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8v RS3 Spotters Thread

Nimbus265 Jul 26, 2015

  1. Princess RS3

    Princess RS3 Member

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    Hi

    How did the RS look in Daytona? Ive ordered Daytona with the black pack and Im a bit worried about how it will look.:grumpy:
     
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  3. Right&Glory

    Right&Glory Member Team Ibis Black Edition

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    Firstly, congratulations on ordering the RS3, I've postponed my decision for financial reasons but cannot find a competitor I'm content with, so RS3 will happen (hopefully next year!).

    Secondly, I'll caveat this (rather obviously) with the statement that it is all just my humble opinion; thankfully we are all different and our opinions vary accordingly!

    Having seen and driven the Rs3 in Daytona grey several times, I cannot help but feel the colour does not do the marque justice. I wouldn't hesitate to have Daytona grey on a multitude of other Audi models, but for me, on the RS3 it just looks too sober.

    It's a very popular colour (dubbed accountant grey in various threads on this forum) but for me, I wouldn't want this car to blend in quite so much in colour, as well as the already subtle styling for an RS model.

    The black pack you've specced is a must (again imho) as the silver pack increasingly makes the car look more ordinary when matched with Daytona grey.

    I hope this helps, and ultimately all that matters is that the car and spec are right for you, not anyone else!! Enjoy, and I hope the wait isn't too long!

    R&G
     
  4. Princess RS3

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    Oh dear,

    I think here in OZ it will be of a benefit to "blend into" the traffic and not stand out too much, but then again with such a special car it would be nice to stand out a little.
    I was honestly disappointed with the colour options here and had / have been considering a vinyl wrap if I'm not happy with the end result.
    The car should arrive late Jan so not long to go.

    Thanks for the honest feedback and good luck with your eventual purchase.

    Regards PRS3
     
  5. terminator x

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    I like the subtle look of the RS3 and chose Nardo as it's (a) RS only colour and (b) not too in yer face! I also like Daytona and I'm sure it will look amazing!

    TX.

    PS Daytona image for you:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Princess RS3

    Princess RS3 Member

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    Hi terminator X,

    Thank you for the photo. I like it ! I do like the nado with the black, but I thought for resale that it might limit potential buyers.

    I actually liked the matt colour range but the sales guy talked me out of them saying for paint repairs they were incredibly difficult to match and blend.

    Really appreciate the pic. Cheers !
     
  7. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    Hi princess.. I think you are correct about Nandos Grey, it is a marmite colour and many including me would rather pay a bit extra and have a 'proper colour' but it's all down to personal choice. I also agree that on A3/RS3 Daytona looks bit bland. I had it on a 2013 A7BT Black Edition and it looked great with 21in Tit Alloys. (Ride was not great on anything but motorways) For my 2p I don't think you can go far wrong with Black/Silver Blue according to taste or if you want to stand out some of the exclusive colours. I'm sticking with Mythos black, especially as car arrived at dealer a couple of days ago. ;-)
     
  8. A19quattro

    A19quattro Active Member

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    Spotted a Nando Grey one is Lanark, Scotland (P/C ML11)on 24/12/15. First 8V I have seen, thought it was a bold colour choice but I have to say I liked it. I doubt you will regret the Daytona Princess, I have yet to see an accountant or anyone else in a suit that looks that good :)
     
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  9. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    More like a John Major Dull Grey or the colour Skoda use.. It's OK and free but not sure it will remain popular.
     
  10. A19quattro

    A19quattro Active Member

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    You may be right but I have loved new colours before only to find they are the most popular thing 6 months later and I am glad I nevr bougth them, doubt that will happen with Nardo ;)
     
  11. Nick_C

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    Spotted a white RS3 in Blackpool today. Sounded amazing when whoever driving floored it. First one I've heard properly.
     
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  13. Princess RS3

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    Congrats on your arrival RGBARGEE! I can't wait until I can say that mine has arrived. I do love the black and I am in fact driving an A3 in black atm. It looks great.
     
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  14. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully it will remain exclusive ;) RS only colour though RG remember!

    TX.
     
  15. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    I think it's pretty obvious that mine is an RS without having to paint it Nandos Grey but fine if it makes you happy.
     
  16. kayemill

    kayemill Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Saw first non demo car today. Cat Red with black pack. Very nice and great sound. M8 Kinning park Glasgow. Can't wait for mine to arrive.
     
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  17. Rick P

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    Saw a 15 plate mythos with alu pack and alu roof rails at Lancashire health and racquet club this evening. Absolutely stunning! Anyone's here?
     
  18. AndyB-S3

    AndyB-S3 Well-Known Member Team Samoa Orange Team Panther Audi S3 Audi TT

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  20. AndyB-S3

    AndyB-S3 Well-Known Member Team Samoa Orange Team Panther Audi S3 Audi TT

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    Seen my 1st RS3 in sepang driving through dundee earlier today. Private plate..A ** wrs or vrs something like that. Had chrome pack etc.. and looked real nice.
     
