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Spotters Thread For 8V Chassis

Sandra Sep 14, 2013

  1. Kayobong

    Kayobong Registered User

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    Saw this RS3 in Hawes whilst I was on holiday in the Yorkshire Dales, not a fan of blue cars but it looked lovely in person.

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  3. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter

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    great car, but more importantly, did you go to Hawes chippy?
     
  4. Kayobong

    Kayobong Registered User

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    Unfortunately not!
     
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  5. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter

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    guess that means another visit is needed! where else did you visit? im quite local to these parts
     
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  6. Kayobong

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    All over the place honestly, stayed in Kilnsey, near Grassington, it was a lovely place, definitely going back at some point.
     
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  7. jungle650

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    UK plated Silver S3 XXX BEN in Ibiza, San Antonio Bay
     
  8. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter

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    White fl sportback s3, 7am on the greenodd to coniston road today, nearly stopped in your tracks by a dozen ducks on the road
     
  9. Audi Bairn

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    White S3 Saloon FL registration Sx xx JOJ at Kincardine this morning
     
  10. Audi Bairn

    Audi Bairn Moderator Staff Member Moderator Gold Supporter

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    Very nice white A3 Saloon on A92 Kirkcaldy - Dunfermline around 1 ish today.
    Reg x x BRU
    I’m sure that’s someone on here??


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  11. sgtvic

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    Ara Blue S3 Saloon M56 onto M6 on Sunday afternoon.

    Sepang blue S3 Sportback Trafford Ctr car park two spaces up from me.

    Navarra Blue S3 Sportback M61 near Horwich this evening

    Anyone on here?



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  13. Stu+mel

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    Thanks, it's mine, it's my third rs3 I've had so shows how much I like them
     
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  14. Kayobong

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    Lovely car mate, in a lovely location too!
     
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  15. slinemfc

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    Nice. What blue is it?

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  16. Stu+mel

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    Ara blue with black pack
     
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    Looks different on my phone but guess that's my display playing tricks
    Does look good.

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  18. Ormesome

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    Lovely blue S3 FL at Monza campsite this weekend. Anyone on here? Didn't get a chance to take a pic before we left unfortunately.
     
  19. MattSedg

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    Ara blue S3 identical to mine but 18 plate, near barrow on Sunday, aswell as a Glacier S3 a little bit later on, near ulverston?
     
  20. MattSedg

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    Ara Blue Black ed. Sportback with with all important roof rails at Greenodd roundabout today at 5:15 ish
     
  21. oli356

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    blue S3 in East Suffolk, "SXY" in the number plate
     
  22. Adam14

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    Fellow Ara blue S3 sportback parked in Grantchester/Trumpington road. 18 plate.

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  23. Kayobong

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    Seeing loads of S3's around chelmsford.
     
  24. richinsoton

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    Blue 65 plate S3 3dr northbound on the M3 08:30 this morning. Lovely shade of blue... just a shame about the nasty gash on the drivers door continuing onto the quarter panel doh!
     
  25. rvtb101

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    Black S3 saloon in Rhayader
     
  26. Audi Bairn

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    FL SB at Redding, Falkirk Tesco today[​IMG]


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  27. AlS3BE

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    Ara blue is nice colour and it’s nice with chrome as well.
    Annoyingly I never saw an s3 in ara blue before I got mine and now I see them everywhere. One round the corner from me and yesterday at the multi-storey car park I saw 2.
     
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  28. MattSedg

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    Can't take my eyes of them door protectors :wtf:
     
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  29. Audi Bairn

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    It is a nice colour eh. My car is totally manky with the current conditions.

    Yeah they’re not great are they :blink: Functional but not aesthetically pleasing lol
     
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  30. BarryG79

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    This you back over this way on a daily basis now then?


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  31. BarryG79

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    Ford have being doing these for years, can’t believe other manufactures don’t do the same.




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  32. Audi Bairn

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    Sure is Barry, keep an eye out for the Navarra Saloon


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  34. royalsteve68

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    Good idea but ok just wait till one day it fails or the motor packs up and you slam the door......gulp
     
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  35. Mark_86

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    It's not on a 'motor'... I'm pretty sure they're connected to the door hinge, so the chances of them ever failing are pretty low. Plus, the whole external bit is made from rubber, so shouldn't cause any damage. These are a great idea... typical Ford really. Heated windscreen anyone?
     
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  36. Ron240

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    They can and do fail when the blade for whatever reason does not retract when the door is closed. This will usually break it but can also cause paintwork damage to the door at the same time. Ironic when this is exactly what it is designed to protect.
    They have been a discussion point on a Ford forum I am still a member of so this is where I heard about the failures. Admittedly the failure rate is very low relatively speaking, but given the choice I still wouldn't touch them with a bargepole!
    I had the chance to specify them on a previous car.
    The main function of these door edge protectors is to protect other cars. They are a good idea in principle, but to be properly effective all new cars need to be fitted with them and not just be a cost option on a couple of models in the Ford range.
    Yes heated windscreen is a great thing, I do miss this. :(
     
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  37. oli356

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    Trying to think what it was.

    White S3 on the M4 just before the M25 junction on Friday, 2:30? Maybe. Sounded to be having some fun :D
     
  38. MattSedg

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    sparkling navarra sportback with all the chrome and roof rails going into ambleside yesterday i think
     
  39. BarryG79

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    Vegas Yellow S3 SB with matching S3 Yellow number plate heading west on M9 from Edinburgh towards Falkirk today.
    Definitely not running standard exhaust!
    Sounded very nice, possibly res delete maybe??


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    [​IMG]
     
  41. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter

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    RS3, not S3, but i'll fire it in here anyways.

    Black RS3 saloon on buttertubs pass, with a m140/135 and a mini. All out for a spirited drive....I could hear the RS doing some courtesy revs from a couple hundred feet up the side of the fell!!
     
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  42. Marky-s3

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    Think that was me lol it's a 3 door running decat and rez delete stage 2 :thumbs up:
     
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  43. MattSedg

    MattSedg ex S3 owner Gold Supporter

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    navarra S3 sportback at the car park below skiddaw/behind latrigg fell, keswick, today
     

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