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S-Line in Lava or Dolphin Grey?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by grimsa, May 14, 2007.

  1. grimsa
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    [May 14, 2007]
    Hi All,

    I've narrowed down my color choice to Lava or Dolphin for my new s-line 3 door 170 tdi. But can't decide which color looks best. I like them both and getting close to flipping a coin.

    Does anyone have pictures of their cars in either of these colors they could post? Especially interested to see if you have new rs4 alloys!

    Cheers,

    Grimsa.
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    I'd go for Dolphin Grey. Lava Grey is a bit like a black that needs a good clean/polish!
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    lava grey is just way too dark, almost black, a bugger to keep clean.
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    Lava Grey is like a warm grey black - see my gallery - and has great golden highlight in strong sunshine. Not as hard to keep clean as black, but not as easy as mid-greys. It actually almost looks like black with a layer of shiny dust. I personally like it - as dolphin gery is a little flat.
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    Oh - my gallery has disappeared. I'll put some more up
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    I'll post some pics of my Lava Grey quattro when I get home - I think it's probably the best colour, but yes it needs regular cleaning the same as any dark colour.

    Dolphin Grey is soooo 2002 :)
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    Yes Lava Grey does show the dirt almost as bad as black but it does have some interesting variations according to light and viewing angle - there is supposed to be a bronzeish tint to suggest heat - hence Lava I suppose.
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    I got lava grey myself, a few reasons really ...

    - thinking of putting up some aluminum side mirrors, so with lava grey that will stand out more
    - I have aluminum rail on the roof, so same point there
    - in some light you can almost see some purple-ish, which to me is kinda cool, not as solid as black and still great contrast with aluminum
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    If I were going for an Audi again,it would be Dolphin for me.
    I like that sort of 'colour' on loads of cars.
    I don't think my Akoya has aged well.
    I don't mean condition-wise,as that is fine.
    I mean that it seemed like a good idea at the time,and was certainly popular,but it doesn't seem such a good idea now.
    A case of a colour being 'trendy'.
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    My previous A3 tdi 140 sport was lava grey and it looked pretty good however it was a t--t to keep clean.Before I purchased my sportback 170 S Line I went to the dealers and saw an avus and lava grey side by side.I went for avus because it showed up the features of the S Line
    better and in my opinion suits the car better.

    So I would go to dealers and see the colours you like side by side and make your choice yourself.

    After all beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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    Cheers everyone for your comments and photo links.

    I'm all done. My new A3 is gonna be lava grey.

    :salute:
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    I'd go for a dolphin, lava grey can look a little brown under different light conditions.
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    Excellent choice! So now just the unbelievable wait and then time to enjoy.
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    dude, it has to be ibis white, with the black optic kit. totally money.
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    Good choice.
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    Wahay, the orders in. Lava Grey S-Line Quattro 170. Can't wait.
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    Just got the long wait now then:).

    Heres some pics of our lava grey car(excuse the man boobs.lol).
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    [May 19, 2007]
    Just curious, did the dealer tell you how long of a wait it will be for you? what is the estimate build week?
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    [May 19, 2007]
    Dealer quoted 12-13 weeks for factory build.

    I could'nt be arsed to wait, so picked one from UK stock. Had a choice of 5 Lava Grey cars - the one i picked had the spec closest to what i wanted.

    Only missing option on the stock car was cruise, but the dealer has offered to retro fit.

    10 days or so and i should have it.
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    oh wow, that is excellent! Good for you. Mine is finally coming next week after 13 weeks of waiting ... any mods in mind for the new motor?
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