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Audi A3 1.8 Sport 3d (1997/P)

Audi A3 1.8 Sport 3d (1997/P) - Owner Review

Its quick and sporty, loved the way it made me feel and look.

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Review submitted by
Dan Underwood on

Audi A3 (96-03)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says alot about me. The car was like me, sport and quick but ovesly with faults.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My friends always wanted a ride and to be seen in it. My family loved it but hated the reliablity.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, but a different model and from the audi dealer. I would like to get the S3 with leather etc. The car is smooth and so easy to drive. it makes you feel good about yourself while being a thrilling drive.

What are you likely to buy next?
Im purchasing a Vauxall vectra sxi 1.8i. I fancy a bigger and diferent style car. Plus i definetly know the history of the car and performance etc.

Buying experience

2 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
March 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
No, i got played for a fool by the dealer. They tried to charge me more than it was worth and were suppost to fill the tank.........but didnt.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
My first car and i loved audi's. I sore it and i wanted it.

What was the dealer like?
The dealer was cocky and aragont. They didnt car about me or the car, they seemed to be glad to be rid of it.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Its smooth and quick. Love the way it feels when accelerating. Sounds fanastic when you pass 4,000 rpm.

What's it like to park?
Its easy, visability fanastic and clutch easy you use.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
3 days after purchase the whole cooling system went for the engine. ABS went 1 month later, dealer messed around with payment and repair and i crashed the car due to ABS failure 2 days before i was going to take the car to audi and pay for the repair myself. Boot lock went but repaired, left window jammed, ash trash broken, right window jammed, immobiliser on key plays up and doesn't let you start the car from time to time.

What's most practical about your car?
Its quick and sporty, loved the way it made me feel and look.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The high quality sound system with mini sub in boot.

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