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    Thread: "first" new Audi A3 in norway

    1. Member merog's Avatar
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      08-26-2012 06:22 AM #1
      I was at a car event yesterday, and found the new Audi A3



      The gas pedal have been moved from the floor...

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      08-26-2012 11:33 AM #2
      Nice shots. Did you have a chance to sit in the car? If you did, can you compare the leg/thigh room compared to the old model?

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      08-26-2012 05:32 PM #3
      Yes I did, but I didn't have much time to sit there, and my knowledge on the outgoing model is not the best...
      I did find it "roomy" but I'm only 175cm(5'9") high, It is quite similar sized to the golf VI....
      Sorry...
      The interior quality is good.

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      08-27-2012 01:23 AM #4
      Thanks for the info. Neat to see that A1 in the background too. The A3 looks great in this configuration. I hope they bring something like it to the USA. (sports trim, not eco) :-)
      VWoA/AoA: Hatch (Golf R) or Sportback (S3) or Avant (B9 S4)

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      08-27-2012 01:24 AM #5
      Wait, is that an A1 next to it or?
      VWoA/AoA: Hatch (Golf R) or Sportback (S3) or Avant (B9 S4)

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      08-27-2012 09:40 AM #6
      Yes it is the A1 5 door model. It is a bit too common around here so i didn't take any pictures of it...
      Last edited by merog; 08-28-2012 at 04:44 PM.

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      09-02-2012 09:41 AM #7
      I was at the Audi shop on Friday.
      I filmed the A3 interior (only a cellphone cam)
      http://s66.photobucket.com/albums/h2...8-31160552.mp4
      And some info (in norwegian)

      The car as it sits here has the price tag of the equivalent to $ 61.480
      the base price for the A3 in Norway is $ 50.196

      And I took a couple of pictures of a audi A1 5 door.




      Price as showed here $ 49.571
      Base price $ 36.128
      Last edited by merog; 09-02-2012 at 09:53 AM.

    8. 09-06-2012 07:05 AM #8
      I love that new Audi taillight design (on the new A3 as well), that's already been featured in the new A6, A8, A5, Q3 at least. I don't know what you'd call it - "eyelashes"?

      I prefer the front mask of the U.S. models to the Europeans ones, more evocative (the headlights and grill on the A8, for instance).

      But in general the new A3 looks disappointingly similar to its predecessors.

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      09-06-2012 07:34 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Tequila View Post
      But in general the new A3 looks disappointingly similar to its predecessors.
      An old saying: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

      Everyone should know by now that auto manufacturers are loathe to make radical changes with successful design language. If you get too radical you end up with the Ford DN101 Taurus in 1996, the Bangle-flamed 5-series or the current Honda Civic.

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      09-06-2012 08:49 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Tequila View Post
      But in general the new A3 looks disappointingly similar to its predecessors.
      Like the car but I also agree. If their going to make small changes to a design I don't think it should take 9 years to do it. Current car was at show in late 2003.

    11. 09-06-2012 10:27 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Travis Grundke View Post
      If you get too radical you end up with the Ford DN101 Taurus in 1996, the Bangle-flamed 5-series or the current Honda Civic.
      Good examples. Bangle's 7-series was even worse, in my opinion (the mismatched trunk).


      Quote Originally Posted by dmorrow View Post
      Current car was at show in late 2003.
      Wouldn't it be 2005, though? The original Sportback? That's still the basic shape of the car, over the years there have only been minor changes, design-wise.

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      09-06-2012 01:26 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Tequila View Post
      Wouldn't it be 2005, though? The original Sportback? That's still the basic shape of the car, over the years there have only been minor changes, design-wise.
      Current model (second generation and current one) was shown at Geneva in March 2003. Roughly 6 more months and it was 10 years ago. It came to the U.S. in 2005. Google it.

      It got a facelift in 2008 but it was pretty minor.

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      09-07-2012 12:06 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Tequila View Post
      I love that new Audi taillight design (on the new A3 as well), that's already been featured in the new A6, A8, A5, Q3 at least. I don't know what you'd call it - "eyelashes"?
      The A3 first came out with the outline of the lights housing with LED toobs for rear lights, which you now also see in Maseratis and MB CLS. Not sure why they got rid of that look and went with the eyebrow or eyelash thing. I think the orig style was cooler

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