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    Quote Originally Posted by cuke2u View Post
    And it is that unique behaviour that makes the human race more interesting....
    i only bought the S3 as it was the only hatch with roof rails and 4wd which we wanted....it is a nice cabin however...criteria was sub 6 seconds to 100kmh and circa 30mpg.
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    No doubting it is a quick car for a small family hatchback..
    Now a proud owner of a A3 1.4 tfsi Saloon S-Line, 6-speed, Daytona Grey, Technology Pack, Comfort Pack, Cruise, Advanced Key, Privacy Glass, Audi Parking System Plus, Interior Lighting, Folding Door Mirrors, Light & Rain Sensor. Hold Assist.

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    Ordered 16/8/13, Build Week 44, Delivery Nov/Dec 13. Panther Black / Silver Alcantara, 3dr S-Tronic. Black Styling Package, Black 3D Design Inlays, 18" x 7.5J ‘5-twin-spoke “Star”’ design anthracite, partly polished alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres,
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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    And to preconceive all pp owners as intolerable @rseholes (prejudicing purely based on their purchasing behaviour) sounds like an unreasonable attitude that his former boss would have possessed, slightly hypocritical!

    I'm in the process of setting up a company that will donate half of its profits to good causes, yet I'm still considering buying a pp. Does that make me self centred and evil... I'd argue not!
    Mr lowther et al.. I have at no time to my knowledge referred to any individual on this Forum as an @rsehole.. please check your facts... if I have I apologise unreservedly.

    As to your good nature good on you but I fail to see what that has to do with the Macbeth/Scottish Play subject.

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    Please, keep on thread and refute pettiness...

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    Going to visit my dealer tomorrow to finalise my S3, still not sure on colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig81 View Post
    Going to visit my dealer tomorrow to finalise my S3, still not sure on colour.
    hardest decision, lol..... Got to be crystal effect though !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig81 View Post
    Going to visit my dealer tomorrow to finalise my S3, still not sure on colour.
    Do you have a short list?!
    Ordered 16/8/13, Build Week 44, Delivery Nov/Dec 13. Panther Black / Silver Alcantara, 3dr S-Tronic. Black Styling Package, Black 3D Design Inlays, 18" x 7.5J ‘5-twin-spoke “Star”’ design anthracite, partly polished alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres,
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lecht_rocks View Post
    hardest decision, lol..... Got to be crystal effect though !
    Just looking at the panther black thread! That is a gorgeous colour, never thought I'd consider a black car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    Do you have a short list?!
    Misano red, glacier white, panther black(as of now!) I also like the amalfi white, not sure if it's a S3 colour, it might be a tad plain for the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig81 View Post
    Just looking at the panther black thread! That is a gorgeous colour, never thought I'd consider a black car.
    If you bought panther I don't think you'd ever wake up one morning and think yeah, should have bought another colour.

    Black on its own is a good colour, but the panther uniqueness gives it a wow factor.

    Quite a few people agree black is a good colour, just hard to keep clean. Not an issue for me as I'll enjoy cleaning it! And 99% of people who have seen panther in person LOVE IT.
    Ordered 16/8/13, Build Week 44, Delivery Nov/Dec 13. Panther Black / Silver Alcantara, 3dr S-Tronic. Black Styling Package, Black 3D Design Inlays, 18" x 7.5J ‘5-twin-spoke “Star”’ design anthracite, partly polished alloy wheels with 225/40 R18 tyres,
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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    If you bought panther I don't think you'd ever wake up one morning and think yeah, should have bought another colour.

    Black on its own is a good colour, but the panther uniqueness gives it a wow factor.

