They must be made aware that there is an interest here. BMW has the 318ti hatchback and will have their new version here next year based on the "new" 3-Series platform. I was in Brazil this past Summer and the A3 was all over the place!! Yes in Brazil.It was even been rated the "Car-of-the-Year" in Brazil. In fact it is being built in Brazil for local consumption (as well as the Mercedes A-Class built there for local consumption. Yes Brazil that "developing" country where there is rich and poor ....no middle class.
Audi will have a great "step-up" vehicle with the A3 to get people in the "brand-door".
AoA we know you read this Internet forum.
02-20-2000, 03:58 PM
Audi may read the forum but they don't get the message. There is a waiting market here but they do not seem to give a s&%$. Even South America gets better cars than the US. Too bad. Their answer to queries is a "we do not plan on selling the A3/S3 in the US". Pretty stupid for a company that can build such nice cars. I guess the US is the real second world to them. Angry...You bet.
I WANT ONE!!!!! A pretty blue S3. Who doesn't want one?? heck if i could only get my hands on one. DAMN!! i'm looking for a vehicle to purchase too! I wonder if this messege will get to them?? Man......blue s3....in my garage....i think i need to move on....hmmmm..unless you guys could send us s3 lovers some. Then that would be great!
02-22-2000, 06:27 AM
I've also sent numerous letters and e-mail to AoA and all I get is the standard: "Audi of America has no plans at this time for the A3/S3 to be sent to the United States".
Where is the S3 available? I love them, I think they are absolutely beautiful. I heard someone say they are available in Mexico. I would go down there and get one if I could. Does anyone know where they are sold?