2003 Audi A3 FSI 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand
To be honest, it would be easier to list what has not gone wrong with the car.
I will start with a positive note; when it is going it drives well, handles well, and is very comfortable
I said "when" it is going...
I bought the car privately in October 2012, and got a pre purchase inspection done by the AA. The only issue was that it required 4 new tyres by next warrant in 6 months; this was not an issue, as I got the car cheaper to compensate for this.
It is now April 2013.
The engine light has come on 4 times; each time I have to take to a garage to get the codes reset
I had to replace the oil filter housing unit for $1300NZD.
The wiring seemed to be faulty, as the lights would stay on ages after I had parked; this resulting in a run down battery.
Boot light also stays on, even if the boot is closed.
Have had to replace the battery.
The AA have been called out 4 times to re-start the car.
The door handle fell off.
It got to the point where I would make arrangements subject to the car starting, so traded it in for a Kia Cerato Sports Koup; best move I have made... shame about the 7k I lost in trade and fixing it up.
Word of advice; unless you like spending money on used cars or know how to fix them yourself, DO NOT buy an AUDI A3.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd April, 2013