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S3 Interior opinions and advice please..... pics

S3_Jacko Feb 16, 2014

  1. S3_Jacko

    S3_Jacko Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys

    Been looking at the transformation of my car recently and are at a stage where i'm thinking that I want to do something with it or need someone to talk me out of it...... The interior in my car is the half leather alcantara option and in the Black/White colour format as from pics.. I'm starting to think that this combo doesnt suit the colour of my car though and would suit a Black or White car lovely!... Now I love these seats, not too cold in winter or too hot in summer and the heated elements certainly warm the tocks during winter fine... This is more of an aesthetic reason for wanting a change....

    Heres some pics

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    Thats my interior... Its pretty nice as I said but on a Black or White car it would look soooo much better imo

    Heres the interior that i'm thinking or trying to find........

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    Heres a pic of my full car to see what i'm talking about....

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    Just with the colour them of that car its in my opinion that the darker interior would look better, or am I clutching at straws looking for new projects ha......

    Whats your opinions on it, would be greatly appreciated to get someone elses perspective on it.......??


    I'm in 2 minds of what to do...Either find the new interior buy it, swap it out... or offer it up on ASN for exchange with anyone who has the above interior and would like a change.... All seats and door cards would neebe in like for like condition though and heated seats... Preferably from a like for like S3..... If anyone wants to twist my arm that way awell they could PM me..........


    Anyway guys let me know what you think?

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  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Personally I like the interior, but it may look better with black as you have shown pics of.
     
  3. mjr901

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

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    +1

    I like it.

    Is the white in the seats, leather or is it a suede type fabric?
     
  4. S3_Jacko

    S3_Jacko Well-Known Member

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    Its the Suede type inserts....
     
  5. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    I have full leather (black leather in door cards) with chrome/brushed chrome inlays that i'd maybe swap for your interior if it's in good nick. PM me if interested
     
  6. S3_Jacko

    S3_Jacko Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Wuta, but its really the Black Alcantara that i'm thinking about, like the pics above :thumbsup:
     
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    wuta3 Well-Known Member

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    ****. Well if you find it and want to get rid of ure black/white, let me know.
     
  8. dandav1985

    dandav1985 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I have the black and white leather in my S3 and to be honest I'm not a fan, I like my lasses old seats in her old a3 sline which were the black leather.

    Plus there a bugger to keep clean, always cleaning them lol.

    Cheers Dan
     
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  9. manor13

    manor13 Active Member

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    why not just get the inserts retrimmed black ?
     
  10. S3_Jacko

    S3_Jacko Well-Known Member

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    Would probably cost a lot more mate than just swapping the interior... and it would be a waste of the seats... I really like them, but the colour just doesnt suit my car I think
     
  11. stetheo

    stetheo Active Member

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    I really like the black/white option. I'd say you don't need to change it IMO, however if you want to go for it especially if you can get a swap.

    I've been considering doing the same to be honest as I have the black/red full leathers and think sometimes it is a bit much and I'd like the black/white or all black.
     
  12. S3_Jacko

    S3_Jacko Well-Known Member

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    Yeah mate, I do really like the seats, I just dont think they are best suited to a sprint Blue car, be more suited to the likes of a Black or White car to keep an interior theme going... Like what your saying with yours... prob get away with them in a Black car but you seats would probably be better suited in a red 1?
     
  13. stetheo

    stetheo Active Member

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    Yeah I know what you mean, I looked at a sprint blue with the black and white combo when I was looking around before I got mine and I did think it went quite well. But I do agree they would probs look better in a black or white car.

    Yeah my cars black and I've had a lot of people say they like the red/black but I think cause I spend so much time in there, sometimes all the red is just a bit too in your face haha. Would suit a red car better I think.
     
  14. S3_Jacko

    S3_Jacko Well-Known Member

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    I'm in 2 minds... I defo think the Black alcantara seats in my car are the way to go, but I think i'd miss the bright interior, its all about comprimise tho, i'll just need to keep my eyes open for the interior i'm after...

    And you know yourself, how hard is it to find a car in the exact spec your after when your searching... On 1 hand you know what you want but on the other you dont wanna wait 6 months to a year for the right car to come up, just need to get closest to what gou like then try afferwards
     
  15. stetheo

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    Yeah, you'll swap them out then end up wanting the colour contrast back!

    I know yeah, I wanted the black/white interior really but compromised on the black/red as I couldn't wait any longer and the car was spot on otherwise. Whatever choice you make the car will look great, doubt many people get past the sprint blue paint to even notice the interior.
     
  16. S3_Jacko

    S3_Jacko Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I know what you mean but think its just my OCDness kicking in... I'll take it as it comes over the next wee while...

