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    Which colour...

    I'm torn between the following four colours... what's your thoughts?
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    Please give your reasons for you choice

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    A little more specific please? What car? Ordering brand new?

    For what it's worth, I think colour is a personal choice and you should get what you like, not what a bunch of strangers on the Internet think. Tread carefully with white as it's just a fad at the moment, but you can't really go wrong with the others. Black cars are always popular and easy to sell on.

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    I disagree white is a fad, it's popular again, i think it suits modern car design, doesn't work on a lot of base model cars and currently is quite a brave choice where the others are safe. I have had so many black & silver cars I was torn between white & red, went for white in the end as i wanted it to stand out, which it does
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    I like red, purely because its not often seen on an Audi. 90% I see are black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdre83 View Post
    I'm torn between the following four colours... what's your thoughts?
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    Please give your reasons for you choice

    What car ?

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    My Sportback is red and I love it!
    http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?i...1120653sn1.jpg

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    Very nice

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    Looking at an A3 2.0TDI S-Line.
    I've owned two in the past, as well as a A4.
    First A3 and A4 were black. My 2nd A3 was Misano Red.
    Love both colours however, as DLS55 says, White does stand out in a crowd

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulAr View Post
    What car ?

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    If I was buying again I'd get Misano Red
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    Misano Red is really nice had this on my 2nd A3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    If I was buying again I'd get Misano Red

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    If I bought again i'd get the custom/lifestyle paint and try and get them to do it BMW Sepang bronze


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    Thumbs up Sepang!

    Quote Originally Posted by S3IZZO View Post
    If I bought again i'd get the custom/lifestyle paint and try and get them to do it BMW Sepang bronze

    Voted black from the 4 in the poll.. but if they could do Sepang, that'd be off the hook!
    S3 - Phantom Black with a few options..

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    When I was ordering a A3 Tdi company car I asked if they could do Porsche rivera blue and the reply was, they could do that but couldn't guarantee a perfect match as it wasn't an Audi colour but they would do it.

    Really glad I didn't go ahead with the order in the end, don't think I could have lived with that colour on a day to day basis.


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    I voted black but thats just because I always buy black as I think it's the nicest looking. IMHO of course...

    Although the white S3's and M3's look stunning, along with the new VW rocco, ed30, TT's...

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    looks great on the porker but like you say, could you live with it everyday on an A3! the colour goes with the style and the era of the 911, makes me want to go buy one
    2008 pre facelift 2.0 TDi 140 S-Line A3 Ibis
    2008 new model 2.0 TDi 140 SE A4 Quartz Grey for family wheels

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    An A3 company car... I wish I had that choice. I wish I had a company car!
    What is it you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by S3IZZO View Post
    When I was ordering a A3 Tdi company car I asked if they could do Porsche rivera blue and the reply was, they could do that but couldn't guarantee a perfect match as it wasn't an Audi colour but they would do it.

    Really glad I didn't go ahead with the order in the end, don't think I could have lived with that colour on a day to day basis.


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    Voted black, you say you love it and its different from red which was your last car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdre83 View Post
    An A3 company car... I wish I had that choice. I wish I had a company car!
    What is it you do?
    I would imagine a fairly high percentage of users on this forum are company car owners.

    It's not all it's cracked up to be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3IZZO View Post
    I would imagine a fairly high percentage of users on this forum are company car owners.

    It's not all it's cracked up to be!
    Owning expensive new cars in general isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just a lot of worry, obsessive behaviour and expense! We must be sadists.

    As for the colour... Be brave and go Ibis white with the optik pack. Looks the biz.
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    Voted Black , fastest colour , looks FIT when clean and polished/wax , but a ***** to keep clean and every mark shows up.

    It's a real love/hate thing with black , it's like being married , it's not all rosey , but you get the rewards if you put the hard work in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3IZZO View Post
    I would imagine a fairly high percentage of users on this forum are company car owners.

    It's not all it's cracked up to be!
    Mine's not a company job - and I'd say it is probably an even split.

    One way to find out: Company Car or Private

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    What exactly does the optic pack include?

    Quote Originally Posted by PNH80 View Post
    As for the colour... Be brave and go Ibis white with the optik pack. Looks the biz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdre83 View Post
    What exactly does the optic pack include?
    Black grill, that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNH80 View Post
    Owning expensive new cars in general isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just a lot of worry, obsessive behaviour and expense! We must be sadists.

