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Old 28th August 2008, 11:49   #46
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The hotel parking lots ?
Ooh snap! No shizzle though, that's precisely where you find most of them. Putting that aside, the A3 cannot be priced anything south of 15-20 lakhs in this country. I'd never pay that money for a hatchback with that kind of power in (key word) India. It's just not worth it here. I'll have my eighth-gen Accord, thank you.
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LOL Ajmat, you do have a valid point there
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Old 28th August 2008, 13:15   #48
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what i have heard is the two cars one black and the other white are being tested for different road and traffic conditions. they do Aurangabad to Mumbai to test. Audi plans on launching the A3 hatchback in India soon. this was told by one of the car drivers to my father during a traffic light conversation.

HAHA so true Ajmat. home to hotel and back, thats as much as you enjoy the Supercars.

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besides there are so many expressways in the countrywhere one can occationally take their monsters for test, just like supercar owners in bangalore take their cars on high speed 8 lane expressways to ride thier beasts
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There is more car being testing with these A3's. I think its the S8.

The car was really dusty and had similar no. plates as on the hatches (may be German).

I think the Audi people are purposely keeping these car dusty.
Otherwise people would easily spot them in their shining paint.
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SRK, was it dark in color?? If yes, it was an S3!!! Saw it yesterday!!
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SRK, was it dark in color?? If yes, it was an S3!!! Saw it yesterday!!
No this one was in Silver.

Looks like they are planning to get all their models here.
Hope we do get road s like Germany someday.
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Ooh snap! No shizzle though, that's precisely where you find most of them. Putting that aside, the A3 cannot be priced anything south of 15-20 lakhs in this country. I'd never pay that money for a hatchback with that kind of power in (key word) India. It's just not worth it here. I'll have my eighth-gen Accord, thank you.
According to Autobild, it is likely to be priced at 22 lakhs!
Also, I wonder what makes it a hatch and not a station wagon at 4.2 meter length.
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Hey guys,

I managed to get a few more shots of the white A3 i spotted again somewhere near churchgate. The guy was rippin it as usual..with those dirty rims.....Here are the pics

Spotted Testing: Audi A3 Hatchback-15092008201.jpg

Spotted Testing: Audi A3 Hatchback-15092008202.jpg

Spotted Testing: Audi A3 Hatchback-15092008203.jpg

I spotted an S-Line badge on the side of it, and i managed to zoom in on it at the last moment before the lights turned green and he took off like a rocket. Forgive quality, were taken from n80.

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Since the A3 has been posted will do of the new Audi range that is also being tested. here spotted by my brother the Q5
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Spotted Testing: Audi A3 Hatchback-q5-test-car.jpg  

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Why arent they registered in India itself?
I mean are these cars going back to where they came from or what?
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Why arent they registered in India itself?
I mean are these cars going back to where they came from or what?
these cars are here on carnet for testing perposes and would be going back to the factory.
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