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Which Interior?

sharpr Mar 9, 2005

  1. sharpr

    sharpr New Member

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    Ordered a new 3.0 TDIQ Avant, but having difficulty making up my mind over which interior to spec.

    What are peoples opinions on Alcantara? Is this a good compromise over full leather?
     
  2. gizze

    gizze Member

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    Personally I would take it over leather everytime, there was a 3.0tdi Q Avant S-Line in the very dark grey, almost black, with grey alcantara outside my dealer the other day and it looked stunning!
     
  3. TDI-line

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore Team Floret Silver quattro Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    Lovely warm material alcantara, but just down to personal taste.

    Leather can wear, espicially on seat bolsters after a few years, but alcantara can bobble after a few years too, but this is not a concern when the car is brand new.

    Both are stunning, but my personal taste would be leather, no alcantara, no leather, no alcantara, well you get my drift. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
  4. sharpr

    sharpr New Member

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I really like the look of the valcona leather, but I'm loathed to spend £1650 on an optional extra. Even the alcantara is a £1000 optional extra, but I think I have to upgrade the interior from the standard cloth for resale purposes.
     
  5. gizze

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    Why not go for the S-line Package, you get great wheels and the leather/speed cloth sports seats with Lumbar and nice aluminium trim along with much better suspension and a few other bits for £1900 I think it is.

    I have the S-line in my A3 and prefer it so much more to leather, and I have had leather in my last 4 or 5 cars.
     
  6. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Of course, if you're really worried about balancing the extra outlay against resale value, why not just save a fortune, and buy a 2nd hand one with full leather, let someone else take the hit?
     
  7. AndrewRichmond

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    Young kids+cloth seats=one hell of a mess!

    You need leather. Remember the heated seats also though as leather gets awfully chilly. The Audi leather seats are beautiful so go for it.
     
  8. sharpr

    sharpr New Member

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    Prosume you were speaking about the standard S Line cloth seats.

    S Line package costs £1,400.

    At the moment, you get a choice of 5 spoke or 9 spoke 18" wheels free, instead of the 17" wheels that are included as part of the S Line package normally.
     
  9. gizze

    gizze Member

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    Yeah sorry just re read my post, I was talking about the standard cloth that comes with the S-line.

    Are the sandard wheels the double spoke ones? as these look better than the 9 spoke I think. Although if the 5 spoke are the RS6 style then I would go for them.
     
  10. sharpr

    sharpr New Member

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    The 5 spoke wheels are the RS6 lookalikes, therefore that what I'm going with.

    If I can't have an RS6, then I'll make my TDI look like one!
     
  11. gizze

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    Haha

    good move!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     

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