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My Sprint Blue S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ScottishS3, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. ScottishS3
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    Hi All!
    Well I bought my first S3 4 days ago and I LOVE it!
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    It has the following extras:

    Sprint Blue Paint
    Two-tone Leather Upholstery (Black/Silver)
    Electric Lumbar Support
    3-spoke Leather Multi-Function Sports Steering Wheel, flat bottom with ‘S’ emblem
    BOSE Sound System
    Audi Symphony
    GSM Mobile Telephone Preparation
    Cruise Control
    Front Centre Armrest
    Interior Light Pack
    Luggage Pack
    Storage Pack
    Light and Rain Sensor Pack
    Acoustic Parking System
    Privacy Glass

    Extras Total When New: £3,765 (eek!!!!)

    Its a great spec! I looked for a long time for a decent Spec.

    Things to Do/Buy:

    RNS-E Sat Nav
    Audi MMI
    Ipod Connectivity
    Cold Air Induction Kit
    Refurbish the Wheels or replace????
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    Replace! Give it a wash! :wub:
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    nice, looks a bit like mine! lol
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    I'm loving these Sprint Blue S3s.

    Also loving your name/location combo! :lmfao:
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    haha my thoughts too n8
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    i'll be keeping an eye out for ya round cardiff mate :)
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    You mean the wheels? I had just washed it in pics, apart from the wheels. Not the best, granted, but they were taken on an iphone.
    I had just driven from Wales to Scotland, and although the mpg isnt as good as my last car (E90 320d M-Sport), I had a bloody big smile on my face!!!! Its definately Smiles per mile with the S3!!!!;)
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    I think he means replace the pics once you've given it a wash :)

    <3 Sprint Blue S3's - looking good - did you manage to get your problems sorted?

    I pick mine up this Friday, been a difficult wait :)
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    Its going to VAG Specialists on Monday. Its an electrical fault stopping my Aircon etc working, so hopefully all fixed soon.
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    Nice car pal! Makes me miss my silver/black combo leather :blink::blink::blink:
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    Replace wheels and wash it
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    Refurb the wheels (far cheaper) and get it detailed. Can you get rid of the window tints?
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    The car was clean in the pics. Just not the wheels. I wouldnt wanna take off the tints. It looks far better with them!
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    Beautiful! :)
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    Thanks!
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    Sprint Blue is for winners. Good work fella.
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    Looks good fella and in my favourite colour:wub: If your gonna replace the wheels whats your budget?
    I know a place you can get your wheel done Start to Finish on Newport road behide Kwick Fit. Ask for Scott & tell him i sent you done will sort you out. Also think the tints look good.
    You will have to take me for a quick spin when i see you :happy::laugh:
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    So you got the brochure then fella??:detective2:.


    Ive never been a fan of the stock S3 rims and a good refurb job is £250-300.

    Get yourself a nice set of used BBS CH or CKs (£500-600) and sell the OEMS (£200). Transforms the look of the car for £400 tops.
    Thats what I did.

    Cheers
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    Yeah defo mate. Im not sure on a budget. Really just testing the water. Me being new to the VAG scene, I dont know how much decent alloys cost! General consensus is that BBS are the best choice!
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    Not got the brochure yet mate as Im up in Scotland for a few days.
    Thats the thing, do i spend money refurbing them, or just spend a wee bit more and buy a new set of rims???
    You usually get a better deal for wheels and tyres dont you? Wheres the cheapest place to buy BBS then?
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    Aw thats fair enough well depending what size 18 or 19 price can vary but seen some 18 ch genuine on ebay few days ago for £750 but no tyres. And they were mint.
    Check pistonheads, Edition 38 and ebay. Put what alloys you want in your sig and members will keep an eye out for you. BBS are always a win. I'll have a search aswell for you see if i can find any
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    Since people were saying my car wasnt clean last time, I washed and polished it again!
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    Looks good mate. Come october, I'll be selling my summer rims, a staggered set of Speedlines, Mr Luke Oakleys old ones ;)
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    Looks great mate.
    Excellent colour ;)

    I love the tints too. Goes perfectly against the Sprint Blue.

    Never been a fan of the original S3 OEM rims either.
    I think save some money and upgrade when you can... Enjoy the ride mate.
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    Kudos for colour coding the Mrs with the car:icon_thumright:
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    Thats just how I roll! lol:cool:
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    rolling deep.. i also like the way shes colour coded, but the important part... is the underwear colour coded!?:tapedshut::idea:

    oh and looks ten times better now you've cleaner it!!
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    Nice car, I like sprint looks great in the sun! BBS are faves amongst the A3/S3 drivers, but there are a vast array of OEM wheels that will fit and look nice too. Good luck with whatever you go with, throw up some pics when you get some new hoops.

    There's a bargain RNS-E on the ebay finds thread, here's a link:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3...-here-do-not-create-thread-9.html#post1274702

    It's the older version, but that's a good deal all the same!
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    Very nice S3. Just wondering did you buy this from Williams Motors on Penarth road because they had a Sprint Blue S3 few weeks back.
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    yeah thats what i was wondering... williams or main dealer.. i ended up in bristol audi who did me a pretty good deal.
    like the colour coding... i'm thinking of dying my hair sprint blue! :idea:
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    No its not from Williams. Although I did look there and fancied the GTR they had for sale. Funds wouldnt stretch that far unfortunately!
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    +2 good work fella lol
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    Hi All!

    Just update to show you all what I've been up to. Well now Ive managed to cover the B Pillars as the Laquer on one side had started to peel.
    Heres the results:
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    I have also fitted a Mk2 RNS-E unit.

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    Any plans to trim steering wheel? Likes a bit roasted......
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    No its fine (low miles on car), its just that I used leather wipes on it which makes everything look SHINY and the fact that it was very sunny and I have a crap camera phone.
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    Looks good :) See you Saturday :thumbsup:
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    Looking good dude, facelift buttons and heater unit ftw :)
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    Thanks mate.
    How hard is it to fit facelift buttons?
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    You forgot to dress your tyres. Sorry, couldn't help myself haha
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