2002 Audi A3 Reviews

2002 Audi A3 1.8T from South Africa

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8T Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 kilometres
Most recent distance136000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Yaris

Summary:

Absolutely amazing, I LOVE it

General Comments:

Awesome car to drive, very exciting drive.

Gets off the line really quickly and handles well through corners.

Rear can let go a nice bit if pushed too hard, very controlled though for a FWD.

Very solid drive, stable and smooth but drop a gear and you'll be goneeee...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2009

2002 Audi A3 TDI 1.9 130bhp from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9 130bhp Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Very reliable performance diesel

Faults:

Paint finish on air conditioning panel wears off.

Drivers seat creaked, removed and fixed myself.

General Comments:

As I started to do a lot more miles, I wanted a car to handle them. I always liked the look of the A3, so purchased a 2002 A3 TDi Sport (130 bhp).

The vehicle is built very well; it cruises along the motorways without any problems, and you don't feel tired after the journey.

It's reasonably economical on fuel if you take it easy, and cruise control helps.

If you fancy a good pace, then the car is very rewarding, with good performance and handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2007

2002 Audi A3 1.6 Sport from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 miles
Most recent distance47000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 406

Summary:

Rubbish made with cheap parts

Faults:

Clutch Master cylinder failed £150

Water temp sensor £80 inc labour

Brake Light switch £15 plus labour caused ecu problems car went into back up mode no power

Water pump £300, tow to garage 200 miles from home

All the above between 41000 and 47000 miles I thought I bought a quality car, but am really wondering now, these type of failures go back to cars of the 60s.

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

Review Date: 29th March, 2006

2002 Audi A3 1.8T sport from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8T sport Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Calibra

Summary:

Bought an Audi for its reliability so disappointed to have so many problems with it

Faults:

Speedometer intermittently faulty, kept flicking around all over the place when driving. took 6 weeks to identify cause. eventually told build up of wax residue!

Lot of wear and tear: tyres, brake discs/pads, axle bushes- all expensive.

Cable to starter motor and cable for reverse light both snapped 1 week after its most recent service.

General Comments:

Expensive servicing.

Drives well. fast off the mark.

Driving position designed for someone with long arms and short legs- the opposite to me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th March, 2006

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 4 reviews