2006 Audi A3 User Reviews

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Users ranked 2006 Audi A3 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2006 Audi A3 3.2 quattro 4dr Wagon AWD Review
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    A3 3.2 — Performance- Not as quick as comparable vehicles in price range but twin-clutch transmission is addictive to rifle through gears Build Quality- Right on top for comparable vehicles Appearance- Ex with S-line package certainly looks the part for the top-line A3 excl. S3 and has decent practicality Int- reminiscent of the TT with aluminum vent bezels and the center console Open Sky glass roof gives interiour a much larger appearance though cuts headroom Cost of Ownership- 4 yrs free maintenance woot -replacing with OEM tires can be costly with 18" summer tyre package mileage- average of 24 mpg with mixed highway city Fun Factor- depends on your eagerness to experience Wide Open Throttle while entering on-ramps or deciding where your limits of traction lie. "

    Pros: Build quality, Seriously quick transmission, 5 door with fold down seats= lots of space. 3.2 VR6 has plenty of torque/aural sensation. Luxurious.

    Cons: Will not let you win against STI's and Evo's; sometimes even a challege against its brother, GTI. back seats/ headroom  tight for people over 6 ft.

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    2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon w/automatic Review
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    Best Premium Compact — I have this car for 2 years and I love it. The car is a lot of fun to drive. DSG is amazing, great performance ( Chiped - 252 HP - on 93 octane) and build quality, very low cost of ownership, great gas milage, and let's not forget it's a HATCH. That' s sexy.

    Pros: DSG

    Cons: Brakes could be better

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    2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon w/automatic Review
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    Amazing Car To Drive — wonderful driving experience. a bit pricy if you want to buy it as new. there isn't much torque and power in it as the two seater is only available in 1.6L engine. it's fun to drive and handeling is as smooth as it gets. engine sound is very low. great value for money. it would of been the perfect car if it had a 200bhp engine

    Pros: wonderful handling

    Cons: not much power

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    2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon w/automatic Review
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    There's A Reason Its Nick-named 'the Rocket'! — OEM Xenon headlight housing with SPP 6K 50W HID kit APR Chip Full APR exhaust H&R rear sway bar Neuspeed sport springs Hardwired V1 18x8 S8 wheels ET48 235/40/18 conti sport contact 2 EBC Red stuff brake pads/R32 rear pads GTI calipers front and rear w/ slotted front rotors Stainless steel front brake lines Black out Grill and plate delete Vent mounted boost gauge

    Pros: Great engine.  The little turbo does it's job for what it is and doesn't disappoint, especially after a chip install.  With the sport package and only springs, the car is surprisingly stiff and handles amazingly.  

    Cons: Front wheel drive is okay but quattro would obviously be ideal since you can only throw so much extra power into a front wheel drive car before all you get is wheel spin.  Stock brakes are weak sauce, upgrade is needed especially if doing many track days and/or auto-crosses.  You can get by on race pads...but still...usually can't make it through a whole lap session due to brake fade.

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    2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon w/automatic Review
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    Audi A3 - Rocks! — The DSG gearbox is fantastic. I love my padde shifters. I got the Sport package and so benefit greatly as far as handling goes, from good wheels and racing suspension. Get this car - although it's on the high end of pricing, I recommend it completely.

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    2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon w/automatic Review
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    Best Car For Rookies. — 2.0 T with DSG is best for any city driving. The price is very reasonable. Great car!!

    Pros: Not expensive as a very good German car

    Cons: Gas mileage is not as good as I expected

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    2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon w/automatic Review
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    That Paddle Shift Gearbox Is Amazing — my black a3 is very black. none of this metallic or pearlescent paint, just good old solid black. i bought this car brand new because it worked out even cheaper than a golf GTi because VW wouldn't discount the car. basically they are the same car with different suspension settings. a golf is probably better to drive, but 95% of the time trundling back and to from work, ain't gonna make much difference. i opted for the paddle shift gearbox so my wife could drive and it is a revolution in gearbox design. changes gear instantly like F1 racing cars. handling would be better if it weren't for those pirelli tyres. i don't like pirelli tyres, they give up to easily and are poor wet weather tyres. i added a lot of options onto to car when new thinking i would keep this car for a long time. over 2 grands worth and that doesn't include the paddle shift gearbox. it ain't the best hot hatch, it ain't the fastest, but it does everything what the best can do but just lacks that final 5 or even 10%. all it needs is a slighter sportier exhaust, a change of head unit, and an engine chip. i'm happy with the car, maybe not the best but 95% of the time, it's good enough for me.

