Review: Audi A3 + S3 (2008 – 2012)
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.
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Report of falure of EGR of 2012 (2008 - 2012 model) Audi A3 1.6TDI at 33,500 miles. Car serviced every year and NOx emissions fix carried out in March 2017. Unfortunately this puts it outside the 2 year... Read more
Report of timing chain failure of 2009 Audi A3 1.8T TFSI (EA888) at 60k miles in 2017. M echanic fixed it and all sweet until xmas eve 2018 when exactly the same thing happened at around 75mph: a bump... Read more
Shards of metal found in reconditioned engine of 2009 Audi A3 1.8T (EA888 engine). Probably from the timing chain tensioner breaking up. Read more
Audi A3 + S3 (2008 – 2012): At A Glance
The 2008 Audi A3 is basically a VW Golf V1 with more upmarket trim that carries more status.
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