2015 Audi A3: Hauls Four Slot Mags
June 3, 2015
This set of Craigslist slot mags have been collecting dust in the corner of my garage for about seven years. I bought them for $100 from an old guy in the San Fernando Valley who was using them as lawn art, it seemed, since the early 1980s. I knew they would fit both my '55 Chevy and my '76 Pontiac Trans Am (and now my more recently acquired '69 Camaro) but I didn't really have a plan. I just knew I had to have them.
Well, it's about time I did something with them. But first, they had to go to the polisher. I was sure our long-term 2015 Audi A3 would get the job done, but I figured I'd have to utilize the sedan's 60/40 split-folding rear seat.
I was wrong.
The Audi's trunk was big enough. All four 15x8.5-inch wheels fit in the A3's trunk, which Audi says offers 10 cubic feet of space. There wasn't much room remaining, but there was plenty of height to spare.
We often point out how Audi's engineers and designers sweat the details, and the A3's trunk hinges are another example of this extra effort. Notice how they don't intrude into the cargo space, crushing your stuff, as they do in many other cars today. Instead they retract into their own houses behind the trunk liner. Nice touch.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 10,733 miles