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Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 FSI SE 3d (2003/53)

Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 FSI SE 3d (2003/53) - Owner Review

Decent fuel consumption combined with reasonable performance and great handling.

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Review submitted by
Richard Allen on

Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I enjoy driving but can't afford 15mpg.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Love it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would buy the TFSI as this car doesn't have quite enough grunt for me. Would stay with an A3 though.

What are you likely to buy next?
A3 or a Subaru.

Buying experience

4 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?
March 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
It was a part-exchange they had received and I bartered very hard. Still more expensive than a private buy but I wanted the car...

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Very low mileage (35,000) for age 35,000. In pristine condition and came with 3 years' MOT and servicing.

What was the dealer like?
Polite and helpful as they wanted my car.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Gorgeous if you are a driver who likes to change gear, a real drivers' car. When you keep it in the right rev band it pulls beautifully and the long rev range means overtaking more than one car is safe and fast. Corners well with a decent set of tyres on and is great in snow with some decent winters on.

What's it like to park?
Easy peasy as good visibility and compact.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?

What's most practical about your car?
Decent fuel consumption combined with reasonable performance and great handling.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Automatic lights feature for coming home or staying on to get in house.

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