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Audi A3 (2008–2012)

Last updated 30 November 2018

Good choice of engines. Some petrol engines now chain cam. Comfortable and well built interior. cheap to run 1.6 TDI. Feels very refined especially on the motorway.
Golf with Audi cachet. Doesn't handle as well as some other premium hatchbacks. All diesels remain belt cam.
Updated 30 November 2018

Shards of metal found in reconditioned engine of 2009 Audi A3 1.8T (EA888 engine). Probably from the timing chain tensioner breaking up. 43 dated faults recorded since January 2011.

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Owners' reviews

4
A good solid car with decent economy and performance
3
This was my first Audi, but I won't be in a hurry to get another one.
3
Awesome
5
A joy to drive, I used any excuse to get behind the wheel.
2
Expensive service and repairs. Not so good on the road
4
Great looks, good for A and B road driving, overall a little harsh
 

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