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Audi A3 1.6 5d (2001/51)

Audi A3 1.6 5d (2001/51) - Owner Review

OK but there is no room in the rear for a third person (small or otherwise).
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Audi A3 (96-03)

Value

2 out of 5

Poor value for money. As a small family car the A3 is relatively expensive but does not live up to the expectations I had from an Audi (having previously owned an A4).

Costs

3 out of 5

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Driving

2 out of 5

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Performance

2 out of 5

The 1600cc engine is simply not powerful enough.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Several small niggly problems and a major problem with the dash control panel which had to be completely replaced - which to Audi's credit they did do under the extended warranty.

Image

3 out of 5

Not one of Audi's more appealing cars.

Comfort

4 out of 5

OK but there is no room in the rear for a third person (small or otherwise).

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Security

3 out of 5

The alarm sometimes goes off if the car boot is being packed but the rest of the car has not been opened.

Service

4 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
In the 1st year of ownership the car has been back to the Audi dealership twice to fix a major dash control panel problem. There have also been a number of smaller niggly problems - broken armrest, broken passenger side electric window and others.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes