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    Sportback Boot Shape???

    Had a 59 plate A3 sportback 2 cars ago and had a fitted bootliner in it, now got a 12 plate Sportback quattro and the boot liner doesn't fit?

    I thought it was the same chassis etc until the new shape came out in 2012 (which mine is not)
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    The 2wd has a slightly different shape boot to the Quattro due to the propshaft, rear diff and axles being under there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetset View Post
    Had a 59 plate A3 sportback 2 cars ago and had a fitted bootliner in it, now got a 12 plate Sportback quattro and the boot liner doesn't fit?

    I thought it was the same chassis etc until the new shape came out in 2012 (which mine is not)

    Still have the same chassis but might be some modifications from the MY09 to the MY11... Dont know for sure til you have them side by side to compare
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3_Jacko View Post
    Still have the same chassis but might be some modifications from the MY09 to the MY11... Dont know for sure til you have then side by side to compare
    Incorrect, it's the 2wd / 4wd thing, I know because they have different parts listed for the boot liner for both when I checked myself.


    FWD:

    Audi A3 Boot Liner foam Sportback 5DR FWD

    Quattro:

    Audi A3 Boot Liner foam Sportback Quattro


    2010 Audi S3 Sportback Black Edition TFSI Quattro

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    Possibly, you might be right... But I dont see why the would have different bodies for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3_Jacko View Post
    Possibly, you might be right... But I dont see why the would have different bodies for that?

    I can assure you I am lol

    The two extra driveshafts, rear differential and the propshaft take up more space under a boot than a car without.

    The boot is raised a little compared to the FWD and that in turn perhaps gives the Quattro boot a slightly smaller boot footprint. like when you fit the spacers on some cars for a full size spare you need to buy a slightly smaller boot floor as the boot tapers a little the higher you go.
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    Ahhh yes Muzza, you see, i'd replied before you added that additional info...

    Well I thought the boot would have been raised between the 2... I dont know the difference, i've only ever owned quattros so they all look the same from my experience

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    Thanks for the replies, my curisity is now answered. i did wonder if it was a quattro thing, the stanley knife will make it fit.
    2012 A3 (8P) Sportback TDI 170 Quattro
    2009 VW Tiguan Sport 4MOTION

    2008 A4 (B8) 1.8T FSi 160 S Line - Gone
    2010 Volvo V50 D3 - Gone
    2009 A3 (8P) Sportback 2.0 TDi 170 - Gone

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    That will also be why there isn't even a space saver wheel under boot floor I presume. Now it makes sense!!
    2012 A3 (8P) Sportback TDI 170 Quattro
    2009 VW Tiguan Sport 4MOTION

    2008 A4 (B8) 1.8T FSi 160 S Line - Gone
    2010 Volvo V50 D3 - Gone
    2009 A3 (8P) Sportback 2.0 TDi 170 - Gone

 

 

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