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New car , had 3 weeks now , can't fault it yet , brilliant , had few xtras fitted ,19" wheels ,pan roof , parking plus , heated seats . Interior LED lights .
 

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Lovely Whitey - I'm biased too!!!
 

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Hi Whitey, you're welcome. Looks stunning by the way.
 

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very nice motor , think my next one will be a white one does it fit in your garage ??
 

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@Whitey

very nice, and good to see you have the fender arches? that come with the 19 inchers and up. When I order mine in the future, i'll try to order it with less than 19 inch and mount the 'wider' arches later. Looks cool to me

I like mine to have the 19 inch rotors from TT RS.
 

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Would fit in garage , but garage full of all sorts . Glad I went for the 19" wheel it was a last minute thing ,but easier to do when ordering than later . As like you say get the wider arches .
 

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Hi WhiteyNice car and welcome.Love the wheels, that is one of my regrets not going for those
 

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One of the observations I have of my SE is that the wheels look too small and don't appear to fill the arches.

These look really good IMHO.
 

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Hi Whitey, lovely motor and the best colour imo

Those wheels look fantastic, best i've seen on the Q3. I wasn't aware you got extra wide arches with them.I have the same wheels as you Setig on my SE, they do look too small from some angles but the ride is so comfy i can forgive them for now. Time will tell though
 

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</font>That was my biggest dilemma when buying the car; what wheel
size? I've never owned a car with standard wheels and I spent many times
visiting the used car lot comparing the standard wheels with, predominately,
the 18” wheels. However one of my main reasons for changing cars when I did was
that my Honda Civic, although it did exactly what it said on the tin, after 75k
miles in 22 months was just way too harsh a ride and I wanted/needed a quieter more
forgiving ride for my commute each day. I know I'd have been disappointed if I'd
upgraded the wheels and then thought the ride was not as quiet or as forgiving as
it could have been. However I do wonder
how much of a difference it actually makes.<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /></font></font>

</font>When I'm in the car I'm obviously pleased I saved some money
and pleased knowing the ride could not be any quieter or smoother (on std
suspension). When I clean the car and admire it I do feel it would look better
(different?) with larger wheels. I guess it's a head versus heart thing.</font></font>

</font>I say ‘different' as I do think the Q3 does look different
between standard and larger wheels. Not
different like many cars, i.e. the difference between boring/cheap and more expensive/sporty,
but, (and this is where I'm probably not being objective although I'm trying to
be) different between two styles of car.
Smaller wheels with high profile tyres
is very much what you get/need on 4x4 off-road vehicles and the large wheels
with low profile tyres is very much a trend/style/personalised look. I'm not saying one is better than the other
or disrespecting either, but the looks are different and I think the Q3 carries
them both off well.</font></font>

</font>To put my view in context, I've been fortunate to travel to
many places around the World and some to live in for short periods of time and
the UK has to rank as one of the highest countries in the World who love larger
wheel sizes. In some markets climate and
terrain are influencing factors. For example the Q3 in Sweden and India comes
standard with 16” wheels, our standard 17” wheels cost £650 more, and if you've
ever experienced the roads of India you'll understand why it will be a popular
choice.</font></font>

</font>So there we go, the ramblings of Q3 17” owner
who loves the ride, likes the look and wishes there were a set of 19” in the
garage for the weekend. The end.
 

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Mark67 said:
</font>That was my biggest dilemma when buying the car; what wheel
size? I've never owned a car with standard wheels and I spent many times
visiting the used car lot comparing the standard wheels with, predominately,
the 18” wheels. However one of my main reasons for changing cars when I did was
that my Honda Civic, although it did exactly what it said on the tin, after 75k
miles in 22 months was just way too harsh a ride and I wanted/needed a quieter more
forgiving ride for my commute each day. I know I'd have been disappointed if I'd
upgraded the wheels and then thought the ride was not as quiet or as forgiving as
it could have been. However I do wonder
how much of a difference it actually makes.<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /></font></font>

</font>When I'm in the car I'm obviously pleased I saved some money
and pleased knowing the ride could not be any quieter or smoother (on std
suspension). When I clean the car and admire it I do feel it would look better
(different?) with larger wheels. I guess it's a head versus heart thing.</font></font>

</font>I say ‘different' as I do think the Q3 does look different
between standard and larger wheels. Not
different like many cars, i.e. the difference between boring/cheap and more expensive/sporty,
but, (and this is where I'm probably not being objective although I'm trying to
be) different between two styles of car.
Smaller wheels with high profile tyres
is very much what you get/need on 4x4 off-road vehicles and the large wheels
with low profile tyres is very much a trend/style/personalised look. I'm not saying one is better than the other
or disrespecting either, but the looks are different and I think the Q3 carries
them both off well.</font></font>

</font>To put my view in context, I've been fortunate to travel to
many places around the World and some to live in for short periods of time and
the UK has to rank as one of the highest countries in the World who love larger
wheel sizes. In some markets climate and
terrain are influencing factors. For example the Q3 in Sweden and India comes
standard with 16” wheels, our standard 17” wheels cost £650 more, and if you've
ever experienced the roads of India you'll understand why it will be a popular
choice.</font></font>

</font>So there we go, the ramblings of Q3 17” owner
who loves the ride, likes the look and wishes there were a set of 19” in the
garage for the weekend. The end.
very similar to my view , a set of 19" in garage for the odd occasion would be good
 

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Yes each to there own , I just like a sportier look & tried to make it that bit different , and so far so good not seen another one with these wheels .
 

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Hi i have 19" wheels with the SE suspension and find the ride good ,my last car wasan A4 Sline with the sport suspention and 19" wheels the ride on that car was far too hard,iwent for a test drive before ordering mine in a S line with SE suspention and could tell the difference straight awayfrom my A4, the Q3 was soooooooooooo much better
Hope this helps other members when choosing there cars
 

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I think even after all my research, before buying, the one thing I missed was that the S line suspension is the same as the SE as the std option. I had an A3 S line a few years back and the suspension was solid. Just goes to show you should test drive more than just the model you think is right for you before purchasing.
 
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