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Audi A3 Hatchback 1.6 SE 3d (2004/04) - Owner Review

Nice interior, well made and laid out.

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Rob K on

Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Thought it was smart inside and out.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, they're well made but I've encountered a catalogue of problems with the 4 Audi dealerships I've used, so I'd want to find a good independent garage if I did.

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 1-Series.

Buying experience

3 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?
July 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
The premium paid for using an Audi dealership didn't prove to be worthwhile.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Optional extras, in addition to the SE trim. Low mileage. Had an A3 before.

What was the dealer like?
Good until the stereo developed a fault shortly after I bought it. They wouldn't investigate it without charging me the Audi hourly rate, which was disappointing since I'd paid a premium for an 'approved' car and bought a car from them before.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
1.6 would be underpowered for some, but it was smooth and reliable.

What's it like to park?

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Stereo bass speaker. I was told it could be disabled but I'd have no sound on the rear speakers either. CD changer was temperamental. Otherwise, the car was solid.

What's most practical about your car?
Nice interior, well made and laid out.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Dual zone climate control.

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