2008 Audi A3
There are 12 user reviews for the 2.0 T With DSG trim shown below
- Fuel economy
- Looks like a cramped A4, seats are uncomfortable, cheap plastic dials / dash, turbo lag, Audi servic
Junk. Better off getting a BMW or Volvo. Looking to sell after 7 months. There is better value elsewhere.
3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Nice ride, sharp styling, GPS is peppy and sporty, Decent fuel economy
- Automatic Tranny rolls at stop lights and when in reverse; reliability could be better
Even though the reliability has not been great on my used 2006 Audi A3, I still like this car -- which is hard to believe. It really does drive nice & smooth, good steering and acceleration, sporty feel and sound, great looking for a wagon. It's practical, fun and it still looks and feels like a sporty car. The price used was $22,400 -- not bad considering it feels like a luxury line car and mine only had 19,000 miles on it at purchase. The warranty on the 2006 models is also very good.
Reliability could definitely be improved, though. If your not a car person, I wouldn't recommend this since you might be visiting the dealership a little more often than you would like for various electrical/ignition problems....read morehide
8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great MPG, Handling, FAST
- tiers can get noisy
had the car for a year great appereance too many looks, good handling and acceleration tiers are good but not made for bumpy road.interior is great could use power sits. If you install a CHIP and best of all biger TURBO you will own a road.too many HEMIS have seen my rear licence plate.no offense for mscle car lovers it is just little German toy.Last thing get your self a Redat detector it can come in handy...read morehide
7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fuel Economy (25/31), DSG, Fit & Finish, Handling, Overall Quality & included features
- IPOD integration not the best. Bluetooth should be standard
Before purchasing this car I reviewed the following cars, all '08s: Camry, Prius, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Altima, BMW 328 & X3 , VW Passat. All were taken for extensive test drives and the A3 won above all.
Speed sensitive steering is a feature of only the Audi. This means that you have a lighter steering cruising around a parking lot and once you hit the highway it tightens for more precise control. This is a wonderful feature.. don't believe consumer report.. they have no clue.
Adaptive lighting that sweeps around corners as you do so you can see that deer before you actually are too close to stop. This is a sweet thing. If you live anywhere with twisties you gotta have this. The engine is powerful, smooth and refined, the cabin quiet. Even has nice convenience features like external (timed) lighting for when you come home to a dark house. The lights will stay on until you arm the car or the time you set elapses.
Add to that GREAT GAS MILEAGE. I get 25/31 from the DSG 2.0. I really don't know how other folks complain. I would say learn to drive more conservatively.. I've owned other premium cars and for the price, this one is a dream. Don't ponder.. this one is a buy....read morehide
20 out of 27 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good fuel economy, good handling
Have for a year now, 10500 miles. Except one problem with the rear break which became loose and was fixed within an hour I have no complaints. Drives very nice.
9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Nice Sterio, Good fuel economy.
- Very Poor front brakes, DSG Trans has issues when in Reverse.
We oun a new Audi A3 and have taking the car in for front brake problems 2 times which Audi knows about but will dont fix or do anything about. Our new A3 Audi has 9,000 miles on it and the front brakes are very nosiy. If you can't stand very noisy, loud embarrassing squeaky brakes, DONT BUY A AUDI! Trust me, You will get tierd of people asking you, Hey, What's wrong with your new car?...read morehide
8 out of 21 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Comfort, performance
We were undecided about purchasing a MINI Cooper. After one test drive in this sporty Audi A3 we were sold! This has excellent acceleration and handling (especially curves). Its a great car for city living due to its compact size. It has four very comfortable seats and a reasonable size trunk. Alot of fun to drive....read morehide
11 out of 19 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Excellent engine in all aspects
- Would fancy a bit bigger trunk
Generally the engine's performance and speed selector are simply perfect! One enjoys driving it without sevond thoughts. Safety and traction are a further plus!
13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Quick little car, seats hug you, DSG gives you the best of both worlds, turbo sounds great
- on start up the car kinda sounds sad compared to how it sounds being run.
I love this little car. It drives so nice, and feels so luxurious that I wish I had bought it sooner, although it is a 2008 so that could be hard. I bougth a black 2.0T DSG with the sideline package. My one and only complaint is that someone played around w/ the radio before the dealer could do anything to the car so the car went into safe mode and locked out the radio, so I have this brand new banging car and no radio, yet. I would suggest this car to anyone who enjoys driving, my husband who had owned a porsche and corrado before loved driving this car. Hope this helps!!...read morehide
11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- This is the best driving vehicle I have ever owned(30+cars).Actually mine is an '07.
- The auto locking doors are annoying.
This car is an entry level for Audi, and it is wonderful. I cannot imagine how good the higher end Audi's would be. It is FUN FUN FUN to drive. I also have an '07 Mazda CX-7 and there is just no comparison as to the two vehicles. Audi has hit the mark 100% with this car!!
10 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
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