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lelozb5
06-17-2005, 05:34 AM
Hello everyone,
I am considering a new Audi A3 after I sold my modded Passat 1.8T. My local dealership does not have any at the moment and the closest one I have found is in the DC area. I have a few questions though before I make the trip to test drive/purchase one:

Is the A3 based on the Golf V platform using the transverse 2.0T?

Does the A3 use the 5X112 B7 bolt pattern or 5X100 like the Golf?

I still have a few aftermarket parts from my Passat that I thought might work on the A3, but I am not sure what platform the A3 is based on.... sorry for the ignorance. I sold my Passat in December and haven't needed a car yet (finishing up med school and not sure where I will be as of right now).

Thanks for any help!
Best Regards,
Lelo

crew219
06-17-2005, 06:23 AM
Sup lelo

Its based off an MKV

Wheels are 5x112 with an ET of 56 so 35 offset wheels will jut out too much.

I'm switching from a passat over to an A3 as well. Should be hearing back today regarding delivery date & etc.

Dave

lelozb5
06-17-2005, 03:09 PM
Thanks for the response.

I bet the A8 19s will look great on them!

Anthony
06-17-2005, 08:36 PM
Crew19 is correct. And yes 19" A8 wheels do look nice on the A3. [:)]

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/547/1013.jpg

lelozb5
06-18-2005, 05:58 AM
Thanks for the picture! I am also looking at the G35 sedan 6spd, Maxima SE 6spd, IS250, CTS 6spd, and a few more. We will see how it goes.

Anthony
06-18-2005, 01:16 PM
Wow that's quite the list. They're all very different from the A3 though, and I see none are German. I personally can't wait for the new B6 Passat!

lelozb5
06-18-2005, 01:36 PM
I too am interested in the B6 Passat, depending on the price. The non-german cars on my list would have to be used to fit in my budget.

I forgot to mention a top pick is a 2004 1.8T or 3.0 6 speed B6 A4 with the Ultrasport package... but so far they are all $$ from what I have seen.

I am trying to stay under $23.5K and would like most of the warranty to remain intact. That is why the A3 is so appealing.

phatAvant
06-27-2005, 04:45 AM
Originally posted by Anthony
Crew19 is correct. And yes 19" A8 wheels do look nice on the A3. [:)]

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/547/1013.jpg

Anthony what grill is that??? any more pics???

steve

phatAvant
06-27-2005, 04:48 AM
^^^ Ignore my stupidity, its a caractere...

steve

ShadY12v
06-27-2005, 08:19 AM
LOL steve, i was gonna ask the same thing! it look nice on Brilliant Red! Where can a get caractare info?

steven

phatAvant
06-27-2005, 09:23 AM
right here

http://www.caractere.com

steve

Anthony
06-28-2005, 12:49 AM
Yup. Nice but too pricey IMO.

ShadY12v
06-28-2005, 07:50 AM
How much? I didnt see prices listed for the grill...

Anthony
06-28-2005, 10:00 PM
I heard like $250-300.

phatAvant
06-29-2005, 01:48 AM
Caractere tends to be pretty pricey even over here...

steve