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Finally Ordered S3 After Much Debate - Thanks All.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DaveS3Turbo, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. DaveS3Turbo
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    Right,

    Ordered from Preston Audi with 8% discount approx.

    Audi S3 3 DR
    Imola Yellow
    Black Buckets / Headlining
    RSN-E DVD Sat Nav
    Bose
    iPOD
    GSM Phone Prep in FCA
    Electric Folding Mirrors
    Light & Rain Sensor Pack
    Interior Light Pack
    Accoustic Rear Parking Sensors
    Exclusive Extended Leather Pack On Knee Pads / Door Arm Rests ( Black Leather / Yellow Stitching )
    Exclusive Steering Wheel / Controls Pack ( Black Leather With Yellow Stitching )
    Tyre Preasure Monitor
    Through Load System.

    Thanks for all your help etc. Had to make a decision in the end as I wanted to be different. The lambo Blu Caleam is now the same colour as Audi RS6 Sepang Blue for anyone else's info.

    David :s3addict:

    Here is a pic of an S5 with Imola for reference.

    [​IMG]
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    Cangratulations... Nice color choice...

    so whats the deivery time set for....
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    Delivery Probably End Jan Approx.

    Collection for 01 March 09

    Can't wait already, love the s3's.

    David
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    OOHHH...thats a long wait....
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    Yes I kno, when does yours come mate?

    Its Jan delivery if you order now anyway. Only like an extra month and a bit.
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    Dude preferred the green, imola yellow never been keen on, even the orange was much better fella, nice spec though.
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    I tend to agree with NHN, imola yellow is a very brave but rare colour to go for, thinking of selling on would perhaps incurr a few problems, doubt i could look at it first thing after a night out too! :puke2:
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    Problem with the green was that they couldnt guarantee that the car would look like the picture i provided and so didnt want to take the risk with 35k.

    David
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    Awesum mate ..How much did they charge for the stiching in the seats ? Why dont you order yellow seat belts as well . I love the red ones on a porsche .
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    I wanted to be brave and bold and no other colours do that apart from orange which I have previously had.

    David
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    I am having the stitching in the extended leather pack and steering wheel / gaiter / knee pads / handbrake in black leather with yellow stitching.
    Audi are yet to confirm the exclusive option with audi etc. Approx £1200 all in all.

    He is also enquiring about the seat stitching in yellow but wondered if this was abit OTT?

    You can't capture a decent photo of Imola IMO and it is each to their own but I like it!

    David
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    Nice one mate and brave but nice colour choice.

    Who cares about re-sale, its **** when you don't buy something you want because other might not like it!

    Loving it mate and secretly like the yellow alot myself. Can't wait to see it!
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    Bold choice !!
    Would like to see pics of the extended leather pack

    Yellow is going to look so good with a black grill

    Richard
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    DaveS3Turbo Sepang Blue S3

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    Ye, thanks alot.
    Will bring it to a meet and show you all by all means.
    We should have have audi-sport mega mega meet up next year at some point.

    David
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    so have you gone for the black styling pack?

    :applaus:
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    No, I personally didn't like it on yellow even though black / yellow are complimenting colours. It kind of took the front of the car away. " My thoughts only ".

    David
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    Very nice...I secretly would like an Imola TT-S :D

    From the US...S-Line 3.2 TT

    [​IMG]
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    Yeh, like I say Iv'e seen many pics on the web and alot don't do justice even though it is YELLOW.
    It has to have a little agressive look / lines to wear yellow.
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    Nice choice mate. You will love it. I personally like Imola but like you said 'Its a bold statement' Enjoy the wait, it killed me LOL
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    i ordered my 15/9, and got delivery confirmation last week for week 48, which means i should have it 1st week of dec. the sad story is that i will have it parked in my garage for a month....its going to be tuff:scared2:. I am not willing to pay taxes for all of 2007 just to drive for 30 days. SO, Jan 1st will be my first ride...
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    Mine will take a little longer because I have basically been told about the audi exclusive process.

    They order the car etc as to the current spec and it goes to factory for build. Car gets built and passes QC with some bits being the standard black parts.. However for the exclusive bits etc i.e steering wheel etc. They then take the car to a different dept and "rip / dismantle " the factory bits and replace with exclusive requirements.

    If you can understand than badly written description

    David
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    Sorry that they couldn't guarantee how the green would turn out - I think it would have been fantastic.

    However, Imola is an awesome colour and will look stunning, and the money you saved on custom colour has allowed the very cool sounding extended leather pack.

    Enjoy!
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    good choice of colour dave!
    in about 3weeks i'll be able to put up a few
    pics of an imola yellow S3 with 19' bbs ch on some H&R springs;)
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    NOOOOO. heheheh

    Not another as.net memeber with Imola.

    Yes post some pics, I have yet to see a decent photo of an S3 in Imola.

    Can't wait.

    David
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    lol, if it makes a difference i'm all the way in South Africa:)
    i also couldn't really find decent pics when i was doing my homework.

    i've been waiting since june, finally got word that my car is on a ship
    to SA. i'll gladly put up pics mate!!
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    yes that would be really good. What spec did you go for?

    David
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    Gr8 choice Dave

    But Jeeeeesus, how long!!??!!
    Is that a delay out of choice or when they told you it will be ready by??
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    Both, Delay of choise. However because I'm having exlusive etc it will be mid - end of Jan anyway.

    David
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    Dave you are a man with very very good taste mate. Your S3 will be a stunner.
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    bose
    hill hold function
    interior lights pack
    storage pack (found it handy on the gti)
    sun roof
    folding mirrors
    thats it:cool:

    sat nav and sports seats are awesome but just way too expensive here in SA.
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    David loved your last car
    And by the look of the colour from that s5 im gonna love the new colour!
    Good choice stands out!

    Ashley
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    Got your car yet?

    David
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    no, not yet Dave.
    was told that it will enter the country on the 2nd Nov.
    and need a few days to clear customs.
    and a few more days to get on a truck and be delivered to the stealers.

    i'm just glad most of the wait is over, but honestly its the last few days that really suck.
    i've been waiting since 18th June:rolleyes:

    oh, i forgot to mention full nappa leather ("studded" inserts) and
    arm rest in the spec i went for:)
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    Cool. I found a good pic of Imola. I'll post when I get home tonight.

    Seen some real Green ( Hulk ) A3 pictures aswell.

    David
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    Am i the only one who thinks that S5 up there ^^^ is a complete horror show? The S3 should look nice in yellow but christ, saloons and big coupe's do not belong in yellow.....Looks like a Hummer :asskicking:
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    come on david, don't keep us waiting;)
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    You could wear this whilst your driving it??

    [​IMG]

    Only joking mate.. Think it should look really different.. I couldn't wait that long for a new car!

    Jonny
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    LoL jonny!!
    a girl i know told me the same thing:)
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    For me that green doesn't work....at all. Had it been a pearl colour or more of a viper green (as picture below) it would look a lot better. Vivid bright green on the wrong car can look like it's a corporate vehicle and should have some sort of advertisement down the side.

    [​IMG]
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