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      03-03-2020 11:07 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI 20v View Post
      If the A4 had a manual option in 2019 I would have bought it, but they ended in 2018. Instead I got a Genesis G70, the last sport sedan in this country still available with a manual.
      CPO was off the table?

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      03-03-2020 11:24 AM #27
      It looks good. My first impression is it looks like they shrunk the B9 SQ5 to A3 dimensions.

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      03-03-2020 11:41 AM #28
      I think the exterior is vastly better than the new GTI, but the old A3 had one of my favorite regular car interiors ever:



      So clean!

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      03-03-2020 11:43 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by JackStraw79 View Post
      CPO was off the table?
      We lease our DDs.

      I might have to next time around, since the rumor is that 6MT will be dropped from the G70 refresh.
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      03-03-2020 11:45 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Charlie84 View Post
      I think the exterior is vastly better than the new GTI, but the old A3 had one of my favorite regular car interiors ever:



      So clean!
      Except for the nav protuberance. I really didn't like it when I test drove one. The new screen integration is way better IMO.
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      03-03-2020 11:47 AM #31
      Honestly, I am a big fan. If we actually get that version stateside, I would be interested in buying with or w/o a manual.

      I also believe (based on steering wheel) that this is an S-line trim packaged car so I would assume that the base version will look a good bit different both interior and exterior wise.

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      03-03-2020 11:51 AM #32
      The dash looks more Japanese / Korean than German.
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      03-03-2020 12:12 PM #33
      I like it. An S3 hatch would be a bonkers-good daily.

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      03-03-2020 12:23 PM #34
      Damn that's a sharp looking car, inside and out. Audi should have a hit on its hands.

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      03-03-2020 12:30 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by ghost03 View Post
      I like it. An S3 hatch would be a bonkers-good daily.
      don't tell hawk

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      03-03-2020 12:35 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by JackStraw79 View Post
      Looking at it a second time and I'm digging the driver's vents. Not "tacked-on" or "an afterthought" at all IMO. A designed component of a modern driver's cockpit.

      For maximum performance from the vents, why would you want one correctly placed vent for the driver and one that is too low? You wouldn't but the dash design of many cars don't allow for the middle driver vent to be the same height as the door-side driver vent.

      Like this A-Class:

      Is AoA paying you to do this???

      The only impact vent height has on comfort is if the vents are so low they are ineffective at cooling the cabin. Most people don't point the vents directly on their faces; in fact when possible HVAC systems are designed to have as low air speeds and direct airflow aimed at occupants as possible. So as long as the A-Class vents help condition the cabin effectively they are fine.

      As for this new A3 I like some things about it but Audi is starting to regress in interior design and ergonomics. Thankfully this has decent steering wheel controls as I imagine those will be the infotainment's saving grace.

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      03-03-2020 12:43 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by GTI 20v View Post
      Except for the nav protuberance. I really didn't like it when I test drove one. The new screen integration is way better IMO.
      I'm pretty sure you can just retract the center screen and use the digital instrument cluster for most of the same functions.

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      03-03-2020 12:46 PM #38
      My issue with the last gen A3 and S3 is that they were very solid, nice cars....that were completely lacking in character. I had lots of seat time in both, and even without knocking the lack of manual transmission, neither car really brought a smile to my face. The best word to describe them would be "clinical". It's not really a knock on the car, it's just that they didn't get the blood pumping and I couldn't justify the premium. I hopped into a GTI and it *immediately* brought a smile to my face.

      Cars are emotional buys. I'm a sucker. ;-)

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      03-03-2020 12:48 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by WalterGuida View Post
      We haven't had an A3 Hatch since 09.

      I do wonder with no more Golf and only GTI and R if Audi would bring this stateside. I don't see this eating into GTI or R sales.
      Hemm? A3 Sportback was available from 2006 to 2018 in the US skipping only 2015. From 2016 to 2018 it was sold only with etron drivetrain so it was like a Golf GTE but with Audi interior.

      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Cute car.

      Is the sedan returning?

      Is there a crossover version since 'Merika doesn't buy sedans anymore?
      I'm sure sedan is returning because of China.

      But I like the A3 allroad idea

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      03-03-2020 12:49 PM #40
      im holding off buying an rs3 right now in hopes audi brings the rs3 hatch to america

      slim chances but hey they did bring the rs6

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      03-03-2020 12:51 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Travis Grundke View Post
      My issue with the last gen A3 and S3 is that they were very solid, nice cars....that were completely lacking in character. I had lots of seat time in both, and even without knocking the lack of manual transmission, neither car really brought a smile to my face. The best word to describe them would be "clinical". It's not really a knock on the car, it's just that they didn't get the blood pumping and I couldn't justify the premium. I hopped into a GTI and it *immediately* brought a smile to my face.

      Cars are emotional buys. I'm a sucker. ;-)


      yeap, had a stage 2 a3 hatch and while the thing was pretty quick it was very boring. i sold it and picked up an r56 mini cooper which was half the power but 10x the fun. was actually more fun then my golf R to be honest.

    18. 03-03-2020 12:56 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by badsmell View Post
      im holding off buying an rs3 right now in hopes audi brings the rs3 hatch to america

      slim chances but hey they did bring the rs6
      If they aren't bringing the RSQ3 here, we aren't getting the RS3 hatch.

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      03-03-2020 01:02 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Charlie84 View Post
      I'm pretty sure you can just retract the center screen and use the digital instrument cluster for most of the same functions.
      That's true until the middle of 2018, afterwards the screen just turns off but will not retract if the vehicle is running.

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      03-03-2020 01:11 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Charlie84 View Post
      I'm pretty sure you can just retract the center screen and use the digital instrument cluster for most of the same functions.
      Not for Apple Carplay, which is what I use 100% of the time while driving.
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      03-03-2020 01:13 PM #45
      The interior looks like something Darth Vader would drive. Overall I like it. A car like this should have an edgy, ambitious interior and it does. Way better than the previous generation interior which I felt was just too dull to love. Throw in an E-Tron package w/a powerful PHEV package (i.e. 40+miles EV only range) and this will sell very well.
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      03-03-2020 01:24 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Russells View Post
      That's true until the middle of 2018, afterwards the screen just turns off but will not retract if the vehicle is running.
      Hmmm yeah that's a little annoying. I don't suppose that can be coded out?

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      03-03-2020 01:33 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterTroy View Post
      If they aren't bringing the RSQ3 here, we aren't getting the RS3 hatch.
      very likley however im hoping the surprise of the rs6 brings a surprise rs3 as well

      i just do not like the way the sedan version of the RS3's look, regardless of the godly i5 motor.

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      03-03-2020 01:42 PM #48
      I really like this. Too bad we'll get nothing of the sort here.
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      03-03-2020 01:47 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Charlie84 View Post
      Hmmm yeah that's a little annoying. I don't suppose that can be coded out?
      It has been a year and I don't think anyone has figured it out fully yet. Some guys are getting close but nothing 100%. Last I saw some guy has it so the screen will shut off and go down, but then comes back up immediately. lol

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      03-03-2020 01:52 PM #50
      We're not getting a manual or a hatch in the US. Hawk should still just get the damn C43 AMG wagon.

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