Mainstream cars continue to get more expensive at the same time that luxury brands are introducing cheaper vehicles in order to entice buyers who care mostly about shiny, pretty things that make them look more affluent or successful than they really are. That’s why you can now buy a redesigned 2015 Audi A3 without any options – not even metallic paint – for about the same price as a Honda Accord EX-L with navigation.
Does that make sense? Is the A3 a more substantial car than the Accord? Or are you still paying a big premium just to get those four shiny chrome rings on the grille? Let’s take a closer look at the redesigned Audi A3 Sedan.