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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
Pros: The 'Sport' button that turns the car into a roaring beast.
Cons: Changing gear is not so smooth when accelerating hard
Advice: Buy oneI have owned a secondhand RS4 for just four weeks and have to say it's fantastic. It's a car that can be driven on the Autobahn on the speed limiter at an indicated 170 mph (lucky I live in Germany!), or it can happily run around town at 30 mph. It's a car that sounds and looks great, and feels really safe in all conditions. You find yourself heading for tunnels just to hear that exhaust note. Cornering is briliant as the car remains flat. Press the 'S' button and everything becomes even more magical. OK, a couple of negatives. Fuel consumption is 'Super Car' level and the car is not so good when its cold - it can be a little jerky. You Americans have it made .. my German RS4 cost $110,000 and we pay nearly $8 for a UK gallon of Super Plus petrol.
Cons: Needs more horsepower
Advice: Change your oil more than what Audi recommends you to do.I had purchased my Advant brand new and it has been a great car. Has had no major problems during it life. At the 30k service, the dealer did find a minor oil sluge problem, but was corrected.