2007 Audi A3 Wagon 3.2 quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
What a fun car from a Corvette owner also. Built her on-line in 2006, found her with everything except the gray interior (has Camel). At 65,000 miles Mary Jane has to have her front Boots repaired. Not bad for ten years. Great road car in snow and rain. Has open sky, very fun option. Has Bluetooth, CD, and Cassette player. Perhaps will not sell for these options alone. Has the active headlight option where the lights are just ahead of your turns. It is also the S-Line quattro with 18 inch fancy wheels. Has things and functions if not used on a regular basis, one has to get out the book to remember what does what. Everything still works fine. Perhaps one of the most fun things is being able to put the rear seats down for hauling a family of dogs or whatever. Excellent road car, but not the best mileage. can achieve 30 mpg if one does not go over about 68 MPH. They only put six forward gears in this racing transmission. They now have seven to eight gears in the new Audi models. At highway speeds the motor should not be turning more than about 2000 RPM's. Would prefer about 1750 @ 70-75 MPH. It is turning over 3000 RPM......a killer for mileage.................Very cool, good looking, functional car anyway. Much better looking than the sedans for me.
Bought a used one that had 100 K.
Owned for 3 days and I am impressed.
First I regretted of having bought such a small car (low ceiling) but, the rear seats are actually roomier than many other compact cars. Price was about half of the cheaper new compact cars, so I am saving quite a lot. Perhaps I will end up using up all these savings repairing this car. But, the car is so lovely that I don't mind doing that.
1. Acceleration and handling.
2. Good interior and smart features
3. Exterior shape
4. Audi parts are not expensive at the dealer. ( For those who like to fix themselves, this is a very good news.)
1. Low ceiling. Claustrophobic.
2. Bad driver's seat design. Difficult to enter the car.
3. Fragile back seat cup holder.
4. Gas mileage not good in 2015 standard.
5. A/C operation is idiotic.
I bought the 2007 Audi A3 used. It was a 1 owner car with 68k miles on it. The car was clean and beautiful! I drove it for 4 months before I traded it in and lost 5k on the trade in deal alone. The AC system failed, and it caused the motor to over heat. Saved the motor, but I had to replace the entire AC system. Cost me $1700 bucks! The rear power window broke. Window went down and never came back up. Cost me $450. The glass top sun roofs are a great idea until you see how HOT the inside of the car gets from the sun beaming down on it. I live in the south and that little car was never "cool" inside. The cup holders are a joke, you cant fit more than 1 drink period!
Fun to drive, peppy and GREAT on gas milage. Still was not worth all the trouble though.
Some serious window TENT on the sunroofs. Cup holders that would actually hold more than a cup. Center colsole should not have to go ALL the way up before it can go back down again. Better electrical systems!
Although my Audi A3 is fun to drive and handles well, I am extremely disappointed by the frequency and cost of repairs, and cost of maintenance. My 2007 A3 has only 79k miles but I have spent about $4,000 in repairs in maintence in the past two years. That is inexcusable and not something I expected from a supposedly high end auto manufacturer. Actively looking for a new car.
drivability and handling
Audi needs to have better workmanship, fewer defective parts (AC compressor went in 2 years, other parts followed), and better quality of service.
As a 40 year old driver, i have had alot of vehicles, mostly American, some Asian. I purchased a 1 owner 80,000 mile 2007 A3 2.0T. It is the best car i have ever owned. for those of you driving arround in American or Japanese cars...you are really missing out on "real driving" this entry level Audi runs circles around the big 3's flagship cars. Fun to drive, reliable, quick, and Quality, Quality, Quality. I will now only consider European cars. And Audi is the best bang for your buck in quality, luxury, style and covers every need. At 80,000 now 95,000 miles it is mistaken for brand new by people on the street. No problums doing 50-70 miles 7 days a week. I LOVE THIS CAR!!
Really comfortable, controls are really driver friendly, everything is right at your finger tips.
Other brands heated seats are on or off. Audi gives you 6 yes 6 settings. Open sky roof is awsome. evrything is smooth and presise.
if i had to add something it would be a turbo boost gage. other than that, Audi covered everything!