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Audi A3 Hatchback 1.9 TDI SE 3d (2004/54)

Audi A3 Hatchback 1.9 TDI SE 3d (2004/54) - Owner Review

Precise handling, inspires confidence. Clutch is horrible.
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Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12)

Value

2 out of 5

List price several thousands above equivalents from other marques, but the product is really only marginally better than the latest Astra for example.

Costs

1 out of 5

Fuel costs low, lease car rate high for class of car.

Driving

5 out of 5

Precise handling, inspires confidence. Clutch is horrible.

Performance

3 out of 5

Pretty impressed with performance of diesel engine, but much noisier than expected, especially when cold, but even when warmed up it booms very loudly when the powers on.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Major fuel leak within a few weeks of getting the car. Pipe connection came loose somewhere underneath floorpan. No real explanation as to why from dealer who fixed it. Boot lid closes uncertainly and often requires a second go.

Image

4 out of 5

Better than I'm used to.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Comfortable for a 6ft 4in bloke, but driver's left knee rests against rock hard plastic 'handle' forward of gear stick.

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Security

3 out of 5

Ok, as far as I know.

Service

3 out of 5

At first, dealer made me feel like I was lucky he was doing me a favour and I had to ask for everything that I was entitled to anyway, like delivery of the car back to my home after it had been recovered due to fuel leak.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Major fuel leak within 4 weeks of getting car.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No