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2010 Audi A3 Diesel

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2.0 TDI Premium 2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 6-speed Automated Manual - (10 reviews )
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A lot to like
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By paul
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2010 Audi A3 Diesel 2.0 TDI Premium 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


Review

I love the car. It does very well at providing both exceptional fuel economy, and the visceral experience of driving a performance car. While not a rocket, the car is fit for the fast lane and is really fun to drive.


Favorite Features

I discovered that the moisture sensing wipers are a nice feature.


Suggested Improvements

The defrost, air direction and seat warmer controls are much too hard to see and hurt driver focus.. The navigation is counter intuitive to set and operate


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A3 TDI
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By JJ
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Vehicle

2010 Audi A3 Diesel 2.0 TDI Premium 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


Review

This is a great little car. Have had it for 7 months and am very pleased with it. I bought it primarily for it's fuel efficiency and not disappointed, averaging 45 mpg hwy & 37 city. Car is comfortable, quiet and has fairly good handling. The A3 has a clean exterior (sport wagon look) and a well laid out interior. Audi builds a quality car and while the A3 is their entry level vehicle, my opinion is that they did a fine job with the A3. It is pricier than the VW Jetta TDI but the detail level between the cars warrants the higher price.


Favorite Features

Fuel and exhaust emission efficiency. DSG transmission is major improvement over Tiptronic. Bluetooth software. Ride quality for vehicle size.


Suggested Improvements

Rear seats should fold flat vice at a slightly elevated angle.


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Acceleration issue?
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By Mark
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2010 Audi A3 Diesel 2.0 TDI Premium 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


Review

Less than 2,000 miles on the car and I've noticed a sudden loss in power twice now when accelerating from a stop. Once from a traffic light was simply annoying and the 2nd time pulling out of a parking spot into traffic was dangerous. Anyone else notice this? The normal performance is great. The car is at the dealer for repair now.


Favorite Features

Plush feel and normal performance is better than my 2005 Prius. Better ride, handling and pick-up with slightly less fuel mileage.


Suggested Improvements

When coming to a stop, the transmission downshifts at 20 miles an hour and creates a slight jerk instead of a smooth controlled stop.


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Still the best.
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By William Kayen
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2010 Audi A3 Diesel 2.0 TDI Premium 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


Review

I have the car now for 5 months and still find it amazing. It has performed flawlessly without any glitches and the mileage has been great. The interior is so versatile and handles all my needs. I feel very safe and secure when driving and would make the same purchase again. I highly recommend the TDI to all.


Favorite Features

Bose stereo with IPOD streaming, panoramic sky roof, heated seats, auto wipers and headlights, LED headlights and tail lights, power seat.


Suggested Improvements

homelink, rear backup camera, and rear park assist availability.


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Still in love
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By Martin
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Vehicle

2010 Audi A3 Diesel 2.0 TDI Premium 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


Review

At 4,000, am thoroughly in love: Blast to drive, lots of torque, great mountain road control with paddle gear selectors. Plus, averaging 40.8 mpg combined (no commute traffic, lots of freeway). Corners tight and flat, excellent control.


Favorite Features

Have a split-second lag engaging drive that is annoying. Dealer says it's built in. We'll see: I'll ask again at 5,000 service and will check around. Love the styling and color, beautiful camel interior. No run-flat tires (spare) (I'll own no more Bimmers because of run-flats!).


Suggested Improvements

No tranny engagement lag, seats could be more comfortable. Darned near perfect. Hope it stays that way. Now, for a nice long highway shakedown.


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