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Audi A3 1.8 T quattro Sport 3d (6) (2001/Y)

Audi A3 1.8 T quattro Sport 3d (6) (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Corners like its on rails. Very little body roll. Gives confidence in both the wet and the dry.
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Audi A3 (96-03)

Value

4 out of 5

Not cheap to buy but you are paying for Audi build quality. Holds value well.

Costs

3 out of 5

Servicing and repairs from an Audi garage are ridiculously expensive but have managed to find more reasonable independent VAG-specialist garage. Parts are not cheap.

Driving

4 out of 5

Corners like its on rails. Very little body roll. Gives confidence in both the wet and the dry.

Performance

5 out of 5

Excellent performance for the money. Leaves most similar cars behind. Very little turbo-lag. Plenty of tuning potential to boot.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Have had some of the 'known' issues (eg. dodgy MAF) crop up but were all fixed under warranty. Touch wood, nothing else since, apart from the mysterious self-fixing brake light.

Image

5 out of 5

Understated good looks, classy interior and impressive perfomance. Seems to impress the ladies.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Very comfortable and supportive sports seats. Very little road and engine noise during cruising (but sounds 'sportier' when higher up the revs).

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Insurance group: 30

Security

5 out of 5

Not tested so far, but has an alarm and immobiliser, so hopefully should be ok.

Service

1 out of 5

Dont bother going to Audi for service, they are hopeless - find a good independent specialist instead.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
Has a known issue with the Air Mass Meter (MAF) so expect it to break at some point.

Gearbox
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Other
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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