1998 Audi A3 1.8 T Sport 1.8 T from UK and Ireland
In all about 7 out of 10... nice to drive, but not loads of fun..
New clutch and hydraulic clutch peddle thing. Front ABS sensor gone and really annoying as I had it checked by an Audi specialist, changed the part myself and it still doesn't work.
Well built car, much better than my old 306 GTi6 for build quality, it's an 8 year old car that has no rattles or squeaks - result! driving isn't anywhere near as fun as the 306 but it is a lot smoother and nicer for everyday driving -
In all it's a bit boring, but perfect for going to and from work. Then again I'm 20 and have had 10 cars already (i get bored easy) and most of them have been gt-i's, gt turbos, etc.
Expensive running costs if you have anything done by Audi, but I have my own mechanic and a lot of general knowledge about cars so have managed to get the 80,000 mile service done for about £200 and a couple of hours work!
The turbo does make the car a little exciting, but nothing like an r5 turbo or a Subaru - so don't expect it. There is hardly any turbo "lag" and its nice to be able to have the turbo power there all of the time, much more responsive than the 306...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th June, 2005