2008 Audi A3 User Reviews

2008 Audi A3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"small ride" 2 reviews

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Nicholas writes:
2008 Audi A3 Review
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5

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sporty

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doesnt like ugly people

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Hot Convertible — A3 Cabriolet is the best little small soft top around. Sports suspension and good around driving is great. There is more room in the back than the A4 convertible and holds the road better. The roof folds down in under 10 seconds and can be folded up in just the same time, boot space is large also compared with other models.

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Joella writes:
2008 Audi A3 Review
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quick, agile, beautiful

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blue tooth is frustrating, not super roomy

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Audi A3 Is Ace — It's sporting, handles well, puts down an amazing amount of power and feels solid. The ride is smooth, but lets you feel the road still. The interior is quiet and well laid out. I enjoy driving it, but want to lower it a bit as it looks a little vanilla still.

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Gers writes:
2008 Audi A3 2.0T DSG Review
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5

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Power, Handling, Sound and Overall Quality

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Security systems (Active and Passive) could be better

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King Of Hot Hatch's — The A3 DSG Turbo 2.0L is simply amazing, the transmission is extremely accurate and fast, making it very fun to drive and the fuel efficiency isn't as bad eather thanks to the "Direct Fuel Inyection" technology. The 197 hp turbo motor is very impressive, it keeps pushingo forward even in sixth gear at full speed. Also another of the great aspects of the Audi A3 is it's brakes, not that smoosth not tha hard and you always keep control of the car even in panic braking without even needing to hold the steering wheel. It's a very fun car too drive and has plenty of space compare to a Mini Cooper. The BOSE sound quality is great and it comes ipod ready so you can listen too your musci right away. The only aspect that could be critizied is the security theme, cause even though it cas plenty of technology it doesn't come with ESP (I had too ask for it as an optional package) and some other electronci systems that we can see in the Golf Mark IV, also it only has 4 airbargs instead of 6 like all the ohter cars in same segment.

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tr5gt writes:
2008 Audi A3 2.0T DSG Review
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4

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Motor and transmission

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super unleaded gasoline

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Nice Ride — This car has been great. Its good looking car with nice lines. Gas mileage is great and it gets around town with ease. Easy to park and its on your way quick. Turbo engine puts you out front every time. The handling is fantastic.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Renee writes:
2008 Audi A3 2.0T Review
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5

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It's an Audi

Cons

Cos I wana b the only one awesome eniugh to have it

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Zenstar Audi, All Mine — This car was made for me!! I am a single mum with 2 girls, we look good in this puppy (and out of it of course). Smooth as great for travelling long distance so cheap to run wicked sound system, I love her!!!

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Dave writes:
2008 Audi A3 2.0T DSG Review
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5

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handling

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slides too much around roundabouts above 48 mph

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Daves Car — comfortable, powerful for a 2.0tdi, plenty room for a hatch, quite quick for a diesel but can slide too much on round abouts, also spins quite a bit on take off in the wet. other than that a top car. i love it too bits. that is until get a new one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gary writes:
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4

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Build quality, performance, heated seats, understated but still classy looks, specification, decent local dealer, easy to drive

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Ride quality over anything less than average surfaces, pricy to purchase, rear seat a bit firm, DPF filter

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Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 Tdi (170) S-line, S-tronic — Performance - A near perfect blend between power and economy having a big diesel - providing you don't drive with a lead foot all the time. Build Quality - first class. Glovebox lid feels a little cheap though, and needs a firm shove to close. The biggest downside - why o' why does Audi insist on rock hard suspension on S-Line models?

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Nicolas writes:
2008 Audi A3 2.0T Review
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5

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Design, quality, driving pleasure

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price

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Audi A3 2.0 Tdi S Line — It's too easy to describe this car: beautiful,i love it ! Audi = Design + Quality + Driving pleasure :) It cost more than a classic car but you pay for the quality and also for the Audi logo ;) Don't hesitate for the S-Line Package, you must take it !

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Scott writes:
2008 Audi A3 2.0T Review
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Many

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None

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Audi A3 - Little Known Beauty — I'm on my fourth A3 since 2006. I've loved this car since it went on sale here in the US for the 06 model year. The build is fantastic with the legendary Audi interior quality. Performance is fantastic along with great mileage (real world is 25 city and 33 hwy). The A3 rides very well in any of the versions, the leather interior is extremely durable and very comfortable on long trips. The car is the perfect size for my family (3 people including my 7 year old girl). I really can't say enough about this often overlooked gem and eagerly await the 2009 model update.

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Paul writes:
2008 Audi A3 2.0T Review
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4

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Looks, trim, stereo, engine, fuel efficient

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Noisy at speed, needs a bit more power.

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My Audi A3 — Good solid drive, better than the BMW Series 1, more fuel efficient (I need to stop driving fast). Trip computer is a bit unreliable but works reasonably well. Overall a nice car to drive just a bit noisy at speed (really needs a sixth gear Audi!) Nice shape, cool alloy wheels, what more do you need!

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2011 Audi A3 Reviews

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2010 Audi A3 Reviews

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2009 Audi A3 Reviews

I Love To Drive This Car! By JustineT

I love the way this car drives. It sticks to road under any condition, it's extremely comfortable, and it looks good, too. Transmission is exceptionally smooth. The BOSE Sound System sounds great. The... Read More

I Love My Car Just Not Great For Kids By Byrdofblu

Just need more room for car seat, stroller and its too low to the ground which bending in and out with a child is hard. I don't really have a lot of negatives to say. After test driving a bunch of oth... Read More

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2007 Audi A3 Reviews

Audi A3 1.8 Tfsi S-tronic By Lorenzo

Performance: great acceleration and efficient braking system Build quality: excellent finishes and great "all black" look Appearance: S-line optional is amazing Cost of ownership: about 13 km/l in usu... Read More

Hihaaa This Car By matbios

very nice car ! I love it, just a nice design, nice motor... I use to drive on motorway, it's just amazing ! The cost of ownership is expensive.... Appearence : just perfect !!!! Just be careful about... Read More

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2006 Audi A3 Reviews

Audi A3 2.0t Sport Package- So Much Fun To Drive! By roswello

My favorite part about this car is the quick acceleration- it is nice to have a gas-saving turbo charged engine with a lot more power than most. Also, I love the classy look of this hatchback- making ... Read More

Audi Delivers Big In The Little A3 3.2 S-line Quattro By byhsgrce

Performance-- 3.2L Quattro gets me there in ANY weather, passing the big Ford 350s as they slip slide in the rain or snow. Breaking... I need to test this out more. Handles like a katana in the hands ... Read More

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