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2020 Audi A3/S3 up to $10,000 off MSRP

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My local Audi dealer in Texas just emailed me about 2020 A3's now at $9,000 off MSRP to $26,815 and 2020 S3's now at $10,000 off MSRP to $39,110.

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Audi should bring the A3 hatch stick shift to US.
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Let me tell you. if it is the 2.0 - my honest advise is to stay away - I purchased a Q5 with the 2.0 engine brand new (close to 47K). 2018 model year. the car was serviced at the dealer religiously before it needed oil change it would be at the dealer for it - and when it needed something or a light would come on even if a stupid light it would be taken to the dealer for repair. when the car hit the dreadful 80K; it started consuming oil - where I would get a message to add a quart; once ever 2K or so; and I would do it. the dealer said it was normal until now I have on the car 100K and I now get that dreadful "Add 1 Qt of Oil" every about 600 miles. the dealer showed me in the manual that it is very normal for those cars and it is by design. I am not really sure what kinda of a design that you have to add a quart once every 600 miles. It is garbage stay away (unless you go with the 3.0) don't come near the 2.0.
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Quote from HOWBOUTIT :
I owned an Audi and took it in weekly for repairs. Would never own another.
I've owned 2 Audis and my most recent, 2015 Audi A4 has never needed any repairs. I purchased Audi Care and never needed any other service other than tires over 5 years. Will never purchase any other brand and looking to get an SQ5 soon.
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Let me tell you. if it is the 2.0 - my honest advise is to stay away - I purchased a Q5 with the 2.0 engine brand new (close to 47K). 2018 model year. the car was serviced at the dealer religiously before it needed oil change it would be at the dealer for it - and when it needed something or a light would come on even if a stupid light it would be taken to the dealer for repair. when the car hit the dreadful 80K; it started consuming oil - where I would get a message to add a quart; once ever 2K or so; and I would do it. the dealer said it was normal until now I have on the car 100K and I now get that dreadful "Add 1 Qt of Oil" every about 600 miles. the dealer showed me in the manual that it is very normal for those cars and it is by design. I am not really sure what kinda of a design that you have to add a quart once every 600 miles. It is garbage stay away (unless you go with the 3.0) don't come near the 2.0.
That's weird. 2018 GTI owner here and my wife has a 2018 Tiguan. Both cars share the same EA888 engine as your Q5 with a few differences. Both cars bought brand new and nothing more than regular service needed. The only thing I'm aware of that's a problem is the carbon buildup, but that's the case with almost every direct injection engine from any automaker as far as I know. It's something that usually needs to be done around 50k mile mark. I love that we got in on the 6yr/72k mile coverage before they did away with it.

That's a great deal on the S3 which is the one I'd be interested in. Just from a quick check on Autotrader dealers are selling used CPO 2019 and 2020 models for that price. There are only two new ones with 200 miles of me and they are both advertised for just a few under sticker.
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I love my 2018 A6, which also has a 2.0 engine. No issues and has Audi Care and road hazard protection (I have a knack of getting nails in my tires).
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2017 S3 owner here. I've never had any issues with the car just regular maintenance, tires and gas over the last 4 years. Great experience thus far. If that price on the S3 is legit for a decently equipped non-loaner vehicle that is a steal.
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Nothing advertised with those savings in Pacific Northwest.
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Let me guess you bought it used?
Oh, i get it. If you don't use the car it won't break down!ApplauseApplause
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Quote from buckeye_guy :
Let me tell you. if it is the 2.0 - my honest advise is to stay away - I purchased a Q5 with the 2.0 engine brand new (close to 47K). 2018 model year. the car was serviced at the dealer religiously before it needed oil change it would be at the dealer for it - and when it needed something or a light would come on even if a stupid light it would be taken to the dealer for repair. when the car hit the dreadful 80K; it started consuming oil - where I would get a message to add a quart; once ever 2K or so; and I would do it. the dealer said it was normal until now I have on the car 100K and I now get that dreadful "Add 1 Qt of Oil" every about 600 miles. the dealer showed me in the manual that it is very normal for those cars and it is by design. I am not really sure what kinda of a design that you have to add a quart once every 600 miles. It is garbage stay away (unless you go with the 3.0) don't come near the 2.0.
Our 2006 Lexus GS does same thing with oil, and its been like that for many years. I have couple of quarts of oil in truck at all times. When light comes on, I just pour a quart. And we don't even drive the car that much! It takes conventional oil and I get it changed every 5 months (we hardly drive it, so hard to get even 3k miles in 5 months.
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Our 2006 Lexus GS does same thing with oil, and its been like that for many years. I have couple of quarts of oil in truck at all times. When light comes on, I just pour a quart. And we don't even drive the car that much! It takes conventional oil and I get it changed every 5 months (we hardly drive it, so hard to get even 3k miles in 5 months.
I have a friend whose Hyundai Sonata had that same problem, too.

A former co-worker was at a carwash, and her Dodge Durango with 15,000 miles dumped the transmission fluid all over the floor when they put it in gear.

The stories go on...if you take a large enough sampling size of any automobile, SOMEONE got a lemon.

I'm on my second Audi (I upgraded from an S3 to an RS3 a little over a year ago), and I have absolutely zero complaints. I'm not big on brand loyalty; if I think another car better suits my driving style and aesthetic taste, I'm not married to Audi. But, that said, my experience has been overwhelmingly positive.
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Thanks OP for getting back to me and I found the dealer as well. The Blue S3 has the red interior that I don't like so just waiting on someone to get back to me about the other one they have. Ready to buy and get this thing shipped back to Georgia if the spec is right.
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Quote from buckeye_guy :
Let me tell you. if it is the 2.0 - my honest advise is to stay away - I purchased a Q5 with the 2.0 engine brand new (close to 47K). 2018 model year. the car was serviced at the dealer religiously before it needed oil change it would be at the dealer for it - and when it needed something or a light would come on even if a stupid light it would be taken to the dealer for repair. when the car hit the dreadful 80K; it started consuming oil - where I would get a message to add a quart; once ever 2K or so; and I would do it. the dealer said it was normal until now I have on the car 100K and I now get that dreadful "Add 1 Qt of Oil" every about 600 miles. the dealer showed me in the manual that it is very normal for those cars and it is by design. I am not really sure what kinda of a design that you have to add a quart once every 600 miles. It is garbage stay away (unless you go with the 3.0) don't come near the 2.0.

Ha, some things never change. I had an '07 A4 with the 2.0 that did the same thing. Got rid of it many years ago because of the issue as it was my wife's car and those kinds of things get husbands in trouble.
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The Audi A3/S3 uses the VAG EA888 family of engine. Thermostat housing is known to go bad as early as 30k and by the time you hit 60k you most definitely need the thermostat housing replace which cost roughly 1300 for parts and labor. The replacement will last roughly about the same since VAG never fix the flaw on the thermostat housing. Despite the flaw overall it's not a bad car
just make sure to buy extended warrnty....

for my last 4 cars/SUVs, I've always come out on top.(warranty-paid claims more than double the cost of the cost of warranty) although... it's YMMV, obviously.
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I wonder what CARMAX will offer if I turned around and sold it directly to them?
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