27Audi A3

Audi A3

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55 reviews · Statistics

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75%11%15%

Build Quality
4.0 (12)
Value for Money
3.4 (12)
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.5 (12)
Noise Level
3.5 (11)
Braking
4.8 (10)
Acceleration / Power
4.8 (10)
Gear Shifting
4.4 (10)
Suspension
4.4 (10)
Fuel Efficiency
4.5 (10)
Handling
4.8 (10)
Interior Design
4.1 (10)
Boot Size
3.8 (10)
Comfort
4.4 (10)
Features
3.6 (10)
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Reviews

Audi A355 reviews
Heather D.
Heather D.NSWSydney, NSW4 posts
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Kez
KezVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC4 posts
  Fair Incentive 8V

Zippy little car, with excellent acceleration

Us my car to get around town and driving around locally. it gets used by me every day for work, shops, taking kids to school for short distances. Had no problems with it. It has been serviced once with no problems. Beautiful to drive. Show details
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Jenny
JennyQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  8V

Technology great, shame about mechanical failures

Only four years older. Full Audi Service history and yet $5000 clutch repair not honoured by Audi. Lot of dash error messages nobody can pin point. Lovely little car to drive just a shakes Audi don’t stand behind their name like Toyota would. Show details
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aseako moto
aseako moto3 posts
  8P.I

Shocker

Cheap now for a reason parts worth more than the car. Don't be a snob and buy one it is a moneypit that will leave you at the side of the road. Unrealible and crap!!! Show details
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Antonio
AntonioNSWSydney, NSW5 posts
  8V

AUDI FOR LIFE

Since I was a kid I always liked the AUDI style and finally this year I had to possibility to get one my self Audi A3 Sportback. Wooow the car is just fantastic ,best leather seats, great consolle, easy drive able and great performances , I wouldn’t change it for anything Show details
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Anna L.
Anna L.NSWSydney, NSW3 posts
  8V

Best small car I've ever driven!

I was hesitant to go to a smaller vehicle, but A3 2019 hatch doesn't feel like a small car at all. It drives really well and easy to handle! I drive close to 100km a day for work on most days, and it definitely helps driving a car that feels comfortable and enjoyable. So far, no red flags from the servicing either. Love the quality of finishes too. I have done extensive research prior to settling on the A3, and it won hands down on value for money and price point! Show details
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Debra S.
Debra S.2 posts
  A3

stunning Ladies car

Brilliant car, versatile and has been a pleasure to own, shall miss it when taking it back to finance

Extremely economical, and proved ideal for the Cairns to Sydney trip and back again (5times in all). Seat versatility and roof convertible, allows a lot of things to be packed in the car. My service dog also loves the convenience of roofless driving and backseat comfort

Only real disappointment was that my sons Skoda has more features for half the price, and not made aware of optional keyless ignition nor of inability to use voice control on the steering wheel. Show details

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GaryA
GaryANSWSydney, NSW4 posts
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Stephanie
StephanieVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  8P.I

Oil consumption huge problem with Audi A3 convertible TFSI model

Similar to the problem stated in a earlier post I am facing oil consumption problem with the Audi A3 model I bought very recently. Can’t drive more than 400 km before need to replace oil. It is a known problem in many countries. I trusted the brand of course a big mistake. Audi Australia not accepting these issue as true. My advice stay away from at least these models having problems. Show details
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reviewVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
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Coral
Coral10 posts
  8V

Best car yet!!!!

