Oh my god - the paint looks AMAZING !!!!
Having had a PANTHER BLACK car for the last 3 years I can confirm that it is just black all said and done and if I was re-ordering I would 100% order the regular black at zero extra cost ... as for 99% of the time, you do not see the fleck so it just looks like a solid black - but I now feel that the solid blacks are deeper and richer in colour so they look more blacker - just my view of course but this is speaking from experience.
Estoril on the other hand, looks stunning in both dull and light conditions - such a rich deep lustre and amazing expensive classy sport looking colour that really suits the S cars .. and of course is exclusive to the S cars.
Truly stunning pics thank you.
He's giving me updates without me asking, i guess he liked me when i bought the car, lol. I didn't push him down on the price too much and it was quite a fun experience for both of us (a lot of laughing lol).
Gonna have to hold off on the pics for the next day or two until I can get it properly cleaned, had to nip somewhere for work early this morning and the roads have been greasy..
The car just gets better and better..
All of you waiting for your S3's are in for a treat..
Does anyone know if the stitching on the door/round gear stick is also lunar silver like the seats? also, does the mono.pur pack delete the silver? I'm still struggling to figure out what you're getting with mono.pur??
my understanding is that without mono.pur the steering wheel and gear lever have the silver stitching. The doors and centre console don't have any covering or stitching.
with mono.pur you get covered centre console and door handles/arms rests with stitching in silver.
I just know that I've seen cars with and without mono.pur and the mono.pur was a no-brainer YES for me - will make it really nice inside.
I'm picking mine up on Saturday morning. My dealer tells me it's there and looking lovely in panther black. 2 more sleeps.
Sticking to a diet by Dr Charles Clark, a book given to me by mum. A little old but with a very effective strategy that allows a minimal amount of carbs during the weight loss phase.
Beer is kept to an absolute minimum and 3/4 gym sessions a week have helped me transform my looks and direction. New wardrobe for new body and new car come 1st March, with photos of both a thin me and new S3 on the fridge as a constant reminder of my goal.
Keep up the good work pal
Good effort - that's really going to spur me on too now then.
I'm starting from a different place as i'm usually a regular gym goer and typically have my weight well under control, but this year has seen a load of dodgy health issues for me which have resulted in a lot of prednisolone steroid use and lots of midriff fat accumulation. Thankfully I'm on a reducing dose now so can start really tackling it.
Got to get from 13st10 to between 12st and 12st7 by march - should be ok.
We'll fat or fit, ugly or beautiful, smart or thick... Who cares?! I for one don't care and will be enjoying my s3.
This might help. Both have mono.pur finishes & are an example of the contrast stitching colours. Unfortunately I can't find a detailed closeup of the lunar silver interior stitching as it's still quite rare to find that option.
Does anybody know if the black styling package has a gloss finish like our German counterparts enjoy or whether we in sunny England receive a matte finish? Below is glossy (german) but my neighbour has a has matte styling accents on her 13 plate S4...
The rest of the money ill invest in something else.
My point was though, I reckon the overall cost to you would be lower if you were on PCH rather than PCP (it was a lot cheaper for me with the Skoda). It's just as a nation, we seem to want to own something rather than rent it.
If I had to choose between them for a track day and nothing else - I would go for the 8P
If I had to choose between them for ANY other driving than a track day - I would go with the 8V
The major difference is the rigidity, the 8P's cushioning around the lateral and outer thigh areas were like bricks, the 8V's have a lot more spring which adds to the unbelievable comfort of them. I'm actually looking forward to a long motorway journey!
Quick question about the MMI system...
During my handover the salesman paired up my phone and ipod, he then had a menu screen up for the ipod where you could select artists, albums, songs, playlists etc...
Since then I have been unable to find that menu!
When I select media and then select my ipod it just lists all songs, and every button I press takes me to screens other than the ipod menu...
Can anyone help? I'm guessing it's gonna be something really simple.
Interesting info regarding delivery times, spoke to my dealer today (that always sounds bad), he said that my car was due to be on a ship on Sunday (this weekend) and I should be able to collect on Friday 8th November.
He said he will call me Sunday to confirm its on a ship, I need to provide retention cert for my private reg ASAP and go in to sign finance etc on Thursday, collection Friday approx 2pm.
just hoping hope he has this right.
This may give some gauge of possible delivery dates for all those still waiting, oh my build week was 41 so it's been built and waiting shipment a while.
a) you stick with an old car
b) have lots of money to throw £30K+ at a car and then top it up by £15-20K every 3 years
c) throw a deposit of 10% at a car, pay silly monthly payments and then get a new car in 3 years with hopefully at worst for another 10% deposit - that's the theory I guess
d) Lease a car - which I may consider next time, though this doesn't ever give you the option to buy
would be interesting to see what the cheapest option is over the average lifetime of a car of say 12 years
I was told that once the car arrives in UK it can take up to 10 working days to clear customs and be ready for transport to dealer. Dealers only usually know of delivery either the day before or on the day it is sent to them.
It really is worth the wait.
well ive just added to my spec
comfort pack with parking systems plus and park assist
interior led lights
High beam assist
Aluminium roof bars
Standard seats and wheels
electric folding mirrors
Tech pack without Audi Connect
Electric lumbar support
Tech pack with Audi Connect (as originally had just tech pack without audi connect)
Service Pack 399 one
im going to avoid looking at this site, specs and the brochure till march
Anybody else ordering service pack a 399? seems a good deal if your on fixed servicing.
12 hours from now and i'll be cruising in the panther!
it will be a brief thrill as i'm heading straight to the train station and then to the rugby. will snap a couple of phone pics and upload straight away with proper ones to follow on sunday. ****e weather this weekend too!