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Owner Reviews: Audi / A3

Average Rating

2007 Audi A3

Trim: 3.2 V6
by MsTizz on 10-20-2012
Fastest little hatchback on the road
Audi makes a beautiful car. They also make expensive cars, and this was no exception. The 250-horsepower is impressive in a car so small, but realistically I only drove this in the city, so it was a bit of a waste. The fuel prices took an alarming jump when I owned the car, and that giant engine seemed overkill to me. When I bought the car, the dealer was all on about the 6-speed DSG automated manual transmission. I didn't use this past the first week. One day we were driving, and the automatic windows stopped working. A quick look online, and I can see others have suffered the same fate, this combined with the hefty dealership repair costs, recently expired warranty, and the upward moving price of gas, I decided it was time for a change. I think an Audi is awesome if you have extra money that you don't need, they are fast, luxurious, good looking, and well-engineered which is why I gave it a 4/5 on design.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
3/5
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2008 Audi A3

Trim: 2.0 T Sportback
by bimmeup031 on 10-16-2012
Good combo of fun & practicality
I'm a fan of hatchback cars (I've owned a Honda Civic & Mercedes B200 previously) and once you've had the luxury of all that space it's hard to live without it. The A3 was my first experience with an Audi (although I had experience driving a VW Golf which shares the same platform as the A3). I really enjoyed the comfort and ride in the A3. The interior fit & finish were also very good. All in all I felt like it had a lot of what I liked about the Merc B series (comfortable & luxury-lite interior, lots of room in the back & a sleek exterior) but with a much sportier ride. Definitely recommend this one!
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2007 Audi A3

Trim: TFSI 1.8
by ScottHitman on 10-11-2012
very nice and reliable car
I am extremly happy with performance and design of the car (still driving the version prior to the 2012 facelift). The only two things that in my mind require improvement is the GPS, which is overpriced and the performance is really not very good (does not know some roads etc) - also the fuel economy is, given that it is a small car with only 160 hp really not great.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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