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Hi All
Not much happening on the site at the moment so thought I would get your thoughts on this Chrome strip I have stuck on at driving lights, don't know if I like it or not? what do you think.
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Hi Bill,

I like it

A nice but subtle bit of bling and i think it works well.

Did you buy the strip as an Audi part, or did you "create" it somehow ?

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Mike.
 

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Hi Mike
Not from Audi from ebay ?3,99 a roll, so if I didn't like it no harm done, but looking at it as you walk up to the car it does brighten up the large panel around the driving lights some what and I don't think it cheapens it as it sits into the channel thats all ready there. just playing about as I cant find any thing else to improve about the car it's great, love the Drive select what a difference between the Comfort position and the Dynamic settings, lighter steering and soft suspension to sharper throttle response and sporter gear changes, the changes are very noticeable, I thought about this option a lot before ordering it because of the cost but I now consider it the best option I have on the car, I would recommended to all considering a new Q5.
 

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Thanks Barry
When are you expecting delivery of your new Q5 ? and what colour did you go for
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according to salesman who I spoke with today, the car will be ready for me to pick up sometime the weekend of 18-20 Dec. As for the colour, we went for a slightly different option to most and went for white with a black interior with privacy glass. we liked the one shown on the website in the video clip too much to choose anything else and after seeing one in real life it was a done deal.
I'm sure it won't be to many peoples taste, but supposodly white is the new black and with our current A4 being black, that colour was out of the question as was blue and silver as we've had audis in those colours too.

How is yours driving, still enjoying it?
I know you have mentioned the rubber floor mats in other posts, would you say they are a worthwhile investment? We have young children so will definitely be getting a boot liner to protect it from the pushchair, and may go for the mats too to stop muddy/ wet shoes during winter if they are any good. The rubber smell doesn't overpower the "new car" smell does it?

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You cant go wrong with white Barry and the black interior will not show up the dirt as it would on lighter material, as for the heavy duty rubber mats they work a treat unless your kids are like my Granddaughter who still sticks her feet on the centre carpet section in the back, and no they don't overpower the new car smell my feet does that. The semi ridged boot tray is a must as far as I am concerned it can be lifted out quickly and cleaned. Like you I have had three Audi's before but this one is by far the best, and I'm sure you will feel the same way when your car arrives, the only thing I have found annoying is the dirt and grit from the wheels gets on to the bottom inside of the doors front and rear and has to be hosed off when washing the car, must be those "19 wheels other than that its perfect.
 
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Thanks for the quick reply bill,
in that case I think I'll try and get the salesman to give me his staff discount when I pick the car up and buy them there and then.
Well there's no harm in asking, and he did say he'd get the children Christmas presents if we had the car from him, so guess what ill be telling him they would like
 

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This is what i mean about the grit and dirt getting stuck in this u shape plastic runner at the bottom of all the doors, I would have thought Audi could have come up with a better idea than this, may be I am missing some rubber seals that are attached to this plastic strip
could someone check out their S-Line and please let me know.
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Hi Bill,

No S-Line but the same doors

I think that this is the solution Audi came up with so that the actual door sill you step out over remains clean and doesn't dirty the bottoms of your trouser legs.

Most car sills are exposed to the dirt and grime and are a pain if you want to keep clean in foul weather..... (as in Scotland
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I first noticed this solution on Range Rovers and thought it was a great idea. The door closes over the sill and keeps it clean.

I guess Audi just thought that would be good enough and didn't think anyone would care where the grime collected !
I've also noticed that there's a lot of water behind the boot lid once i've opened it after washing. No water getting into the car itself, just onto the surrounding "enclosed" body work.

Here's hoping the rust protection is up to scratch !!!

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Mike.
 

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Hi Mike
Stuck this weather seal into the plastic runner just to see how it goes, should keep out the grit and may be give a better seal. What am I doing sticking bits on to a ?30.000 plus car trying to improve it
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