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Audi A3 1.6 SE 5d (2000/X)

Audi A3 1.6 SE 5d (2000/X) - Owner Review

Good engine for size, comfortable and classy cabin, and handles as well as required - eats miles with minimal fuss.
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Audi A3 (96-03)

Value

4 out of 5

Expensive, but you really do get what you pay for. Got a great second hand deal, and kept value really well.

Costs

3 out of 5

Expensive main dealer service, but they do make you feel special.

Driving

4 out of 5

Good engine for size, comfortable and classy cabin, and handles as well as required - eats miles with minimal fuss.

Performance

4 out of 5

Probably not the fastest 1.6 engine around, but that's not what the car is about. Extremely refined, and good on motorways. More than adequate for most people.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Not the best. Electrical faults galore with engine warning lights (twice), passenger window fault (twice) and alarm malfunction (very annoying).

Image

5 out of 5

More sporty than a Merc, less common and brash than a BMW. You just want to show off the key to everyone you meet. After owning the four rings every other manufacture seems downmarket!

Comfort

5 out of 5

No better cabin in the business. Great in SE spec with Alcantara seats, climate control and soft leather wheel and gearknob. Red and white dash is fantastic at night. The best there is.

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Insurance group: 21

Security

4 out of 5

Alarm, deadlocks etc.

Service

4 out of 5

Great warranty service and scheduled servicing main dealer. Great courtesy car service, got given a brand new 2.4 A4 on one occasion!

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
Engine warning light fault (twice).

Gearbox
-

Other
Electric window (twice), annoying Alarm fault.

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