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    Thread: Should Audi Bring the RS 4 Avant to America?

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      11-13-2012 01:18 PM #1


      We've just run a story about Audi of America's new German market RS 4 popping up at cars and coffee in Northern Virginia last week, how that blew up the internet yesterday and intel on the car's status for possible American approval. That story can be found here: http://fourtitude.com/news/Audi_News...r-the-weekend/

      I wanted to run a thread we'll be monitoring to get a feel on interest in the car and will be mirroring this thread in TheCarLounge for general automotive enthusiasts. Got a take on the car or do you plan to buy one if it comes over? Let us know and we'll be passing these threads to Audi as they investigate the car's potential for sale here.

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      11-13-2012 01:22 PM #2
      Dear God yes.

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      11-13-2012 01:24 PM #3


      There has never been a more appropriate gif...

      But seriously, shut up and take my money! I have been waiting patiently for 5 years for AoA to get its act together and finally replace the S4 Avant. I'll take the RS4 Avant as a consolation prize
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      11-13-2012 01:25 PM #4
      Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.
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      11-13-2012 01:33 PM #5
      Only if they brought it over in a manual configuration. Too bad since they stated that the TT-RS will be the last of the manual RS cars.

    6. 11-13-2012 01:34 PM #6
      Ticks all the right boxes for me (except manual transmission). Just about the perfect car. Dont forget the Canadian market!

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      11-13-2012 01:36 PM #7
      I'd rather them bring the S4 Avant.....more affordable, still fast enough for daily driving.

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      11-13-2012 01:46 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Tyrol Mike View Post
      I'd rather them bring the S4 Avant.....more affordable, still fast enough for daily driving.
      Actually, yeah. I love the RS4 but the S4 Avant is a much more realistic car that I could actually see owning. If it comes with a manual option.
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      11-13-2012 01:49 PM #9
      i always love these threads. the people that say yes are usually the ones that cant afford one or wouldn't buy one if they could.

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      11-13-2012 01:52 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      i always love these threads. the people that say yes are usually the ones that cant afford one or wouldn't buy one if they could.
      To be fair, there's excitement to be had in just seeing them in person occasionally or knowing that they're around. It's a cool enthusiast car - why would you say no?
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      11-13-2012 01:54 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by matches View Post
      It's a cool enthusiast car - why would you say no?
      of course. i wish we could get all the same cars europe gets. but threads about asking about demand are usually full of bs

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      11-13-2012 02:00 PM #12
      Would love to buy one, but at least in my current financial situation, no chance of me being able to buy one.

      Much like when a CTS-V wagon drove by me the other day though, I will smile each and every time an RS4 Avant goes by me, and maybe one day be able to buy one.
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      11-13-2012 02:02 PM #13
      yes.

    14. 11-13-2012 02:03 PM #14
      obvious answer is obvious.



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      11-13-2012 02:04 PM #15
      competitive with CTS-V wagon?
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      11-13-2012 02:04 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by 2006sline View Post
      Only if they brought it over in a manual configuration. Too bad since they stated that the TT-RS will be the last of the manual RS cars.
      Goddamned lazy Europeans.

      Edit: Yes, bring the damn thing over. Choice is cool.
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      11-13-2012 02:07 PM #17
      If the price is right.

      Otherwise, I'd rather get an S4.
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      11-13-2012 02:13 PM #18
      I can't see them even beginning to sell enough of these to justify it

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      11-13-2012 02:15 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by EK20 View Post
      Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.
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      11-13-2012 02:16 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmcm View Post
      I can't see them even beginning to sell enough of these to justify it
      Agreed. As much as I would love to see it, I don't think it will happen.

      Is the TT-RS meeting it's sales targets? < serious question.

    21. 11-13-2012 02:17 PM #21
      Sure, why not? I mean, yeah, they'll sell all 243 of them...

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      11-13-2012 02:17 PM #22
      To me the answer to this age old question is always, yes, bring it over. That could be said for many of the offerings that the have east of the Atlantic. Fact is, we are secondary in the minds of the powers that be at VAG. We were really lucky to get the TTRS.

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      11-13-2012 02:18 PM #23
      YES even though I likely will never own one. Be fun to look at.
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      Quote Originally Posted by gdown View Post
      To me the answer to this age old question is always, yes, bring it over. That could be said for many of the offerings that the have east of the Atlantic. Fact is, we are secondary in the minds of the powers that be at VAG. We were really lucky to get the TTRS.
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      11-13-2012 02:23 PM #25
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      11-13-2012 02:25 PM #26
      Rather bring A4 AVANT 3.0 TDI S-line MT.

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      11-13-2012 02:25 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      i always love these threads. the people that say yes are usually the ones that cant afford one or wouldn't buy one if they could.

      Boom. True.

      Me, I dont care. Bring it. Dont bring it. Whatever. Audis are so far off my radar I no longer care.

      I would rather them bring a 2.0tdi no package A6 avant.
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      11-13-2012 02:27 PM #28
      I say yes, but like most, I can't afford it.

      Maybe an S would make better sense.

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      11-13-2012 02:28 PM #29
      So I guess this isn't the normal "bring it over and I'll buy it" thread but "bring it over so I can look at it."
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      11-13-2012 02:30 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Tyrol Mike View Post
      I'd rather them bring the S4 Avant.....more affordable, still fast enough for daily driving.
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      11-13-2012 02:30 PM #31
      I just want them to bring it over so I can say it sucks and I'd rather have an M3, CTS-V or C63.

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      11-13-2012 02:35 PM #33
      Bring it over, I cannot afford it new. After several years when the price drops down, then maybe I can buy it.
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      11-13-2012 02:35 PM #34
      I don't see audi bringing the RS4 and not the S4 wagon. Either way if they do bring it, it will have less options, colors, gearboxes, no marketing, no finance support...and will fail.

      As much as I would love to get one down the road (I'm only 30...) I just don't see audi being able to sell these here with the same attitude they have used on previous avant's.

    35. 11-13-2012 02:38 PM #35
      This vehicle stimulates me much less than the B7 RS4.

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