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Audi A3 1.8 T Sport 3d (1998/R)

Audi A3 1.8 T Sport 3d (1998/R) - Owner Review

Comfortable yet sporty hatchback with a decent sized boot. Better looking and rarer than a VW Golf.
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Review submitted by
Alex Hillman on

Audi A3 (96-03)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I don't mind paying a premium for a hatchback that is classier than a Ford Focus and better looking than a Golf.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
nice and understated.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes - very practical with good engines.

What are you likely to buy next?
I bought a Mercedes ML-Class.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£5,995

When did you buy the car?
August 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not a bad deal - car was clean and had good history.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I always liked the shape of the old A3 and needed a cheap runabout for a few months.

What was the dealer like?
Helpful enough - no real complaints.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
very smooth acceleration - not as quick as my girlfriend's TT, but adequate for town and motorways.

What's it like to park?
easy - even without parking sensors.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Temperature sensor went which caused the car to overheat. Other than that, nothing major.

What's most practical about your car?
Comfortable yet sporty hatchback with a decent sized boot. Better looking and rarer than a VW Golf.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Sport pack with bigger wheels.

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