An excellent well made machine
Key flob has prevented me from getting into the car and locking the car on some occasions. It always seems to work when I bring it back to dealer to look at. False warnings on the Driver information system (DIS) has meant a few uncalled visits to the dealer. Noise coming from steering column was caused by a air lock in the fluid pipe.
Overall it’s an excellent car that I’m so impressed with every time I drive it. The car has so many smart details that make owning the car a pleasure. The cabin is classy and well made and everything is easy to find.
The car feels so solid on the road, and you feel so safe as you know you’re in a strong made car. The engine has plenty of torque and so far is returning a respectable MPG.
Ride and comfort has been greatly improved in the face lifted 2005 model. I got to drive an older 2005 A3 and found it harsher over surfaces, but my car takes the bumps on the road rather well.
I would have no problems buying another Audi and would recommend anyone who is interested in a Alfa 147, BMW 1, or a C –class coupe to drive the A3 before making their purchase.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th November, 2005