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SE Aluminium accents package.

holly35 Feb 13, 2014

  1. holly35

    holly35 Active Member

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    Does this package include the aluminium trim around the air conditioning controls?In the Audi catalogue ,under the SE spec,it shows a picture of the manual air con controls,but with the aluminium trim around it,just like the climate control spec cars.
     
  2. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    I'm in a basic 1.4 SE today, obviously specced without QJ1 Aluminium Interior Elements.

    There is NO Aluminium effect around the Airvents (dark grey colour), Manual Aircon, and door handles.

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  3. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    God that looks awful!
     
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  4. yetirider

    yetirider Active Member

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    No its black.
    On the vents, glove compartment, wing-mirror adjustment switches, electric window switches, frame around the inside door handle, control buttons for the parking brake and the hold-assist button (if fitted)
     
  5. yetirider

    yetirider Active Member

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    Actually it looks fine......
    Now when you are calculating how much you just lost on your extras when you sell - That will be awful..............
     
  6. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Hahahahahahahahahahahah!

    It looks awful. Spend more money you cheapskate!
     
  7. Schizophonic

    Schizophonic Well-Known Member

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    Given that Audi are trying to cater for all of their customers, the SE Aluminium accents package is for people who want to get an A3 but on a budget. Given there are many ways to get an A3 on the cheap like buying an older spec or even a different variation like the 8p, its all down to the individual.

    You can't call someone a cheapskate if they do go for the lesser package, we can't all buy an S-line or S3. If Audi only produced one package for the A3 then their user base would be a lot less.
     
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  8. yetirider

    yetirider Active Member

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    And some of us simply don't want an s-line or S3, I mainly drive my car to work and leave it in a car park all day.
    Spending that kind of money plus all the look at me extras would be a complete waste of money.
    Plus who's going to nick a plane Jayne SE when they can nick an S3 with a load of toys on it?
     
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  9. Daz Auto

    Daz Auto Active Member

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    ... ummmm... in your opinion...

    My wife's budget A3 SE spec with stronic, xenon pack, comfort pack, sat nag, etc - has almost £5k of optional extras and a RRP of nearly £26k.

    Not everyone needs or wants 17/18inch alloys/tyres and sports seats.
     
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  10. Daz Auto

    Daz Auto Active Member

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    +1

    The only 'look at me' extra we specified was the xenon lights. However, I have them on my Golf and really like their functionality too.

    At the end of the day the majority of people will look at the car and just recognise it as a red A3. Many will struggle to even realise that it is a new vs old A3.
     
  11. yetirider

    yetirider Active Member

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    I added three things i use all the time and think I would have had my money from them when I sell, auto lights, auto wipers, auto dimming mirror and interior light pack, Aluminium accents for £75 just finished it off ....
    At 53 i didn't want sport anything, and I wouldn't order the sport spec then deselect the sport suspension.

    I like the S3s etc, just not the type of car for me and if I had the money in cash i'd pay it off my mortgage rather than give it to Audi.......
     
  12. Battlekrapz

    Battlekrapz Active Member

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    I agree, that looks truly awful, makes it look like a Dacia.
     
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  13. yetirider

    yetirider Active Member

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    So you sent a fortune on a dressed up Dacia????? LOL...........
     
  14. Battlekrapz

    Battlekrapz Active Member

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    No point answering back to be honest, to each his own. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings, i was merely stating my point of view.
     
  15. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Just buy a secondhand Dacia and be done with it. Or get a better job!

    Hahahaha
     
  16. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Sigh.

    This is what I get for trying to answer the OP's question !!!

    :sadlike:
     
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  17. yetirider

    yetirider Active Member

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    And looking at you car no, Crystal Effect paint,Black Interior, Adaptive Cruise with Stop & Go & Pre Sense, Super Sports Seats with Electric Lumber, LED Headlights, , Hill Hold Assist, Privacy Glass, Comfort Package, Technology Package with Audi Connect, Advance Key, Folding Door Mirrors, Extended Mono.Pur Interior, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Audi Sound System.

    How could you do that to a Dacia S3? SHOCKING..............
     
  18. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Hahahahaha, best thread in ages!
     
  19. yetirider

    yetirider Active Member

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    Silky-S3
    I'm not sure why you think i'd need to get a better job?
    Surly i'd just get my other car out and show you the way up the road?
    Think your S3 is up to the job?

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  20. Battlekrapz

    Battlekrapz Active Member

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    Since we're playing games, here's my other toy:

    Maybe i'd show you both the way up the road :D.

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  21. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    OK boys, put your willies away now !!!
     
  22. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    I'll beat you all image.jpg

    Hahahaha!
     
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  23. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Bit old ain't it?
     
  24. Battlekrapz

    Battlekrapz Active Member

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    Hilarious, i agree best topic ever :p
     
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  25. Milo198

    Milo198 New Member

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    Silky-S3 you are a dirty bounder. People have to compensate with an expensive cars as they have a marginally undersized spam stick you bum duffer. What does Silky stand for? Silky pyjamas? Are you to much of a snob to have Primark ones?
     
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  26. Battlekrapz

    Battlekrapz Active Member

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    Ermmm … relax? There's no need for that kind of language.
     
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  27. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Hahahaha, epic!
     
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  28. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Gents, I know it's Saturday night, the suns been out and you probably enjoy a beer or two as you watch Ant & Dec's Saturday Takeaway, but keep it clean please. Thank you.

    Edit: I've modified the posts to make them more forum friendly
     
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    A bit like me a classic....
     
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  30. yetirider

    yetirider Active Member

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    Right time to bring the big guns out.....
    I'll race you to the moon....

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  31. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Can't compete with that!
     
  32. Battlekrapz

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    Agreed, You win ;)

    Lets all grab a beer now :p
     
  33. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    Screw the lot of you.....

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  34. yetirider

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    I win?
    But its not got aluminium accents round the aircon.
    They said it was to heavy........
     
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    arad85 Active Member Team V6 Black Edition Audi S5

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    Ok can we please get back to my original question?
    On page 23 of the new A3 brochure on the SE spec pages, you can clearly see the middle photo shows manual air con controls with the aluminium trim.I also added the simple upgrade of the aluminium 12v plug which replaces the standard black one on the non smoking package, which also helps lift the overall look.
    Would it indicate that this is now included in this aluminium interior upgrade option?
    On another note, i to have now moved on from big wheels and lower suspension.( unless where you live has autoban like road surfaces.
    Comfort now takes priority.Audi standard suspension and 16inch alloys are ideal for our **** road surfaces.
    UK roads are now so bad you spend more time watching/avoiding pot holes and broken surfaces than anything else.
    This is just as dangerous as mobile phone use when driving( something i hate seeing but is all to common)
    A ban rather than a fine would help here.?
     
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    I said ages ago 'No' before I got attacked by the S3 boys, I suggest you buy an S3 or get ridiculed for life for owning an SE..........
     
  38. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    If it's any consolation there are similar traits on 'another forum' I sometimes visit with S5 owners. At the end of the day cars are just boxes with plastic badges on them, people get carried away with their own delusions of grandeur. When I open the bonnet I can still see Skoda logos imprinted in the parts.

    Prize for ballsiest first forum posting goes to Milo198. If that's a sign of things to come then please pass your eyes over the forum rules as we're a public forum.
     
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    Interesting how many of us have other cars far better than A/S3...
     

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