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Audi A3 S3 quattro (225ps) 3d (2002/52)

Audi A3 S3 quattro (225ps) 3d (2002/52) - Owner Review

Dead steering for a performance car, handling doesn't inspire.
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Audi A3 (96-03)

Value

2 out of 5

Very expensive compared to rivals.

Costs

2 out of 5

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Driving

2 out of 5

Dead steering for a performance car, handling doesn't inspire.

Performance

4 out of 5

Good straight line performance.

Reliability

1 out of 5

4 breakdowns in first year, off road for 6 weeks, still no fault found!

Image

2 out of 5

Hard to tell it apart from ordinary A3.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Recaro seats excellent.

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Insurance group: 35

Security

4 out of 5

Seemed to work.

Service

1 out of 5

Dealer had no idea how to fix. Audi UK were no help either.

Problems

Bodywork
Several bits of trim fell off.

Engine
Fine when working, which wasn't often enough.

Gearbox
-

Other
The car would shut down the engine management system without warning. Since heard many other S3 owners have had similar problems.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No