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Audi A3 Hatchback 1.9 TDI S Line 3d (2009/58)

Audi A3 Hatchback 1.9 TDI S Line 3d (2009/58) - Owner Review

The boot is a good size but with the seats down is huge.
5

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Review submitted by
Nick Tandy on

Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It's an understated car that doesn't have to have big spoilers on the back but looks sporty with the s line bodykit and tinted rear windows.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They love it, the universal comment is it's the nicest car i've owned.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Quite happily although I may go for one of the larger diesel units as i'm having way too much fun in the corners as it is but possibly in need of a little more grunt.

What are you likely to buy next?
Probably either another of these or the new Skoda Octavia VRs Diesel.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£8,000

When did you buy the car?
August 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
The car had had its gearbox replaced at 60,000 miles and the car had done 80,000 at the time of purchase.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I'd heard good things from friends and had taken a drive in someone's before.

What was the dealer like?
Friendly, helpful and knowledgable.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Fantastic handling especially with the heavy diesel engine it darts around the bends and feels it can quite easily handle more power through the capable chassis. The engine for a 1.9 is strong and free revving which feels more like a petrol to drive hard but returns up to 80mpg on a long run if you're careful.

What's it like to park?
It's easy to park as it's quite upright at each end although the rear quarters are a little obtrusive.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
A few stone chips and scratches which comes with wear and tear, these have been filled and polished out.

What's most practical about your car?
The boot is a good size but with the seats down is huge.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The ipod integration and bluetooth work brilliantly.

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