signs of intelligence in Auburn Hills: 2009 A3 2.0TQ (!!)
brett at cloud9.net
Mon May 12 10:43:23 PDT 2008
"Also new for 2009 is the option of Audi's Quattro drivetrain on the
2.0-liter, S tronic equipped A3. Previously available only with the
3.2-liter engine, this new package allows owners of the base motor to gain
the advantages of all-wheel-drive."
This could only be better if they hadn't waved an Ugly Wand around it for
2009, and we had a TDI option (pretty please, boys? VW's already done the
homework for you.) A manual 2.0TQ would have been nice for those on a
budget. Tough love, I suppose.
Cross your fingers that the 's-tronic' transmission isn't de-beefed from
the A3 3.2, since with a chip, the 2.0 has just as much (or more) Loud.
Also, anyone else noticed the (relative) flood of A3 3.2's in the used
market, especially 2006 models? Nearly-out-of-warranty trade-me-ins and
end-of-leasers, I suppose? It'll only get worse (or better, if you're
buying) since the 3.2 is one hungry piggy at the pumps.
If you do think about a used A3, hold the seller over the fire- repo
companies have had more work than they can handle, and everyone is
snapping up space to hold all the excess inventory as car loans follow
More information about the quattro