So last Friday I collected my new car - a used 2013 A3 1.8TFSI S-tronic, trading in my previous A3. Loving the car completely, although there are a couple of minor niggles when comparing it to the last one, which have been well documented elsewhere - lag when pulling away (resolvable by changing from D to S), nowhere to put your right foot when using cruise control (really annoying!) and lack of handy storage compartments, like a coin tray. But in general a fab car, although I've been trying to work out what options I have, as they don't seem to all follow any packs. I have tech plus and B&O, which are great for gadgets, but no DAB it seems. I've got interior lighting upgrade and luggage pack, but not Xenon headlights. Had S-tronic but no cruise control, but that was easy to add before collection.
Anyway, I collected the car Friday, and on Sunday morning met a suicidal pigeon at approx 70mph. It flew across the car and hit directly onto the off-side headlight. A big plume of feathers, but unfortunately it has made a large hole in the plastic headlight front cover. All lights are still working. Really annoying, but could have been worse I suppose.
So a couple of questions. Does anyone know if it will be possible to replace just the plastic cover, or am I looking at a whole headlamp unit? And if the latter, I'm wondering whether it's possible to upgrade from Halogen to Xenon headlights, and if so - what the difference in cost would be. It seems like it might make sense to do the upgrade if it's possible and get something good out of this mini disaster!
Any thoughts would be welcome.