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Metalic or solid colour also maybe for sale

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by steve184, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. steve184
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    [Aug 25, 2006]
    Thinking of trading my Audi A3 in for a new one. Debating on losing the metallic paint though in favour of bright red - wondering whether it being a solid colour might make it a little less suceptable to marking from bird muck - as my moro blue paint i have now has been a nightmare last year for this (although strangely not had so much of a problem this year for some reason).

    Also, preliminary enquiry - would anyone be interested in buying mine? Its an 04 TDI Sport, 10,000 miles absolutely pristine condition (and i mean pristine - for example the wheels are flawless and have never been kerbed once or repaired for that matter). Never repaired paintwork wise either, all factory fresh. Spec is as follows:

    Moro blue pearl paint
    Pebble grey/light grey leather interior
    Xenons
    Light/rain sensor
    Auto dipping and folding door mirrors
    Storage pack
    Interior light pack
    Front armrest
    No smoking pack
    Cruise control
    Symphany + BOSE
    Heated front seats
    Rear mats

    Just serviced in June so ages until next service, very low miles as above, warranty until June 07. Full price when new £23,444 - now just over two years old.

    Any offers?

    cheers
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  3. SteveTDCi
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    [Aug 25, 2006]
    Pictures and what are you looking for it ?
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    Perfect apart from the bird poo etchings...
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    Mine is Brilliant Red and to date (one year) it has resisted the wrath of the birds. But I do keep it away from trees and make a point of cleaning it off as soon as I possibly can. My old 8L 1.8T Sport was a nightmare for it though but that was Ming Blue Pealescent, but then I would think that the top clear coat would be the same regardless of base colour, which is the bit that gets the damage. Maybe I have just been lucky.
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    I would stay with metallic, as it resists fade much better over time. Solid colours come up beautifully when clean, but you really need to keep a layer of wax on it to keep the paint fresh.

    Nice car by the way!
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    I think you'll be lucky to get £16k
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    well we will see, checked the autotrader, very few around in my area other than extortionate 'basic' models at audi dealers, mines bugger all miles very good spec, etc so i dont think ill have a prob selling for that give or take 500 quid or so
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    [Aug 26, 2006]
    I had a bright red sportback (hence the name) and loved it, a real eye turner in that colour as well.

    No problems in keeping it looking like new, unlike the metallic colour i've got now.
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