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Final decision on colour before ordering the new car

VinceXR Nov 5, 2017

  1. VinceXR

    VinceXR Active Member Sportback Team Tango S tronic Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    Hey guys,

    It's time for a new car! :)

    I had an S3 a couple of years back but unfortunately due to a change in circumstance it had to go... But I've landed myself a new job and I'm looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of an Audi again :)

    I've decided on the A3 sportback 2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition, with the Tech pack and the Comfort pack.

    Now I want it in black but I can't decide if the Mythos is worth the extra £550 over the brilliant finish?

    Any thoughts or recommendations about my choices are welcomed :)

    Any other black editions on the forum? I'd love to see your cars!

    Vince
     
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  3. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator X3 M-Sport Alpine White

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    @VinceXR - Black or black eh ?
    Best of luck keeping it looking nice buddy
    The best colour when its clean but its keeping it clean thats the problem IMHO

    Floret silver or ibis white would be my choice, but it ain't my car lol
     
  4. Timi8888

    Timi8888 Well-Known Member Team Daytona S tronic Audi S3

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    Brilliant Black is worth the £550 saving definitely!
     
  5. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter Galway Green Defender 90

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    floret black edition, ooosh :yes:
     
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  6. GW1

    GW1 Active Member

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    Black is a nightmare to keep looking nice but when you get it right it can be the perfect colour. I have owned a number of Audi’s the last two being Daytona Grey. Colour is a matter of personal choice and your selection will be perfect and welcome back to Audi.
     
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  7. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Mythos in my opinion it adds another dimension to the black paint plus it'll be slightly tougher being a metallic finish....... Flat black paint = a whole new world of pain.... I have a flat paint on my car and l can tell already it won't be as resilient as my pearlescent paint l had on my last car, so l wash very carefully and only use new micro fibre clothes when drying and adding coatings to it, but hey we are all different lf you live with more swirls and save £550 bangers, go for the flat paint

    Or see the light and go Floret lol
     
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  8. KenL

    KenL Well-Known Member

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    I have a flat black A3. It looks great after 13k miles, a couple of tiny chips.

    No issues with swirling as I am very careful how a wash it and I didn't let the dealer prep it.
     
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  9. Daveotto

    Daveotto Moderator Staff Member Moderator Porsche Cayman S

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    Don’t go Floret as don’t want it to become to common :)

    Seriously, wife has a flat Black Mini and looks great when clean but does show up every little bit of muck
     
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  10. RGBARGEE

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

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    Mythos Black is so much easier to live with than flat black. I've had both!


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  11. Reltub

    Reltub Member Team Brilliant Black TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group Audi A3 Manual

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    Mythos would be your choice if you don’t like the sound of swirls as the metallic flakes will hide them a bit more than a solid

    But many places now do “swirl removers” such as Meguiars and if you’re careful when cleaning, you won’t get at many swirl marks

    I’ll let this picture speak for itself
     

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  13. VinceXR

    VinceXR Active Member Sportback Team Tango S tronic Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    Looks tidy that mate!

    What are you using to clean it?
     
  14. Rideen

    Rideen Well-Known Member Team Brilliant Black saloon Audi A3 TDi Manual

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    Voodoo blue. Or Ara blue. If not, then brilliant black is worth saving 550 quid.
     
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  15. Reltub

    Reltub Member Team Brilliant Black TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group Audi A3 Manual

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    Jet wash and snow foam before hand to remove any grit and then Meguiars ultimate wash and wax working top down so that any grit still present only swirls the lower parts of the car, works a treat
     
  16. VinceXR

    VinceXR Active Member Sportback Team Tango S tronic Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    Seems to work well! Looks lovely mate,

    The snow foam you use.. can it be attached to any jet wash? I've never use the foam before but I'm going to look into it.
     
  17. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member S tronic Audi A5 Coupe

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    White, silver or daytona...not black! I also think the black edition shows off the tints and mirrors better on a lighter car!

    One of the reasons I looked at changing my S3 so soon was the fact that it was black! It's a PITA to keep clean and it shows everything! Great when clean but a few hours later!!!! I've only had the white A5 a couple of weeks and already noticed how slow it is to get dirty compared to the black!

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    Even after driving around on a wet day it still looked clean!

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  18. haywoon

    haywoon Member Team Ibis S tronic Audi S3

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    I had flat black on a TTS - I like detailing cars (to the extent that its possible to like it) and my God never again. You could mark the paint with your nail by brushing it on the surface. It looked fantastic when clean but it was a nightmare to keep swirl/hologram free. Personally I would never have flat black on a car ever again.
     
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  19. Carefree69

    Carefree69 Well-Known Member

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    Last two cars were black, I couldn't wait to get something else.

    Lovely when clean, just doesn't last that long. Oh, and the inevitable swirls.
     
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  20. amb66

    amb66 Member Team Daytona S tronic Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    Daytona Grey on my 3 door 150 Black Edition. Highly recommended mate! WP_20170901_025.jpg
     
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  21. 1future

    1future Black Edition Team Glacier Team Metallic White S-line owners group Audi A3 Black Edition

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    I went with metallic white black edition, really stands out[​IMG]


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  22. Timi8888

    Timi8888 Well-Known Member Team Daytona S tronic Audi S3

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    You're rather lucky lol. I found that white got dirty after a couple hours of being cleaned, dirt really shows on white. Also as soon as it rained, the white got brown watermarks all over it! On darker cars dirt took a few days to show up. White is very easy to clean though as you didn't have to dry it and worry about watermarks compared to black.
     
  23. GW1

    GW1 Active Member

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    Yes, I have had a black edition TT and now a 5 door S3 both in Daytona Grey, looks really good.
     
  24. VinceXR

    VinceXR Active Member Sportback Team Tango S tronic Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    You got a full picture mate?

     
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  25. VinceXR

    VinceXR Active Member Sportback Team Tango S tronic Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    Very nice bud
     
  26. 1future

    1future Black Edition Team Glacier Team Metallic White S-line owners group Audi A3 Black Edition

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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Not taken many but there you are



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  27. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group S tronic Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    I really like that. I will make you a metallic white banner as that not been asked for so your banner be exclusive, lol. :)
     
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  28. 1future

    1future Black Edition Team Glacier Team Metallic White S-line owners group Audi A3 Black Edition

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    Hehe thank you, she’s at that petrol station most days

    oooo exclusive i like it


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  29. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group S tronic Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Banner applied :)
     
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  30. VinceXR

    VinceXR Active Member Sportback Team Tango S tronic Audi A3 Black Edition TDi

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    If it wasn't for the small boot I'd have a saloon in a heartbeat, lovely looking car

     
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    1future Black Edition Team Glacier Team Metallic White S-line owners group Audi A3 Black Edition

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    It may be small but it’s deep


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  32. Reltub

    Reltub Member Team Brilliant Black TFSI Owners Group S-line owners group Audi A3 Manual

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    Ive got a Karcher so you just use the lance attachment, just refill the existing bottle when it runs out
     
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  34. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Cough cough.. Excuse me a miniti lol
    Where is ma voodoo blue banner lol @Sandra
     
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  35. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group S tronic Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    I will get right on it Jassy.

    And now it’s done :) xx
     
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    You are the ‘special one’ Jassy06

    And deserve a banner to suit.
     
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  37. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    Now some on here I'll think av got a blue Porsche lol
     
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  38. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    @Sandra...... Awesome and thank you very much X
     
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  39. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group S tronic Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    I can drop the Porsche of your banner if you want Jassy. :) x
     
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  40. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    It's really OK lol @Sandra l like it after all, it is a Porsche paint to sample colour so technically it's correct lol
     
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  41. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group S tronic Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Ok Jassy, if your sure. That’s an exclusive so far, lol. :) x
     
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  42. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King ! S3 Saloon Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue

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    And it'll be the closest I can to owning a porker lol
     
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  43. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member S tronic Audi A5 Coupe

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    I find that white doesn't look that dirt until you clean it and then see the white white under the dirt :p But in the winters it's great, as you can just snow foam it, blast it all off and let drip dry without worrying about water marks :) Don't physically touch any of my cars much in the winter months, as they get dirty too quick, so not worth the potential scratches/swirls.
     
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