Audi A3 Review from Sweden

2001 Audi A3 1.6

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance4500 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort


Nice car, but overrated


An electric window needed repairing after 1 month due to a window seal in the passenger door being faulty.

The dash and driver's door squeak when the car is cold.

The rear door to the boot rattles continuously. I believe it's the lock.

General Comments:

The A3 is a nice car, no doubt. I think however when you pay that extra bit you expect quality. Compared to my old Ford, the ride, noise and interior were not vastly different. Next time I will buy a cheaper car and change it more often instead.

Small cabin. The chassis is the same as the VW Golf, but the cabin is a lot smaller than the Golf.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th October, 2001

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review