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Audi A3 Model Overview

New Audi A3

2016 Audi A3 Overview
New 2016 Audi A3 For Sale
$30,900 - $48,450
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Audi A3 Questions

Micah-sage Boyter
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Help!!!!

hi my audi a3 2001 1.8t , i was driving and next minute i hear this loud whistle coming for engine so i stoped the car and looked and saw that my boost pipe came off , so i continued driving slo...

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schalk
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Audi A3 Wont Open Doors With Remote, Does Lock And Open Boot But Not Openin...

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rick8548
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What Make You Think Your Getting A Good Deal Just Because Of Price?

There are so many independent car dealers selling late model cars with branded titles and unibody damage and the Guru compares those as great prices versus a new vehicle dealership that certifies thei...

94 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
RTerrell
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What's The Difference Between S-line And Premium Packages

Looking at a 2007 Audi A3 and it has the premium S-tronic package. Looks like it has the DSG transmission (saw the shift paddles on the steering wheel). Is this much different than the S-Line packag...

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300vern
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I Just Finalized My Deal With A Car Guru's Dealer, But I Was Not Able To Pr...

Mike Cline kartalk@hotmail.com

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Older Audi A3

2005 Audi A3 Overview
2005 Audi A3
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2004 Audi A3 Overview
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2003 Audi A3 Overview
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2002 Audi A3 Overview
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2001 Audi A3 Overview
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2000 Audi A3 Overview
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1999 Audi A3 Overview
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1999 Audi A3 reviews:
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1998 Audi A3 Overview
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1998 Audi A3 reviews:
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1997 Audi A3 Overview
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1996 Audi A3 Overview
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About the Audi A3

You say hatchback, I say sportsback.  You say station wagon, I say sports wagon.  Call it what you will, but definitely do not call the whole thing off.  Audi's entry into the sports compact wagon hatcback coupe whatever market is a sizzlingly flashy combination of the TT and a crossover SUV.  It is essentially a hatchback, but with so much more style and attitude both inside and out.  Under its hood is a turbocharged engine that is not only fast and fun, but with a direct fuel injection technology that saves on fuel economy too.  

Fast, practical, luxurious, and fun?  Why did it take so long for this car to reach the United States?  Sold in Europe and Brazil for the last ten years, the Audi A3 didn't hit the States until 2006.  But it was definitely worth the wait.  It calls itself a sports compact, but with five doors, lots of headroom, and roomy back seat, it holds four comfortably.  The hatchback feature with fold-down rear seats, means plenty of cargo room.  The result is all the look and performance of a sports car without the cramped claustrophic feeling.

The Audi A3 comes as either a 2.0-liter turbocharged or a 3.2-liter AWD quattro.  The direct fuel injection means easy-on-your wallet gas mileage, and Audi claims that the A3 is the first car to offer the turbocharged engine with FSI technology.  It is also the first to offer an optional six-speed automatic DSG transmission (standard in the quattro model).  Mimicking manual shifting, but without a clutch, the Direct Shift Gearbox directly connects the engine to the wheels and chooses the next gear before you shift, supposedly creating a smooth transition and thereby a smoother ride.  

The Audi A3 might not be as roomy or as quick off the line as its competitors, but its boldly distinctive exterior is a lot more stylish, and it offers a lot more pampering standard features.  Once it hits its stride, however, keep your eye on the rearview mirror, because this car takes off.  Combined with its light steering and confident handling, you won't even feel like you're driving a turbo-powered racer.  Inside, you'll feel like you're in a luxury car. Or sports wagon.  Or hatchback.  Or sportsback -- oh, whatever, just try it.