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Audi A3 1.8 T Sport 3d (1999/T)

Audi A3 1.8 T Sport 3d (1999/T) - Owner Review

boot is quite bit, its nice to drive, windows up and down on the key fob actually helps in the summer

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Review submitted by
Michael Cutajar on

Audi A3 (96-03)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
they love it

Would you buy this car again and why?
no too many things have gone wrong, its expensive to run i get around 28mpg which is terrible for this type of car..

What are you likely to buy next?
maybe an A6 TDI.. i would love an alfa GTV though

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?
February 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
no... at the time there were very few A3's of the spec i wanted available within 50 miles of where i lived. i paid £6800 which was way over the top and wish i had not done so now.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
really i wanted a TDI (which i wish i had gone for), the car is high quaility inside and drives nicely, without doubt its in a higher class (cabin quality) than the golf / seat leon / skoda brother and sisters.

What was the dealer like?
i got 3 months warranty, they fixed the broken passenger window and the noisey starter motor but wouldnt aknowledge that the a/c didnt work... now im stuck with a car with broekn a/c

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
really nice.. although the suspension could be harder its drives fantastic

What's it like to park?
very easy... if the steering feels to heavy for you then audi can adjust it with the computer.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
electric windows, climate control system (no a/c), water bottle sensor, cd changer, rear wind screen washer, front windscreen washers, dashboard LCD screen, audi concert stereo LCD screen, starter motor... and now the clutch is slipping (its at 80k miles)

What's most practical about your car?
boot is quite bit, its nice to drive, windows up and down on the key fob actually helps in the summer

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
windows up and down on the key fob climate control (in the winter)

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