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Audi A3 1.6 Sport 3d (1998/S)

Audi A3 1.6 Sport 3d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Nice car to drive. Smooth controls throughout. Handles well with uprated suspension.
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Audi A3 (96-03)

Value

4 out of 5

Second hand models are coming right down in price, since the release of the newer shape. Still big demand however so still value for money.

Costs

3 out of 5

Generally quite good apart from it can be a bit thirsty on fuel. Services are very expensive compared to most cars, cheaper than most BMWs, SAABs, Alfa Romeos but expensive even at non-franchise/audi dealership garages. Last service was nearly £300.

Driving

4 out of 5

Nice car to drive. Smooth controls throughout. Handles well with uprated suspension.

Performance

4 out of 5

Good performance for a 1.6 engine. The sports badge does make a difference at times. I added a KN air Filter to this car which made a small but noticeable difference.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Just minor technicals to let it down. Problem with the battery cutting out after been started.

Image

3 out of 5

Beginning to look slightly outdated in appearance. Newer shape is more modern and refined. Prefer the S3 with its lower profile, made by the extra bodykit parts.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Reasonable comfort, sports seats very stiff. Cramped in the back.

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Insurance group: 21

Security

4 out of 5

Adequate

Service

1 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
Paint faded on some areas, especially above windows and on roof.

Engine
No problems to report

Gearbox
No problems to report

Other
Battery cutting out!

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes