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    Placing order this week - help me choose the colour!

    I'll be ordering my 2.0TDI S-Line Sportback this week. I've pretty much decided on the spec, but there's one thing I keep going back to - the colour!

    I was planning to get Daytona Grey, it's the same colour as my A6 so I know it well, I like it a lot, and it's fairly easy to keep clean. Plus I've seen Vertigo1's S-Line in this colour and it looked great (albeit in pouring rain!!).

    However - I keep looking at photos of the new A3 in Phantom Black Pearl and really like it. It's more striking than grey, I know it's harder to keep looking clean and may need more attention in that respect - but I'd be prepared to do that.

    I do fancy a change of colour after my A6, so the black fits the bill there, and I've had Phantom Black before (A4 S-line Avant) and it was stunning when clean.

    So, I'd be interested in people's views on these two colours for the new A3. I'm not considering any others - just these two!
    2013 A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI S-Line
    Phantom Black Pearl | Heated Nappa Leather | B&O | Technology Pack | Comfort Pack | Interior Lighting Pack | Parking System Plus | DAB | Alu Roof rails | Elec folding mirrors | Mono.pur | Rear Side Airbags | Elec lumbar
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    SOLD 2007 A6 Avant 2.7 TDI Le Mans quattro
    Daytona Grey | Leather | MMI High | Bluetooth | Adaptive Xenons | BOSE | DAB | Heated F&R | AMI | Parking F&R | Storage Pack | Visibility Pack | Interior Light Pack |


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    To be honest I don't think there is a right answer! I've ordered a black one, it's the one I decided on after much thought. However if I see a white one, it looks good. A grey one, it looks good. I think you just have to make a choice and stick with it, as it will look good whatever.

    Personally my existing car is grey, and I fancied a change. It sounds like you're edging that way too!
    A3 Sportback 1.8TFSI S-Line S-Tronic, Daytona Grey, Alum Roof Rails, Tech pack, Comfort pack, Adaptive cruise, Int light pack, Audi sound, DAB, Folding mirrors, Reversable luggage mat, 5yr warranty.

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    if i was picking out of those two id go black
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    I'm actually going to butt out of this one because I'm torn. Much as I like Daytona Grey, I've also had two pearlescent black A3s before (one Ebony, one Phantom), which is part of the reason I didn't want another. Not because I didn't like the colour - I loved it - but because I fancied a change. My last one was Lava Grey, which was about as close to black as you could get without actually being black, so felt a bit like cheating haha.

    Basically the A3 does look very good in black and, if I'd not had a couple of black ones and a near-black one before, I might have been inclined to go that way. You won't go wrong with either.
    Daytona Grey Audi A3 2.0TDI 150 S-Line with Tech Pack, Comfort Pack, Interior Light Pack, Alcantara/Leather seats, B&O sound, DAB radio, Folding/dimming mirrors

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    check Nardies post !!! pics of a Phantom black
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo1 View Post
    I'm actually going to butt out of this one because I'm torn. Much as I like Daytona Grey, I've also had two pearlescent black A3s before (one Ebony, one Phantom), which is part of the reason I didn't want another. Not because I didn't like the colour - I loved it - but because I fancied a change. My last one was Lava Grey, which was about as close to black as you could get without actually being black, so felt a bit like cheating haha.

    Basically the A3 does look very good in black and, if I'd not had a couple of black ones and a near-black one before, I might have been inclined to go that way. You won't go wrong with either.
    that's the same reason i choose white, I've had too many cars in black or grey was time for something Different.!!
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    From the pics I've seen so far on ASN, I can't say there has been a color I have not liked but for me if it's an S-Line your ordering Daytona Gray for me just shows off the lines of the car that bit more......haha I'd probably change my mind seeing 3 or 4 cars lined up in front of me in different colors, but as much as the black looks crackin I reckon I'd have def' opted for Daytona if is was an option.


    Alas I have ordered a Sport so the Daytona was not an option for me...so next best choice was Monsoon Grey which was the colour of the A3 in the showroom and the one I test drove.

    Must also add that in White it also looks fab especially with privacy glass also so good luck with your order it's a big decision
    A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI Sport in Monsoon Grey with added extras - 5 arm 'kinetic' design wheels, comfort pack, audi sound system, storage and luggage pack, SD Satnav and Interior Light Pack.

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    Have a look here for some pics.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3-...tdi-sport.html

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3-...93-colour.html

    It all depends on you personally. Maybe if you wrote down the pro and cons of each colour for your self, it may help with your decision.
    when i asked around i heard all sorts of conflicting views. Everyone has there own.
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    Placing order this week - help me choose the colour!

    Thanks everyone, I think I'll probably go for Phantom Black. It's very hard to choose when you can't see photos of what it will look like as a Sportback. Why were all the launch photos red and silver (ie not exactly the most popular colours when compared to grey, black or white!)?

    I assume if I wanted to, I can actually change my colour choice up to a certain point in the order life cycle anyway (not that I plan to, but good to know I could)?
    2013 A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI S-Line
    Phantom Black Pearl | Heated Nappa Leather | B&O | Technology Pack | Comfort Pack | Interior Lighting Pack | Parking System Plus | DAB | Alu Roof rails | Elec folding mirrors | Mono.pur | Rear Side Airbags | Elec lumbar
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    Daytona Grey | Leather | MMI High | Bluetooth | Adaptive Xenons | BOSE | DAB | Heated F&R | AMI | Parking F&R | Storage Pack | Visibility Pack | Interior Light Pack |


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    They don't tend to use dark colours for press and photo shoot cars as it's harder to see the details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveb99 View Post
    Thanks everyone, I think I'll probably go for Phantom Black. It's very hard to choose when you can't see photos of what it will look like as a Sportback. Why were all the launch photos red and silver (ie not exactly the most popular colours when compared to grey, black or white!)?

    Check these pics out - looks alright to me!

    Audi A3 sportback | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    A3 Sportback 1.8TFSI S-Line S-Tronic, Daytona Grey, Alum Roof Rails, Tech pack, Comfort pack, Adaptive cruise, Int light pack, Audi sound, DAB, Folding mirrors, Reversable luggage mat, 5yr warranty.

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    There are white sport back pics on audi's Facebook page.
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    Just for good measure, monsoon grey I think. Looks good.

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