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Audi A3 1.8 T Sport 3d (1997/R)

Audi A3 1.8 T Sport 3d (1997/R) - Owner Review

Absolutely fantastic, really tractable power delivery and cornering.
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Audi A3 (96-03)

Value

3 out of 5

They are a lot of money for the year.

Costs

4 out of 5

Go independant, forget main dealers.

Driving

5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic, really tractable power delivery and cornering.

Performance

5 out of 5

Brilliant, just as quick as my 306 GTi but felt more stable on the road.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Dashboard computer display can fade when warm, bulletproof car. Get the cambelt changed though, IRO £1K to repair head if it snaps, get waterpump and rollers done at the same time.

Image

4 out of 5

Better than a Golf but more understated and less on the road, personally I liked that combination.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Go for leather and aircon if you can find it. I'm 6' 2"" and 15 Stone and was comfy.

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Insurance group: 28

Security

3 out of 5

Didn't get it robbed so must be OK??

Service

3 out of 5

Main dealers are patcht, Preson Audi are a 1 at most, Stockport Audi are a 5.

Problems

Bodywork
Watch out for seizing of the winper spindles, wipers will slow down and eventually stop.

Engine
None.

Gearbox
None.

Other
Change the radio, std unit and speaker set up is rubbish.

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