I literally had a nightmare last night that I went to go and pick up my car but they'd painted it green instead of black & all audi offered me was a refund on my paint costs! Woke up in cold sweats! Haha.
I foam my wheels to lift the dirt, jet wash and then wash using a microfibre mit and Auto Finesse car shampoo only, then dry and seal.
Sure the mit gets dirty, but it is far better than using acid cleaner and some of the alloy brushes that you get.
Sealing them means the dirt sits on the outside, rather than on the wheel so will make them easier to clean.
Away out to do this very thing this morning.
Does anybody know where I might be able to find some carbon fibre style inlays to replace the standard ones found in the S3? It's been really bugging me that they didn't offer carbon fibre style inlays as an option.
What would you guys suggest for a roof box and rack system, I've order a S3 with roof rails and would like something that's easy to install and remove so its not a permanent fixture. Have never had a roof box before so mind my ignorance. Any advise welcome.
I wouldn't trust my 10 year old rusty push bike with them lot!
Love the term 'Push bike' takes me back to my paper round days trying to cycle with 20 kilos of sunday morning papers down private estate driveways with 5ft deep security shingle!
Wonder Wheels Hot Wheels | Auto Express but the best and safest is bilberry in my opinion...
Regarding roof boxes, you'll need to decide how big you want and how you want it to open (side / front etc). Halfords is a best first place to visit to get an idea. Prices vary wildly, generally the bigger and more aerodynamic ones cost more. Thule also make roof boxes.
Ive used thule roof bars and cycle carriers on my MINI for years and they are rock solid.
There are some really nice S3's on here but i've noticed that almost all of them are Sportbacks. Are there anymore 3 doors here?
Sportback FTW! :superman:
Unfortunately one thing I have noticed on mine...
There appears to be imperfections in the two passenger side glass windows. I shall be taking my car back to the dealer tomorrow to show them but I am amazed at how this got past factory and dealer checks. Its not noticeable glancing or from certain angles, just up close when facing the window square on. You can also feel some of them, almost like small (literally minuscule) chips in the glass
3 Door Estoril S3 on order.
Prefer the shape of the 3 door and dont need 5 doors and who wants to pay more for a slower car.
Dont forget the 3 door was the original. And with there being less on the road will be a little bit more special. I prefer the fewer doors, as with my current 3 door A1, my previous 2 door A5.
Although I must say the 5 door looks very nice and I was tempted, but who really want to drive the second fastest version of the A3 range ;)
I love the banter on this post some times!
The fact is most of the S3's on here are heavily optioned up, making them a very personal thing. 3 door vs 5, S tronic vs manual, roof rails or not, the list goes on and on. You make the car how you like it, don't worry what others think, just enjoy it yourself!
As for .1 of a second faster, I'd like to see this proven by any normal driver on here, doing a 0-62 time! the extra weight of the Technology DVD play / Hard drive could make .1 second difference to a car!:blink:
My personal view is that the 3dr looks too long. It's just as though they designed to be a SB first then did the 3dr after.
It doesn't appeal to me, the bigger doors of the 3dr are a pain in car parks and as I live on a slight hill they are also heavy on the drive too.
I had a mk4 golf in 3dr as I was too tight to pay for the 5dr. Never again, hated that car for 3 years because of it.
SB all the way for me!!
Sadly the following video is overdubber but heres the video from the designer next to a three door version.
L'Audi A3 raccontata dal designer Dany Garand - YouTube
And we are not allowed to re-ignite the discussion about how the white version shows off the paint work so much better, we're on to a whole new argument / disscussion about which is better between three and 5 doors. Obviously Estoril is the best colour, even though this guy is using a white car to show off the lines, but what does he know he only desinged the car :whistle2:
Everyone knows Phantom Black Sportback is best!
Sportback owners out in full force tonight bashing on the 3 door! ;)
I for one wouldn't be seen dead in a car that will be interpreted by many road users as an estate. Not at 23 at least... It would appear I've either given up on life or had a child I didn't plan to have too early!
Embrace the extra doors!
i presume you wanted the hatch format for practicality? I ask as a lot of younger drivers who have the money go the coupe or sports car route?
The big draw for me was that most people (mainly staff) won't have a clue how much the car is. If I rocked up to work in a Porsche word would quickly spread and they'd all be wanting a pay rise!
Oh and maintenance costs will be considerably lower!
It could well be Estoril, it looks like the car in that photo has been post processed to f*ck!