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Audi A3 S3 quattro (225ps) 3d (2002/52) - Owner Review

Nothing really its a hot hatch

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Review submitted by
Mark Fowler on

Audi A3 (96-03)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Nothing - I wanted a hot hatch that wasn't 'in your face' and I felt that this was the one to go for

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They just thought it was a normal Audi A3 - which is what I wanted people to think

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, but not the new shape - Looks too much like the stanrdard model with the S-Line kit on it. The older S3's are still holding their value which tells us something about the previous S3 still being a quality car

What are you likely to buy next?
Already have, gone down the 'Looking into my future' and bought a 4 door merc saloon!

Buying experience

3 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?
January 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not a great deal, at the time this spec and car was selling itself so not much room for adjustment in price.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Always wanted one

What was the dealer like?
OK. Was a bit hard to haggle with on the part ex

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Awsome, great on the motorway as a cruiser and it comes to life on the country lanes. I have even had this on track days and its fantastic fun (Needed new tyres after each event though)

What's it like to park?
Fairly easy BUT you need to be careful as there are no bumper strips to prevent the odd 'nick' against a shopping trolley in Tescos!

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing whatsoever

What's most practical about your car?
Nothing really its a hot hatch

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Stereo (Bose) is great, electric recaros are also pretty nice. Generally the cabin is a nice place to be!

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