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Old 1st March 2015, 10:45 AM
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Hello All,

I'm very proud of my A8 as it is such a rare and (still) expensive car down here.

It is a 4.2 Quattro Sport SWB.

In Australia everything was optional. Individually, not packaged. So it took me 6 months of waiting until a car the right spec came up.






It has:

Sports Air Suspension,
20" RS6 Wheels,
Solar Sunroof
AFS2
Power trunk,
Double Glazing
Audi Tinting
Heated mirrors, windscreen, washers, locks etc.
Exterior light package

Sports steering wheel + shift paddles,
Sports seats in Indigo Leather
Heated seats,
4 zone climate,
TV
AMI
Bluetooth phone,
Interior lights package
Fingerprint start
SDS - full
power blind
BOSE



I have added:
Auto Lights and wipers,
Bluetooth upgrade,
Bluetooth music streaming
New gears for MMI screen, cupholder lid, ashtray
A small relay that allows the boot to be opened and closed by both the remote and the door button.








Mike
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Indigo Leather Sports Seats - Sports wheel - Sports Air Suspension
Auto Boot - Double Glazing - AMI - Solar roof
TV - Bose - Voice Control - TPMS - AFS- TINT
Power Blind, Fingerprint - Light package (in and out)

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OEM Auto headlights & rain sensing wipers
OEM Bluetooth phone
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Reverse Camera
OEM Aluminium Package
Auto boot close using remote/door button
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Old 1st March 2015, 04:57 PM
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G'day ya flamin' Gallah.

Very nicely specced pre facelift D3 you have there, what colour is that?

Whereabouts are you in Australia? I have family in the Gold Coast, and elsewhere dotted around Oz.

All the best.

John.
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Old 1st March 2015, 05:02 PM
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Welcome to the forum Mike, lovely looking car you have there, really liking those wheels
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Old 1st March 2015, 06:15 PM
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Hello, I mirror Ron's comments great looking car and looks like it's been well looked after.

Be sure to have a look at the tech dump thread in d3 common faults for just about any manual you might need.
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Old 1st March 2015, 06:31 PM
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Lovely motor! I do love a pre-facelift
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Old 1st March 2015, 10:14 PM
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Thanks for the comments guys,

The colour is Northern Blue Pearl. It is a brilliant colour, and looks $1 million.

A8's here are still quite expensive to buy, so most have a max of 50-60,000 miles and are in excellent condition.

There are a few little things I have noticed, Aus spec cars very very rarely come with the extended aluminium package, heated seats, and pre facelift cars did not get automatic lights or wipers.

Extended leather here is also very rare and never on the dash top. I have never seen a local car with alcantara headlining either.

However, all local cars get kessey and xenon lights.

I plan to fit:

ACC with wide display,
Extended alum pack (already have the light switch and park brake switch)
Reverse camera.
I may also look into the digital tv module.

If anyone needs help with the $10 relay to make the boot close by remote, let me know. One of the best mods for bang for buck value.

Mike
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04 A8 - 4.2 Sport

Indigo Leather Sports Seats - Sports wheel - Sports Air Suspension
Auto Boot - Double Glazing - AMI - Solar roof
TV - Bose - Voice Control - TPMS - AFS- TINT
Power Blind, Fingerprint - Light package (in and out)

Retrofits:
OEM Auto headlights & rain sensing wipers
OEM Bluetooth phone
Bluetooth Audio Streaming
Reverse Camera
OEM Aluminium Package
Auto boot close using remote/door button
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Old 2nd March 2015, 07:33 AM
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Welcome Mike
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Old 2nd March 2015, 09:23 AM
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welcome! lovely clean looking car
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Old 2nd March 2015, 09:50 AM
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Welcome.

We're quite aware of the rarity of the A8 down under. We've seen some 'interesting' parts requests over the years to patch them up and keep them going as they are so expensive to import in the first place.....

We see extended leather from time to time, but leather dash is very very rare over here too. Lots in Germany, but left hand drive...

Alcantara roof we see also, but many people don't realise they have it, so its not on adverts and rarely photographed.

If you do need any parts, the forum sponsors are quite used to shipping 'anything anywhere' so drop them a line if you need anything
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Old 2nd March 2015, 12:55 PM
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Welcome from me too. I guess from your plate that its Queensland your in? Pity you are not in Perth as I am here on hols at the mo'. I went to the Audi showroom last year and they practically fell over me when I said I was an S8 owner and was disappointed that they were not stocking S8's. Didnt mention that mine was 12 years old.
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