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I like wagons. They have great utility and they are sporty. The A3 looks great and has enough kick to get me past others on the highway. I opted for a wagon instead of an SUV or Minivan. If you are looking for an alternative you really should consider this car.
Nice car with great mileage & performance
Pros: paddle shifter
Cons: quattro not available in the US.Being an avid Audi fan & owner, we traded an allroad for this little diesel. Too bad it isn't available as a Quattro. With 30,000 miles since we bought it in mid March, we have had no trouble. The first few months, we traveled a lot with a new GrandBaby in North Carolina. Saved about $300 / month in fuel cost over the thirsty allroad. It lacks a few amenities that we are used to in our TT and RS6. We will trade when the quattro's become available.
Pros: mpg, in sports car
Cons: not available in quattroBest priced TDI in luxury line with lots of utility, quality ad 40mpg
Pros: The large sunroof
Cons: the navigation system was too expensive to buy
Advice: Test drive one to see for yourself how luxurious this sporty, gas efficient car is- you will love it!It handles very well. The seats are comfortable and the interior is typical Audi - clean and nice looking. The engine was quiet with a lot of pick up. All the extra features are well worth the price difference to the VW Golf TDI.The trunk space is bigger than the VW. The leather is a handsome upgrade. I love the tiptronic and sport mode. The golf had a small sunroof that made a terrible noise when open and excelerating onto the freeway. Audi does such high quality workmanship that this car will last a long time.Finally a luxury car that is green!
Pros: The DSG transmission
Cons: I like it all
Advice: Get is in Brilliant Red ,,, The best color for this vehicle ,,, in my opinionThis 2006 audi a3 is the best vehicle I have ever purchased. To think I had placed a deposit on the 2006 honda Civic SI only to wait 3 months for the car.... I grew tired of waiting and test drove the A3 ,,, I drove it home the same day !!! thanks Honda !! This Audi A3 has it all , Power , Good looks, Nice fuel economy, and the best combination of ride , handling and utility of any vehicle around... ' the smart man's sports car ' The DSG tranny is a dream . After 2 years of owning this vehicle , I still get looks and stares everywhare I go. If you are thinking about a sporty vehcle, with an eye on gas prices you must take a look at the Audi A3. You will love it.
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: 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.