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New S3 8P3 White or Black

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by 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
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    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.
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  2. Sandra
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    I like the white. why dont you add a poll to your post? :) x
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    Hi Sandra!
    Thanks, how do you do a poll
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    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
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    See that you figured it out. i have placed my vote. :) x
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    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.
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    IBIS White: I would never have picked it initially but now I love it.
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    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
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    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.
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    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?
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    Ibis white ftw
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    my ibis...

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    [Aug 26, 2012]
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    This is prior to me upgrading the rear lights but:

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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    just realised i've fiddled with those images...


    heres some unfiddled ones

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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    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:
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    White all the way!

    Always get the look from other GTI/A3/S3 drivers :p
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    ^^^ This! Get a proper colour. Black & White have had their day, Blue is the future. :arco:
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    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.
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    fine here is my previous blue one.... fook 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..
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    My previous

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346017498.165492.jpg

    my current

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1346017574.863612.jpg

    I really miss the blue..

    The white seems to get more looks tho..
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    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.
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    [Aug 26, 2012]
    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..
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    [Aug 27, 2012]
    I agree with the white statement.
    I have always liked Red personally, however the S3 in the burnt Orrange is awesome!
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    [Aug 27, 2012]
    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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    [Aug 27, 2012]
    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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    ;)
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    [Aug 27, 2012]
    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
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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 :)
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    [Aug 27, 2012]
    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!
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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!
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    love black and orange too much work / loud looking at greys and silvers just now
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    [Aug 27, 2012]
    Go Misano Red.....looks awesome poslished!

    New LED lights fitted.jpg

    Red every time for me....
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    [Aug 27, 2012]
    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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    [Aug 27, 2012]
    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...
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    Very cool..... ...:salute:


    (I had an H plate in tungsten grey).
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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:
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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.
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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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