    Quite a few people agree black is a good colour, just hard to keep clean. Not an issue for me as I'll enjoy cleaning it! And 99% of people who have seen panther in person LOVE IT.
    How difficult is it to keep clean? My mate has his own valet business and cleans my cars once a month, I'm thinking panther black is a weekly job haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig81 View Post
    How difficult is it to keep clean? My mate has his own valet business and cleans my cars once a month, I'm thinking panther black is a weekly job haha.
    ill happily clean my fleet 2 or 3 times a week, never a problem, always a pleasure !

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    As promised - pics of the Panther car in Nottingham. It was dirty but even so, what a colour.










    Build Week 1: Panther Black S3 SB S-Tronic, black nappa, anthracite alloys, comfort pack with adaptive cruise and parking plus, active lane assist, adaptive xenons with variable range control and auto high beam, technology package HIGH with connect, B&O, tyre pressure warning, fold/dim/dip/heat mirrors, reversible boot liner, extended mono pur interior, privacy glass, hill hold assist, LED interior light pack, electric lumber support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lecht_rocks View Post
    hardest decision, lol..... Got to be crystal effect though !
    I'm lucky, Nottingham have both crystal colours there in the flesh right now. Blue and Black.

    The Estoril is in the showroom and even with those lights it really doesn't 'pop' as much as I'd want it too. It's just too dark blue for me.
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    Yeah, estoril is blue end of story.

    the panther looks sen foooooookn sational !',,!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    I'm lucky, Nottingham have both crystal colours there in the flesh right now. Blue and Black.

    The Estoril is in the showroom and even with those lights it really doesn't 'pop' as much as I'd want it too. It's just too dark blue for me.
    That was exactly my opinion & why I changed from Estoril to Panther, I expected Estoril to be more vivid when I saw it.
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    Incredible, but there is swirl in that demo already".. Sack the cleaner !!!

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    Dark blue is nice, black is just black.

    As from the pictures, it kind of just looks black to me except the really really close ones.
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    Current car 3 Door A1 1.4 (185) S line - Misano Red with contrast line, arm rest, 18" sline alloys, Xenon, Climate, tyre pressure monitor
    Next Car 3 Door S3 Stronic - Estoril Blue, Comfort Pack, LED Headlights, mono.pur, heated folding mirrors, AHH, B&O, parking plus, lighting pack, tyre pressure monitor

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_lecht_rocks View Post
    Incredible, but there is swirl in that demo already".. Sack the cleaner !!!
    Gotta say my car was badly swirled from day 1... It's all over the car. My heart nearly sank to the earth's core but nothing much i could do about it so i said nothing to the dealership... I did complain over the phone when asked for feedback but what to do?

    i'm contemplating going to a specialist that i have heard of, they renovate damaged paint work, but it would cost 250eur for the pleasure.

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    You can buy a decent polisher and do it yourself for less than that and then have the kit and skills for life.

    I did exactly that about 2 years ago and haven't looked back.
    Build Week 1: Panther Black S3 SB S-Tronic, black nappa, anthracite alloys, comfort pack with adaptive cruise and parking plus, active lane assist, adaptive xenons with variable range control and auto high beam, technology package HIGH with connect, B&O, tyre pressure warning, fold/dim/dip/heat mirrors, reversible boot liner, extended mono pur interior, privacy glass, hill hold assist, LED interior light pack, electric lumber support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    You can buy a decent polisher and do it yourself for less than that and then have the kit and skills for life.

    I did exactly that about 2 years ago and haven't looked back.
    Thanks itguy, i was going to give this a try, i bought some supposedly good polish. I'm still considering going to the pro's but i need to check out my car in the daylight and in the sun to assess the damage. I never had time to do this cause of the bad weather and the fact it gets dark at 4pm. I'll wash the car today and polish it, I'll also take some pictures.

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    Honestly, a meguiars g220 polisher is worth it's weight.

