Weirdos Rejoice: Audi A3 Shooting Brake Is Coming

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman
weirdos rejoice audi a3 shooting brake is coming

I drive a station wagon and I'm proud. Still, there's two too many doors for my liking. I want the tailgate for loading and unloading precious cargo, but I really don't care about those getting in and out of the back. Casue I'm a jerk. I would of course just go and buy a shooting brake, but parts for Reliant Scimitars, BMW Z3 Coupes and Alfa Romeo Breras are getting harder and harder to come by. Last week we heard reports of a Mercedes-Benz CLK shooting brake and earlier today Little Eddie Niedermeyer shared with us the joy that will (one day) be the BMW 3-Series Shooting Brake . But, as Yoda would say, there is another. Yup, Motor Authority is also showing off pictures of Audi's A3 Sportback. In the pictures, the A3 Sportback looks like a squared off Golf Rabbit. However I did catch a prototype running around Los Angeles not too long ago and am happy to report it looks much better in the flesh. More muscular, chunkier, sportier — looks-wise, everything one would want in a 3-door wagon. Plus, with an available 265 hp motor, DSG and AWD, you know it's going to go like stink, too.

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  • Jthorner Jthorner on Apr 24, 2008

    Wow, maybe my 1972 Volvo 1800ES will finally start appreciating in value! Right now it's market value is about the same as it was 14 years ago when I bought it. I guess I should have stocked up on muscle cars back then :(.

  • Johnny ro Johnny ro on Apr 24, 2008

    Can't hang my left arm out window of A3 loaner. Door too short. Cant see to left either without swinging around. Neidermeyer, do you know a good glovemaker? Twelve fingers and all...

  • UnclePete UnclePete on Apr 25, 2008
    jthorner : Wow, maybe my 1972 Volvo 1800ES will finally start appreciating in value! Nah, remember you still have one of the coolest cars ever built. I always liked the 1800ES, but then I am one of those crazy people that loves station wagons.

  • SupaMan SupaMan on Apr 25, 2008

    Looks good, but I don't see this approaching US shores anytime soon. We already have the GTI, Audi TT and the A3 5 door. VW's already denied us the Scirroco so it's a safe bet that this shooting brake is on the "Euro-only" list as well.'s quite a looker.