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After 7 years and 86K of the best car I ever owned, 2007 A3 Sportback, I purchased while still on the boat, one of first 2015 Q3 sold in USA. I quickly went from the best car ever owned to the worst car ever owned! My belief was that Audi's are built in Germany. False, This Q3 was assembled in Spain! Are all Q3s assembled in Spain? To be continued...........JAD
 

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Helllo Q3 Forum Members,
After 7 years and 86K of the best car I ever owned, 2007 A3 Sportback, I purchased while still on the boat, one of first 2015 Q3 sold in USA. I quickly went from the best car ever owned to the worst car ever owned! My belief was that Audi's are built in Germany. False, This Q3 was assembled in Spain! Are all Q3s assembled in Spain? To be continued...........JAD
Hello JAD - Sorry to hear of your unhappiness with the Q3. Can you be more specific? What is it that you don't like? Coming from an A3, maybe you're not the SUV type? Let us know what you're unhappy with. ;)
 

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I'm sorry you are not happy with your Q3. Would you like to explain the specifics what you are not satisfied with?
 

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Helllo Q3 Forum Members,
After 7 years and 86K of the best car I ever owned, 2007 A3 Sportback, I purchased while still on the boat, one of first 2015 Q3 sold in USA. I quickly went from the best car ever owned to the worst car ever owned! My belief was that Audi's are built in Germany. False, This Q3 was assembled in Spain! Are all Q3s assembled in Spain? To be continued...........JAD
The worst car...having problems with it or you do not like it? Sorry to hear you do like like it.
Just curious....did you test drive one. Does it really matter where it was made?

My BMWX3 was build in the one of the Carolina's
My Pathfinder (I always wanted a Japanese made car) was built in Tenn.
Not sure where my Mini came from.
A Spanish built Q3?....Are the techs there substandard or do you feel like you got short changed? I got a good one. Runs great. Nice fit and finish. Rides like a champ. OO Lala..... I'm going to flip it over and see if it has a label "made in Spain".
 

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My belief was that Audi's are built in Germany. False, This Q3 was assembled in Spain! Are all Q3s assembled in Spain? To be continued...........JAD
If you didn't know where it was made would it have changed your opinion? Try judging the car on it's own merits rather than by the people that assembled some of the parts. Besides, cars aren't made like they used to be with lots of human hands putting them together. They are made mostly by robots so unless you have a prejudice against machines or are buying a car for political reasons, I suggest you try to enjoy this fine example of engineering and design and forget about what country it was assembled in.

-Andy
 

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Spain also made the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, used to "discover" America. They must have been pretty reliable. :)
 
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The worst car...having problems with it or you do not like it? Sorry to hear you do like like it.
Just curious....did you test drive one. Does it really matter where it was made?

My BMWX3 was build in the one of the Carolina's
My Pathfinder (I always wanted a Japanese made car) was built in Tenn.
Not sure where my Mini came from.
A Spanish built Q3?....Are the techs there substandard or do you feel like you got short changed? I got a good one. Runs great. Nice fit and finish. Rides like a champ. OO Lala..... I'm going to flip it over and see if it has a label "made in Spain".
Haha, did you flip it yet? How did that go for you?
(pssssssst - it's much easier to just read your sticker) :x
 

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Whoa!

Okay, whoa! We're all entitled to our opinions - right? I think getting into "prejudice" discussions is counter-productive...I get what he's saying about thinking he was getting a German-made car, but it isn't. Let's just hear what he has to say. Sheesh! 0:)>:D
 

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I would have liked a fully made German Audi also. And I assumed it was made there. I took the OP's post as a bash. Most of the posters here are to help/support and enjoy the fun. But yeah..a person can hate their car for whatever reason....but not for the stamp. I prefer to hear "I hate my car....because of service, no parts, repeated problems". I hope the OP comes back at us and says...you know...The Q3 rocks...I was fast to judge.
 

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Helllo Q3 Forum Members,
A..snip.. I quickly went from the best car ever owned to the worst car ever owned! ...........JAD
Come on, JAD, exactly what is wrong with the design or build quality? We can take it!
 

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Okay, whoa! We're all entitled to our opinions - right? I think getting into "prejudice" discussions is counter-productive...I get what he's saying about thinking he was getting a German-made car, but it isn't. Let's just hear what he has to say. Sheesh! 0:)>:D
I guess that sounded a little harsh. I meant it more in a humorous manor - i.e. Spanish robots should be the same as German robots. Oh well... The point is to judge the car first, don't just hate on it because of where it is made.

-Andy
 

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That was JAD's first post. I'm going to say JAD came here to vent and blow wind. I'm sorry but the 3 is a positive experience...so is this forum and the members that chime in. Maybe he is a Toyota salesman trying knock the Audi.
 

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I guess that sounded a little harsh. I meant it more in a humorous manor - i.e. Spanish robots should be the same as German robots. Oh well... The point is to judge the car first, don't just hate on it because of where it is made.

-Andy
We know you're joking. I thought your post was in good taste and stated fairly well. Every robot needs love.
Hey...A Spanish robot walked into a bar...nobody understood it ...it was in Germany. Uh oh...somebody stop me.
 

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We know you're joking. I thought your post was in good taste and stated fairly well. Every robot needs love.
Hey...A Spanish robot walked into a bar...nobody understood it ...it was in Germany. Uh oh...somebody stop me.
Hehe, your on a roll! I think your right... it might have just been to get a response from us... and it worked. :rolleyes:
 

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Oh man... that's bad! I think you're our forum comic. ;)
Never let a bad joke stand in the way of a good laugh.
My Monsoon is 2 weeks old today. Might go out and celebrate with it. Have a few shots of oil. I'm a little over 200m. Around 6 hundred I'm gonna put on a sport shirt and drive around in sport mode. I loaded up an SD card with my favorite sounds...mostly contemporary and traditional jazz....I have a fond love of the AfroCuban rhythms......aka....Latin jazz. Maybe it was fate that led me to a own Spanish built ride.
 

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Wow - I take a short drive to Florida and holy smokes!! Poor JAD - and y'all too. First, I'd like to welcome JAD to this forum. I hope you (JAD) find all the good stuff we normally have around here AND all the good support from the forum members. As you can see, we're a talkative group and like to respond. It's normal and healthy.

I'd like to hear exactly what you're so upset about with your Q3. Generalizations usually don't help us much to help you, so as a few have noted, specifics are good. We have found our little (some not) issues and are on the lookout for everything. For your query, yes, ALL Q3s so far are made in Spain, although shortly some may be made in India and China, perhaps Mexico and Brasil too. Btw, about 90% of the cars' assembly is by robots (made in Japan or Germany), with the rest by Audi workers VERY well trained and tested for final quality assembly and finish work. There is NO quality compromise wherever they're built.

If you have specific issues I feel pretty certain they can be resolved by your dealer or maybe you have an odd 0.05% Lemon - it happens. Your state Lemon-law can help you if Audi won't, but be persistant with them - I think you'll find them VERY willing to help you feel much better about you car (PM me if you have ANY issues with this, as I have some good connections).

Also, chances are pretty good your A3 (hatch) was made in Hungary if you check - but really, not that that matters at all. Hope you come back and accept this welcome to participate and contribute more - we're a great forum.
 
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