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    How many units of RS3 are on US roads?

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    Does anybody has a clue?
    My guess would be around 1000-1500.

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    Hereís a partial picture from an old thread on here:

    ďTotals (Last Updated: 5/2/2018)
    244 - Model Year 2017 Audi RS 3 2.5T quattro S Tronic Sedan models sold in the U.S.
    1,066 - Model Year 2018 Audi RS 3 2.5T quattro S Tronic Sedan models sold in the U.SĒ


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    Were most 18 already in north america by ths time, probably? Seems lower than I thought (2000ish?)

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    roughly

    250 - 2017
    1800- 2018
    740 -2019s on order

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    The factory also halted the production for a few weeks. https://www.motor1.com/news/263681/a...oduction-stop/

    I am not sure if the production for the USA was affected. If you look into car gurus there are not many RS3 new for sale but there are tons of RS5s on the dealers. mY guess would be probably between 1700 and 2000 RS3s. Production run for the RS suppose to be roughly 2 years in the USA, at least that is the pattern.
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    There is shit ton of rs5 everywhere for sale, they will have to start giving incentive to move them. In Canada they are 35k to 40k more than the RS3.... In my book the Rs5 has no value, for that price they needed to be 520ish hp, or have a special drivetrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarRS3 View Post
    There is shit ton of rs5 everywhere for sale, they will have to start giving incentive to move them. In Canada they are 35k to 40k more than the RS3.... In my book the Rs5 has no value, for that price they needed to be 520ish hp, or have a special drivetrain.
    I just picked up my RS3 and there were 3 RS5's sitting in the show room. My salesman said they only got 3 RS3s total so far and all were already sold.

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    All of them...unless some have been wrecked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarRS3 View Post
    There is shit ton of rs5 everywhere for sale, they will have to start giving incentive to move them. In Canada they are 35k to 40k more than the RS3.... In my book the Rs5 has no value, for that price they needed to be 520ish hp, or have a special drivetrain.
    I picked a new S5 sports back 2 months ago and I can guarantee you that once a decent tune is developed for the S5 then the RS5 market will take a big hit. , Yes , the RS5 has twin turbos instead of one and it probably has a couple of fancy tweaks here and there but the S5 with the 3.0 and single big turbo will grab the market by the horns. dollar per dollar the S5 has more to offer. Look at the review from Carwow. he compared the S5 and the RS5.
    Ran 11.703@117.06 mph at 3100ft elevation with no mods or bolt-ons. Running E-32 content as per fuel-it sensor (mixture of 1.5 gallons of ethanol E-85 +4 gallons of 91oct). DA of 2,869ft based on 82% humidity, 44F (the time of the run), 30.09 barometric pressure, relative density of 91.87%. Personal best trap 118.94 mph backed by 118.93 and a few 118mphs **also ran 11.7's several times

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3DUDE View Post
    I picked a new S5 sports back 2 months ago and I can guarantee you that once a decent tune is developed for the S5 then the RS5 market will take a big hit. , Yes , the RS5 has twin turbos instead of one and it probably has a couple of fancy tweaks here and there but the S5 with the 3.0 and single big turbo will grab the market by the horns. dollar per dollar the S5 has more to offer. Look at the review from Carwow. he compared the S5 and the RS5.
    Your completly right, when they crack that ecu, the Rs5 wont have much to offer over the s5 except the warranty haha. But for some reason, in canada, the rs3 is so "cheap" compared to the rest of audi lineup: same price as the s5.

