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Audi A3 S3 quattro (225ps) 3d (2001/51)

Audi A3 S3 quattro (225ps) 3d (2001/51) - Owner Review

Very stable at high speed, with lots of grip with those fat 225 section tyres. Handling a little wooden, but still enjoyable enough to have serious backroad fun!
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Audi A3 (96-03)

Value

3 out of 5

A little overpriced but you get excellent quality materials and a car that will handle big mileage.

Costs

3 out of 5

I average around 27 mpg which is OK. The turbo starts to spin seriously at 2500 rpm, so at 80 mph on the motorway it would consume more fuel that at 70 mph. You don't buy an S3 to drive slow

Driving

4 out of 5

Very stable at high speed, with lots of grip with those fat 225 section tyres. Handling a little wooden, but still enjoyable enough to have serious backroad fun!

Performance

4 out of 5

225bhp suggests ample performance, 0-60 in a little over 6 secs. If you want more speed I suggest you buy a Porsche or a TVR!

Reliability

5 out of 5

It's an Audi isn't it? Nothing has gone wrong yet!

Image

5 out of 5

An A3 is desirable, the S3 is even more so but at the same time has fairly understated looks. So the Police will leave you alone.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Excellent suportive Recaro leather front seats, passengers in the back will complain of little leg room.

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Insurance group: 35

Security

5 out of 5

Good Cat 1 system, with 2 flashing L.E.Ds on the top of the doors to warn off unwanted people.

Service

3 out of 5

I bought My previous Corrado VR6 from this dealer, and they were OK but not fantasic. I did consider another dealer but distance was the problem.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
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Gearbox
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Other
Some cars will pull to the left even with the tracking corrected, check before you buy.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes