Review: Audi A3 Sportback (2004 – 2012)
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.
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Audi A3 Sportback (2004 – 2012): At A Glance
The Audi A3 Sportback of 2004 is a 5-door version of the A3 hatchback that ran from 2008 to 2012.
The obvious benefit is the extra practicality of two more doors that enables elderly people to enter and leave the rear of the car and, of course, turns settling an infant in a child seat from a back-straining exersise to a simple, easy, straigntforward and safe job.
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