And So it begins. Lets get this car brought over here for the US. Start Posting!!!
I am so tempted to buy one seeing I am currently stationed here in Germany. It kills me inside everytime I see them running around here in Stuttgart and wondering if I should pull the trigger. The only thing stopping me is, its pointless to buy a pricey car that I can't take back with me to the US.
These rides are nice up in person, the only thing I havent had a chance is to ride in one. Quick off the line and love the sound of the exhaust.
"Yes or no?"
2010 Tiguan ---> Wife's Car (SOLD) replaced with 2014 Jetta GLI Edition 30
2009 GMC Sierra All Terrain ---> Sitting in storage stateside
2015/6 Audi S3 ---> Patiently waiting
Yeah, the Hatch/Wagon offerings from Audi NA are so frustrating right now. No performance variants (that are remotely affordable)
Really wish they would step up their game, the challenging part is the Economy. :roll eyes:
*The VW Golf R is already ending production coming up in August so I'm on the fence if I should wait for the upcoming A3/S3 or just get an R.
Not sure I want to spend the coinage right now.
VWoA/AoA: Hatch (Golf R) or Sportback (S3) or Avant (B9 S4)
The RS3 answers a great question for me. What am I going to replace the TT with? I could upgrade to the TTS but do I want to spend 5 more years in the same car?
The RS3 gives me a new experience with Audi in the small car arena that I like. I don't need or want the A4 or larger sedans to go to work by myself. I use my TT for that and the track, and the RS3 looks like a great upgrade!
Bring it, Audi! You need something in that size category anyhow.
I want a 4 or 5 door...the B8 is getting WAY over sized for what I want / need. Now what Audi?
I could buy a Subaru Impreza (WRX / STi) which is a large step down in the interior and exterior side of things. I can get a Golf R! Still on this option...
What else? The ATS is really the only car that will be on the market that has a chance. It is suppose to be similar platform size as the BMW E46 which has me intrigued (B5). Except for the Caddy styling...although I will be test driving this summer
As much as I would like an RS3, If they brought the RS3 to the States, it'd be a priced mid to high 40's.
Mind as well get an S5 or S4
-But yes, it would be nice if they brought the RS3, and I'd settle if they brought the S3.
2006 A3 2.0T, GIAC, VF Engineering CAI, Miltek Exhaust, Bilstein Sport Struts, H&R Sport Springs, H&R RSB, drilled/slotted rotors, 18" RS4 VMR Reps, Votex Kit, Jack pads, LED Tails, Smoke Parking lights, IPOD Adapter, Audi All-weather mats.
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"Word has it that the United States and Canada most likely will not get this wee AMG, but we hear this same powertrain with strengthened seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will come to us in a four-door CLA 45 AMG version, and possibly also in a smaller crossover vehicle based on the modular chassis beneath the A- and B- Class ranges.
I still don't see what the competitors provide in the RS3 segment. They might someday but currently don't. Audi is missing out on a segment that no one else participates in here?
not to bash but the CLA sedan, in my opinion, is pretty ugly; outside and inside. exterior is aggressive but maybe a bit overly aggressive; too busy for my taste. interior, same story; way too busy for me. the hatch version is down right hideous.
again this is just my opinion, overall, the CLA is just trying too hard.
i'm not surprised. i wouldn't consider MBZ a leader when it comes to design. especially, for this intended younger market. come on, look at the typical MBZ driver. do they resemble you?
but the AMG 2.0 motor with 355hp/332lb-ft is quite impressive...no doubt.
I need this RS3 !
I need a replacement for my 2008 R32.
- The RS4 is getting too old (2007-2008)
- The new S4 is way too big (too long, feels like an A6)
- The Golf R is not an upgrade
- The Audi TTS and TTRS are not practical enough
Sportback would be great but the sedan would do! As long as they have more than 4 cylinders
Y'know, my ceiling is $50,000. I keep seeing this talk about the RS3 (which I sort of doubt we'll see, in any form, anyway) and a supposed price point of "mid-40s" to "just under 50." I think that, when it comes time to write the check, I'll take the S3 I'm planning on taking and pat myself on the back for coming in under $50,000 rather than pushing it to get an RS3, but...
I do have to wonder whether that's the way to go,
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