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RS3 with Sunroof available in Germany

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I like that orange :)

The one thing I've never got, though, is the skyroof option - on any car.

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I like that orange :)

The one thing I've never got, though, is the skyroof option - on any car.

Indeed, it's utterly pointless, as if it's a nice day, you'll have the roof open while your driving, so it's irrelevant if it's glass or not, when the car is parked, you'll have the blinds across or the car will become a sauna, not no mention all the extra weight you add to the worst possible place on the car.

I bet there is a significant drop in 0-60 times on glass roofed cars too, due to that extra weight.

That Ford orange makes the car marginally more interesting to look at I suppose.

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That Ford orange makes the car marginally more interesting to look at I suppose.

Yeah, the orange makes all that tacky brushed chrome really stand out :coffee:

Piano black instead of silver - Tick.

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I've got to say that looks MUCH better in that colour! Transforms the car from bland mushiness into something properly sporting.

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Now if the roof was carbon instead of glass we might be getting somewhere.... :P

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Yeah, the orange makes all that tacky brushed chrome really stand out :coffee:

Piano black instead of silver - Tick.

If it really was brushed chrome, it might look ok, but it's just silver painted plastic (except maybe the mirror covers).

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Hang on, are we saying that the grey bits are just painted plastic? I don't believe that on a £40k+ Audi wearing the RS badge. Is that really true?

If so, madness, utter madness and a total pisstake.

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If it's a factory option then the ally bits are ally, not painted. Black or ally is dependant on the colour of the car IMO.

As for the sunroof, feck that.

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No, they aren't.

The silver bit at the bottom of the front bumper for example, it's plastic, I checked on the car on the stand at Goodwood, as are the little strips on the door handles.

And all the interior 'ally' bits, are chromed plastic too, as is common with most manufacturers today to be fair.

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Hang on, are we saying that the grey bits are just painted plastic? I don't believe that on a £40k+ Audi wearing the RS badge. Is that really true?

If so, madness, utter madness and a total pisstake.

This is sarcasm right? Of course it's all plastic.

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Look, you're all gay Audi haters so why don't you all piss off back to your BMW and Subaru and Taxi forums you f uckwits*

* I wonder how many people reading this thread are really saying that in their heads ;)

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No I wasn't being sarcastic! It was genuine! I presumed the grey bits were carbon!

I'm genuinely surprised but I'll leave it at that because ultimately the RS3 is going to have lots of owners on here brimming with pride and if they're happy with their purchase then I'm delighted for them.

I've spent 2 days test driving all kinds of cars and I've reported a few on here, and my choice will no doubt not be the choice of many (most) on here, but at the end of the day it's all about what an owner wants. (Oh and no I haven't made decision yet and I don't even know if I'll bother cos I'm getting that fecking confused with all the models now).

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At least I'm a f uckwit with taste. :P

Oh. I do quite like that orange, but then that was my favourite colour for the S3 too.

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I don't even know if I'll bother cos I'm getting that fecking confused with all the models now).

That's age for you :P

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No I wasn't being sarcastic! It was genuine! I presumed the grey bits were carbon!

I'm genuinely surprised but I'll leave it at that because ultimately the RS3 is going to have lots of owners on here brimming with pride and if they're happy with their purchase then I'm delighted for them.

I've spent 2 days test driving all kinds of cars and I've reported a few on here, and my choice will no doubt not be the choice of many (most) on here, but at the end of the day it's all about what an owner wants. (Oh and no I haven't made decision yet and I don't even know if I'll bother cos I'm getting that fecking confused with all the models now).

A nice Audi would get you free parking at Old Trafford, got to be worth it for that alone, surely.

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And all the interior 'ally' bits, are chromed plastic too, as is common with most manufacturers today to be fair.

Not all of them are fake. Door levers and glovebox levers on our Sportback are actually metal. Ours doesn't have the optional alu door inserts, but a mates Sportback does and those are actually metal too. They cost a fortune - when we got our Sportback I costed up the remaining inserts to match the glovebox and door handles, was like £600-700 iirc.

07 MY A3 saw interior revisions (concert single CD became double din etc) and from memory two grades of trim were then available - 'fishscale' and the proper brushed alu. The 'fishscale' inserts I saw on a 3dr A3 loan car we had a while back did feel like plastic.

If it really was brushed chrome, it might look ok, but it's just silver painted plastic (except maybe the mirror covers).

Door mirrors are now plastic. 2003 B6 S4s (like mine) have solid alu mirror covers, but 2004 B6s have painted plastic. B7 RS4 mirrors are all plastic too.

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That's age for you :P

You could be right but the last 24-48 hours have reminded that whilst car seeking can be fun, it can also be immensely frustrating and confusing.

You go from one car to the next and when you're looking at used like I am you've got to be very careful to remember what car had what options on it - and the dealers are no doubt rather annoyed at me asking them to print the full car spec out for anything they think will be of interest to me. Then you go from one test drive to the next (I'm determined to drive as many as possible this time and make the right choice) and by the time you've finished....you can't remember what drove better and why.:roflmao:

The fact I'm really not sure and I'll just know when I find the right car makes it all the more confusing. The dealers have upped their game now though and we're starting to talk serious instead of getting silly offers for the 6. Two days has seen £3,500 come out of nowhere (so yes they're now offering £3,501 for it). This might all go nowhere, but we'll see.

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Not all of them are fake. Door levers and glovebox levers on our Sportback are actually metal. Ours doesn't have the optional alu door inserts, but a mates Sportback does and those are actually metal too. They cost a fortune - when we got our Sportback I costed up the remaining inserts to match the glovebox and door handles, was like £600-700 iirc.

07 MY A3 saw interior revisions (concert single CD became double din etc) and from memory two grades of trim were then available - 'fishscale' and the proper brushed alu. The 'fishscale' inserts I saw on a 3dr A3 loan car we had a while back did feel like plastic.

Door mirrors are now plastic. 2003 B6 S4s (like mine) have solid alu mirror covers, but 2004 B6s have painted plastic. B7 RS4 mirrors are all plastic too.

You STILL banging on about your dad's boring diesel hatchback as being your own all these years on I see. ;)

My A3 SE has carbon trim but that's more to do with me being bored of the crap grey plastic and vinyl wrapping the lot.

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You STILL banging on about your dad's boring diesel hatchback as being your own all these years on I see. ;)

Huh? Sportback is dads, S4 is mine. Very strange you should call it a "boring diesel hatchback" when you own one yourself?!! In isolation the A3 is a very nice car. However I guess alongside the S4 it could almost be called boring though.....

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Mine's a company car and I hate it for the record, due to the fact that it's a boring diesel hatchback that feels like you're driving it by sitting on the roof, on a dining chair!

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Strange isn't it. The door shoulder line is really high on the Sportback - much higher than the B6 - yet I always find myself levering the seat lower and lower. The Sport seats hold you nicely - the standard seats are like a park bench!!

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