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aka_dk

What Colour - Audi Exclusive ?

guys,

im 90% gonna press the button on a RS 3 order .... outright Purchase, factory order

spec will be the standard essential stuff

but its the colour I need your help with

there is only 1 free colour, Ibis .... the others for £500 odd quid are Suzuka, Daytona, Phantom, Misano

BUT, I want to go Audi Exclusive

so, suggestions please ....

the only caveat it I will be sellling it when its 6 months old, so need to protect residuals ... so no Lambo orange please !!

any help appreciated
Virdee

Nogaro for me although I ain't voted.

Have ordered my S3 in suzuka, but have my doubts everyday should have gone nogaro. But in your case Suzuka is available on the RS whereas on S it ain't. So it's exclusive in my situation.
S4Player

Dave I'm thinking of 'classic red' that or Suzuka for me complete sleeper
ollys

There's a nogaro RS3 on Pistonheads (I think it's misadvertised as 'cornflower' blue WTF!), but I really don't think the colour suits the lines of the car.

What about a different blue; Denim, Kingfisher or Santorin if you're going exclusive?
ollys

here it is http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3257923.htm

not sure if it's nogaro or not now
Moonwalker

Won't an RS3 be very similar to your new TT RS? Why not get a 1M instead?
Virdee

I love the car in the PH link hence my obsession with nogaro on the 8P now!

Your call DK! Any colour will look awesome.
R5OTV

Exclusive Velvet Purple Pearlescent

As seen here:

http://audisrs.com/about29082.html

Or, the cherry red colour I dont know the name of...
Ian_C

Forgive me being blunt, but hasn't the RS3s moment already passed as an "IT car."  I mean Audi themselves recently sold a basic spec one for under 40k?  Potential to get your fingers burnt I would have though Dave.
S4Player

Rs3 has same tuning potential as the ttrs without the gay badge I'll be selling my b7 within the next month to purchase an rs3
Norrs2

Forgive me for asking, but why are you going to keep it for only 6 months?

Anyone care to enlighten me as to RS2 Pearl, nerver heard that colour before!
dest

R5OTV wrote:


Or, the cherry red colour I dont know the name of...


Ruby red?



As for RS2 Pearl, I guess he means either Pearl white or Nogaro?
Some seem to prefer calling it RS2 blue/blau, who knows lol
Nudenut

Line someone up who wants one in 6 months and ask them what colour they want it !!  
Norrs2

dest wrote:
As for RS2 Pearl, I guess he means either Pearl white or Nogaro?
Some seem to prefer calling it RS2 blue/blau, who knows lol


I thought Nogaro was RS2 blue.  Ther was only ever 1 RHD RS2 in Pearl white (and 1 LHD I think).

Like the colour of your old S2    I still see it, as it's home is only 22 miles from where I live.
RS4Jules

Virdee wrote:
Nogaro for me although I ain't voted.

Have ordered my S3 in suzuka, but have my doubts everyday should have gone nogaro. But in your case Suzuka is available on the RS whereas on S it ain't. So it's exclusive in my situation.


Shut up  
You have a awesome noggy B5,Suzuka will look stunning  


BUT,i'm sure i said a noggy S3 to sit on the drive next to the RS  
RS4Jules

I have always loved R32 blue,sorry its not that imaginative,i just like it  

iR8V10

RS2 pearl is meant to be pearl White as you say..
aka_dk

Humate wrote:
Forgive me being blunt, but hasn't the RS3s moment already passed as an "IT car."  I mean Audi themselves recently sold a basic spec one for under 40k?  Potential to get your fingers burnt I would have though Dave.


that car was

1. red
2. red wheels
3. poverty spec

at this end of the market, people buy on product, not price

get the spec right, and the price will follow
aka_dk

Moonwalker wrote:
Won't an RS3 be very similar to your new TT RS? Why not get a 1M instead?


have you ever tried to fit 2 adults in the back of a TT ?
doodlebug

aka_dk wrote:

that car was

1. red
2. red wheels
3. poverty spec

at this end of the market, people buy on product, not price

get the spec right, and the price will follow


Fully agree with that which is why I've ticked most boxes and spec'd Sepang Blue.  Down side with the exclusive paint is that it extends the lead time big style.  If you order a car now I reckon you're looking at Q2 at least.
aka_dk

i want a '12 plate car anyway .... will be one of the last produced

I can no longer order A3 3dr cars ... so mkiii A3 is not far away
R5OTV

Cherry black
Ian_C

aka_dk wrote:
that car was

1. red
2. red wheels
3. poverty spec

at this end of the market, people buy on product, not price

get the spec right, and the price will follow

Yeah the red wheels are interesting - the one on the Audi stand at Le Mans had the red rims!!

Will RS3 residuals generally not slide as production ends and the new shape A3 appears on the scene though?
aka_dk

no, becuase the new S3 will still have a 2.0TFSI 4pot with 280PS

there are no plans for an RS 3

so the RS 3 will stand out as a true rarity, easily 400PS, efficient and cheap to run car with a unique 5pot and space in the back for practicality

with only 500, thats very rare
Ian_C

The engine is a stonker - but you already know that with the TTRS!

The noise the original straight fives produce makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up!
ess4avant

Imola
kingfisher

aka_dk wrote:


there are no plans for an RS 3



..........at the moment
but then the new A3 hasn't even surfaced yet ....and they would say that wouldn't they.

Audi are not going to miss any opportunity to make even more money out of us all !
My only problem is that at this time one is buying an already well dated car - even the local dealer told me about a year ago ( during a conversation about RS3s)  that the A3 range was " a bit long in the tooth these days"
Still, the RS versions are always the last to appear, just prior to the new model ranges.
But the sound is still superb.
StumpyRS4

DK - buying a new car even with your discount - aren't you gonna lose a heap on depreciation after just 6 months?

You've only just purchased an R8 FFS !
marc1

Saw a Phantom black one up close at the weekend and it looked really nice - I was suprised how much I liked it.  That or Sepang would be good for resale I reckon.
Ian_C

Hard to believe the current floorpan A3 has been around since May 2003.  That will be a 9 year life cycle - almost unheard of nowdays!
doodlebug

marc1 wrote:
Saw a Phantom black one up close at the weekend and it looked really nice - I was suprised how much I liked it.  That or Sepang would be good for resale I reckon.


I'm with you there....hence I've ordered Sepang.
Shadowman

Mica.....there is an RS3 in this colour at Bath Audi which was a cancelled order.....it is absolutely stunning !!
aka_dk

im not ordering an RS 3 as upon seeing them in the flesh they left me totally numb, and after taking delivery of my TTRS, although it is a great little engine/gearbox combo ... again, just not special enough

so will hopefully be factory ordering a B8 RS 4 when they are confirmed
quattrokid

the new A3 concept was fitted with a 400 bhp RSTT engine so an RS3 must be on the cards....

there is a white RS3 sat outside at Glasgow Audi, looked pretty good filthy.

Pearl white is a ball ache to repair as it cant be just 1 panel resprayed, you need to do the whole car, just ask anyone who has had to respray a Ur quattro will tell you !!

imola sounds good, i'll concur to that
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