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Audi A3 1.9 TDi Sport (110ps) 3d (1998/R)

Audi A3 1.9 TDi Sport (110ps) 3d (1998/R) - Owner Review

Stodgy looking hatchback, with a boot capable of harbouring a couple of average sized adults when required! (Long story!)
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Review submitted by
Rhodri Morgan on

Audi A3 (96-03)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Sporty looking, yet stylish and understated. Suits me!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Good reviews from friends, they like the mature styling.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, a newer model - very solid car and durability a big positive.

What are you likely to buy next?
Audi...

Buying experience

4 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£2,500

When did you buy the car?
July 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Bought privately, a high mileage example, but well maintained with only 2 previous owners.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Like the styling and wanted a sporty diesel

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Even at high miles the car still pulls well. This being the Sport model benefits from a firmer ride and more supportive seats.

What's it like to park?
Easy enough to manouevre being a hatch, but visibility to rear is a bit like guesswork.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Slight Brake problem possibly caused by ABS sensor? Problem not rectified, but not a big issue. Clutch may be the original one, which having covered 170k miles is due a replacement - starting to slip and quite stiff to depress.

What's most practical about your car?
Stodgy looking hatchback, with a boot capable of harbouring a couple of average sized adults when required! (Long story!)

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Has climate control which is so easy to use.

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