    As for the colour... Be brave and go Ibis white with the optik pack. Looks the biz.
    Have to agree Ibis looks the biz - toyed with it but (i) mine's an SE not S line / S3, and (ii) couldn't get to look at one and it's a bit of a gamble at that sort of money!

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    That BMW Sepang colour is dreadful. Normally the sort of colour you see on Volvos driven by old men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    That BMW Sepang colour is dreadful. Normally the sort of colour you see on Volvos driven by old men.
    I think you have to see it in the flesh to appreciate it properly.

    I've liked it for a few years after seeing this golf wearing it:


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    This is my red one for the moment




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    Can't say i'm too keen on that Sepang colour either. I'm sure British Leyland used to make the Austin Princess in that colour in the 70's...
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    Don't go Ibis! Far too popular now LOL

    Red is the way forward, not many cars in red and looks really nice.

    I don't think the front end of a standard A3 looks as good in Ibis as it does on a S3.
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    yeah, stay away from ibis! Too many around!

    I wouldnt have chosen white on anything other than an S3 in all honesty, and having now ownded a white one, I won't be having white next. Unlike black, which is a colour you can love over and over again.

    I like red for others, wouldnt have one myself tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfbane1967 View Post
    This is my red one for the moment



    Was it you that lost your license a while back? If so, I assume you are back on the road again?

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    Example Brilliant Black.

    Looks...... BRILLIANT!

    March 2011 - B8 Audi S4, Ibis White, S-Tronic, Leather / Alcantera Super Sports Seats, Heated Front Seats, Advanced Key, Tech Pack High, Electrically folding and auto dimming mirrors

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    Wolfblane. Please tell me where you got those wheels, or if I can buy them from you.. Cash waiting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by L60N View Post
    Wolfblane. Please tell me where you got those wheels, or if I can buy them from you.. Cash waiting!!
    He he.. sorry the wheels are not for sale at the moment.
    They are italian made replicas a bit darker silver,looks realy nice.But they rub a bit in the back as they are 8,5x19 et 48

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    FWIW, I'm getting heartily sick of black again, already.
    No denying it's lovely, but my god it takes some amount of looking after.
    I'm not lazy when it comes to car care but, at the same time, I get sick of washing cars every other day.
    I've already decided my next car will be some sort of metallic gunmetal grey.
    Not as boring as silver, but not as high maintenance as black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer View Post
    FWIW, I'm getting heartily sick of black again, already.
    No denying it's lovely, but my god it takes some amount of looking after.
    I'm not lazy when it comes to car care but, at the same time, I get sick of washing cars every other day.
    I've already decided my next car will be some sort of metallic gunmetal grey.
    Not as boring as silver, but not as high maintenance as black.
    Audi Quartz Grey and BMW Space Grey are colours i've been considering. Really do hide the dirt a treat...
    A3 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Line, 3 Door, Avus Silver (special ed.)

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    19" BBS CK's Anthracite - SOLD

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfbane1967 View Post
    He he.. sorry the wheels are not for sale at the moment.
    They are italian made replicas a bit darker silver,looks realy nice.But they rub a bit in the back as they are 8,5x19 et 48
    Where did you get tehm Wolfblane?

    Many thanks

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    I had the option of a grey D3.
    Not sure of the exact name.
    My wife put me off it, saying I'd tire of it quicker than black.
    The effort I'm having to expend keeping my black car clean is ample punishment for listening to her.
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    '02 to '05 - Black Audi A4 1.9tdi sport
    '05 to '08 - Akoya Silver A3 sportback S-line DSG
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    I agree, those wheels are the dog b110cks mate... where (if possible) could I purchase some?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcQuinlivan View Post
    Was it you that lost your license a while back? If so, I assume you are back on the road again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowfer View Post
    I had the option of a grey D3.
    Not sure of the exact name.
    My wife put me off it, saying I'd tire of it quicker than black.
    The effort I'm having to expend keeping my black car clean is ample punishment for listening to her.
    Black is far from the only colour which looks brilliant when clean... My Avus silver shines like a muthatrucker when it's just waxed. Infact all grey cars look fantastic when they're clean... The colour actually shows off the lines of the car better than black. Although no grey/silver is as sexy as black if we're honest.
    A3 2.0T FSI Quattro S-Line, 3 Door, Avus Silver (special ed.)

    For Sale:

    S-Line gear knob, stick and gator.
    Full set of OEM wheel bolts (incl. locking nuts & caps)
    19" BBS CK's Anthracite - SOLD

 

 
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