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New A3 - Photo

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by dbm, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. dbm

    dbm Active Member

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    Kind of surprised no one else caught this on 4car yet:- A3 Spyshot

    I don't like it as much as the current model.

    Dan
     
  2. AL_B

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    Well spotted Dan.

    Front end looks awful though, IMO.

    Here's the image to save anyone going to the link (took ages to load for me)..

     
  3. amoffat

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    Awful. The new Micra is nearly as good looking /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Looks like this will be my last Audi for a while unless I get a TT next /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Thats as bad looking as a 3 series compact /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
     
  4. AL_B

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    I don't believe thats a spy shot actually. It can look that awful surely. I think its a well done photoshop jobby.

    Why can't Audi just stick the A4 front end on the current A3, make the sides a little bit bolder with a slight ridge down the side like the TT, and just re-jig the back end slightly. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    AL
     
  5. amoffat

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    Although I think the A3 design is good, it is not timeless like the Focus and 206 - two cars that have not aged IMO.

    I think a radical new design is needed, using influences from the TT. I know they are going to be conservative and leave the changes to a minimum, and I think that could be a mistake. I am just waiting to see what the new Golf will look like. No doubt it will look better and have a better engine /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Yeah - when I first looked at the S3 I couldn't see any difference, but now the S3 looks so much better (in my eyes anyway) - fatter and meaner!
     
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  8. A4Steve

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    Noticed that no one has shown a picture of the backend. I found this on some website last week, but have lost the URL :-(

    Anyway here's the awful backend:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. jamesa

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    I agree - the front in particular is great.

    -- james
     
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    Hmmmm I think I need to see it "in the flesh".... looks disturbingly like a really old Astra or something!
     
  11. amoffat

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    [ QUOTE ]
    audi girl said:
    Hmmmm I think I need to see it "in the flesh".... looks disturbingly like a really old Astra or something!

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    Me too. Thought it was very Fiat Stilo /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif I am sure that in the flesh it will look different, but it looks very 'samey' to nearly all the medium sized hatchbacks that are currently on the market
     
  12. MisterD

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    What's going on with that rear door handle? It is totally at odds with the front one. Surely this can't be another 'invisible rear door' /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif design like the awful 156 thing?
     
  13. MisterD

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    As you were - it's actually a 3-door with some stuck on lines and a handle to make it look like a 5 door!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    ....nah its just to fool people,....car companies do this all the time...if you look very carefully you'll notice its a 3 door version and not the 5 door!!...the handle looks like its got a sticky type of acetate or sommite holding the handle on...look closely and you can see the square outline of it......still dont like it.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cry.gif
     
  15. CARACTERE007

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    yup hold on moff!
     
  16. CARACTERE007

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    here we go!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  17. MisterD

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    Show off!
     
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    lol....youve done a better job!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
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    ummmthose wheels are massive!....i reckon its an semi off road jobby,..the series of the tyre wall is a lot bigger than 65....gees thats big...just have a look! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  20. MisterD

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    Except for the 'dent' !!!
    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
     
  21. MisterD

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    [ QUOTE ]
    caractere 007 said:
    ummmthose wheels are massive!....i reckon its an semi off road jobby,..the series of the tyre wall is a lot bigger than 65....gees thats big...just have a look! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

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    Are you sure?
    Looks like the motorway crud is blurring the line between the wheel and tyre. Gotta be 15" standard A3 haven't they?
     
  22. CARACTERE007

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    think youre right on that on!..misterD /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
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    Or this one....
     
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    Have u guys noticed that the last pic shown

    [​IMG]

    the rear lights are off the A8 i dont mind these tails as they are class hopefully they chuck some LED's in too /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

     

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