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Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 FSI Sport 3d (2004/04)

Audi A3 Hatchback 2.0 FSI Sport 3d (2004/04) - Owner Review

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Review submitted by
Graham Beaumont on

Audi A3 Hatchback (03-12)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
A fantastic replacement to a an old citreon XM with numerous electrical problems.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Very attractive car. Good to have a reliable car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
The build quality feels amazing. The performance is refreshing after putting up with an old banger before hand.

What are you likely to buy next?
I've thoughts of a SUV like the NISSAN qashqai, but this car is great so i can't see myself switching in a hurry.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£7,300

When did you buy the car?
November 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Had new tyres put on, and MOT and service as i expected.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I was going to opt for a golf gti mark 4 but opted to pay extra to get the audi a3 2.0. I wasn't prepared to pay out for the sportback model when the 3dr 2004 version looks just as good if not better for less money. The sport alloys and trim looks so much better than the SE spec, and mine came with the 6 CD auto changer. Very happy all round! Last indulgence before i have to be mpg sensible in a few years for TAX reasons lol.

What was the dealer like?
Professional, reasonable on negotiation. Very well presented car, valet and polish.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very smooth, great acceleration.

What's it like to park?
Need to adjust seating position to get advantage on see ends of car.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Need to take a look at the radio on my AUDI symphony system as it is not tuning in, however it came with factory fitted 6 CD so not a priority.

What's most practical about your car?
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Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
6 CD, climate control to separate sides of car.

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