Edmunds reports that though the new entry-level A3 — now in thrilling sedan form so Americans will buy it! — has only been on sale for six weeks, it's off to a strong start. About one quarter of buyers are 30 or younger, and many are financing instead of leasing, which tends to be the typical way people buy luxury cars in the U.S.
And, as the Mercedes CLA did when it launched last year, it seems to be stealing buyers away from Hondas and Toyotas. The average transaction price is about $35,000, and most buyers are going Quattro. Not a bad deal, all things considered.
Wait times could exceed 30 days or more due to demand, so expect lots of youths to be hanging around Audi dealerships in the meantime getting jacked up on Molly, twerking, sexting one another, and doing other things youths are known to do.