Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by pokpok, Feb 25, 2005.
i dont know what other cars i want for under 30k...
wait for an a3 quattro
i would love..and i def. need a quattro since i live in MA...but the price might be out of my range...
if the a3 quattro with dsg goes for 28-29k AT MOST... then i dont mind picking one up...
as of right now..i would love to get an A3 with dsg fronttrak
you could just get a base model A4 with the 2.0T. they start for about 28 i think.
Good luck getting one for less than 30k, especially after the A3 comes out.
all the A4's are loaded
and i want a wagon
5 door A3 is hot! and the 3.2 Quattro is out here... so is the 2.0T FSI QUattro (Golf V Gti engine).
you could probably pick up a b6 a4 1.8t quattro for cheap because of the b7's rolling into showrooms right now
Plus, no more 1.8T...at least in the A4.
god damn audiusa.com needs to build your audi option for the A3!!
ill take one
Wheels = no
Everything else =
i cant wait for them to come out.. any one know the pricing? i'm hoping below the pricing of an a4...
It should start around 25k...but knowing Audi of America's marketing and sales strategy, you'll see 'em start around 27.5k.
as long as mine has DSG...im all set
I really like it except the AWD system. I don't think it's 50/50, it uses electrically controlled clutch and behaves more like a FWD.
It's about 90/10, 95/5, but you can easily buy software that will change it to 50/50.
Also, the Haldex Quattro system (VW's 4Motion, basically) is lighter and offers better fuel economy than Audi's own Torsen Quattro system. It may not be as effective as Torsen, but that doesn't mean it's a "worse" AWD system by any means. In fact...a Haldex system can be very beneficial in several situations, such as launch, but not so much in a handling situation, in which understeer is prevalent until the rear starts to lose grip.
But I wonder how reliable it will be if it's default to 50/50. The Haldex system on the last gen Golf can in fact transfer as much as 100% of it's power to the rear. However it will only last for 10 secords at the most [limited by software].
Now, if that thing can reliably run at 50/50 all the time or with even heavier rear bias, then I don't see why it is not the factory setting at least on more sportier modles. Namely the Audi TT, Golf R32...etc. I believe that Volvo S60R/V70R also uses this system, and again it's very front biased.
Sure a front biased power distribution is more fuel efficient, but I doubt that buyer of the sportier model cares.
The Mercedes 4matic and the Skyline R34 is just the otherway around. It's mostly RWD, but then again, such setup would probably require a more heavy duty drive shaft and increases weight. Those cars are also based on RWD platform, or have RWD variants. Where Audi/VW family got FWD variant.
Read: Audi TT Quattro Sport. 50/50 distribution by default.
Didn't know that, that's sounds pretty interesting. I searched the Audi UK site and got nothing, can you find me a link?
For Audi news, there is no better site than fourtitude.
Thanks for the link. Man that's a bad ass TT.
s3 is better