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  1. danA3T

    Joining the B9 club

    After years away from the brand, I’m pleased to say that this week I’ll take delivery of a new A4 Avant Black Edition. It’s nice to be back! I had to go for Mythos Black in the end because of the crazy delays on the grey I’d ordered, but chuffed either way. And to top it off, got a road trip...
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    Leaving Audi....

    So, the time's come to leave the brand. After nine-ish years of Audi Ownership, i'm jumping (to a not very far away!) ship... I pick up the replacement golf gti tomorrow and I can't wait. Aside from going back to petrol, I am pleased to be leaving Audi as a brand as, frankly, I'm sick of the...
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    Buy, Lease or Loan

    I'm looking for opinions or those that have actually done the maths: I've always had 2nd hand cars, my old A3 8L I had for years and loved. I bought my current car new for £18k ish because the 8P was a run out model. Webuyanycar will give me £13750 for it today which is probably a rubbish...
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    So who's ever misfuelled?

    So, I've had a diesel nearly three years, and after thirteen hours at work, I grabbed the green nozzle and stuck it in without a thought. Pretty much as soon as I squeezed the trigger, I realised I still had a derv and pulled out. So only 40p of unleaded and I'm not that worried about it after...
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    I Think I need a wheel refurber in Leeds

    So, what a nightmare, had to swerve out the way of little chav who was overtaking coming toward me and i managed to badly kerb my wheel. I'm so p*ssed off I can't even believe. I'm not even sure if it's refurbishable. It's the standard BE alloy. And, heres the damage... What do you reckon...
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    Just been in for first service...

    ...and its the second time I've come to use the car since then, and now it wont start. Seem like an odd coincidence to you guys too? It tries to churn over, gives up, beeps, no warnings. Audi Assist are 2h away. Do'h.
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    Branded A3? Ew

    Unfortunately, iPhones camera doesn't quite capture how bad this is. first branded A3 I've seen, hopefully the last! ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting
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    My10 headlight switch?

    So, really pedantic, but. When my DRLs or sidelights are on, the icon changes colour except the headlights, as per the pic (shouldn't it light up green?) So are mine broke or is this 'by design'? Thanks for humouring me!
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    Any idea what might have set my alarm off?

    So I got my car out of the garage today to give it a quick wash. Switched her off, hit the lock button whilst I got the karcher out. But during jet washing the alarm went off, happened three times, cancelled with the remote. But no obvious cause, all the windows were shut and the car was empty...
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    Anyone else bother with 'winter rims'?

    Hey all, Given the dedication to their motors on this forum, I thought you guys might have a stronger opinion on this than anyone else I might come across. Given my BE alloys are still pretty much mint, whats the consensus on getting another (likely not mint) set of rims for the winter...
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    Got my first ticket / points on my license - what would you do?

    Hi all This morning I was pulled for allegedly going through a (IMO badly signed) no entry sign. The old bill were great pair of guys, very reasonable and I understand their reasons for issuing a ticket. Given it's my first-ever, I was after some advice. Just take the points and fine...
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    Can the Concert III (2010) CD Changer Adaptor Pick up CD-TEXT?

    Hi guys, As some of you've read in my previous posts, my motor's got the very shoddy Audi iPod dock, which I'm trying a bit of software hackery to make a bit more functional (useful) - which I'll post up here as a guide if all goes well... But, my investigations have come to a dead end, as...
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    What do you have in your garage?

    Right guys and girls, The builder's finally got round to finishing my garage (only five weeks late) and whilst the garage is great, the concrete floor is really dusty, especially as it has ridges, it won't ever seem to get clean without any amount of sweeping or jet-washing. I've been...
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    8L A3 5dr 1.8TQS

    Hi guys, Though I've moved over to the 8P side, my dad has still got his '02 Black TQS and my question is about his car.... There's a triangular bit of trim in the rearmost corner of his back door that is looking a bit shoddy as it's finish has deteriorated. Now my dad being the bloke he...
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    Getting Started

    Hi guys, As you might have read on the 8P forum, I've just got myself a nice Ibis White A3. I seem to have been lucky that the dealer was careful washing the car and hasn't left any swirls etc on the new paintwork. I've also been checking out this forum and seen that sponges are a no-no...
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    Fog lamp whiteness

    Any of you guys who have LED DRLs and Xenons reckon that your foglamps don't look, well, "White" enough? I noticed the other day when pulling into the garage that they look creamier than the pure white main lights. Perhaps I'm just been pedantic, or is it time for some better foglamp bulbs...
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    8P Black Edition 3dr Tyres

    Hi guys Sorry for the (admittedly lazy sounding) post but I've come back to the office and don't have the car 'to hand' and I've managed to pick up a flat after less than a week of A3 ownership! Anyone know off hand what the tyre size is for a 2010 A3 Black Edition 2.0TDI 140 please...
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    Typical...

    My missus told me she's seen a lot of White A3s around town since I picked up mine. I had to agree when we had to go out last night... Is the S3 anyone on here?
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    The new arrival!

    Took the drive down south yesterday and picked up the new wheels. The drive back was great, couldn't be more pleased with the car, but I gotta say the iPod dock is a complete shambles :( It's rained pretty much non stop since I've picked it up so I've just got a couple of phone pix so far...
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    Rubber!

    Okay, this might well be the dullest thread tonight on ASnet, but I would like to know the collective opinion. I (finally) pick up my new motor on Thurs, and given this country's **** weather was gonna get the stealer to sell me a set of rubber mats for £60. My question is: are they any good...
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