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

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

The boot is very big. I do alot of travelling so need alot of space for bags.
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Audi A3 (96-03)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I think the car says im a young proffessional who wants a posh sporty car. Although i do get alot of boy racers trying to race me in the little 1.0 Saxo's

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everyone who's seen it loves it

Would you buy this car again and why?
No i think next time i would buy a 3 Series compact or a newer A3/Golf with a DSG gearbox as i like to try out different cars.

What are you likely to buy next?
3 Series Compact 318ti E46

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£2,750

When did you buy the car?
April 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
I paid £2200 cash for the car and the dealer also gave me £550 for my Polo but i got 12 months MOT, 6 Months Tax two new tyres,oil service and a new radio.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Performance and a quality reliable German hatchback

What was the dealer like?
Very good

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very quick and responsive. It feels very solid and well build. The only downside is the gearbox on A3s are slightly notchy and dosnt have as much direct steering as the BMW. The brakes are very solid and dont bite too much like the A4. Traction is handy in the wet when you boot it.

What's it like to park?
Very easy to park the wing mirrors are excellent. Carnt see too much out of the back.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The digital display crystals fade when its hot, and there is paint corrossion on the rear nearside panel where it was resprayed before at an early date.

What's most practical about your car?
The boot is very big. I do alot of travelling so need alot of space for bags.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
I love the radio and cd player system very loud and good quality.

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