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Silvant
03-02-2005, 07:21 AM
i've seen pics where it seems they may even be
retractable to where they are flush when not used?
i could be wayyy off.

GaryJ
03-02-2005, 12:49 PM
There an option in the U.S.

GaryJ

pdxa4
03-02-2005, 12:52 PM
I believe that the S-Line Sporrtack has them...

Not sure if these pics will work...
http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/albums//Audi/A3-S3/A3%20(A5)/Sportback/S-Line/005.jpg

http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/albums//Audi/A3-S3/A3%20(A5)/Sportback/S-Line/001.jpg

http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/albums//Audi/A3-S3/A3%20(A5)/Sportback/S-Line/002.jpg

http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/albums//Audi/A3-S3/A3%20(A5)/Sportback/S-Line/009.jpg

Silvant
03-04-2005, 11:23 AM
nah.. dont work.
just saying i have seen them with and without..
but in some pics they look flush and unuseable..

Anthony
03-04-2005, 12:45 PM
They are definitely much more flush than those of the larger A4 and A6 Avants. They are optional in Europe, not 100% yet about here in the States though... From what I've seen so far, we most likely won't be getting roof rails here.

GaryJ
03-04-2005, 04:07 PM
Again, they're an option in the U.S.

http://www.audiusa.com/about_pressrelease_detail/0,,countrycode-1_articleId-20001104_subUsageId-9999998776_,00.html

GaryJ

Anthony
03-04-2005, 04:12 PM
That's odd. I didn't see that option when preparing my order...I'll have to go back to the spec sheets and have a look.

GaryJ
03-04-2005, 05:19 PM
Well, I'd definately take your word over AudiUSA's (no sarcasm intended) if you've gone through the order process. Maybe they're already planning those as an option on the 2005.5 Sportbacks. =)

GaryJ

Anthony
03-04-2005, 06:11 PM
Yeah you just never know with AoA, they reserve the right to change their mind at any time. [:p]

Silvant
03-05-2005, 12:11 AM
if you notice.. in pics of the new A6 avant, its the same thing.. seem to be flush..
i swear there must be a switch to pop them up or something.........

foofighter
03-05-2005, 12:26 AM
low profile roof rails...

Anthony
03-05-2005, 06:48 PM
Talked to my salesman while I was down there today and he was unaware of the optional rails as well...

kombi
03-07-2005, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by Anthony
Yeah you just never know with AoA, they reserve the right to change their mind at any time. [:p]

Thier mag says "an optional roof rack"[confused] and it sounds like it's functional.

|Sandman|
03-23-2005, 03:57 PM
They have to be functional.. the new A6 avant comes with them too...

Diogo

pdxa4
03-24-2005, 01:44 AM
Roof rails are a option in Ireland...444 euro for them...

kombi
03-25-2005, 07:15 PM
Optional black roof rails (http://www.audi.co.uk/newcars/options.jsp?section=/models/a3/a3sportback&modcode=8PAA7C++00) in the UK.

Anthony
03-25-2005, 07:29 PM
Still curious to see how they attach.

kombi
03-25-2005, 07:47 PM
Attached to the side panels they say. there's a close up shot if you click the Experience the new A6 Avant at audi.co.uk

tYcOoN
03-26-2005, 04:01 AM
Only the sportsback (4 door) comes with roof-rails.