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Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 TDI S line 3d (2006/56)

Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 TDI S line 3d (2006/56) - Owner Review

I guess the fact that it's a diesel but if I'm honest I didn't buy the S-Line for it's practicality!

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Review submitted by
Neil Sanderson on

Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says i've got a taste for the finer things in life and that i'm still young enough to enjoy them!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They all love it and/or are completely jealous.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Absolutely. It's faultless on the inside, functional and stylish and it drives like a dream. I'd probably go for the 3.2 Quattro next time however.

What are you likely to buy next?
A3 3.2 Quattro

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?
September 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
I looked around quite a bit and the prices were pretty similar. I paid a premium for an Approved Audi in the end.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
When I realised I could afford an Audi, I bought one!

What was the dealer like?
Pleasant to deal with, stayed open til 7pm so I could have a look at the car after work.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
A dream. I read the reviews saying the suspension gives a hard ride but to my mind that's just more of an encouragement to take it easier on the potted roads. The turbo lag takes some getting used to but it soon puts a smile on your face when you sail past the slow-driving buffoons on the commute in a morning.

What's it like to park?
It's bigger than my old car but it's no trouble. It hasn't got parking sensors and nor I would get them. What's the point when you've got eyes in your head. If you can't judge the distance between your car and a wall then you shouldn't be on the bloody road in the first place!

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?

What's most practical about your car?
I guess the fact that it's a diesel but if I'm honest I didn't buy the S-Line for it's practicality!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
My wife would say the soft closing boot but for me it would have to be the bluetooth!

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