mark88, I know Brilliant Black looks totally awesome when it's pristine and clean but it's the showing up of blemishes that worries me.

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    I don't think you could go wrong with either but I think phantom black looks a tiny bit more special when clean and matches the matt black bits better.

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    phantom black
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    is it like the old volcano, thats what i have on my a6 its half way between black and grey initially i thought what a great idea i want an almost black grey colour so thats perfect, but in hind sight it is a bit of a fluffy colour , yes it hides the scratches but thats because it doesn't have clean colour, deep black or dolphin grey would bring up a much better finish, more what you'd want on a new car. would have dolphin now.
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    Phantom black i would have to say
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    My first A3 was lava grey and I replaced that with a phantom black A3 quattro. Out of the both I preferred the black however lava grey is still a nice colour. In strong sunshine Lava grey can appear to have a brownish tinge.
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    Indecision. Indecision.

    Thought I would share with you guys that this thread made me change my order.

    I think the A3 looks great in Phantom Black but having a black one at the mo felt like a change so ordered Lava Grey. On taking a closer look due to the comments made here it does look brown/bronze in a lot of lights which I didnt notice at the time of the order. Its still an OK colour but being put off by the hint of brown I decided to change to the Dolphin grey which I felt was a bit safer.

    I reckon Audi should delete several of the less popular colours like beige and introduce some new ones.

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    Black all the way
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