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Our Verdict

The Audi A3 is now in its third-generation and the premium hatchback ups the ante on quality once more

26 October 2009

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27 October 2009

[quote Autocar]lashings of understated style[/quote]

Style? This A3 looks so predictable, derivative and boring, I'd hardly use the word 'style' at all.

I'm I the only person who's truly fed up with this horrendous "single frame" design copied in every Audi?

27 October 2009

There is a 1.2 Audi A3 due next year...

27 October 2009

[quote Quattro369]There is a 1.2 Audi A3 due next year...[/quote]

That's the 1.2TSI already in the Yeti and Polo.

Should be good, in the Polo it gives 53MPG and has the same power and more torque than the old NA 1.6.

27 October 2009

This article is wrong, the cheapest A3 (and has been since launch) is the 1.6 102, shortly to be replaced by the 1.2 TFSI as pointed out here.

That aside, why have you people left it so long to do a review of this car? This version has been out for months now, and everywhere else reviewed it a long time ago.

Very misleading and unhelpful.

27 October 2009

[quote Autocar]

The biggest bugbear is the ride

[/quote]Jeez, how long must this go on?

27 October 2009

yawn !!!!!!!!!!!!!! the A3 is so boring now. It has not flair, no excitment and just looks plain boring. It was pretty slick when the updated shape came out in 03 but even the facelift is boring. Whoever chooses a A3 over MK6 Golf is after more badge, and to be honest threre aint much difference in price now between Golf and A3.

You will get more respect by driving the Golf then the Yawn A3

27 October 2009

Even though the tail is very nice, refined, and seems to be devoid of any unnecessary curves and bends, unfortunately the same can not be said about the front of the car; rather than getting it just right, they have come up with, what appears to be from the photographs, a very bland and simplistic design. Instead of being simple and appealing, it seems to be too simple and boring.

27 October 2009

Is this the same 1.4TSI engine that VW tell you is in short supply (due to overwhelming demand and limited manufacturing capacity) so that you will have to wait 6-7months for it in a new Golf ? So, however good it might be now, I expect the price will have gone up by the time the dealer rings to say "Your new car has arrived......." or you might have gone and bought something else whilst you were waiting.

Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

28 October 2009

[quote JackB]Style? This A3 looks so predictable, derivative and boring, I'd hardly use the word 'style' at all.[/quote]

Unfortunately I have to agree. This is the sort of car that will be chosen by middle management on their company car schemes, rather than by someone who actually wants to buy Audi style.

Even though the 1 series is not a looker, it has a shed load more character then this band Eurobox.



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

28 October 2009

Its a bargain next to the Astra 1.4 Turbo SRi they just reviewed.


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