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Audi A3 1.8 T Sport 5d (2000/X)

Audi A3 1.8 T Sport 5d (2000/X) - Owner Review

Comfortable, Rocket like, Climate Control ... & Sunroof .. Great Car ... can fit a reasonable amount in boot without having to fold seats.
5

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Review submitted by
Elliot Wilson on

Audi A3 (96-03)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Black Audi A3 1.8T Sport ... young professional, sporty, class above the rest.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Comfortable, fast everythign you could want from a car

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, because it brings a smile to your face when you take it to the limits.

What are you likely to buy next?
Already bought the next car, sadly the A3 is on its way out ... Bought Audi A4 ...

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£8,000

When did you buy the car?
November 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
Had incident in previous car, dealer provided me with a car for approximately 3 weeks without charging me for the rental whilst he sourced me the car I was after. Also damage to previous car was taken from the part exchange value, helping out with costs.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a 1.8T Sports great performance, great car.

What was the dealer like?
I have been using the same garage since 2004 and so far purchased 4 cars from them, and only 1 from a main dealer. Great sales, great support personal and always good price.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Fast as hell, 1.8T so much power for such a small unit, must say ... was just impressed constantly providing a smile ... you knew when you'd taken it to far and when you had more to go ...

What's it like to park?
Small little unit, fits into any parking space, with boot being so close to rear window, no issues there. Car not exactly long so small spaces easy work.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
A friend driving it scratched the back side panel and a rear door, causing small damage which cost nearly £400 to put right. It seemed to love scrapes, next an elderly lady panicked and hit the side of the A3 ... causing yet more damage. Then lastly with this car a boyracer parking his car next to it ... scraped his car along the length of mine, causing paintwork damage, luckily not requiring any new pannels. The car had some issues with coil packs, which seem to be standard issues with 1.8T engine's ... all works carried out were covered by warranty so therefore wasnt to bothered.

What's most practical about your car?
Comfortable, Rocket like, Climate Control ... & Sunroof .. Great Car ... can fit a reasonable amount in boot without having to fold seats.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Leather Sports Seats, Such comfort ...

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