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Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 FSI Sport 3d (2004/54)

Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 FSI Sport 3d (2004/54) - Owner Review

Relatively small so easy to drive and park etc.
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Review submitted by
Craig Coe on

Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 FSI Sport 3d (2004/54)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I like quality brands and don't mind a challenge!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They all like the car, apart from when the alarm decided to go off in the night.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but not something that has been so abused. The A3 is a good car with a nice cabin at a reasonable price.

What are you likely to buy next?
Another Audi, A1/A3/A4 or Q3.

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?
£5,000

When did you buy the car?
December 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
The price I paid was competitve compared to other prices and cars available. I have found out however you get what you pay for and have spent almost the same as I paid on repairs/upgrades!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I have been a fan of Audi for many years and the A3 was a car that caught my eye when I was younger. It suits my needs as I don't have a family.

What was the dealer like?
Fairly well organised and pleasant, had to sign papers and pay in his house which was a strange experience.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Not a fast car but nippy when needed. Goes round corners well and feels sporty. Does drink lots of petrol though...

What's it like to park?
Large mirrors and decent visibility, not the biggest car so quite easy to park.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes! Where to start... Clutch & clutch plate Serious oil & radiator leak Ignition packs All 3 CAT converters Wheel bearings Alarm system Petrol flap lock Coolant loss Wishbones The list keeps growing...

What's most practical about your car?
Relatively small so easy to drive and park etc.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Fairly basic spec, retro fitted iPod connection is nice to have. I really like the chassis as it is good fun to drive compared to something larger e.g. A4 Avant.

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