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Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.8 T FSI S Line 2d (2009/09)

Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.8 T FSI S Line 2d (2009/09) - Owner Review

Rear seats fine for adults. Boot space, even if it's little difficult to access through the rear 'port-hole'.
5

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Review submitted by
John Clifton on

Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.8 T FSI S Line 2d (2009/09)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
A definite head-turner. Some have said it's my mid-life crisis car - not sure I can argue against that!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Family and friends all comment positively - not that I bought it for that reason. I have been accused of being a bit flash or being a poser...

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes - fun to drive but reasonably practical.

What are you likely to buy next?
Despite the previous remark, I might go for something slightly larger next time - the A5 looks nice, less sporty but more comfortable (I'm into my fifties now!).

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£15,500

When did you buy the car?
January 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not really but the car is in perfect condition with only 22,000 on the clock and the seller was honest.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a practical cabriolet.

What was the dealer like?
Private seller - good to deal with.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Excellent. Smooth, easy and plenty of power when required. Doesn't hold the corners as well as I'd hoped, but it's more than adequate. I still smile most days when I'm driving it!

What's it like to park?
As others have said, with the roof up rear visibility isn't great - the parking sensors and the tight turning circle help to compensate.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No, but I've only had it a few mnonths.

What's most practical about your car?
Rear seats fine for adults. Boot space, even if it's little difficult to access through the rear 'port-hole'.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Bluetooth, heated seats and the roof of course! Oops, that's 3 favourites.

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