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Audi A3 S3 quattro 3d (2001/51)

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

Quattro system in the snow.

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Review submitted by
Thomas Robinson on

Audi A3 (96-03)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Every boy racer fancies himself a drag race when he sees the s3 badge this gets irritating very quickly.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
All loved it but they weren't the ones under the bonnet all the time.

Would you buy this car again and why?
If I wanted a hobby at the weekends yes but not as a daily car.

What are you likely to buy next?
I part exchanged it for a fabia vrs as the reliability problems drove me insane.

Buying experience

2 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
January 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Had full main dealer service history but wasn't that well maintained for someone that claimed to be an enthusiast.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
If you've never had a S3 you'll always want one.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Didn't meet my expectations. Its fast but boring.

What's it like to park?
Good no problems.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Constant niggling problems Pcv pipes Alarm problems Ignition coils Snapped springs And a lot more.

What's most practical about your car?
Quattro system in the snow.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Got to be the leather recaros.

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