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New A4 Order - Dying of Excitement

Taypac Jun 10, 2018

  1. Taypac

    Taypac New Member

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    Just found out that that my A4 BE 1.4 TFSI is on its way over from Germany and should be ready to collect by the end of the month. I can hardly contain my excitement with this being not only my first Audi but also my first ever new car. Its also my first automatic and I only got to test drive the manual so that's a bit daunting.

    Anyone got any useful tips and tricks with the B9? Also should I be taking my car to a specialist for paint protection? Is it really worth it?

    Full spec below so let me know what you think :)

    1.4 TFSI 150 S Tronic Black Edition
    Quantum Grey
    19" Rotors (already received some stick at work for these)
    Leather/Alcantara in rotor grey (never actually seen this in the flesh but I reckon its a nice contrast)
    Tech Pack
    Comfort & Sound Pack
    Matrix LED Headlights
    Extended Interior LED Pack
    Electric Folding Wing Mirrors
     
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  3. Spaceman_RS3

    Spaceman_RS3 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team Panther Audi RS3 Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Lovely spec but why the stick for the rotors they are great looking wheel.
     
  4. DaveW

    DaveW Active Member

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    Sounds a very nice spec, I'll be interested to see what you think of the 1.4 engine and the matrix lights in particular.
    Don't know why you're getting Stick over the rotors, IMHO they are the best looking wheel available for the B9.
    Can't wait to see some pics!
     
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  5. Simonb1975

    Simonb1975 Well-Known Member

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    Don't mind the rotors myself but I guess they blend in the car with the countless Audis with Rotors over the past several years.
     
  6. kiter

    kiter Member

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    Nearly same spec as me except mine ibis white and I went for driver assistance pack instead of comfort and sound. You will love it. I have the rotor grey interior and really pleased I went for it, for me the black was too much with the black roof lining and piano black trim. Depending on what you are coming from it has taken me a bit of time to get used to picking away, very easy to spin the front wheels, but I was in an old diesel that needed a bit of a prod to get going. Just had to adapt my driving style. If you want I can get you some interior pics.
     
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  7. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Nice spec, yes I would wholly recommend you get a full new car detail:
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  8. chrisj75

    chrisj75 New Member Team Daytona Audi A4

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    Very similar spec to mine, same choice of interior. With the Quantum Grey I'd say a proper ceramic coating is definitely worthwhile to keep the swirl marks at bay. I got mine done within a couple of weeks of ownership, Gyeon MOHS+ on the bodywork (plus treatments for the wheels & interior). A "New Car Detail" with Midlands Car Care set me back £350 (reduced from £500). Six months on, the coating is performing as well as the day it was done. But bear in mind you can't be taking it to a £5 car wash, need to make sure you use ph-neutral products.

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  9. Taypac

    Taypac New Member

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    Yeah it's mostly because "everyone has them" which I admit you do see them quite a bit. The first time I saw them I fell in love though I would get the BE just for them if I had to! Although the other styling features included are also great.

    Kinda my same reasoning. Black on Black on Black just looks dull. I've never been a fan of bright white interiors though so I've took a gamble and gone for the grey which should be in between. At the end of the day I'll still love the car regardless, I think it's more exciting to do something different rather than play it safe all the time. On the engine side of things I've come from a 1.4 Mazda with about 70HP so while its not the 2.0TFSI its certainly going to be a step-up especially with the S Tronic

    Both incredibly nice pictures, You've convinced me so I will have a look at detailing in the Manchester area then unless you have a recommendation? I'll be sure to mention the ceramic coating too. Paint protection and stuff is new to me, I've only ever driven older cars not worth even thinking about it before.
     
  10. chrisj75

    chrisj75 New Member Team Daytona Audi A4

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    I also got a DTUK tuning box for mine, takes the 1.4 from 150PS to 180PS / 250NM to 310NM... more than enough. :) On the downside, I've almost gone through a pair of front Contis in 8,000 miles!
     
  11. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group saloon Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    If you ask the question here https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/forums/detailing.116/ you will more than likely have a reply...
     

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