Used Audi A3 Sportback (2004 - 2013) Buying & Selling

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Dec 2009
The A3 Sportback is effectively the five-door version of the A3 hatchback. Initially Audi went a step further by redesigning the rear of the Sportback with a new tailgate to differentiate the two cars when it first went on sale in 2004.
3 out of 5

Buying used

The A3 is becoming more common on the used market, but while you'll find plenty of three-door models, the Sportback isn't as prevalent. If you're planning to do big miles then go for a diesel model - the 2.0 TDI 140 is an excellent blend of economy and performance. Facelifted models were introduced in September 2008 (so will come on a 58-plate or later).

The changes are subtle but the sharper nose and more angled headlights are the biggest clues.

See 334 used Audi A3 Sportbacks for sale, starting at £795

4 out of 5


There's always going to be strong demand for the Sportback, especially the diesel models while the 1.4-litre TFSI engine will be sought-after thanks to its good fuel economy.