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#1 Marcr1

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 11:01 PM

Last year I put a deposit down on a new car. I was starting to fall out of love with my Fiesta.. It had a few niggling problems, costly on petrol and I felt as though I'd grown out of the car and it's looks.
 
I didn't really care for my car like I used, maybe washing it once a month, but I couldn't hand it over in a state so made a good effort in bringing it back to it's former glory....
 
Before
 
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I couldn't help but smile when the dealer said it's the cleanest car he's ever had in as part exchange!
 
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My new 2014 Audi A3 Sport, 1.4 TFSI Cylinder on demand....
 
Few pics at the dealer:
 
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The car was clean but I wanted to add my own mark to it:
 
Managed to get a decent detail in:
 
1. Wash down alloys with Wheel woolies, EZ brush and a wash mitt
2. Iron X alloys
3. Bilberry wheel cleaner
4. Dry off alloys
5. Seal alloys with 2 coats of Fk1000p
6. Repeat above process on exhaust
7. Snowfoam bodywork
8. Pressure wash off snowfoam and any loose contaminents
9. Iron X bodywork
9. Clay bodywork
11. Dry car with new wolly mammoth drying towel (Amazing!)
12. Hand polish with Megs Ultimate compound (Couldn't be bothered with the DA)
13. 2 coats of Autoglym HD wax
14. Windows polished and sealed with a mixture of G1 and G5
15. Quick wipedown with a QD.
 
Very happy with the results:
 
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I didn't clean the interior but thought I'd pop some pics up:
 
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I'm so happy with the car, it's everything I wanted to be and more. The way it puts the power down is so effortless, the car is smooth across the bumpiest of roads and the interior is a classy affair. Everything fits as it should and has a solid feel to it.
 
I'll still be hanging around the forum as I have always liked Ford's and we have a few in the family :)


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#2 FiestaZpower

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:17 AM

Both cars are pure class ... Very nice !!!

#3 Marcr1

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:27 PM

Thanks :) You never know it could pop up again on the forum sometime!



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:18 PM

I think I like the look of the A1 better but still the A3 is a lovely motor

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:05 AM

I am extremely jealous of your new car. Absolutely love it!



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:52 AM

Welcome to the rip off world of audi



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:30 PM

Welcome to the rip off world of audi

 

The services are like double the price of the Fiesta aren't they?



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 03:41 PM

is the audi quick?? its a nice car like like but audis are heavy and just think power in a 1.4 long term is a recipe for disaster. to much wear on engine

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 03:55 PM

is the audi quick?? its a nice car like like but audis are heavy and just think power in a 1.4 long term is a recipe for disaster. to much wear on engine

 

It has a turbo  ;)



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 04:45 PM



is the audi quick?? its a nice car like like but audis are heavy and just think power in a 1.4 long term is a recipe for disaster. to much wear on engine

 

Very quick :D. It's never going to be ST quick but If I wanted that I would've bought the 180bhp Quattro / 300 bhp S3. It's faster than my fiesta despite being considerably heavier, It has mountains of torque in comparison and is amazing on fuel:

 

The same could be said about the 1.0 Fiesta too....

 

Here's the comparison between my old Fiesta and the A3:

 

Fiesta S1600

 

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A3

 

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:01 PM

Nice car there and nice colour. You can also make the most of the new plate novelty until September. My dad is changing his Audi soon. He has an A4 2.0 TDI saloon 07 plate at the moment and wants to swap it for an A4 Avant TDI probably 11 plate something like that.

 

I am counting down the days until I get my ST-2 now. Race red and dealer claimed week commencing 7th April so hoepfully no delays.

 

Was your new car in stock?



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:14 PM

Nice car there and nice colour. You can also make the most of the new plate novelty until September. My dad is changing his Audi soon. He has an A4 2.0 TDI saloon 07 plate at the moment and wants to swap it for an A4 Avant TDI probably 11 plate something like that.

 

I am counting down the days until I get my ST-2 now. Race red and dealer claimed week commencing 7th April so hoepfully no delays.

 

Was your new car in stock?

 

Very nice :) Red is the new in colour ;) When did you order it? I ordered my A3 in October and it was built in week 4... So I thought I may as well wait for the new plate. Audi don't have back logs of factory cars apparently



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

I ordered it late February. Some members on here have also heard around the 7th so perhaps a shipment is coming in

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

I ordered it late February. Some members on here have also heard around the 7th so perhaps a shipment is coming in


My dealer has mentioned the 7th to me so I think you could be right

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:22 PM

Just found my old Fiesta for sale online, someone buy it  :lol:

 

http://www.monmotors...53/ford-fiesta/



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