  21. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    Shame about the PP... makes them look like ex BMW/ Merc owners. When trying to suggest I register my RS3 in January rather than 1 March my dealer said PPs are getting very 'common' with people who want to disguise how old their car is or who can't remember their initials ...I told him I don't do common and I don't want one. Each to their own though!
     
  22. Splathead

    Splathead Active Member Team Navarra Audi RS3

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    Day to a Grey with Aluminium Styling Pack spotted on It's "Griff's Great Britain" talking about Dartmoor "25/01. (about 10 minutes in) Anybody on here? Number Plate ends XYC.
     
  23. thewanted

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    Saw a Nardo Grey RS3 on the A30 westbound at ~17h15 yesterday. Reg "990 XUS".

    It looked so mean from the back :)
     
  24. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    Just seen WT15 *** Black one in Waitrose Portishead. Mon Motors number plates. Anyone on here?
     
  25. josedebardi

    josedebardi Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi RS3

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    15 plate nardo in Cromer, Norfolk about 4pm (10 mins ago). I passed you in the other lane with my top box on and gave a little rev :)
     
  26. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    I heard that Skoda had bought the last few pots of paint before Audi discontinue the colour ;-)
    IMG_3466.jpg
     
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  27. 81llyh

    81llyh Well-Known Member Team Glacier Team V6 Team Sepang Team Navarra Audi S4 Audi RS3

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    R54 ***

    Seen a Catalunya red mk2 with no packs on the A56 today, first one I've seen in that paint and wow it looked awesome. Looked more orange than red
     
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  28. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    Needs renaming Cat Orange. It looks good in some lights I agree but awful in others . Definitely a marmite colour.
     
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  29. Danner3342

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    I totally agree with you RG, I originally ordered cat red due to all the advertising posters etc which made the car look amazing and very red. This all changed when I popped into Cardiff Audi to have a look at one in real life.
    It looked really orange and to be honest I was really disappointed,luckily I was still able to change the colour of my order.
    It's strange how this colour looks completely different in the flesh to the photos.

    As you say it is a marmite colour, each to their own, just not for me
     
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  30. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    6 sleeps to go until my car is delivered on Monday . May try to come and meet up on Tuesday
     
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  31. Snake Pliskin

    Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member Supporter Team Floret Silver Audi RS3

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    Not getting mine till the weekend so you Guys will have a head start on me ... so will be relying on you for initial feedback etc :)
     
  32. Danner3342

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    Yes not long now, this time next week it will be all mine.

    My pick up is 10am on Tuesday.

    It's funny how for the last 6-7 months I have checked the tracker every morning with out fail, watching the progress etc........but now it's sat at the dealers waiting for collection, feel a bit lost with no need to track progress
     
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  34. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    What are we going to do Danner? I think BA are getting fed up with me popping in to look but at least their coffee and shortbread is good and free!
     
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  35. terminator x

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    Just looked at your spec @RGBARGEE is there anything that you didn't order ;)

    TX.
     
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  36. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    Super Sports seats, Dynamic pack, Red brakes, Ejector seat and revolving number plates come to think of it does anyone know where I can get revolving number plates? MOD Abbey Wood maybe?
    FOUR SLEEPS TO GO
     
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  37. CraigI

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    There are three RS3's that park within a 10 minute walk of my work.
    Could have also seen two others on the road this past week in Nardo, difficult to tell, but I assume Nardo is only available on the RS (otherwise it was an Exclusive S3 or A3).

    As with every Audi, they are going to be a common sight up this way.
     
  38. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    Not as common down here.
     
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  39. slinemfc

    slinemfc Active Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Seen a red one at Gatwick today, staff member for an orange airline parked at the south terminal.
    Bought at Crawley Audi.
    Anyone on here?
     
  40. RGBARGEE

    RGBARGEE Well-Known Member Team Mythos Team Daytona Team Phantom Audi S3 Audi RS4 Audi RS3 Audi A1 Black Edition Navarra Blue Classic

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    Spotted one this morning heading into Bristol down M32. Nandos Grey but looked weird with a badly spaced p****r plate.. SAIIY X?? I presume Driven by someone called Jane!
     
  41. mattwez378

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    Saw a lovely RS3 Mk2 in blue (not sure which one) with Alu pack 65 plate going the opposite way to me along Preston Road in Lytham, unfortunately I was not in mine, just in a black VW Golf myself.



    Looked really nice, lovely motor [​IMG]
     
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    Orange RS3 de badged going over the Forth Road Bridge. Gave him the thumbs up as I went by in my mere 300 bhp Golf R. Looks stonking with the pano roof. Lovely!!!!!
     
  43. Vins

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    White RS3 15 plate driving around Bala lake, North Wales this morning
     

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