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Audi A3 (2008–2012)

Last updated 15 May 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 15 May 2018

Stretched timing chain reported on 83k miles 2010 Audi A3 1.4TSI shortly after Audi dealer replaced the waterpump. First signe was the emissions control lightr coming on. 42 dated faults recorded...

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Owners' reviews

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

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