    Pros: size is sufficient for my needs, paddle shift gearbox.

    Cons: louder exhaust please, doesn't feel fast (though, when you look at the speedo, you're well past the national limit!!)

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    2006 Audi A3 Review
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    Too Expensive For What It Is — The car is not bad, but not worth the extra cost over other cars of the same size.

    Pros: handling is pretty good considering the aga in front of the headlamps.

    Cons: price, engine

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    2006 Audi A3 Review
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    Proper High Quality Build As With All The Big Audi's, But Still Fast, Fun And Smooth. — 2 litre TFSi engine is a real gem for a little hot hatch. Really high build quality and still fast for a hot hatch, close to full power comes in at 1500rpm and keeps giving till the 7000rpm limiter, real fun. Ride is on the hard side but with it comes excellent handling and stability.

    Pros: Flexible engine with fruity exhause note, fast, top build quality, looks

    Cons: small fuel tank at 55 litres, hard ride, expensive for 3 door hatch.

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    2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon w/automatic Review
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    Above Average Performance In All Essential Areas. — For those looking for a practical vehicle that's not boring, the A3 is a great choice. I know Americans hate hatchbacks but, what other small vehicle can give you above average fuel consumption, accelerate and move around fast with the best of them, carry four golf bags, have the best Auto/Manual transmission in the market, allow you to park almost anywhere, and manage to swallow everything from gardening supplies to a 42" Flatscreen HDTV in the cargo area?

    Pros: Versatility

    Cons: So so looks.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Audi A3 Reviews

    Absolutely Awesome Car! By FCinWinstonSalemNC

    2015 is a new model year for the Audi A3. Audi has kept the classic sedan lines, with typical Audi elegance and simplicity of design. The materials and construction are flawless. The 2.0T Quattro all-... Read More

    2013 Audi A3 Reviews

    Powerful, Efficient, Fun Ride! By TDIEnthusiast

    I love my Audi A3! I got it two years ago and absolutely love everything about it!! It handles beautifully and have had no issues with it . The MPG's are amazing and I have gotten OVER 45 mpg on the... Read More

    2012 Audi A3 Reviews

    I've Really Enjoyed Driving This Car. By Riesdeb

    I loved the way this car handled. It is so peppy with the turbo and all Iv'e had to watch my speed as it's easy to drive fast & the ride is so smooth. Very dependable. Looks sharp on the outside (body... Read More

    2011 Audi A3 Reviews

    Would Buy Again But As A Used Car By migration_brewman1947

    Love the handling and the attention to design and detail the A3 provides. Like the performance from a 4 cyl turbo diesel as well as incredible gas mileage. Love the looks the car gets. Dont like the w... Read More

    Fun, Fuel-efficient Alternative To Dowdy Hybrids By jsonix

    I LOVE this car. It's fun to drive, has exactly the features I want, gets outstanding fuel mileage, has plenty of interior room, despite being narrower than most cars, which also helps protect it fro... Read More

    2010 Audi A3 Reviews

    Le Maquina By Javier

    A good car insurance with style and class to make many kilimetros. Belongs to a prestigious brand. You feel the wonder of driving. It is a very comfortable car. It's fast but has a large consumption a... Read More

    A Small Car That's Big On Heart And Personality. A Real Blast To Drive. By Audiconvert

    I bought this car on Friday, 4/16/10, and went on a 500 mile trip over the weekend, which affirmed my great appreciation for this unique vehicle. Handling is tight and responsive. The S-Tronic trans... Read More

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