An excellent value practical hatchback with a wild streak for those who like to drive
Absolutely nothing to date.
7000 Miles of trouble free motoring.
For a 1.8 non-turbo version of the A3 it is surprisingly nippy.
With 125 bhp on tap, and the main grunt coming in between 3 and 5000rpm it demands to be driven.
As it is the latest spec, you get the 17" wheels and on the 1.8 and 1.8T you also get the lowered widened Quattro Gmbh suspension setup, which coupled with the ESP programme nails the car to the road, especially on bends.
The interior is a vast improvement on the previous model, with trendy half leather, CD player, three head rests and a central three point rear seat belt, handy for the little ones, all as standard.
The build quality is superior to most cars of similar value and although it looks sporty with its' 45mm profile tyres it is also subtle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st March, 2003