performance goodies for the '09 A3?

Brett Dikeman brett.dikeman at
Wed Apr 15 13:04:14 PDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 3:25 PM, thejimrose <thejimrose at> wrote:
> The awd in the mk5 is a waste of time as
> the car is 99.9% of the time a fwd car.

Around here we get something called "snow".  You may have heard of it?
 It's similar to "rain", only more slippery.

You want me to spend how much on an LSD, plus labor?  I'm guessing at
least $1k for the part- I can't find prices and your site was too busy
trying to sell me a Signature Somethingorother.  Did I mention that
your nearest authorized installer is more than an hour's drive from
Boston and doesn't have any products/prices on their website?

As for B7 A4's, tempting, but they're hard to find with a manual;
manual S4 avants are rare as hen's teeth, A4s and A4 avants similarly
so.  I dig the post-2005.5 look, but...

As for the B8- I agree that it is better equipped in the gizmo
department; the A3 lags behind the rest of the range, certainly.  It
should, given that they're $3k apart.  Looks are pretty meh (the B8 A4
wagon is UGLY.  AS.  SIN), 6-speeds are reportedly a special/rare
production run.  Moving that amount of car seems like a tall order for
the 2.0TQ, though I was surprised to read there is less than 200lb
difference between the A3 and A4 2.0TQ's.


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