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    Thread: OFFICIAL RS3 Hatchback for NORTH AMERICA Petition

    1. Member MKVdemon's Avatar
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      04-03-2012 04:11 PM #1
      And So it begins. Lets get this car brought over here for the US. Start Posting!!!

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      04-03-2012 07:37 PM #2
      LOL. I wish...

      This was actually what most people wanted when Audi North American introduced the Poll for the TT-RS.

      I still cannot believe we are getting the shaft on this car.

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      04-04-2012 01:55 PM #3
      Where's the "The RS3 hatch would be great but I'd settle for an S3 hatch" petition?

      -Dennis

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      04-26-2012 03:11 PM #4
      How about an S3 / RS3 Sedan?

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      05-10-2012 05:43 PM #5
      I'll take two.

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      05-11-2012 05:11 AM #6
      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.
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      06-04-2012 02:37 PM #8
      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.

    8. 06-04-2012 09:56 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by djdub View Post
      Yeah, the Hatch/Wagon offerings from Audi NA are so frustrating right now..
      hasn't it always been that way here, unless you can stomach a tt. It might change but probably not, chances are s3 is sedan only i am guessing. Definitely over the 200 horse a3 thing though

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      06-08-2012 11:52 AM #10
      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.

    10. 06-08-2012 02:51 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by CabernA View Post
      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.
      This has been my problem

      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

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      06-11-2012 05:31 PM #12
      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.
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    12. 06-19-2012 06:56 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by djdub View Post
      Yeah, the Hatch/Wagon offerings from Audi NA are so frustrating right now. .
      audi is lame in this country for small fast cars, so who cares whether or not they bring the s3 or rs3 because this thing at 3300 lbs and 350 hp is going to blow away the s3,s4 and rs3 (unless it is radically lighter weight and even then they wont sell it here) I think we are getting the sedan version of this.


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      06-20-2012 08:19 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by mookieblaylock View Post
      audi is lame in this country for small fast cars, so who cares whether or not they bring the s3 or rs3 because this thing at 3300 lbs and 350 hp is going to blow away the s3,s4 and rs3 (unless it is radically lighter weight and even then they wont sell it here) I think we are getting the sedan version of this.

      Comparing "lame" Audi with a car not confirmed to be coming here? Any source that says it will?

      Who are the competitors that currently bring a car similar to an RS3 to the U.S.?

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      06-20-2012 04:57 PM #15
      PUNKSTARKITCH- All do respect the RS3 does walk the walk with the S5 , S4 models, 0-100 KPH- 4.6 Seconds, hence its hefty price tag
      Last edited by Greddy87; 06-20-2012 at 04:59 PM.

    15. 06-22-2012 12:18 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by dmorrow View Post
      Comparing "lame" Audi with a car not confirmed to be coming here? Any source that says it will?
      i'm sorry audi is way lame in this segment if you want fast. Sure mainstream i guess is what they are after kind of like toyota, certainly not a european car with passion


      "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.

      http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/13/m...-hp-per-liter/

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      07-07-2012 02:36 PM #17
      RS3 yes please

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      07-09-2012 08:32 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by mookieblaylock View Post
      i'm sorry audi is way lame in this segment if you want fast. Sure mainstream i guess is what they are after kind of like toyota, certainly not a european car with passion


      "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.

      http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/13/m...-hp-per-liter/
      So many years from now word has it we might get a CLA AMG which currently is a concept, we haven't seen production pictures or a production version, and we don't have any idea on what it will cost.

      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?

    18. 03-29-2013 01:31 PM #19
      RS3 hatch, please!

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      03-29-2013 01:47 PM #20
      RS3 Hatch please.

    20. 03-29-2013 03:40 PM #21
      this will never happen, they wont certify the hatch to sell just 1000 cars lol

      buy a tt or buy the golf

      the A45 is not coming, only the CLA is, this will compete with it


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      03-29-2013 07:41 PM #22
      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.

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      03-30-2013 08:15 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by dmorrow View Post
      Comparing "lame" Audi with a car not confirmed to be coming here? Any source that says it will?

      Who are the competitors that currently bring a car similar to an RS3 to the U.S.?
      The ugly sedan version is confirmed for US, the CLA. I love that hatch, but the sedan version is very awkward looking, as well as less practical. Sucks living in the land of hatchback haters.

    23. 03-30-2013 09:32 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Dawg90 View Post
      The ugly sedan version is confirmed for US, the CLA. I love that hatch, but the sedan version is very awkward looking, as well as less practical. Sucks living in the land of hatchback haters.
      yea cla is not so nice. Roof rails and a removable bike rack and the a/s/rs 3 should do the trick

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      03-30-2013 10:32 AM #25
      How about getting Audi to actually bring the correct transmission in the a3 and s3 sedan first? :p

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      03-30-2013 01:57 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Dawg90 View Post
      The ugly sedan version is confirmed for US, the CLA. I love that hatch, but the sedan version is very awkward looking, as well as less practical. Sucks living in the land of hatchback haters.
      i don't know about that. The A45 is basically a square box with window cutouts/lines that tries to make it look like it is swoopy. Its what alot of the CUVs tries to do while retaining its utilitarian box shape.

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      03-30-2013 03:23 PM #27
      Unfortunately I think our best bet for anything close to a RS3 hatch would be the RS Q3.

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      03-30-2013 10:17 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Canthoney View Post
      Unfortunately I think our best bet for anything close to a RS3 hatch would be the RS Q3.

      Hell to the ****ing NO!



      If Audi does this to us, I will never forgive them.

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      03-31-2013 10:19 AM #29
      I can't see this happening as it would take away sales from the TT-RS, but I'd buy it in a heartbeat if it did.

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      06-12-2013 01:49 PM #30
      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
      Quote Originally Posted by willlangford View Post
      There is something about a hatch with a big engine that makes it fun.
      Quote Originally Posted by caj1 View Post
      So either you are not interested in being the fastest around the track, or you measure your manhood by being able to press a clutch pedal..

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      06-12-2013 02:01 PM #31
      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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    31. 06-12-2013 07:20 PM #32
      In for a hatch back.

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      06-13-2013 10:58 AM #34
      Having a choice of sportback or sedan, I'd take the sportback cus of practicality and aesthetic reasons.

      But before we get too ahead of ourselves, has Audi even confirmed that we are getting the RS3 in the states at all?

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      06-13-2013 01:23 PM #35
      I don't know that I have heard any definitive proof that they are even going to build an RS3 much less bring it to the US.

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