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Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 TDI (170bhp) S Line (05/06-05/08) 3d (2006/56)

Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 TDI (170bhp) S Line (05/06-05/08) 3d (2006/56) - Owner Review

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Review submitted by
Shaun Sylvester on

Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 TDI (170bhp) S Line (05/06-05/08) 3d (2006/56)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Chooses quality (Although laughable really if they knew the problems!). Aspires to do well in life.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Think it's ok?

Would you buy this car again and why?
Absolutely not! Money pit, most unreliable car I have ever owned and never had to spend so much in a car in my life than this one! I have owed in excess of 20 cars. Ove really been put off Audi in particular.

What are you likely to buy next?
Porsche Cayman. Golf GTI / R32.

Buying experience

2 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£9,500

When did you buy the car?
May 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Average as this model is rare and sort after.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted the economy of a Diesel engine but with luxury and great styling. New the 170bhp engine offered good power and torque with scope for an engine re-map.

What was the dealer like?
Ok, young salesman and inexperienced.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Nice. Excellent handling. Great torque once rolling - even better after having an engine re-map to 210bhp!

What's it like to park?
Good and easy.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Lots! Injectors (on 56k), main gearbox bearing (on 75k), stability control sensor (on 85k), brake sensor (on 60k), radio (on 60k), diesel particular filter (3 times blocked up! - got it removed). Over £3,500 spent non these in 2 years. Injectors were part of a recall.

What's most practical about your car?
Boot space.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
None.

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