Audi A3

Audi A3

Overall Average Rating - 86.11%Position in the Top 100 cars - 38th


Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 45thBuild Quality: 11thRunning Costs: 36thPerformance: 22ndBraking: 40thRide Quality: 77thHandling: 37thPracticality: 56thComfort: 55thEase of Driving: 28th

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“A well made hatchback with an economical yet powerful engine. However, the high torque and DSG gearbox disintegrated the flywheel after 12,000 miles.”

Mr Richard Eaton - Wolverhampton

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“Excellent, apart from a ‘jiggly’ ride it does everything I want from a car and more.”

Mr Robert Bull - Bristol

“Too many faults for the high class car its supposed to be along with unresponsive and awkward dealers.”

Mr Philip Rogers - Worcester

“Good performance, great mile-munching ability, thirst of 3.2 engine no worse than expected. Ride solid but offset by handling ability (if slightly heavy). Materials used for interior build first class but marred by irritating rattles which shouldn't exist on a so-called premium brand.”

Mr John Johnston - Coventry

“Excellent. The boot interior shape could be slightly better to allow for golf clubs. Other than that the car is as expected.”

Mr David Taylor - Exeter

“Pleasantly surprised after coming from a BMW. Not the best handling car in class but pretty good. Fuel consumption brilliant, car much quicker than published figures.”

Mr David Griggs - Northants

“The Audi A3 Sportback is a great, practical all round performer - even with the basic 1600cc engine. Good discount and PX allowance made purchase painless.”

Mr Ivor Bolton – West Mids

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 11th)

Dropping out of the top 10 will be disappointing for Audi. Although it lags behind arch-rival BMW, it has at least beaten Volvo and Mercedes. Part of the reason for the firm’'s drop could be reliability niggles. Over the last three years, just over half of Audi'’s customers reported some sort of fault –– that'’s more than Ford, which is hard to justify, given the price of four-ringed top-sellers.

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