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Re: a3 in U.S? (Mike eee)

Their is one in Seattle. It was the H&R demo car up here. My friends dad bought it. It is really nice. I haven't gotten to drive it, though I did drive an A3 and S3 over in Europe. Great car.
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Re: a3 in U.S? (mk2jetta)

I think you have to go through a dot and epa process that is a bitch, and expensive. If the car is like 30 years old, no problem, its a classic, but to make a somewhat new car road legal on U.S. roads, they want american bumpers, and the car was never sold here.. Also crash tests were never done for u.s. market. But if it is a car that is already sold here like a 355 or modena, the conversion process for bringing in the grey market car would be easier, but still damn expensive, and Ferrari is trying to put a stop to this, it is messing with their depreciation.
I would love to know how these few s3 s made it into the states.
 

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Re: a3 in U.S? (Mike eee)

My January 2002 edition of Car and Driver says "Audi will sell the new version of its A3 hatchback, in the United States, in 2004."
 

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Re: a3 in U.S? (coomoob1)

quote:[HR][/HR]My January 2002 edition of Car and Driver says "Audi will sell the new version of its A3 hatchback, in the United States, in 2004."
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I think that the problem here is that those of us that are drooling over the S3 are drooling over the current S3 - not some preproduction artwork. I've seen all of the photos of the next gen S3 and, honestly, do not care one bit for them. On the other hand, I would sell my family for the current edition S3.
Audi may very well offer the S3 here in a few years, problem is is that it will be too late - at least for me.
 

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Re: a3 in U.S? (VAG Parts Bin)

quote:[HR][/HR]On the other hand, I would sell my family for the current edition S3.
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LMAO!!!!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
me too!!........................................wait I dont have a family will a finger do? I've seen the one in seattle and sadly to say it was defaced with some scca stickers and stuff http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif but other than that it was sweet http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif , I wanna know how that got brought into the country too??
 

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A/S3 in US

quote:[HR][/HR]My January 2002 edition of Car and Driver says "Audi will sell the new version of its A3 hatchback, in the United States, in 2004."

I think that the problem here is that those of us that are drooling over the S3 are drooling over the current S3 - not some preproduction artwork. I've seen all of the photos of the next gen S3 and, honestly, do not care one bit for them. On the other hand, I would sell my family for the current edition S3.
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I could care less how it looks. I didn't buy my GTI for the looks. Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's a bad-looking car, but I got it for how it drove. From what I'm hearing, the next-gen S3 will have a 3.2 VR6 Turbo. Minimum 280 horse. I'm thinking more like 300+. You may be pointing at it and saying how ugly it is, but you'll be pointing at the taillights fading fast into the horizon. If there is a waiting list for this one, put me on it! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


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I could care less how it looks. I didn't buy my GTI for the looks. Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's a bad-looking car, but I got it for how it drove. From what I'm hearing, the next-gen S3 will have a 3.2 VR6 Turbo. Minimum 280 horse. I'm thinking more like 300+. You may be pointing at it and saying how ugly it is, but you'll be pointing at the taillights fading fast into the horizon. If there is a waiting list for this one, put me on it! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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If it looks anything like the artwork and "spy pics", i'll be looking at it and vomiting. The "spy pics" and artwork look horrid - they ought to take the projekt Steppenwolf designer out back and shoot him. I don't car how fast it goes, if it looks like sh!t, it's not for me. The WRX is a perfect example of this - quick car, but ugly as hell.
 
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