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Audi A3 1.8 Sport 3d (1996/P)

Audi A3 1.8 Sport 3d (1996/P) - Owner Review

Not a 'hot hatch' but not underpowered either. Pleasant to drive without putting your licence at risk. Pleasant and fairly engaging to drive particularly on country roads. OK on motorways.
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Audi A3 (96-03)

Value

4 out of 5

Slightly overpriced for what you get but what you get has quality feel.

Costs

3 out of 5

Servicing costs reasonable. Engine bit thirsty for long journeys. Diesel much better option.

Driving

4 out of 5

Not a 'hot hatch' but not underpowered either. Pleasant to drive without putting your licence at risk. Pleasant and fairly engaging to drive particularly on country roads. OK on motorways.

Performance

4 out of 5

Pretty good.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Had a fair few problems, water leak caused damage to air blower motor, window motor failed, wiper motor failed, engine thermostat failed, starter motor failed. From what I hear, I've probably just been a bit unlucky.

Image

4 out of 5

Probably the best styled hatchback around.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Sport seats can be a bit tiring on long journeys. Climate control not fitted as standard which is surprising given cost.

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Security

3 out of 5

Not had any problems so can't comment.

Service

4 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
None

Engine
Thermostat

Gearbox
None

Other
Window motor, wiper motor, water leak, damaged air blower, starter motor.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes