New A3, $64000 question is, what damn colour!? (sorry, color for you
Discarding the ones I actively dislike, I'm left with:
I generally like black cars, but I'm not sure whether it works on the
A3. I quite like the pictures I've seen of Lava Grey, but I've not
actually found one to look at in the flesh yet.
I'm getting kinda tempted by Akoya Silver.
Anyone have any opinions?
Choosing the wrong colour can decrease the car's value by up to £1000 come
My S3 was in silver and looked great. But there are a lot of silver cars
around in the UK at the moment.
Having said that, I went for silver for my TT. Check with your dealer (or
Audi UK) which are the most popular colour(s) to see if that influences you.
Will be a company car so resale value isn't really an issue for me.
To be honest, I'm not that influenced by how common the colour is,
especially as A3s themselves aren't that common a car, at least relative
to the Focus, Golf & Astra.
Thanks for the response, and indeed to all others who've proffered
opinions. I popped into the local dealer this morning to have a look at
what they had, and it's going to be Ebony Black.
They had one in Brilliant Black, a solid colour, and this looked very
flat and dull to be honest. The Ebony Black colour is a pearlescent
paint and is *just* off-black, a sort of charcoal colour. Very nice
The most important thing is to choose a colour *you* like, I agree. But if I
said such & such a colour would lose you, say £500+, you might want to
As you say, A3s are not flooding the market and, at the moment, hold their
values pretty well.
Black would have been on my short list.
I find silver Audis to be quite handsome. The A4 Estate (Avant,
wagon) is particularly fetching in silver, IMO.
I think the grey looks like primer. I've have never seen one that
actually looked good.
Silver stays cleaner-looking for a longer time, if that is important
to you. It's also a nice "stealth" color - blending into the tarmac
nicely such that you might avoid paying the speed tax every so often.
EVERYBODY has a bloody SILVER car. I just unloaded mine & bought a new,
2003 530 in white with beige interior.
I nearly got an A6 with the same combination. Easy to keep clean &
Don't let white fool you. It looks classy and is a fine choice.
a fine choice.
Here where I live, white cars are currently almost unsellable, and if you
have one and try to sell it or trade it in, you normally get less for it
compared to most other colors. White cars were big ten years ago here, and
look very dated today. My 1999 A6 is green. The color green on cars peaked
in the years 1996-2000. Today, the top car color here is - yes, you guessed
correctly - silver. And BTW, what exactly do you mean by "nearly" getting an
A6?? Did you really prefer a (BMW?) 530 instead?? Well,
It is never too late to change your mind, you know..................
and of course some manufacturers Silver are better than others.
A friend has just purchased a Merc E320 in Silver and the paint job is
superb. It seems to have a very deep clear coat making the Silver look very
soft. Plus it's chrome work compliments the colour.
In Holland there's even a saying for it: "Met een witte blijf je zitten",
which translates to: "You'll never be able to ditch a white one."
Personally I think black is better on slightly bigger cars. Black makes a
car look smaller/sleeker than it actually is, which is good if you drive a
sports-saloon or something. Fast, compact, cars like the A3 are better in
I understand perfectly what you mean, even in Dutch. But a white car is a
real bargain to buy used, if you can live with the dated color, but why not,
it is economically sensible. So why not buy a white one, if you can save
some good money on the purchase of it.
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