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Audi A3 Hatchback 1.9 TDI SE 3d (2005/55)

Audi A3 Hatchback 1.9 TDI SE 3d (2005/55) - Owner Review

The hatchback is useful for the dog. I'd recommend the 5 door model, it is very tight in the back and although I rarely take more than one passenger it is awkward putting stuff on the back seat. Doors are also very wide making it awkward in a car park.
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Review submitted by
Tim Garnett on

Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Young proffessional

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Like it, it doesn't really draw any commentary, just seen as a car with a posh badge.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Not a 1.9 3dr - I'd want something with more power and practicality.

What are you likely to buy next?
Audi A4 2.7d on it's way to me next month. After credit crunch I will run bag to a big V8 with open arms!!

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
-

When did you buy the car?
January 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Company car tax was low

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It was a company car that I took over as I had a big V8 and needed something more economical.

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It feels very refined and well built, much more so than you'd expect from a car of this size. Steering wheel is chunky and has good weight to it. Rear visibility on the pillars makes a large blind spot. Ride is fine if a little sedate, not really for the driving enthusiast.

What's it like to park?
Easy

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The rear boot switch doesn't work,but apart from that I can't fault it.

What's most practical about your car?
The hatchback is useful for the dog. I'd recommend the 5 door model, it is very tight in the back and although I rarely take more than one passenger it is awkward putting stuff on the back seat. Doors are also very wide making it awkward in a car park.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The auto lights are brilliant - highly reccommended and always pleases me when I drive into a tunnel or multistorey car park..... Most annoying gadget is the seat belt chime.. I often reverse the car when I get in and slowly drive forward before I put my belt on... the noise drives me mad first thing in the morning.

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