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Fitting roof bars and roof box with an open sky system

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DaiBlue, Mar 7, 2009.

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    Hi All,

    I was hoping someone could help me out with a query I've got. I've test driven an A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 170 Quattro this afternoon. The car is absolutely fantastic. It's 2 years old, but only has 4,000 miles on it (from an Audi dealership so no worries there). The spec is great, if a little unusual for a Sport. Brilliant black, upgraded 17" 5 spoke alloys, sat nav (not plus), xenons, open sky, cruise control, rear parking sensors. Bascially it's perfect for me and I want it!! Just debating the derisory price they've given me for my Mini Cooper S Clubman.

    My query is regarding fitting roof bars and a roof box to the car, and whether it can be done as it has the open sky system (no roof rails). With being a Quattro, the boot is not brilliant - fine for day to day use, but will stuggle for family holidays with 2 kids and a pram. The ideal solution for those times would be a roof box - I'm just not keen on a bigger car such as an A4 or 3 series.

    Has anyone done this to an A3 with an open sky system?

    Any help would be really appreciated as I'm hoping to decide by tomorrow.

    Thanks in advance.

    Dave
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    Hmm - looks like you might struggle. After market bars don't appear to be compatible with cars without roofrails but that have an open sky roof:

    clicky

    Not sure if the Audi bars are different - maybe they'll fit?
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    I think I may have found the solution to my problem:

    http://accessories.audi.co.uk/accessories/details.do?accessoryId=76

    I'm assuming that once the roof bars are fitted, they can take pretty mcuh any roof box? (Clearly I've never done this before - there was a time not too long ago when the words 'roof' and 'box' would never have been used in the same sentence!!)
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    :thumbsup: - looks like they'll do the job nicely.
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