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Pros: Gas Milage
Cons: The Ride
Advice: Test drive it and make sure you like it.Ok for a 4 Cyl. The only thing I do not like about this car is the road noise... You can here the wheels spinning over the enegine noise... Its a rough ride... I would say it is not a long distance car like I use it for.
Pros: handling is great, but not in the rain
Cons: wipers shimmy, remote takes forever to lock/unlock, no center console
Advice: wait a few years and/or don't expect Audi to appropriately handle a declared lemonI test drove this and bought it on a sunny day. In the rain, the wipers shimmy and the 2.0 slides on the road. They replaced the windshield, but it still happens; which makes it potentially unsafe. I wish I had gotten the quattro, but the 3.2 gets non-eco friendly mileage.
Pros: Dash and center console lighting
Cons: Back seat comfort.
Advice: I dont think gas mileage is what's advertised.This car is amazing!! I love everything about it eexcept the ride is a little just a little though. I bought this car with 9000 miles on it and I am impressed. Service department was excellent.
Pros: Sun roof
Cons: Oil consumption
Advice: Beware!!! all A3 with 2.0 T consume oil! Yet the A4 with the same engine doesnt! Go figure!This vehicle is great to drive and my wife loves it. One problem that is so disconcerning it consumes oil. How much does it consume at 26000 miles 1 qt per 2000 miles. Audi will do nothing for me unless I sue them. Nice, this is how you grow the business! I have asked for help but all they say dealer and the customer advocates until it gets to 1qt per 1000 miles we can do nothing. Is this a polluter or what? Sorry for the RANT really pissed.
Pros: The eagerly tuned engine and the handling
Cons: Optional extras are costly
Advice: A car you would have little regrets to own and will not want to part withA very fine piece of engineering, thanks to Audi continous innovation. I drive a 2006 new TT 2.0FSi with 6-gear manual transmission. The sonorous whisper of the engine is fulfilling the second when you turn the key. The engine is eager and inviting to rev, and always giving the driver the impression there is more juice installed. Handling is excellent, feels like an Evo-stick tightly glued to the road on sharp corners and roundarounds, leaving other cars utterly amazed and other drivers oozing respect. A great head-turner with the revamped design, constantly mistaken of a Porsche 911 from afar. Braking can be harsh for the unaware first-time tester, a bit of getting used to. Overall a joy to drive, and not uncomfortable as a everyday car. I will be grinning from ear to ear every seconds I take it for a drive.
Cons: Silly slide out tray in dash above radio
Advice: Test drive the vehicle and see how fun and functional a hatch can be.The A3 is comfortable for my everyday commute with excellent driver position and visibility. DSG transmission makes for a sporty ride either in auto sport mode or with the paddles on the steering wheel. Excellent observed gas milleage of 29.7 mpg in mostly city driving. I love the sound the car makes as it shifts thru its six gears. This car is a great mix of sport and function with the hatch that makes those weekend getaways easy. Just open the hatch, throw in your stuff, open the sunroof and go.
Pros: looks and interior fit and finnish is superb
Cons: Break pedal and accelerator to far apart for good heel 'n toe breaking
Advice: If it's in your price range and you like the looks, buy it.18000 miles in 18 months on my 2005 1/2 A4 Quatro. Absolutely no problems of any sort. Great gas mileage, great handeling and torque when you need it. No rattles no shakes. Still as tight as the day I bought it. A great car