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Audi A3 Sportback (2004–2012)

Last updated 25 August 2017

Quality feel from behind the wheel. More practical and spacious than standard A3. Impressive choice of engines including excellent TFSI turbocharged petrols.
Standard equipment on entry-level models not generous. Most engines belt cam. Oil pump problems with 2.0 diesel.
Updated 5 October 2016

Clicking noise reported from front suspension of 24k mile 2011 Audi A3 Sportback 1.2TSI, still under warranty. Found to be failed strut top bearing that was replaced under warranty. 10k miles and 18...

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Owners' reviews

Not the perceived reliability of German cars
Competent but a little bland.
A good buy but not as economical as they say
Impressive, well built small/medium range car that's economical and fast enough.
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