    I had a 30min session with a detailed friend and that's given me skills for life. I can make a video explaining the process if you like - our metallic black mk5 gti needs a good session soon.
    Build Week 1: Panther Black S3 SB S-Tronic, black nappa, anthracite alloys, comfort pack with adaptive cruise and parking plus, active lane assist, adaptive xenons with variable range control and auto high beam, technology package HIGH with connect, B&O, tyre pressure warning, fold/dim/dip/heat mirrors, reversible boot liner, extended mono pur interior, privacy glass, hill hold assist, LED interior light pack, electric lumber support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    Honestly, a meguiars g220 polisher is worth it's weight.

    I had a 30min session with a detailed friend and that's given me skills for life. I can make a video explaining the process if you like - our metallic black mk5 gti needs a good session soon.
    Think a few of us on here would be truly grateful if you made a video Itguy. Perhaps when you do your GTI you would be kind enough to show and explain your skill involved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louay View Post
    Think a few of us on here would be truly grateful if you made a video Itguy. Perhaps when you do your GTI you would be kind enough to show and explain your skill involved?
    Agreed + the products you've bought and from where
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    sorry to divert guys but this i felt you ALL needed to see and.....OH DEAR GOD! £41K too!

    Used 2013 Audi S3 for sale in Staffordshire | Pistonheads

    audi-s3-S896565-1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louay View Post
    sorry to divert guys but this i felt you ALL needed to see and.....OH DEAR GOD! £41K too!

    Used 2013 Audi S3 for sale in Staffordshire | Pistonheads

    audi-s3-S896565-1.jpg
    I never usually use this acronym.....but...

    lol
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    No rails = no fookn use
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    No wonder it's up for sale so quick. The bloke who bought it has probably been throwing up everyday since.
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    Just a quick nod to a fellow petrol head and tragic loss...

    R.I.P. Paul Walker...

    Watch your speed gents!
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    ACTUALLY paid exclusive colour price! Can only see them selling it to an impatient customer unwilling to endure the lead time.

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    It says exclusive colour but couldn't find it in the list on the site. Was trying to spec it all up to see what it came to new (though while they say used, it only has 25 miles...). Got as far as £39.2k without the paint.
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    I've gone for Estoril Blue as I've been through all the other colours with previous cars so blue again! In terms of swirls at pick-up it would be a no no for me. I would ask for the dealer to arrange for the car to be detailed at cost. I nearly bought an M135i which had been in the show room for a few months. They were going to cover the cost of a new car detail as part if the deal as the car was covered in fine scratches. There's no shame in asking. After all you are paying over £30k for a brand new car and should reasonably expect it to be right from day 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cemerson View Post
    It says exclusive colour but couldn't find it in the list on the site. Was trying to spec it all up to see what it came to new (though while they say used, it only has 25 miles...). Got as far as £39.2k without the paint.
    I believe you can get any colour you want, they offer a dulux style colour matching service
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyb:2025327
    Just a quick nod to a fellow petrol head and tragic loss...

    R.I.P. Paul Walker...

    Watch your speed gents!
    Immeasurable loss. So so sad when someone good goes yet scum like Ian Huntley still live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    I believe you can get any colour you want, they offer a dulux style colour matching service
    there is only one colour worth consideration though..............

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    We have gone for Estoril blue, still haven't decided on manual or S-tronic, HB or SB!

    Help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zig81 View Post
    We have gone for Estoril blue, still haven't decided on manual or S-tronic, HB or SB!

    Help!!
    Depends entirely what you want from your drive! Both gearboxes have very good reviews so there isn't a bad option. A tronic gives you a bit of flexibility and the whoooomphs on change! That's what I'm looking forward to! Plus you get to feel like an f1 driver with the paddles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    Plus you get to feel like an f1 driver with the paddles!
    Or a Duck!!

    I have driven many thousands of miles in recent years with MODERN DSG/STronic and Tiptronic boxes and can assure you the comparison with an f1 driver is minimal.

    The S3 (HB or SB ) is a highly sporty and responsive hot hatch.. for my 2p such cars suit manual gearboxes best ... hasn't this been discussed before..

 

 

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