Audi A3 (2008–2012)

Last updated 5 July 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 5 July 2018

Report of 2010 Audi A3 TDI going into limp mode. "Closest" garage said it needed a new EGR and that would be £600. Had the NOx emissions update a year before and is only now at 80,000 miles. VAG...

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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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