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Pros: B&O Stereo & Paddle shifters
Cons: There are no negatives with this vehicle
Advice: Buy used Only (with Car-Fax & all service records) preferably from a warm climate.This is my 2nd A8L, as after I sold my 2006 I realized what a great car it truly was. Would have never bought new because of initial loss, but to get a 12k mi. 2007 in 8-09 for $50k with an MSRP of $88K was the only way to go, as a new 09 comparably equipped is now mid 90's and is essentially identical. Thought of going the S8 route but why pay more for a car with less amenities to get you to 60 a tick faster with considerable less mileage. More than adequate power and comfort at a price less than a new A6. Has more back seat leg room than a new Rolls-Royce Ghost and a wonderful ride. Have loved Audis since my 1987 5000 turbo quattro (no it didn't run away unintended) only available in 5-speed. It's taken Audi 20+ years to recover from that debacle.
Pros: the seats
Cons: the wheel
Advice: if your looking for an awesome car, you have found it.really liked this car, going to buy it for my husband on his 38th birthday.
Advice: get the 3.2 2005AMAZING is the only word that can describe this car
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.
Cons: Too many to list.
Advice: Don't buy itI had this car for two weeks and the clutch burnt out, the car has 900 miles on it. The dealer and Audi claim that it isn't a warranty problem and are insisting I pay for the repair. I've been driving a standard transmission car for 15 years and have never had this problem. Overall, the car feels cheap in its handling and performance. I encourage people to spare themselves the miserable experience I had, and look at BMW and Mercedes if you are in the market for an entry level German car.
Pros: none of audi
Advice: don't do it you will lose all with that carBeware do not buy audi they do not stand for their product .I had a clutch problem and end up to replacing trans .BTW the car should be on bumper 2 bumper warranties but end up not 2 be because of wearing item (clutch) .If you looking to upgraded to increase the HP beware they can't handle more then 500 hp .Anyway stay with japan cars witch their lot secure they less ALOT longer and can handle easy 300 K witch audi usually braking down around 50k -100k. I DO NOT RECOMMENDING THIS CAR TO ANYONE !!!!!!!!!
Pros: automatic gear
Advice: automatic gearHoward Wilner of New England Automax tested this car and its a great car. One of the best Audi produced.