The current Audi A3 is very similar to previous one, however it is on a new chassis, great size boot, with lots of interior storage areas. The interior is even better than the previous model, it even has mood lighting. Air conditioning is standard.
The Audi A3 is 80kg lighter than the previous model. The Audi A3 2 litre diesel is the best selling model. This new model has a better ride than the previous model which was quite firm.
Steering is direct and responsive. The A3 is a very strong contender to an alternative to the BMW 1 series.
There is good interior room in the back. The A3 is reasonable to run and fuel economy is average for a car its size across the range.
The reduction in weight means that the Audi A3 has much improved road holding, it really is a nice car to drive with good road holding.
Owners love these cars and particularly like the diesel models for their space and economy.
Audi A3 hold their money so don’t expect any used car bargains. Definitely one of the best cars in its class.
Our choice would be the Audi 2.0 TDI 150 SE this does over 60mpg, has 150bhp and costs about £21,000.
Cars to consider as an alternative VW Golf, BMW 1-Series and Alfa Giulietta.