12-09-1999, 01:58 AM
Maybe we can start a petition to get the car imported. If I recall correctly
BMWNA had to be lobbied to import the 4 door M3, but they did eventually
come around and do it. Perhaps someone could start a dedicated web site
and/or letter attracting attention to the A3, and people could sign on so that
AoA could visibly see their collective interest? Takers?
12-09-1999, 08:30 PM
Take Porsche for example. They have a couple of hundred $10,000 deposits at dealers across the country and they still aren't sure whether to bring the GT3 over here. Our local dealership has 4 of those deposits that I know of.
I think it all comes down to economics. A3s would need crash and emissions certifications, etc. It's a lot more than just diverting cars off the line to the US.
The US is such a small market right now for Audi, and the US has so many regulations. I doubt they will bring them over anytime in the near future. I really wish they would, though!
12-10-1999, 08:53 AM
I am all for it. Who is the website guru? I suggested this a while ago about the petition. The deposit idea is excellent. I am ready to lay down the cash NOW. Anybody else? The car would probably be pretty pricy, but I would, right now, cough up $35,000.00 for the car. To those of you seriously interested, and actually able to buy an S3, let's persue this. I bet that there are at least as many buyers for this car as the TT. Let's do it!!!!!!!
Lawrence De Leon
12-13-1999, 06:36 AM
I'm with everyone on this!!! I'm also ready to throw down some cold hard cash for this car. Ever since I knew there was an A3 and then the S3....I've been wanting AoA to bring this little bad ass coupe to the United States.
12-13-1999, 06:50 AM
Count me in! I want my S3 now!!!
It had the funny looking twisted rear spoiler.
06-08-2000, 07:01 PM
I am 100% for this. I wan't an S3, but I am forced to settle for either a more expensive S4 or less of a performer A4. I have acually seen an article in European Car that had a sidebar on a MTM S3. At the bottom it says:
Joel Hoppen Motorsport
6245 Clark Centre Ave., Unit M
Sarasota, FL 34238
I haven't gotten around to calling them but if someone does and gets some ballbark figures I'd be very interested to see them posted here.