What could you live without?
Ok so I've had my A3 2.0TDI 140 SE for over 2.5 years now and renewal time is drawing near (company car). To this end I've put together what I'd ideally want and forwarded to the boss. Eyebrows were raised :) In anticipation of the "you can't have all that, pare it back a bit" response, which option(s) could you do without? The biggest cost options I've put down are 170PS, S-Line, S-Tronic & DVD Satnav.
Which of these would you be most inclined to drop if needed? Obviously some will save more than others (170PS->140PS = £800ish, S-Line->Sport = £1500ish, S-Tronic->Manual = £1400, Satnav->Map = £2175!).
The most obvious thing to drop would be the satnav but, having played with the system in my boss' A6 I really want it as it's a damn good nav system and I like the MP3 player with SD card slots (would obviate the need for a changer at least) plus it's just so damn sexy :D
One thing I do need to do is get a decently long unaccompanied drive of a new S-Tronic model to test out this gearbox properly after all the problems I've seen reported with "delays". I heard a rumour the box itself had been improved a bit in addition to being renamed S-Tronic, is there any truth in this?
What could you do without?
Having just had an A3 as loan car while my A4 is serviced, I agree totally with this statement. The difference between the two models in build and refinement is much bigger than I'd imagined. To be honest, the A3 just didn't feel all that "Audi-ish" to me.
Originally Posted by auroan
I agree that if you don't want an particular car, there's no point getting one, but it might be worth checking the A4 out (if you haven't already) in case you come to the conclusion that it is for you after all. Even if it means a lower spec, that needn't matter. In the end, the toys are nice to have, but they don't make a car better than it is.
In answer to your original question, I would happily do without all of the items you listed, if it meant I got an A4 rather than a A3, but everyone's point of view is different.