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Just to bore those who think Monsoon Grey is boring :) I've only one photo so far as the weather is so dull here - but the sun has just come out so I may take a few photos later
 

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Reminds me of the day we picked ours up!

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
 

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Aww, it's a lovely car Bambi. Grey's no more boring than blue/black signifies drug-dealer status.


Looking forward to more pictures when the weather eases - April, anyone?

Which part of Cameron Kingdom do you hail from?
 

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Gromit said:
Which part of Cameron Kingdom do you hail from?
Deepest Norfolk
 

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I also don't think grey is boring, the colour will camouflage in with h British sky.
 

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Crem0 said:
I also don't think grey is boring, the colour will camouflage in with h British sky.
So Grey is a stealth colour then. Apparently you can see mine from space
 

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I also don't think grey is boring, the colour will camouflage in with h British sky.
It certainly camouflages well with the mud which we have acquired since we picked it up on Friday
Thank goodness we didn't choose white - white must be the colour for people who either don't actually drive anywhere or they have an OCD compulsion for cleaning
 

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Malph, the Samoa Orange makes you the equivalent of a modern day knight, real brave move.
 

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A few more - apologies for the drive - WIP

Edited by: Bambi
 

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Hey Bambi! Don't you just hate it when somebody nicks your drive while you're out
Edited by: Malph
 

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Looks to me like you couldn't decide which garage to drive into.


My Mum lives in Martham, by the way, and I'm regularly driving up there to visit her as she's 87 and hasn't got both oars in the water, poor old dear.
 

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Malph said:
Hey Bambi! Don't you just hate it when somebody nicks your drive while you're out
 

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Looks to me like you couldn't decide which garage to drive into.


My Mum lives in Martham, by the way, and I'm regularly driving up there to visit her as she's 87 and hasn't got both oars in the water, poor old dear.
We're more in the centre of Norfolk - not as nice as The Broads, but drier
As for the garages - who keeps a car in a garage ??
 

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Nothing wrong with theMonsoon Grey, looks very nice indeed.
I bet i spend more time washing my car this winter than you will...
lol..
 

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Well, we done the deed yesterday and paid the deposit on our
Monsoon grey Q3. Build is week 04 – so it will be the new 14 reg in March. This
kind of makes the wait more palatable.

Thanks for posting the pictures. We also have the titanium/grey interior on
order do you have any pictures of the interior?

Talking of pictures, looking at your photos I am still
bemused at the use of a hose pipe and water to wash cars. I've posted on this subject before in other
threads on this forum but no one has taken the bait!

I am an avid car cleaner, lifelong Autoglym user and am a tad anal about driving a dirty car. We
have a Toyota in white pearl and a SAAB in Silver which, despite living down a
lane that gets muddy from tractor traffic are both kept pristine. The Q3 will
be subject to the same rigour.

For the last 3 years all of our cars have been kept clean
using waterless cleaning products. I can't even remember the last time I used a
bucket of water. Waterless products (particularly Showroom Shine from Greased Lightning)
is amazing stuff.

A leap of faith is needed here. It doesn't make sense to
wash, clean and polish a car like this. But it works, it's fast, and after you
have used it a couple of times it builds
up a layer so that bird crap , tar and grime just will not stick . I'm starting
to sound like a salesman (I'm not).

SWIRLS! I hear the detailers cry. Nope, wrong - not a single
one under any inspection. I can absolutely assure everyone that if I had the
slightest doubt it was damaging the paint work I wouldn't use it.

With respect, in the photos you have posted after washing
the car it doesn't look particularly clean. And you still have to leather and
polish it, clean the windows, do the chrome do the exterior plastics etc etc (and
I'll bet you are wet and cold). Waterless will clean all of that in one go (but
not the windscreen)

I'd recommend you give it a try, particularly if you want your Q3 to always look like it's just come out of the showroom – I can assure you it will
be the best piece of advice anyone has given you for a long time.
 

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Erm trying to respond to your post Nickkr
The car hasn't been washed - we only collected it on Friday - it is wet because it had been raining
And muddy because we too have very muddy roads too
The hose is there because we are in the middle of renovating our house (OK - a bit further than the middle, I hope,because it has been going for over 5 years now) and behind the car is a pile of bricks, sand, ballast etc for building pillars to the entrance to the drive which my OH and I haven't built yet because we have been busy ........
We can't use the hose for washing the car because it runs directly off a borehole and the water contains contaminents. Car washinghasn't beenvery high on our list of priorities the last few years while wehave beenbusy bricklaying/plumbing/wiring/decorating/installing a ground source heat pump and under floor heating tc etc - far more important things to do than washing a car

As for being wet and cold - we are used to that

Not too bothered about the car looking as good as it came out of the showroom - more to life than a shiny car

Edited by: Bambi
 

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m0ikw said:
Nothing wrong with theMonsoon Grey, looks very nice indeed.
Thanks
I bet i spend more time washing my car this winter than you will...
lol..Definitely
 
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