“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

Audi released the newer A3 with two options: the 2.0T Quattro and the 1.8t with front wheel drive. The Quattro model didn’t see a lot of people spec the sport package, but a fair amount. And why not? iIt became a GTI in sedan form with awd and 10 extra hp. If I had to guess based on my internet shopping, 5-8% added the sport package. And I can’t believe it wasn’t more people, it cost $800 and gave you different sway bars, springs, seats, flappy paddles, and drive modes.

The 1.8T was supposed to just fulfill the needs of selling a car to people who want a luxury badge. Although, for all the reasons you might want the sport package, you could get it in like a 300 pound lighter car on the front wheel drive model. Still, it’d make a lot of sense to get a GTI for the money if you were shopping new. So if you were so compelled to get a sport pack, you’d probably just get the GTI. The whole point of an A3 over a GTI is either AWD orrrrr you have just enough dollars to get the badge. The take rate on my internet shopping of a 1.8T and the sport package? I’d guess 1-2%.

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Here is the closest 1.8T with the sport package to me, just a 5-6 hour drive away:

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I’m not saying I’d actually buy the thing but I prefer the A3 sedan body to the GTI and with the sport package you get the GTI suspension, nice seats, and drive modes. You’re just down a handful of horsepower. Kind of a near car.

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