not sure if it was a "real" RS3, but it was an A3 at the least.
in the tirerack booth, a blue A3 with wheels, suspension, and RS3 badges on it.
plus...WA state plates!
i took some pics...anyone interested?
11-04-1999, 11:51 PM
11-05-1999, 07:06 AM
Remember H&R sells product thru Tirerack now. I think you just
had the A3 FWD owned by Tina (that works at H&R) parking her
RS3 badged Europa blue A3 in the Tirerack booth.
Anybody know anything different?
11-06-1999, 11:06 PM
11-07-1999, 05:35 AM
11-07-1999, 09:17 AM
It was the same A3 that was at Monterey this year. The most interesting thing I noticed about the A3 there was that it shared license plates with the Lexus IS200 that was also in Tire Rack's booth. Both cars had the same Washington plate number on the back and both had Oct 99 expiration.
Now, what would happen when one of the cars got pulled over? Busted!
$40,00 for a used A3???!!! A new one goes for less than $30,000 here in mexico.
11-07-1999, 10:21 PM
yeah that's a good point but this one is legal to drive. all the paper work is legit.
11-08-1999, 06:08 AM
11-10-1999, 07:43 AM
That's pretty much what Len Hunt said in an interview that was printed in one of the car mags this past summer.
I think if Audi's good fortunes in the U.S. keep growing in the next few year, we may be able to get some of the models that we currently don't get. At this point in time, I don't think the general U.S. public would be willing to spend a few extra grand to get a Audi A3 when they could get the similar VW Golf for cheaper. I know most people on the forums would, but we are a very small minority.
11-10-1999, 09:08 AM
11-11-1999, 09:28 AM
Maybe We have a different idea about the meaning of luxury but in my opinion I do think itīs a luxury car (at least the versions sold here in mex.)
The base A3 sold here in mexico is as luxurius as the A4 1.8t. And the equiped one (Ambition) comes with leather and bose stereo.
11-11-1999, 09:36 AM
i forgot to specify that A4 that I compared was the entry level A4 1.8 sold in the U.S. Here in mexico the options are different.
11-11-1999, 10:59 AM
Perhaps it IS a luxury car.....compared to most of the other crap that is sold here in Mexico. In fact, some of my friends aked me if I wasn't afraid of being kidnapped as a result of driving an A4. I think is really a matter of context.
I'd have to say, though, that it really is a near-luxury car and is well above all offerings from VW which people keep comparing it to.
11-16-1999, 12:50 PM
What are the options available in Mexico, I am from Veracruz, my family own several Audi dealers in Mexico and the car is the same here in there.
11-16-1999, 02:58 PM
If your statement is true then you would know that your are incorrect. For example the 1.8t is offered with wood trim here in mexico and not in the US. Another example is that the base A4 here in mexico comes with leather and there is no leatherette available.
I suggest you walk into one of "your families" mulitple Audi dealerships and ask a sales person.
And be better informed before coming on here and trying to impress people, unless you want to end up sounding like a fool.
Enclosed is the web page for Audi Mexico so you can do some research before attempting to answer with any more nonsense.<ul><li><a href="www.audi.com.mx">www.audi.com.mx</a</li></ul>
11-19-1999, 04:47 PM
These oprions are very rare, tough (in the A4). I was offered an avant with black leatherette interior and a sedan with aluminium trim before getting the final car, which has wood and leather; the price difference was not that high really. You should also know you can not order a custom car, you get to choose from what is coming from Germany.
Regarding the A3, most of them come fairly loaded. The only options are the 16" wheels, leather interior, bose, and sunroof. There is no wood or aluminium trim offered, in fact, I think it is not offered anywhere for the A3. Oh yes, Audi de Mexico is supposed to start selling the 180HP version around these weeks, which comes with all the options ands is the top of the line.