2010 Audi A3
There are 5 user reviews for the 2.0 TDI Premium Clean Diesel S tronic trim shown below
- drives great, outstanding fuel economy, safe, nice looking car
- a little small
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I bought this car hoping to get a reliable, very safe, high fuel economy car that drives great...and I haven't been disappointed. I get 36 mph in mixed highway, traffic, around town. It handles beautifully. Great acceleration. Looks good. And I haven't had a single issue with the car, not even something small....read morehide
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- Excellent appearance, average 39 mpg, fanatstic interior, panoramic sunroof
- Odd climate control knobs
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Purchased the A3 TDI 2 months ago and could not be happier. The A3 looks terrific espcially with the LED lighting and black sunroof. Average 39 combined mpg. Drove it loaded to the gills on a 2000 mile round trip and averaged 42.3 mpg at 75 mph.
It handles great and has really good pull to get up to highway speeds and for passing. After 75 mph the engine does not have a lot pull though.
The interior is flawless. It looks fantastic and everything is where it should be. The only compliant is the weird climate control unit. The knobs appear to be dials but they are not. They are clicked up and down to change the temp.
The TDI is $1200 more than the standard A3 FWD. The Fed Tax credit is $1300 so it is like receiving $100 to purchase the TDI. No brainer. After heavy painful negotiations I paid $2000 less than sticker.
I would buy another A3 TDI in a heart beat if anything happened to this one....read morehide
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- Quality interior, Smooth Handling, Enough power to get around.
- Bit Pricey.
Purchased As New
Just bought my TDI for a week, having a lot of fun out of my TDI ! It listed 140@4200 Horsepower @RPM, but it feel more power under the hood, I?m doing avg. 38MPG for now, that?s green enough for me.
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- Roomy front and back, cargo space more generous than some crossovers, quality interior.
- Don't expect to get one at invoice until the tax credit is reduced. Is this engine holding back?
Purchased As New
Disclaimer: This is the first time I have ever owned a Diesel or Turbo powered vehicle.
In my search for a new car at years end, hoping to find a good deal and a efficient car tax credit, I couldn't help but be drawn to this car. I've grown accustomed to 5-door style vehicles after owning a Scion for over 5 years however I've owned and driven everything from a Suburban to Miata, so I certainly have some diverse driving experience and have certain expectations in performance from behind the wheel of each vehicle. What I was looking for was a 5-door but something a little larger than a Scion, interstate friendly and a little more upscale. On the surface it sure seemed to fit the bill... so did A3's cousin, the VW Jetta Sportwagen. I never made it to the VW dealer - - When I got a chance to sit in the driver's seat I was immediately enveloped behind the wheel of a quality driving machine; the guages and controls are simplistic and well placed, but are enhanced with the comforts of current technology. The arm rest / power console and front passenger cupholders are as they should be for folks who commute a good distance to work every day. The real aluminum trim finishes are seamlessly integrated into the design of the interior and not some goofy afterthought. The seats and spacing are more than adequate for 4 passengers. (I think anyone who is looking at a 5-door vehicle, no matter what it is knows that 5 passengers is always a challenge.) The cargo space behind the passenger seats is larger than some crossovers and small SUVs! I love the exterior styling, and what has become the signature Audi front grill - - you can't look at this car and help but hear it say "I'm a drivin' son of a -----" Every once in a while, you can hear the trademark "dieseling" of the engine, but its normally in cold weather just after startup. Other than that, you'd never know you were riding in a diesel engine car. The suspension and handling is remarkable for this class, size and style of car, but I think it just goes to show the level of quality Audi is putting into even its entry level market vehicle. Of course for me its a large step up from a Scion, but wouldn't you rather listen to me than some pencil pusher and sponsor hawk for some vehicle digest? I digress.
A con for some folks, especially if you've been used to gasoline engines all your life: Diesels tend to have a different power curve, and this being a turbo enhanced engine brings a much different reaction at the gas pedal that what you are used to. The engine does have alot of power behind it, but as a now former Scion owner who used to driving a go-kart with a 4 cyclinder strapped to the front, don't expect to get the immediate push back in the seat. these things like to ease on into accelleration, and then you have to find the 'sweet spot' and punch it! Now that I have a few miles under my belt I'm starting to get a good feel for how the engine likes to run.
Another con for some is going to be the price, and the fact that there won't be many Audi dealers willing to haggle right now. The A3 TDI qualifies for the full $1,300 credit as of the end of '09, and the stock car is in limited stock and in high demand. You're likely not to get the invoice price in lieu of the MSRP unless you're somewhere in the US that even the Audi dealers are desperate for sales. If you're fully convinced that this car is for you when you first sit in the cockpit like I did, then you won't really care about haggling for the invoice price. As for the fact that this is a $30,000 car when there are plenty of 5-doors available for less? All I can say is if you are able to afford getting into this market segment but still not sure its worth the money, then you'll just have to test drive a few cars and see if you're willing to settle for what you get. A driver knows when something feels right - this one felt right before I even heard the engine.......read morehide
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- Excellent power and handing, very good tech package, great mileage
- Pricey especially with options, no models available at this time
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I test drove the Audi A3 TDI several times, both as a driver and passenger. There are no TDI's available in my area at this time. This is a green car with average mpg of about 35, making it one of the best on the road. Sales people who have driven the car for several days claim average mpg closer to 40. The TDI I drove is a European version that is being borrowed by Audi dealerships for test drives. Most dealers in my area do not know when these cars will arrive, but most agree it will not be until late this year or ealy next year. Regarding the test drive, the car is excellent. The seats are very comfortable, the tech package is up to date, the handling is excellent, just like the gas version of the car. The diesal engine, although, provides a different ride. It delivers lots of touque (power) and with the handling you are in real control of the car and the road. The closest ride to compare is the Mini Cooper with that peppy go-cart ride, but the Audi is larger and I think more refined. The hatch portion of the car is not too large put provides more storage than a regular trunk. On the negative side, the price is high for this level car, especially when you add options. Most cars come loaded making any base price nonexistant. Availability is a problem if you want the car soon....read morehide
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