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    S3 standard leather - pics wanted

    I'd appreciate it if someone could post some pics of their embossed leather seats that come standard with the S3. I can't seem to find any decent pics - there's some in the S3 colours thread, but they aren't the greatest quality.

    I'm wondering whether it is worth going for Alcantara at no extra cost, or sticking with the leather.

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    Has nobody got the standard leather seats?

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    Last edited by mitch78; 17th March 2009 at 23:27.
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    also A3, 320, Golf, Clio, Astra, Focus, Mondeo, Laguna, Escort, Calibra, 220, others and now back to a Focus...

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    I've had Alcantara (last car) and embossed leather (current car) - pics below. The Alcantara did go a bit shiny after 3 years - the leather may do the same but its easier to prevent if you "feed" it regularly. Having had both I'd go for embossed leather again (although it can singe your arse in the summer).






    Here's my old Alcantara interior:

    Phantom Black S3, RNS-E with SDS Hack , BOSE, Sunroof, iPod, ITG CAI, Forge DV, Milltek TBE, Revo Stage 2+, Autotech HPFP, Sachs clutch, Lamin-X, BBS Pescaras, H&R springs, H&R ARBs, NGK Iridium Plugs, Vagcom.

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    Thanks for those Iggu. They look pretty nice.

    I noticed on the configurator that the door panels are finished in alcantara if you choose alcantara seats. Are your S3 door panels finished in leather? It's hard to tell on the configurator.

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    Yep smooth leather on the doors - not embossed. It was Alcantara on the doors on my old A3 though you're right. Same goes for corresponding panels in the rear.
    Phantom Black S3, RNS-E with SDS Hack , BOSE, Sunroof, iPod, ITG CAI, Forge DV, Milltek TBE, Revo Stage 2+, Autotech HPFP, Sachs clutch, Lamin-X, BBS Pescaras, H&R springs, H&R ARBs, NGK Iridium Plugs, Vagcom.

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    Last edited by mitch78; 17th March 2009 at 23:28.
    Ex 8L S3 driver

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    Yes, in the same place you can see alcantara on the pics below
    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

    SOLD - 8P Audi S3. Brilliant Black, FBMF wheel, Bose, RNS-E, Auto lights/wipers, Cruise control, Tyre pressure monitor, Parking sensors, Interior light pack, GSM phone prep, Armrest, Privacy glass, Electrically folding mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    Yes, they are leather, front and back.
    Beat me to it!
    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

    SOLD - 8P Audi S3. Brilliant Black, FBMF wheel, Bose, RNS-E, Auto lights/wipers, Cruise control, Tyre pressure monitor, Parking sensors, Interior light pack, GSM phone prep, Armrest, Privacy glass, Electrically folding mirrors.

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    anyone think the two tone leather seats are more comfortable than the standard blacks ones as they are embossed or feel no different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1000 View Post
    anyone think the two tone leather seats are more comfortable than the standard blacks ones as they are embossed or feel no different?
    I can't imagine they would feel any different unless you were driving naked!

    I heard someone say that you slide around less with the embossed leather.

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    Well, the car is all ordered (S3 Sportback) and I've stuck with the standard leather.

    I couldn't decide between White or Brilliant black, but went with the slightly safer choice of black.

    Also added iPod connection, mobile phone prep (armrest), light and rain sensor, interior light pack.

    Delivery should be some time in October, although have yet to hear a firm date.

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    Metalex - your buttocks won't be disappointed with that choice. Strongly recommend you apply DiamondBrite leather feed the day you get it. Good luck with the car - its a winner mate.
    Phantom Black S3, RNS-E with SDS Hack , BOSE, Sunroof, iPod, ITG CAI, Forge DV, Milltek TBE, Revo Stage 2+, Autotech HPFP, Sachs clutch, Lamin-X, BBS Pescaras, H&R springs, H&R ARBs, NGK Iridium Plugs, Vagcom.

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    Cheers Iggu.

    Did you retrofit your SatNav? If so, do you know of any reputable places to buy new units from?

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    I didn't retrofit personally (the dealer did after they cocked my original delvery date up) but there is a thread running called RNS-E at the moment which seems to have lots of advice on who to buy from. If you're anywhere near Manchester then s8Craig is the man !
    Phantom Black S3, RNS-E with SDS Hack , BOSE, Sunroof, iPod, ITG CAI, Forge DV, Milltek TBE, Revo Stage 2+, Autotech HPFP, Sachs clutch, Lamin-X, BBS Pescaras, H&R springs, H&R ARBs, NGK Iridium Plugs, Vagcom.

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    I went for alcantara and think it looks nice (wasnt keen on the retro for cortina style embossed seats myself!)... but its true that alcantara can look tired when it gets old.
    Porsche 997 Carrera 4 S - Black, Sport Chrono, Sport seats, PCM, Nav, Tel, Park assist and rear wiper (Yes!, its an option!)
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    Gone -2007 S5 4.2 ,2008 S3, 2007 TTC 3.2, 2007 RS4 Saloon, 2004 S4 Saloon, 2006 A4 2.0T Sline SE,2002 A3 3.2 Sline, 2001 A4 1.8T,2001 Boxster, 1983 911SC,1992 Corrado G60,1988 GTi.

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