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Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 TDI S line 3d DSG (2004/54)

Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 TDI S line 3d DSG (2004/54) - Owner Review

It's a hatchback so practicality goes without saying. Although I don't have children iso-fix mountings are standard, adding to the practicality also are several usefull storage bins.
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Review submitted by
Steven Craggs on

Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Sporty but with a touch of prestige. It suits the image of a young professional.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
-

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes

What are you likely to buy next?
Likely another Audi.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£9,495

When did you buy the car?
November 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
Good trade-in price for my old vehicle but due to the desirability and trim of the new car no other discount.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Audi's reputaion for quality and reliability.

What was the dealer like?
Excellent although an independent the sales manager and other members of staff are ex-audi employees so they have plenty of knowlage and the cars are well prepared.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Excellent, the seats are supportive and the sports suspension offers up fun and aggile cornering. The engine is powerfull and nothing is a problem including steep hills. On the motorway it cruises effortlessly and returns good fuel economy (45-50mpg, more on a motorway run). The only problems are the road noise from the 225/40 R18 tyres and some may find the sporty suspension a bit firm.

What's it like to park?
Rear vision is poor but the compact size of the A3 means parking is still easy.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No

What's most practical about your car?
It's a hatchback so practicality goes without saying. Although I don't have children iso-fix mountings are standard, adding to the practicality also are several usefull storage bins.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The DSG gearbox, it makes the most of the engine's torque and economy and in manual or sport is great fun and plenty quick.

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