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2006 Audi A3

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By Baz Naz
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2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I was excited to finally own an Audi. At first the car was fun to drive then things started to go wrong at around 12,000 miles. First the diaphragm for the turbo. Then the DSM Transmission failed. Had to get towed. After my dealer rebuilt the transmission the car lurches into gear never a smooth take off. Last week the entire cam shaft had to be replaced because the lobes on the shaft that drive the fuel pump worn completely through the follower and into the pump itself. Check engine light comes on constantly. Engine uses 1 quart of oil every 4,000 miles. Sun roof cover has been broken 3 times since I got the car and now is fixed with a temporary paper clip. Ugghhh!


Favorite Features

Handling, when the car runs properly.


Suggested Improvements

Transmission reliability. Reliability of interior items. Reduce the oil consumption.


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2006 A3 2.0T Manuel
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By Bob W
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Vehicle

2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Bought new, love this car. Had a VW Jetta 1.8 T, loved that also but this is much better. Great all season vehicle snow/rain no problem all season. Perelli P6 stick like glue and wear like iron. Just changed at 45K. Plenty of room for golf clubs and pull cart in rear without folding down rear seats. Vehicle has been very reliable. Handles like it's on rails. Would definitely consider buying another next year!!!


Favorite Features

Open glass roof. Mileage 27 to 28 mpg mix of hwy and street. Reliability.


Suggested Improvements

Shorter throws on 6 speed manual and add 25 hp.


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Dissapoinment
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By a3sfca
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2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The reliability has been terrible. Back in shop over and over again in the past six months. The warranty and the extended warranty has been useless. Always pondering what will break next. Not fun when you are driving a seven year old around.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive when it works.


Suggested Improvements

Auomatic window controls are pealing, fog light covers break easily, suspension rough.


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Never Again
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By DavidK45
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2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The 2.0 liter turbo jerks a lot and gas mileage is average. Rides great on the highway but too "loose" in the city. I have had several problems with my car and am just glad it is under warranty (though a new battery is not covered). My battery completely died after two years. The clip for the sunshade on the Open Sky system broke (as is common) and was replaced by a non-matching black clip (interior is grey). At 21,500 miles, my manual transmission broke where 1st gear and reverse did not work. My car is currently in the shop (over one week now) and Audi is going to replace the transmission since they are afraid the problem could spread to the other gears if they rebuild it.


Favorite Features

Good torque at low rpm


Suggested Improvements

A/C could be better, transmission, smoother engine, better sunshade protection on Open Sky system, better dealer network (Santa Monica is terrible)


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Amazing Car for the Money
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By Andy and Marcia
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2006 Audi A3 2.0T 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

This car has been a very nice vehicle to own. It has been to Northern Michigan during the winter ( ESP worked very well )and the summer A/C worked very well . Average mileage winter/ summer is about 23 mpg city and about 28 / 29 highway. In the winter we have seen 32 mpg on a round trip to Atlanta and on a trip to North Carolina we saw about 28 . Very comfortable on a long trip. In town as an errand vehicle the car has been very handy. Parking is a breeze and even in summer with the AC running ( as in right now ) we get about 21 in town day to day stop and go. The warranty on the 2006 was handy with the sunshade and the AC needing repair as well as the oil change and service intervals.


Favorite Features

DSG, 2.0 turbo a blast. parking, room for groceries, room for four even though it is kinda crowded, sun roof, heated seats / mirrors very nice. Radio sounds great , rain sensing wipers and defroster very efficient. With Premium, cold weather, DSG, Pearl Mettallic, satellite radio, sale price was 31k .


Suggested Improvements

Better cup holders in front , rear seats needs to fold flat, sun glasses storage, better CD storage, arm rest interferes with parking brake, have at least a 4 way power passenger seat with premium package. It does use a qt of 5 w 40 synth in between 5 k intervals. I hear that has been addressed.


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