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Rare Audi A1 Quattro is great fun on snow, but isn't quite special enough for the price tag

Our Verdict

The A1 is a stylish, high quality and competent supermini, if a little expensive, it has the cabin quality and powertrain refinement that we’ve come to expect from an Audi.

15 February 2012

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16 February 2012

That price.... Is it April 1st?!

16 February 2012

I could understand this being created if Audi had a presence in the WRC again, would be a perfect platform to launch it from. As such, it just a seriously over priced, but well engineered, small car.

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10 years of Smart ownership over, sensible car mode activated

16 February 2012

Well that review went pretty much as I thought it would. Sorry to be cynical but Audi's styling isn't the only thing every car in the brand has in common.

Also, who in the UK are buying these cars - both this and the limited run RS3 before it? Are they mad? These cars aren't talented enough to compete with their direct competitors, let alone justify their prices.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

16 February 2012

This, a Mini Goodwood, or a Cygnet?

These arent aimed at normal car buyers who look for any sort of value in a car. These are all jewelry, trinkets for the truely wealthy. As such its an interesting car, but in the real world how many other cars would you have before you bought one of these 3?

16 February 2012

[quote TegTypeR]

Well that review went pretty much as I thought it would. Sorry to be cynical but Audi's styling isn't the only thing every car in the brand has in common.

Also, who in the UK are buying these cars - both this and the limited run RS3 before it? Are they mad? These cars aren't talented enough to compete with their direct competitors, let alone justify their prices.

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Completely agree- oddly though I actually think the boggo S3 is still the best hot hatch out there today bar none, despite its ancient mechanical and styling origins.

16 February 2012

Ok, so its fun on a frozen lake. But so is a shopping trolley.


16 February 2012

[quote Johnny English]

Ok, so its fun on a frozen lake. But so is a shopping trolley.

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which is basically what this car is. a 252hp shopping trolley. A collectors' piece, what a mental asking price!

16 February 2012

[quote Quattro369]That price.... Is it April 1st?![/quote] No!, it's actually cheaper than expected, but come on, there's more desirable metal out there,and i'm not talking new either,but, Audi-ists will love it,thank God the UK allocation are sold.

Peter Cavellini.

16 February 2012

[quote artill]This, a Mini Goodwood, or a Cygnet[/quote]

An Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari rather than any of these in my imaginary Euro-millions multi car motorhome.

PaulJ

16 February 2012

Sadly I'm not one of the lucky 19. What a fabulous pocket rocket Q car.

And - welcome back Mr Colin Goodwin!!

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