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Audi A3, Wagon
Jun 24, 2009 (7:18 pm)
I have a 2008 A3 2.0T Tip-Tronic S-Line. I have found that when I want to accelerate and the front wheels are not pointing straight in-line with the rear wheels, the ESP/ASR causes a sickening hesitation. Of course this happens normally when I want to really get up and go!
I find myself switching of this function when in stop and go traffic and only use it on the freeway or on long open stretches because it is so annoying! I know it is a safety function and is based on the ABS module. I think these concepts are good.
I manually shift the DSG because I like the way it moves when the revs get up. But that ESP/ASR sucks.
Anyone else had a similar experience?
#2268 of 2296 Re: Body parts [s_linejesse]
Jun 25, 2009 (2:24 am)
I would suggest you first go to your local dealer, if they can't get ask them who does their body work .....a body shop that works on Audi's will have a source to order it.
Jul 13, 2009 (10:26 am)
Hi, im corey.I am an audi fan. Audi doesnt make one ugly car other then the all road which i think is based to be more like the volvo crosscountry, please reply if you agree
#2270 of 2296 Re: AUDI FAn [corey5]
Jul 13, 2009 (12:43 pm)
IIRC the Allroad predates the Volvo XC, in any case I like them as I do most Audi wagons.
#2271 of 2296 Just purchesed my A3 and its dead.
Aug 02, 2009 (3:46 pm)
Just purchased a Certified Preowned Audi A3, 2006 2.0T with 37K on the odometer, and it died in Manhattan...in the rain. I just picked the car up on Friday from Biener Audi in Great Neck NY. Was absolutely loving it, and then it went kaput on me. The engine light came on, and there were a couple chugs from the engine, and it completely stopped, and wouldn't start up again. There had been no warning lights, no change in power or the engine, it just absolutely stopped and wouldnt go any further.
Roadside assistance was very helpful, and the towtruck came within the hour. i'm just nervous now that this is the beginning of a long and painful road of issues. Any thoughts?
#2272 of 2296 Re: Just purchesed my A3 and its dead. [astubbs]
Aug 02, 2009 (10:33 pm)
Yikes. Sorry to hear that. No suggestions for you about the cause, just encouragement. I also have a 2006 A3 2.0T and also 37,000 miles and have had a great experience with reliability. One sensor malfunction but that was it. Good luck. Keep us posted on the cause.
#2273 of 2296 Re: Just purchased my A3 and its dead. [dyen]
Aug 03, 2009 (12:26 pm)
Thanks for the reply. Just got off the phone with the dealer, they've replaced the Ignition Coils and they said there was a bad starter cable, all this was covered under the warranty. fingers crossed nothing else goes wrong, glad to hear yours is going strong and has been a very reliable auto.
#2274 of 2296 Re: Just purchased my A3 and its dead. [astubbs]
Aug 03, 2009 (2:22 pm)
Oh yeah there were a lot of bad coils in the early A3s and other 2.0T cars. Forgot about those, your car should be fine now. Way back in 1964 my folks bought a Catalina Hardtop at Biener (then Biener Pontiac). .
#2275 of 2296 Re: Just purchased my A3 and its dead. [andys120]
Aug 04, 2009 (8:29 am)
good to know about the coils, the people at Biener have been very helpful so far,
Coils have been replaced and now i'm back on the road, will keep you all posted on anything else, thanks for the tips!
#2276 of 2296 Audi needs to BRING a 4-Door S3 to America
Aug 28, 2009 (9:06 am)
Audi must bring the 4-door S3 to the USA. Audi NEEDS TO sell the 4-door S3 in America.
I recommend they bring in their lowest priced S model ever, a new S3, with the TTS' powertrain (except use S4's 7-speed DSG, magnetically adjustable suspension, adaptable xenon headlights, Premium Nappa Leather) and do it all for $40,000 MSRP. They could do it.... they don't need to throw in a lot of bells and whistles with this car, and theyd' certainly have a customer with me.
P.S. They should have light weight components to reduce wieght via the use of aluminum such as with the hood, suspension components, and forged 18" wheels standard with 245/40/R18 summer rubber.
Bring it to North America, and they will come.