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Audi A3 S3 S3 TFSI Quattro Hatchback 3d (2014/64)

Audi A3 S3 S3 TFSI Quattro Hatchback 3d (2014/64) - Owner Review

Good sized boot and rear seats considering the car's performance.

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Review submitted by
Robert Frampton on

Audi A3 S3 (13-16)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everyone thought it looked great and were surprised by it's speed.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, the car had so many faults and I received such poor service over the period of 14 months I will never purchase an Audi again. If the quality and service were not an issue I'd go for the sportback with s-tronic gearbox.

What are you likely to buy next?
Land Rover Discovery Sport for new family.

Buying experience

1 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?
October 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
No, I thought I had a three year agreement but I had signed up to four years and there were other financial discrepancies.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Speed and practicality.

What was the dealer like?
Great when I was buying the car but aftersales was so bad I ended up paying to come out of the agreement because small faults with the car just were not being rectified and there were always problems with the booking times, courtesy cars, extra fees to pay, etc.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very fast, always drove very well, until I had problems with the clutch.

What's it like to park?

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Brakes squeaked from day one and never went away. discs always looked rusty even when I picked it up at the dealer, the window sometimes got stuck and wouldn't operate, the screen sometimes did not come up or down, stitching came undone on the gear knob gaiter. Clutch started to stick after 14 months and that was the last straw. Dealer in Bexley still made me pay to come out of the deal.

What's most practical about your car?
Good sized boot and rear seats considering the car's performance.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Sound system.

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