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I really like Sandalwood or Peridot Brown, Tomo Ash wood and the Powder Beige interior color.
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TY for posting the Audi Pdf , Nihar... ... @Nihar Mazumdar
you surprise me; thought you were thinking of a more medium brown, not light/near-beige nor dark/near-black ... tho I don't really see one like what I thought you wanted, more like that Porsche 'cocoa', whatever they call it.
Audi sorta makes me think of: "500 channels & nothing on"...

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I visited the Audi dealership two days ago and I asked one of the guys there about the exclusive program and those colors. He said it would be really hard to do, and even then the car would take many weeks to come. However, I got to drive the 2018 Sportback and a 2016 Audi A7. (They just sold their 2014 model.) I absolutely LOVED the smoothness of both of them. Although theoretically, both cars are available now, I won't be buying until I finish my undergraduate and start graduate studies.

I'm torn between a what then will be a 1.5-2 year old A5 SB, or a 5-6 year old A7, both likely being in the mid $20,000 range.

I can't do much with this car since it will be a graduation gift from my parents. It's okay though. Brown can wait when I can afford my own new A7 (or a used 2019 by then :O )

I am keeping an eye on Ford's decisions though to see if they come out with something similar to an A7.
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With Trump's tariffs I might only have few options that won't be taxed like crazy. As far as 3-in-1 cars go, I know of the BMW X4 (will buy used if chosen) and Buick Regal Sportback that are US-built. Correct me if I'm wrong and help me find similar options.
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With Trump's tariffs I might only have few options that won't be taxed like crazy. As far as 3-in-1 cars go, I know of the BMW X4 (will buy used if chosen) and Buick Regal Sportback that are US-built. Correct me if I'm wrong and help me find similar options.
Unfortunately, all versions of the Regal are built at Opel's Rüsselsheim plant in Germany.

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I'd love something like this to be honest. 2019 Audi A7: Teak Brown Exterior/ Sarde Brown Seats,. Too bad about the price...


$104,585...


It's sad that people who want this type of vehicle have to deal with such a price. This is an opportunity for a non-luxury automaker.
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Interesting to me is that every media release from Ford N.A and journalists write ups always call the Focus Active a "wagon".

Is it possible that North American Focus Active will be the wagon variant?

I actually really like that more than the other Focus Active. I love that color too! (or Diffused Silver or brown) If it's true, I just might consider it... 🤔
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https://drivemag.com/news/all-new-au...look-like-this



On sale since 2012, the third-generation Audi A3 is approaching the end of its life cycle, despite receiving a facelift in 2016. Audi's compact family will see a revamp next year that will bring not only styling and technology upgrades but also a reshuffle in the lineup structure.

If the numerous reports on this topic are right, the next-generation A3 will no longer come in three-door hatch flavor. Instead, Audi will introduce a five-door liftback version that will compete with the upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Turismo and Mercedes-Benz CLA. [Think of it as a downsized A5 Sportback, if you like.]



Oh, and the closest Buick dealer to me is in Bulverde. So it might be inconvenient. The Regal Sportback is nice, but it's not worth the hour long drive to get serviced.

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Here are the cars I'm looking at:







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An update on my trade in. It's not going to be an Audi.
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