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Hello! New Audi A3 owner.

itissamuel Feb 3, 2013

  1. itissamuel

    itissamuel New Member

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    I am now the owner of my first A3 which I purchased in mid December, and I've found the forum very helpful in resolving a few minor issues so far with the car and I can tell many of the members on here are very knowledgeable.

    My car is a 2009 Audi A3 1.9 TDIe Sport Sportback. My first car was an older 1.6 Golf so the A3 is a bit of an upgrade. Main reason for the TDIe was purely running costs, cheap tax, fuel, insurance, parking at work etc.
    80000 miles which I was cautious is high but also aware that if looked after will go on for many more. Full Audi service history and I plan to treat it best I can.

    The car is completely standard at the moment as i'm only 20, any performance upgrades would increase my insurance drastically. I hope to look more into that side in the future. In the mean time I think i'll look towards some interior upgrades.

    Just a quick iPhone picture below. Looking a bit dirty after the snowy period.
    I'm sure that I am allot like many forum members with a a bit of OCD about keeping it clean. Also been trying to learn about the detailing side of things to look after the paintwork as well.

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    I'm not a mechanic guru, but definitely a car lover and very willing to learn.
    Thanks for reading :)
     
  2. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter

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    ​Hi, welcome to audi-sport.net. Head over to the A3 8P section, read the faqs threads at the top of the page, lots of useful info in there. Enjoy the forum. :) x
     
  3. itissamuel

    itissamuel New Member

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    Thankyou Sandra!
     
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    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter

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  5. Gazzago

    Gazzago Member

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    Try searching for carbon wrapping for the interior. 3m di noc. It's really easy and gives a new fresh look to the interior. I often get comments on mine :)
     
  6. itissamuel

    itissamuel New Member

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    Thanks for the pointer Gazzago, I will have a look into it. Do you have any pictures of yours?
     
  7. Gazzago

    Gazzago Member

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    Here's one of the drivers door trim. I used silver carbon fibre, most use normal dark. Mine was originally piano black and a bit scratched!

    I did the centre around the gear stick too, will have to take a pic of that :)

    Have a search in here you should fine plenty more pictures to inspire you.
     

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  8. Gazzago

    Gazzago Member

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    And here's one of the gear stick surround
     

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  9. itissamuel

    itissamuel New Member

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    Thanks for those, definitely makes sense for the drivers door trim. Mine has a few scratches from which I presume are from the seatbelt being taken off and knocking into the door.
     

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