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These guys really hate each other...it's obvious the longer you watch the video...this girl (host) asks open ended questions to get them to sell the benefits of their respective cars...it's kind of funny to watch.
 

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Very funny. Produced by Lexus of course.
Still, I tryed the Audi A3 diesel before buying the CT, and for the my needs, it was not even close: consumption, feel in general, comfort, price, everything was for the Ct for me. I've been driving this car for almost 3 months now, and I really do not regret!
 

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I had looked into the A3 in the past, but for some reason it didn't really appeal to me. I would have rather gotten an A4 instead.

Man, I wanna drive a CT~ ;_;
 

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They touched on how the CT is much cleaner than the TDI. The higher NOx steered me away from the TDIs. After the dieselgate scandal the CT is probably about 100 times cleaner NOx than the TDI. (yes I know this thread is many years old) I do hope VW and Audi fix this properly, and pay enough fines that more truly green cars can get a greater market share.
 

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I have 2015 CT 200h , my friend at work has Audi A3.... ABSOLUTELY no comparison , CT is much better in every way
 

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I have 2015 CT 200h , my friend at work has Audi A3.... ABSOLUTELY no comparison , CT is much better in every way

Based off what?

Audi has more power, better hwy mileage, more luxurious interior, larger interior, and less cabin noise

Just cause you own a CT doesn't make every other car inferior...
 

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Based off what?

Audi has more power, better hwy mileage, more luxurious interior, larger interior, and less cabin noise

Just cause you own a CT doesn't make every other car inferior...
Have you actually compared these 2 cars?
Sure doesn't sound like it....
 

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Have you actually compared these 2 cars?
Sure doesn't sound like it....
I have, perhaps you should before making a quick reply without merit...

A3 tdi hwy 43mpg
Ct200h 40mpg

A3 tdi 150hp
Ct200h 134hp

A3 hatch trunk 19.5cf
Ct200h trunk 14.3cf

A3 hatch passenger volume 89cf
Ct200h passenger volume 86cf
 

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I'm not trashing the ct200h, I own one, however to merely say another car, in this case the A3 is inferior in everywhere is absurd. Each car has their points. I'm going with empirical data, not just preference.
 

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I'm not trashing the ct200h, I own one, however to merely say another car, in this case the A3 is inferior in everywhere is absurd. Each car has their points. I'm going with empirical data, not just preference.
I got 47 mpg with my CT... and yes, I owned Audi before. Buy one and tell us you total cost of owning 2 cars after 10 yrs... Audi is better today, but it's not as reliable as Lexus ... and we all know that
 

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The strength of Audi a3 diesel is its torque not HP. The way it pulls to near 100 mph is insane. And no need to change battery. It also isa more confy car with better resale. Now after the cheating resale might be an issue. Their mpg is in ball park but with Audi you can go faster and get better mpg than CT.
 

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I had a 2012 VW Jetta TDI that I leased for 3 years prior to buying my CT and Camry Hybrid. The things it really does good that I found was consistent highway driving, highway pulls, trunk space, and rear seat space. It was overall a very good road trip car, however it was not a good commuter car for me. We racked up just over 90,000km in 3 years so we paid a hefty price to return it. What I found horrible was city driving. If I did no highway, I'd get a consistent 10L/100km. With highway I get around 6-6.5l/100km. In the winter it's garbage. Takes forever to heat up and the transmission feels sluggish because of the DSG. Diesel was always a pain to find on road trips that I took. The engine of a TDI is not smooth at all and that's what I found lacked compared to my Camry Hybrid and CT. Would never go diesel again.
 

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I have, perhaps you should before making a quick reply without merit...

A3 tdi hwy 43mpg
Ct200h 40mpg

A3 tdi 150hp
Ct200h 134hp

A3 hatch trunk 19.5cf
Ct200h trunk 14.3cf

A3 hatch passenger volume 89cf
Ct200h passenger volume 86cf
I have done my research, thanks.
I know people who own them, have driven them myself, even looked at used ones before looking at the CT.

You give out specs like, interior volume, and cargo volume, power and hwy mileage.
Yes, it has more power, but so what? Can only go as fast as the car in front of me anyway.
It's a bigger car, which is also why most people don't compare them in the first place, they aren't really in the same class.
BUT, myself, my friends and pretty much every review I have read or watched, will tell you that the A3 is noisier inside. Now, the only thing with this is, I own a 2015 CT, which has a lot of improvements over the 11-13 models, interior noise included.
Hwy millage is 42mpg for the A3, according to Fuel Economy, which means it's a whole 2 mpg more on the hwy, but, the A3's city is 30 mpg vs the CT's rated 43. Never mind that diesel is about 10 cents higher here right now than regular gas.
I don't know where you live, but I travel on the busiest highway in North America (been debated the world even). Most of the time, hwy mpg means absolutely nothing to me.
 

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if one bought a new car (or lease) every 3 yrs then - IMO - it does not matter what car he/she bought. I buy a car and use it until I throw it out (or nickle and dime me to death every yr), that's why I still drive my 1996 MB E-320 while my wife drives the 2015 CT. Most engines are great nowadays, but the electronic portion is the one that dictates how "reliable' a car is (no problem start up, minimum time in services due to stupid issues)... and IMO the Japanese cars are the best in that category. We owned a 1987 Camry for 20+ yrs and 200K+ miles before we gave it to charity, NEVER a day in service due to engine problem, all maintenance related... No wonder why Japanese cars are growing in USA, and the world. When I often traveled to Germany for business , my Germany friend told me (20 yrs ago) they love the reliability of Lexus there, and according to him, the government/people somehow made the Lexus depreciated much faster so that MB/BMW could survive... At my semi retirement age, I buy "more reliable' cars.... BTW , I still enjoy driving my 1996 MB E 320 but its electronic sucks from the beginning
 

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Going on 4 years now with my A3 TDI, which has been extremely dependable, except for a new battery. The torque is amazing, as is mpg (ave-40). I am outraged that Audi/VW sold me a tampered car, then lied about it, & not telling me how they plan to fix it. So I'm in the market for another hatchback. Looking at the Chevy Volt as well as the Ct200 as my one-way commute is 50 miles. While I can't charge at work, Chevy is not a luxury car & lacks features I have in my A3. Looked at the A3 e tron, but with only 16 mpge, not for me.
 

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I have, perhaps you should before making a quick reply without merit...
To be fair, if you quote number and specs, you should post ALL the numbers. Specifically, you quoted the hwy numbers (that obviously favored the Audi) but did not quote the city numbers which heavily favor the CT at 43mpg (vs 31). There were other specs favoring the CT.

Having owned German marques over the years, there is no way I would bet the farm ever again on them. Too much drama. As much as I love many things about them, they're simply too unreliable. Aud has made stellar improvement in this regard over the last couple of years, but I still don't trust them.
 
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