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Re: The new Audi S3 & Renault Clio 16v

Roy, I live in N Ireland. I'm taking the release date here with a pinch of
salt since I've heard so many dates. I'm not sure if A3's are available in
the States, probably as you say they're not
>From: "Roy J. Herrold" <rherrold@northstar.csiu.k12.pa.us>
>To: 'phillip beattie' <phillip.beattie@virgin.net>
>Subject: RE: The new Audi S3 & Renault Clio 16v
>Date: Sun, Jan 17, 1999, 6:53 pm

>I'm new to the list, so I don't know where you live, but I'm curious where 
>the A3 is being released this spring.  I've seen the car in Europe, but 
>didn't think it was coming to the US!?!!
>Roy Herrold
>From:  phillip beattie[SMTP:phillip.beattie@virgin.net]
>Sent:  Sunday, January 17, 1999 9:40 AM
>To:  Tom Nas; quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>Subject:  RE: The new Audi S3 & Renault Clio 16v
>Thanks Tom. I'm really keen on A3's though but all the same I'm happy to
>wait until it arrives. I had a phonecall from Audi the other evening who
>said that it would be released in the Spring of this year. I currently drive
>a Renault Clio 16v, a great car, but I'd like my next car to be better and
>the S3 seems as if it has potential.
>Does anyone else own / owned a Clio 16v (just for interest / comparing
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Tom Nas [mailto:tnas@euronet.nl]
>> Sent: 17 January 1999 13:58
>> To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
>> Cc: phillip.beattie@virgin.net
>> Subject: Re: The new Audi S3
>> "phillip beattie" <phillip.beattie@virgin.net> wrote:
>> >Can anyone supply more information about the S3 such as its release date
>> >here in the UK and its probable price
>> >It sounds good; 220bhp, quattro drive, 0-60mph under 7 secs. I'd
>> quite like
>> >to buy one (if I can afford it!!).
>> First, welcome to the list. Second, sorry I took so long to respond to
>> this... I'm still struggling with a week's worth of q-digests.
>> About the S3- I've been reading the UK mags and have noticed that Audi
>> seems to regard the RHD markets as last to be provided with cars.
>> I've read
>> references to long delivery times of the A3 in Car, Top Gear and
>> Performance Car for over a year now. I think the S3 is planned for
>> introduction in the autumn of '99, but you'd better check the
>> magazines for
>> more info.
>> I agree, it sounds like a cracker of a car... but you could get a
>> nice 1.8T
>> Golf 4Motion (basically the same car, with equally good build quality) for
>> the same amount of money... and still have more than enough left over to
>> make it go from 180 to 225 hp like the S3. And you WILL be able to get the
>> Golf.
>> As to price- it's to be introduced here in Holland at the RAI Motorshow
>> next month, I think prices will be around equiv UKP 20k...
>> Tom
>>  _______________________________________________________________________
>>  Tom Nas                                          Zeist, The Netherlands
>>  tnas@euronet.nl
>>  1987 Audi 90q 2.3E, Tizianrot metallic, 167,000km
>>          Never make predictions, especially about the future.
>>                                         -- Samuel Goldwyn