car configuration comedy...

car configuration comedy...

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nunpuncher

1,233 posts

69 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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A guy I used to work for tried to order a 1.8t A3 when they first came out in that bright/light metallic green with a red checked interior. It was a business lease and when he faxed the order through (remember this was the 90s) they called him and asked if it was a mistake. When he said no they replied "don't be so ridiculous, we're not ordering that. We need to sell this car once you return it".

He ended up with one in that nice metallic blue with black leather.

S2r

168 posts

22 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Just ticked all of the options on a Mini Cooper convertible 'classic'.... from £20080 to £31930 !

DoubleD

8,593 posts

52 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Where do people find these 8 year old threads?!

petop

1,679 posts

110 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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DoubleD said:
Where do people find these 8 year old threads?!
Exactly.....fell for the 2 links on page 1 and obviously none of them work then i looked at the date!

Pericoloso

40,246 posts

107 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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ReaperCushions said:
Gunmetal wheels and that wouldn't half be bad I think.
Agree.
I like orange but not colour matching the bodywork and wheels.

s55shh

399 posts

156 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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nunpuncher said:
A guy I used to work for tried to order a 1.8t A3 when they first came out in that bright/light metallic green with a red checked interior. It was a business lease and when he faxed the order through (remember this was the 90s) they called him and asked if it was a mistake. When he said no they replied "don't be so ridiculous, we're not ordering that. We need to sell this car once you return it".

He ended up with one in that nice metallic blue with black leather.
I bought a new elise in 1999 in that green colour (paradise green). No red checked interior though

Blib

35,123 posts

141 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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petop said:
DoubleD said:
Where do people find these 8 year old threads?!
Exactly.....fell for the 2 links on page 1 and obviously none of them work then i looked at the date!
Search button. Put in "Car configuration", you'll get a list of threads going back years.

Cupramax

8,235 posts

196 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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nunpuncher said:
A guy I used to work for tried to order a 1.8t A3 when they first came out in that bright/light metallic green with a red checked interior. It was a business lease and when he faxed the order through (remember this was the 90s) they called him and asked if it was a mistake. When he said no they replied "don't be so ridiculous, we're not ordering that. We need to sell this car once you return it".

He ended up with one in that nice metallic blue with black leather.
I smell BS, Audi have never offered a red check interior on an A3, even with the exclusive options, red leather maybe, but not red check.

I have all the old spec pdfs somewhere nerd

Dapster

3,186 posts

124 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Cupramax said:
nunpuncher said:
A guy I used to work for tried to order a 1.8t A3 when they first came out in that bright/light metallic green with a red checked interior. It was a business lease and when he faxed the order through (remember this was the 90s) they called him and asked if it was a mistake. When he said no they replied "don't be so ridiculous, we're not ordering that. We need to sell this car once you return it".

He ended up with one in that nice metallic blue with black leather.
I smell BS, Audi have never offered a red check interior on an A3, even with the exclusive options, red leather maybe, but not red check.

I have all the old spec pdfs somewhere nerd
I remember they did this black / red check on the first gen Sport models.


Mr Tidy

8,903 posts

71 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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vomit!

easytiger123

1,852 posts

153 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Dapster said:
I remember they did this black / red check on the first gen Sport models.

I've got it! It's a dolphin jumping above the waves on the right hand seat isn't it?

DoubleD

8,593 posts

52 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Dapster said:
Cupramax said:
nunpuncher said:
A guy I used to work for tried to order a 1.8t A3 when they first came out in that bright/light metallic green with a red checked interior. It was a business lease and when he faxed the order through (remember this was the 90s) they called him and asked if it was a mistake. When he said no they replied "don't be so ridiculous, we're not ordering that. We need to sell this car once you return it".

He ended up with one in that nice metallic blue with black leather.
I smell BS, Audi have never offered a red check interior on an A3, even with the exclusive options, red leather maybe, but not red check.

I have all the old spec pdfs somewhere nerd
I remember they did this black / red check on the first gen Sport models.

Its a clash of the nerds ha ha

Dog Star

10,325 posts

112 months

Friday 7th December 2018
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Dapster said:
I remember they did this black / red check on the first gen Sport models.

I like that.