I use my car daily to get to and from work and then on our interstate holidays. It’s always serviced when due and I only use premium petrol in it. This car is like flying on clouds!!!! It’s the best car I’ve ever driven and can say after owning this little beauty I will never buy a different brand car again!!!! Show details
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Jennifer Sutton
Jennifer SuttonVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC6 posts
  8P.II

Audi Problems

I bought this car second hand from BMW Doncaster which had done approx 30,000kms. Immediately after their 3 months warranty had to have wires replaced at Audi Burwood - cost $700 Now at 59,000kms I had to replace the transmission at a cost of $3,500 (not done by Audi as they want $5,000+), new brakes as they cannot be machined and now a problem with driver's door lock actuator. My daughter had a Hyundai which had done175,000 kms and my husband a Lexus with none of these problems. What is wrong with this so called perfect German car? I have noticed that Audi never respond to these written problems. Show details
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beachsider
beachsiderNSWSydney, NSW12 posts
  Verified 8V

Performance to put a smile on your face

This car offers a perfect blend of a comfortable and luxurious daily drive with more than enough performance to put a smile on your face when you need some extra thrills. The cabin is superb with all the central console buttons and dials in perfect position, easy drive select modes depending on how you want the vehicle to respond, the DSG gearbox, for the most part, is flawless and offers an instant response with Quattro AWD. Great little package and a good alternative to Golf R for some extra style, class and prestige badge.

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Leo Rocks
Leo RocksNSWSydney, NSW11 posts
  Verified 8V

My perfect car for the City life

This is the first time that I have been using the same car for more than 5 years and it has the space that I need for travelling with up to 5 people and also to have space for suitcases. I spent most of the time close to the city and it makes this car even better for parking and weekly tasks.

I have to say it is not cheap to look after it but when I bring to Audi for servicing my car has been look after perfectly almost like going to an Apple store and sometimes that it is what you want from a brand like Audi.

Yes my next car will be still an Audi but not sure when as my car still works perfectly

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sam
samNSWSydney, NSW64 posts
  8P.II

LEMON

I bought an Audi A3 last year. Since I bought it, I had to change the clutch, radiator, breaks and the battery. Complete lemon.

Consider if you want to buy a good European car and bad European car.

And be careful when dealing with the VW group. Dodgy company. Just think about the emission scam and cheating on consumers, not too long ago.

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Questions & Answers

Kaz
Kaz · A3

Hi,
I’m trying to decide between Audi A3 1.5L and Audi Q2 2L. I love the tech in the A3.

Can you tell me if the 1.5L with hybrid has enough power to overtake uphill quickly on windy country roads with 4 people in the car?

Sometimes I need to get around a truck or caravan and only have a small distance before a bend and this can be on a uphill stretch.
Thanks,

Kurush
Kurush · A3 8P.II (2008-2013)

ABS error on dash ABS light and brake icons stay on while driving. I am told the ABS unit may be faulty and may need replacing costing up to A$2000! A3 2009 model. Is this accurate? Thanks.

Affan A.
Affan A.  

Hi Kurush,
Did you find a response for this? I got the same quote for fixing the ABS error same as yours and its cost coming out to be $2100. Please let me know if you found a solution for it. Thanks

Jye K.
Jye K. · A3 8V (Sedan) (2013-2024)

I find it odd that people can give such high recommendations. Remember how much you are paying these cars should last like any other 400,000k’s without any issues even more so due to price point. Yet all fall apart from Audi vw group at the 120,000 k Mark your wallet becomes empty ! Give an update once you hit this many k’s lolololol
Yes experience no euro cars last. Plastic falls apart, outside from our weather, lights get the foggy plastic look. Many many electrical faults. Huge expenses like breaks every 30,000k/ at $1800 just a joke. Japanese / Korean cars all the way !

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CategoryCars and HatchbacksCars and SedansCars and ConvertiblesCars and Hatchbacks
Starting Price $42,300$59,500$50,400
TransmissionDual-Clutch (DCT)Dual-Clutch (DCT)Dual-Clutch (DCT)Dual-Clutch (DCT)
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels17" Alloy17" Alloy18" Alloy18" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption5 L/100km4.9 L/100km6.4 L/100km5.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L55 L50 L
Engine4 Cylinder 1.4L4 Cylinder 1.4L4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L
Max Power110kW @ 6000rpm110kW @ 6000rpm140kW @ 6000rpm140kW @ 6000rpm
Max Torque250Nm @ 3500rpm250Nm @ 3500rpm320Nm @ 4200rpm320Nm @ 4200rpm
Country of ManufactureGermanyHungaryHungaryGermany
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
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