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    I have a 2018 RS3 fully loaded except the Carbon Disc's and Mag Ride, and I paid the equivalent of $58,000 USD when converted from Canadian dollars .. that is out the door .. tax included

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS3TP View Post
    I have a 2018 RS3 fully loaded except the Carbon Disc's and Mag Ride, and I paid the equivalent of $58,000 USD when converted from Canadian dollars .. that is out the door .. tax included
    So something like 12k off of MSRP? Did you buy used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pneub View Post
    So something like 12k off of MSRP? Did you buy used?
    The RS3 is less expensive in Canada when taking the current exchange rate into account. Base price on a 2019 RS3 is $63,700 which is about $47,500 USD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pneub View Post
    So something like 12k off of MSRP? Did you buy used?
    It was new but had a few test drives. It had 90 kilometres on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheContrarian View Post
    The RS3 is less expensive in Canada when taking the current exchange rate into account. Base price on a 2019 RS3 is $63,700 which is about $47,500 USD.
    Damn I should have just purchased in Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheContrarian View Post
    The RS3 is less expensive in Canada when taking the current exchange rate into account. Base price on a 2019 RS3 is $63,700 which is about $47,500 USD.
    I don't know why people compare this way. It seems VAG is making less profit on Canadian cars but I'm not sure the details of all the duties and what not. I know we signed a free trade deal with EU not that long ago. US citizens typically have a fair bit more disposable income than Canadians so it's likely the car is still more easily attainable for more people down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potatohead_RS3 View Post
    I don't know why people compare this way.
    It is completely standard to compare the prices of goods in different countries using a reference currency. When looking at purchasing power parity, most goods are more expensive in Canada, which does give Americans more purchasing power. OECD tracks this sort of thing.

    My opinion on why the RS3 is relatively less expensive in Canada is the simply fact Americans are more willing to pay up for fancy stuff and the people who study such things know how much each market will bear. Even the "cheap" Canadian RS3 don't get many looks in a working class (semi-communist) city like Winnipeg, as they have sat on lots here for 6+ months. There is still a 2018 sitting at the local dealer from last summer. This would not happen in Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto.

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    How many units of RS3 are on US roads?

    How hard is it for a American resident / person to buy a Canadian car and bring it across the Boarder? I am thinking tax and warranty issues?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RS3TP View Post
    How hard is it for a American resident / person to buy a Canadian car and bring it across the Boarder? I am thinking tax and warranty issues?


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    Good question

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbar View Post
    Does anybody has a clue?
    My guess would be around 1000-1500.
    The more important question is how many of these are now modified?!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS3TP View Post
    How hard is it for a American resident / person to buy a Canadian car and bring it across the Boarder? I am thinking tax and warranty issues?


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    The vehicle needs to be roughly 65% north American to avoid duties... the RS3 is built in Germany. You would need to pay brokerage of approximately 8% plus your warranty is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalalaprise View Post
    ...the RS3 is built in Hungary.
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    Thatís another good question. Mine is stock


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    Quote Originally Posted by RSKYBET View Post
    FIFY.
    I prefer to say Germany...sounds better lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSKYBET View Post
    FIFY.
    FWIW, at least the 2019s are built in Ingolstadt now. (Parts still mostly Hungarian)


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    Quote Originally Posted by BusStopF1 View Post
    FWIW, at least the 2019s are built in Ingolstadt now. (Parts still mostly Hungarian)

    When did they switch over from Hungary? After the strike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allerum View Post
    When did they switch over from Hungary? After the strike?
    Yeah, thatís my understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BusStopF1 View Post
    Yeah, thatís my understanding.
    Nice! So 2019s are made in Germany? Great resale selling point! Thanks for the info!
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    Wonder if the sunroof still squeaks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NelsDMAX View Post
    Wonder if the sunroof still squeaks...
    Just picked up my 2019 and I'm debating pulling out the fuse for the sunroof so it never gets opened just to avoid the possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NelsDMAX View Post
    Wonder if the sunroof still squeaks...
    No squeaks here. But it's only got 200 miles on it and got it Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pneub View Post
    Just picked up my 2019 and I'm debating pulling out the fuse for the sunroof so it never gets opened just to avoid the possibility.
    I don't think that's going to do anything.

    My 2017 S3, I actually never used the sunroof till recently (a month ago).

    It was whisper quiet for the first year, then started to make noises over speed bumps during hot weather. Now any bump it pops and cracks. I opened up the sunroof to see if that would quiet it down, but it's still there regardless of what position the sunroof is in.

    At this point, I don't care as the car will be traded in for the RS3 in the coming month.



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