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New S3 8P3 White or Black

Paul280000 Aug 26, 2012

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White or Black S3 8P3

Poll closed Sep 5, 2012.
  1. White

    28 vote(s)
    60.9%
  2. Black

    18 vote(s)
    39.1%
  1. Paul280000

    Paul280000 Member

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    Thinking of selling my 8P2 and upgrading to an 8P3 with all the toys!
    The hard part white or black!? Current S3 is dolphin grey.
     
  2. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    I like the white. why dont you add a poll to your post? :) x
     
  3. Paul280000

    Paul280000 Member

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    Hi Sandra!
    Thanks, how do you do a poll
     
  4. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

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    I was unsure about going white when I got mine, it's actually really easy to keep clean.

    Swirls are way harder to see if you ever get any and dust isn't easily seen.

    Black is gorgeous when it's clean, but the dust soon sits down on it.


    +1 white
     
  5. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    See that you figured it out. i have placed my vote. :) x
     
  6. batch

    batch Well-Known Member Team Glacier quattro Audi S3

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    Mine is Brilliant Black. As mjr says, black looks stunning, but it will give you headaches keeping it looking that way! I almost went Glacier or Ibis White - glad I made my choice but both look lovely! Good luck matey.
     
  7. RPB

    RPB Active Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

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    IBIS White: I would never have picked it initially but now I love it.
     
  8. lgooch

    lgooch Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    unless you like cleaning. It has to be white.

    I have both a Panther Black and an Ibis White.

    The black is a PITA !!!! I hate cleaning cars
     
  9. scotty0189

    scotty0189 Prepairing to Land

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    I have a Phantom Black SB and it looks awesome when it is clean, and is easy to keep that way with some wax, just keep on top of it - but mine get's cleaned pretty much every weekend. I am a geek for it though, love cleaning my car.
     
  10. Kelza

    Kelza MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator Audi RS3

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    Ibis white and panther black and dolphin grey are all hot colours ,i have black so blacks got my vote again..
    Scotty do you wax by hand or use a das 6?
     
  11. I oOEddOo I

    I oOEddOo I Member

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    Ibis white ftw
     
  12. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

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    my ibis...

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  13. scotty0189

    scotty0189 Prepairing to Land

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  14. scotty0189

    scotty0189 Prepairing to Land

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    This is prior to me upgrading the rear lights but:

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  15. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

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    just realised i've fiddled with those images...


    heres some unfiddled ones

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    Last edited: Aug 26, 2012
  16. Shadowman

    Shadowman Active Member

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    As the others have said, both look good and black will need ten times more cleaning but look better when it is clean ( yes, mine is Phantom black :laugh:).....but if I was choosing again, I'd probably go Mica blue !!..:arco:
     
  17. whale

    whale Member

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    White all the way!

    Always get the look from other GTI/A3/S3 drivers :p
     
  18. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    ^^^ This! Get a proper colour. Black & White have had their day, Blue is the future. :arco:
     
  19. K13 ASJ

    K13 ASJ Member

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    I had a sprint blue 8p2, now have a ibis 8p3... kind miss the blue, white is a nightmare for tar spots and dosn't look so good when polished, can't get any real depth to it.. I would buy blue over white, but white over black.
     
  20. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

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    fine here is my previous blue one.... **** me i miss this colour!!

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    matte effect in the morning dew

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    Last picture is immensely good i think! That rear bumper looks like its melted its that shiny.


    SPRINT BLUE FTW TOO..
     
  21. K13 ASJ

    K13 ASJ Member

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    My previous

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    my current

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    I really miss the blue..

    The white seems to get more looks tho..
     
  22. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

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    I think tbh the sprint blue is slightly out dated now. but it was lush.

    i can only imagine the rotors on sprint blue S3 would have been nice.

    White is the 'way' these days, but if I ever swap again. it's gonna be back to blue.
     
  23. Richh999

    Richh999 Member

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    I've always loved sepang blue.. I know quite a few people with white A3/S3's and also a few with black ones, me and my brother included but ours are different blacks and it's quite noticable..

    I just feel the the white A3/S3 is over done.. My next will either be blue or I'll go back to silver..
     
  24. scotty0189

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    I agree with the white statement.
    I have always liked Red personally, however the S3 in the burnt Orrange is awesome!
     
  25. batch

    batch Well-Known Member Team Glacier quattro Audi S3

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    Just so you can see, this is what all the fuss is about with black cars. You like shiny? Ok dude, here's shiny...!

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  26. Artimus

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    I owned a black car for 8 years..

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    ...and within 5 minutes of finishing the wax it was dusty again. :beee:

    dude needs some Aruba in his life.

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    ;)
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012
  27. Richh999

    Richh999 Member

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    The orange is nice however a little loud for my liking.. You don't see many yellow ones about either..

    Batch, wanna clean mine for me please.. haha
     
  28. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

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    man I like red too.

    i think as long as its got an A3/S3 badge. it doesn't matter what colour :)
     
  29. Wax Attack

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    White for me.
     
  30. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost Regional Rep VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    I'd say black over white (they look good, but there's too many white BEs in Aberdeen), but if I were buying another S3 I'd get a colour. Blue probably, Racing Mica ideally rather than Sprint. Maybe red. Orange is also really nice, and rare.

    I wish my car was as shiny as batch's though... then I'd be screaming "pick black" from the rooftops!
     
  31. batch

    batch Well-Known Member Team Glacier quattro Audi S3

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    As much as I want you to get Brilliant Black - that shade is actually really rare on an S3 - they are fecking hard work. At the time we only had blacks, whites and silver to choose from. Love it but it keeps me on my toes!
     
  32. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets VCDS Map User

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    love black and orange too much work / loud looking at greys and silvers just now
     
  33. rosso rocket

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    Go Misano Red.....looks awesome poslished!

    New LED lights fitted.jpg

    Red every time for me....
     
  34. K13 ASJ

    K13 ASJ Member

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    Now that reds been mentioned, there is a red BE, 8p3 s3 goes about up my way and it looks spot on.. i choose red now haha
     
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  35. whispering john

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  36. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Loved my old Sprint Blue S3, with H&Rs and CH`s garnish.

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    ....but Sportback BE with the dark rotors and black pan-roof works so well.

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    IMO the `best` colour depends very much on the size of the car, number of doors, wheels/grill colour and other details such as roof rails etc...
     
  37. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Very cool..... ...:salute:


    (I had an H plate in tungsten grey).
     
  38. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    Thanks, that one was the pre-facelift F plate! I notice it's not in your list of 'before' cars, not surprised ..what a pile of french sh**e it was. :lmfao:
     
  39. PaulAr

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

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    Hehe, mine was a tatty one too, yep, lots of French stuff and (rusty) Vauxhalls came before the list of VAGs.


    back on topic...... I voted White. Seems to still be a popular choice these days, doesnt work so well on big cars though IMO. Particularly naff on Range Rovers, big Mercs etc..

    Cant go wrong with black however.
     
  40. jaydav2306

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    I have to say that for some reason Ibis white does turn a lot of heads, even just parked up I see people stop and stare at it, to me it's just a white tidy car but for some reason people like it

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