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    Thoughts on my spec

    My only thoughts are: Heated seats - do you need these with alcantara trim? I always spec heated if I have full leather, but alcantara doesn't get that cold. Hill Hold Assist - is there any value in this with an automatic box and the auto-release handbrake? +1 on the other options given, get...
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    A4 B9 Order Thread

    £325, had to pay full list price. I had paid the dealer a £1,000 deposit for the order so I've agreed they can take it out of that. I drove A4s with both the normal and sports and the sport wasn't at all uncomfortable and looks a bit better imo. You could tell it was "sporty" and a bit...
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    A4 B9 Order Thread

    Just had my Saloon 1.4TFSI Sport loaded up on yourAudi, so I can see I have build week at the end of April. As it's a lease car I went for base spec in Ibis White with Black/Red seats and deleted badges at the rear, but last week I called the supplying dealer and am paying cash for: Sports...
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    Best lease deals for the 1.4 A4?

    I bagged an A4 saloon at the end of January, 3+23 @ £179 per month (£4.5k all in for two years) direct from Audi. That was a 10k miles per year. The saloon deal finished a few days later as Audi UK had used up the allocation, but they were doing the Avant last week when I checked. It came out...
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    Looking for some small mods to my A3......

    I have a reversing boot mat (carpet one side, rubber the other) that I am looking to sell. I used it for my dog but the car is going soon so it is no longer needed. It is the larger one that folds in half and covers the whole of the boot area (including back of the rear seats if you fold them...
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    Does size matter?

    Hi chaps, I am currently looking out for an RNS-E for my A3, but there is a guy local to me selling a unit from an A4 (08 plate). I have seen a thread before where someone cut a unit to fit in their A2, so I was wondering if it is possible to adjust an RNS unit from an A4 or even A6 to fit...
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    A3 2.0 TDI Quattro Vs Non-Quattro

    I think the quattro models have a smaller boot owing to the rear diff taking up some of the floorspace.
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    Does this look a bit dodgy......?

    As the reg number is shown in the advert, just do an online history check, which costs about £8 IIRC. It will tell you some of the history and that way you don't have to make the journey if it is no good. As others have said you need to do more thorough checks if/when you do go and see it...
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    Probably a good job, looks like a dodgy advert to me.
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    Bluetooth issue

    Have you checked the phone settings? Most require you to select "connect automatically" when you set up the pairing. Alternatively try it with another phone.
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    Standard Vs Bose sound system, help needed

    Just to add my 2p worth, I have the Bose and it is a good system, but really it depends on what type of music you listen to and from what source. I listen to the radio a lot and for me the Bose does little to improve the sound, but stick in a CD and the difference is clear. Bear in mind I...
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    Parcel Shelf Net?

    Just in case anyone wants this on their new car, it comes as part of the Storage Pack (along with the net in the passenger footwell, nets on the back of the front seats and under-seat tray). The brochure describes this part as a "map net in the glovebox" but it should say under parcel shelf...
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    Bluetooth as standard.

    No because your original order is price protected. You will pay the price that was agreed when you ordered the car, if you get any extras as standard then you benefit there as well. If you work out what the car is priced at now, I am sure you will find that you are benefitting my a few pounds.
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    Poor MPG Tdi 140

    I drive 115 miles a day commuting to work and I need to fill up every weekend. I usually end up with about 600 miles each tank, and there is always a bit left. I don't rag my car around and spend 90 odd miles each day on the M25, and through the roadworks (50mph limit) the computer can go mad...
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    Contact at audi uk

    My car came from Milton Keynes and it is all mine (sort of)...
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    Xenon retro-fit help...

    If you are going to do this, please get the levelling and washers as well. Being illegal without them is one thing (perhaps not a major concern to some people), but they are dangerous to other road users if not cleaned and level as they have a similar effect to main beam lights. Sorry to be...
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    TDI 170 PD MPG - DIS / MPG accuracy? (pessimistic)

    This goes a bit aginst the logic of cruise control. Most 'experts' suggest that cruise is far better at holding a constant speed compared to the driver, who inevitably will move his/her foot slightly and therefore be unable to keep the same speed. This makes cruise much more economical over a...
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    Personalized plates and legalities

    For what it is worth I have exactly the same feelings about this as h5djr, can't see the point of changing to non-standard plates and if you choose to do it then just accept that some traffic officers or cameras will pick you out. I do also agree that it is a bit of a pointless law, but it is...
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    more scum bags around

    Absolute joke, you'd have thought that someone would have seen something. Like all public car parks, the security is non-existent, except when you park "wrongly" and then they call out your car reg over the tannoy and make you feel like a criminal. Poor effort. I am at Bluewater tomorrow, I...
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    Auto Lights Retro

    As stated, I couldn't order the autodimming mirror as it was only available as part of a pack that I didn't (regretfully) order. Sounds like a bit too much hard work when the car isn't even mine. I'll just have to get the wife to learn how to use the lights properly - she has been spoilt by...