2007 Audi A3
There are 8 user reviews for the 3.2 With DSG trim shown below
- Performance, ride, appearance, driving sensation, QUATTRO!, quality, practical, full moonroof, etc.
- Fuel economy, ground clearance, buffeting, winter damaged roads can be rough, but it's a sport coupe
Purchased As Used
Best car I've every driven. The driving sesation is tops whether you are taking a relaxed drive in the countryside, running errands in the city, cruising on the highway, or managing agressive city traffic like an F1 racer. Interior and exterior are in constant competition to impress the driver and all observers.
I bought the car used form the dealer. Great experiance, really. Loved the car when the model first came out, but I couldn't bring myself to spend $40k on an asset that sits 22 hours a day. Loved it all over again from the first test drive. This is a refined luxury ride and an aggressive, yet safe, sports cars all at the same time. Yes, sports car. The 3.2 does not let you forget that it's ready to play whenever you are.
Whether you are out with the guys, with the wife, family, or just alone cruising around, this car exceeds all expectations.
The car is also very practical. Teh driver can access anywhere in the cabin easily. Fold down the rear seats and you have a huge hauling capacity. Not like a mini van or SUV, but far beyong most sedans.
Quattro means 8 blizzards and not a single concern.
The Bose entertainment system introduces you to old favorites all over again.
Value is something you'll have to judge for yourself. It's hard to compare when there are newer, competative vehicles for the same price. You have to place a value on your requirements and determine whether this is a good buy. You can get an 2007 A3 2.0T for $5-8k less than the 3.2 and get better fuel economy, but you'll have some turbo lag and not the same acceleration. The 2.0T is a great engine, but the 3.2 is different.
The only cons are that since it's a sports car, the ground clearance is only 4.4", tough on New England roads, especially in the winter and with potholes and frost heaves.
The front to back moonroof is fantastic, but the buffetting is significant, especially on the highway (not like sedans). Opening the rear windows does not resolve the problem as with a sedan since the wind parachutes in the hatch area. A solution would be to pop-up the rear moonroof pannel to let the air escape. unfortunately, Audi did not design the car to do this. nor does the hatch window open. I drive with the roof closed over 40mph.
Lastly, fuel economy can be challenging. I was getting 19-20 mpg for the first 4 months. Lately, I've been gettng 23-25 with commuter traffic. It took a while to become seemless with the engine after driving a not as powerful car for 7 years.
I would recommend this car to anyone who desires luxury, practicality, sportscar spirit, and style....read morehide
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- amazing handling, great ergonomics, seating for 4 is very comfortable, lots of power VR6 is smooth
- pricey with options, GPS is good but lacks features
I puchased my first A3 in early 2006 and it was a 2.0T , the front wheel drive car was peppy, great fuel economy but lacked handling, I went to the dealer a year later and test drove the 3.2 Quattro and walked out with a new one, power is smooth thru the entire power range, handling is amazing with the Quattro all wheel drive, I have always loved the interior and feel of the car so transiton was great, I have learned to enjoy the DSG with Paddle shifters but would have prefered a Manual, this car is everything you need in one bundle, handling , performance, great looks and decent fuel economy ( I average 23 in a mix of city and highway), my only gripe has been that audi doesn't offer all the options stateside they do in Europe, I get more compliments with this car then any I've ever owned...read morehide
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- Appearance, great performance and handling, practical design, well-designed
- Some wind noise, value, requires premium fuel, unimpressive sound system
Finally in the US market there's a premium sportback/wagon that looks great and handles incredibly. A little heavy in feel compared to the 2.0T version but this car exudes confidence and is more fun to drive than most larger Audis. The 3.2 is available only in a performance trim, so one should expect a stiffer suspension and so-so fuel economy; those who want better mileage, lower price and softer suspension should opt for the 2.0 trim base model or premium package.
Interior features lack the finest details of the A4 but build is fairly solid and cabin appearance is similar to that of the TT. Shortcomings are the lack of passenger power seat, driver seat position memory, mirror compass and tire pressure monitoring system. Some of these have been added for 2008, though.
The A3 is not for everyone, but for what it is, it's a beautiful, well-built, comfortable and practical vehicle that is a blast to drive. Whether Quattro is worth the extra few thousand dollars over the 2.0T, that's a matter of individual preference. I'm happy with it....read morehide
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- This car is truly a pocket rocket! Love the acceleration and handling!
- Little rough on mileage. But it's hard to keep your foot off the floor too...
I have never had so much fun driving! There is nothing outwardly wrong with this car. The mileage can be ok if you can keep your foot off the floor! The fun factor makes up for that!
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- A great engine and response for the fuel economy, great emenities
- A bit pricey
A great pocket rocket for the money overall! Love the performance and handling. Bose stereo is the best.
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- great handling and acceleration, with the amenities is as good as any big luxury car
- a little noisy, poor fuel economy, not the best value for your money
Great city car-really quick handling and response, fits in just about any tight parking spot. I use this every day for work and for driving trips and it drives great, except for the poor fuel economy. But it truly is both a sports car AND a passenger car and there aren't too many other vehicles out there that can pull it off so well....read morehide
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It has a good fuel economy for a 3.2 v6 250hp engine, it has a great starting speed and an amazing final speed. This is a car that can be used every day to go to work, supermarket, but when we press the pedal you are stacked to the seat and its transformed into a 100% sports car.
I think that the upgrades are great but a little out of price.
Its a very comfortable car for a family that has little children, because the back passengers doesnt have very big space for their legs. Its very good the sky window algo.
I reccomend this car and from 0 - 10, my personal rate is 10....read morehide
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- powerful engine, very nice looking car with luxury of a true Audi (if fully loaded)
- ride is rough and noisy, very bad fuel econ for this type of car, options are very pricey.
Very nice car, with a powerful engine. handles very great. The sport suspension gives a rough ride, the car is little bit noisy, also it becomes really pricey when you add the options and it is sort of required (unless you just want the "four rings" and don't want the luxury of a true Audi then you are better off buying a fully loaded mazda3 or 6 for the same price). I was very suprise by the fuel econ, it is pretty bad for a small car like this one, but I believe, this was the sacrifice made for a fast engine....read morehide
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