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Audi A3 S3 quattro 3d (1999/V)

Audi A3 S3 quattro 3d (1999/V) - Owner Review

Love driving it anywhere, but country roads are best. Not too much feedback through the steering wheel, but again that's typical Audi.
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Audi A3 (96-03)

Value

4 out of 5

Car had lost half it's value after 5 years when I bought it, how many can hold as well as that?

Costs

3 out of 5

Audi service costs are horrific, find a local specialist who can be cheaper but offer a lot more customer satisfaction.

Driving

4 out of 5

Love driving it anywhere, but country roads are best. Not too much feedback through the steering wheel, but again that's typical Audi.

Performance

5 out of 5

Only recently are other manufacturers producing hatchbacks that can only match the speed of the S3. It is a stunningly fast car at times.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Hasn't missed a beat engine wise, the odd quirk on the DIS when it's cold.

Image

4 out of 5

Completely understated, one of the main reasons I bought it. Same engine and floorpan as the TT but without the hairdresser image.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Superb electric Recaros hold you tightly, even in the fastest bends, and almost infinitely adjustable.

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Security

4 out of 5

Thatcham approved alarm and immobiliser, never had any trouble.

Service

2 out of 5

Dealer was quite happy to help during the warranty period, quite the opposite when it expired.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Well known fault of the coolant warning light coming on in cold weather, parking sensors tend to go mad if the rear bumper is dirty.

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