    Was actually gonna buy that Black interior on that pic, but it was too far away for me to collect or get delivered so it was the 1 that got away unfortunately
     
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  17. smurfworth

    smurfworth Well-Known Member Audi S3

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    Keep them, the white looks nicer and isn't as common. If you want something to do, change those alloys! Looks like something you'd find on a saxo! Not a fan of them unfortunately.
     
  18. S3_Jacko

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    Saxo alloys?

    Audi DTM alloys

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  19. Muzza80

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    I'd have to agree that a black interior would look way better in your car mate. I love the black / white but on a black or white car ideally.
     
  20. S3_Jacko

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    My thoughts exactly Muzza
     
  21. Gfermer

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    I think black would look better I have the black leather love the look of it but I hate it in summer sometimes gets a bit sweaty haha
     
  22. Gfermer

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    Oh and could this be cause you are bored at work jack ? Lol internet can be a dangerous game when your bored my wallet makes a run for It when I log onto here these days lol
     
  23. S3_Jacko

    S3_Jacko Well-Known Member

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    Haha big time graeme... I take it you seen my ranty status... Mondays are always bad for me mate in work.. Only work every 2nd monday mind you... But on a floating patch which consists of staring out the van window in a carpark til one of the other guys has an emergency... 1 trip to Tullibody is all i've done all day.. Boring stuff lol...

    And I totally agree the Black will suit that better, but i'd rather have the Alcantara option still... Just need to keep my eyes open and try amd find it tho.... Shame that 1 in the orher pic was just too far away... Was Dagenham or something like like... London anyway
     
  24. discostu49

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    i have full black leather in good condition and love your seats

    I'm not reading anywhere that you would rather have alcantara so would gladly swap you, I'm in perth ;-)
     
  25. welshd1k

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    the one you linked to trying to find I bought 2 weeks ago of ebay for umm £260 !

    and had them deliverd to Swansea for £35 :)

    only down side is the damage to the back door cards
     
  26. JimboS3

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    I'm selling my mint alcantara interior in the next couple of weeks. Give me a shout if ur interested !!
     
  27. S3_Jacko

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    Yeah mate unfortunately its the Black Alcantara i'm looking for... But if I get them mine will be for sale...
    Was that the 1 from Dagenham... I seen they were quite cheap, but the seller couldnt even tell me if the front seats were heated... And delivery to Glasgow was stupidly expensive for what it was...

    Jimbo.... Is that the same interior as the Black 1 if pic'd above? If so mate i'd defo be interested and save you the cost of advertising...
     
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    This is the same as mine yeh! This is a mid-dark grey alcantara though not black. It just looks darker in the pic they have used!
     
  29. wuta3

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    I called dibs, have some honour people.
     
  30. Oggy-s3

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    I'v got the black/white in my Sprint blue. Although mine is leather all round. I really like it! Although i'd change it for buckets!
     
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    i agree with you jacko the grey/black alacantra would look better. Personally I dont like the white seats anyway. Always dodge s3s when I see them on autotrader haha
     
  32. S3_Jacko

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    Na Ricardo theres no denying that they white seats dont look good.... Only in the right car though with the right theme... Black or white car and i'd take my seats anyday over other 1's....
     
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    I have the white and black seats in my white S3 and it really suits a white car.
    I can understand how you may not want them in a blue car though.
     
  34. welshd1k

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    yeah those exact seats that picture :) and yes there heated but normal movement not electrical :)
     
  35. S3_Jacko

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    Result on that 1 then...

    Could you give me tips on how you arranged a courier... Did you arrange it yourself and did know the weight, dimensions of the interior?
     
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    I know a local firm ive used to pick up tyres / landrover roll cages / winches etc just told them I had a set of seats and door cards etc and they sad sure £30 :) company is move it BTW based in Swansea but go allover the country daily . and want to know a better result ....

    came with a airbag and steering wheel ... airbag sold on ebay for £100 so interior has cost me £190 incuiding delivery so far and minus whatever the wheel fetches
     
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    What a result that 1 was then eh... You should be pleased...


    Thanks mate... I'll give them a look and see what sort of quotes i'd be looking at.... Thats the only thing about us being up so far eh?
     
  39. welshd1k

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    jacko I have he same issue with being in Swansea area of wales everything I like is up your way especially the cheap bikes!

    and yeah had abit of a bargain with them and really chuffed shame I don't have the heated setup in my car
     
  40. S3_Jacko

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    Retrofit it... Ha... I asked the guy if they were heated and as I said he couldnt tell me so decided against it... So my loss is your gain
     

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