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Audi A3, Future Vehicle, Sedan, Wagon
#3 of 52 Audi and RWD?
Oct 16, 2006 (9:15 pm)
That won't ever happen will it?
How about a 2.0 T Quattro A3 with more aluminum components to equal the exact same weight as the frontrack 2.0T A3?
#4 of 52 Interior Improvements
Oct 17, 2006 (6:53 pm)
Redesigned cup holders.
You can't use the fog lights unless the headlight switch is on manual...duh..why?
Ditto on the #3 comment on the awd issue.
#5 of 52 get rid of iron block engines
Oct 18, 2006 (10:54 am)
my 2 cents from visits and drives (don't own one yet):
Should go to aluminum block motors to reduce weight, especially in the 3.2 version which is too heavy for its size.
Add a Non_Sports version of the 3.2 suspension as an option so the 3.2 can deal better with bad roads.
Also narrow up the interior console. Amazing how many german cars consoles are so wide and enroach into leg room (saturn derived opels have same problem).
#6 of 52 edmunds tests the S3
Oct 24, 2006 (4:11 pm)
The europe-based driving test came up with some surprises.
#7 of 52 Turbocharged 3.2 V6 with 300+ HP
Oct 24, 2006 (8:29 pm)
How about it? And price it at 30K to start.
#8 of 52 Re: Turbocharged 3.2 V6 with 300+ HP [andres3]
Oct 25, 2006 (12:02 am)
Yes, Dreaming, unfortunately. The S3 runs over $50K at present, with a 4 cyl turbo.
At least the Metalworkers union building Audis and VW's agreed to a slightly longer workweek to help reduce costs.
#9 of 52 Re: Turbocharged 3.2 V6 with 300+ HP [kurtamaxxxguy]
Oct 27, 2006 (7:14 pm)
That 50K price must be 30K profit.
Dec 22, 2006 (6:08 pm)
I'd like to see a A3 with a turbo diesel with 150-175hp, that would be plenty speedy, (0-60 under 7.5) and fun to tinker with for the tuners, while giving stellar performance at the pump too (mid-30s combined). Id prefer RWD or AWD in my perfect car but Id settle for FWD, if it had the diesel.
I drove an A3 after they first came out and it was beautiful. The sales rep drove it before letting me behind the wheel, she drove 80 and I felt like we were doing 55. That was an amazing feeling but it made me worry. Maybe they can do something to stop the illusion of slowness. The driver needs to be aware of how fast their going or they'll spend a lot of time stopped on the side of the road. We want to spend our money on gasoline not tickets
#11 of 52 Re: . [wale_bate1]
Dec 22, 2006 (6:22 pm)
RWD for me too. From my perspective, the only thing wrong with the A3 is its WWD "Wrong Wheel Drive" orientation.
Dec 23, 2006 (10:40 am)
I do think that it's one of the best sorted front wheel drive cars on the market today, the Mini being the best.
Shipo, I know you love rear wheel drive cars, but I prefer any car with a drive train that's well sorted. For instance, 2 rear wheel drive cars I'm not interested in.
I'd take a front drive A3 over those in a heart beat.