I looked at the Audi A3 (have an A4 also) but for the money VW gave you MUCH more and was more sporty. The GTI's engine is GREAT! And... it has CLOTH seats! Hurray! When will the USA market realize leather is NOT what everybody wants. I want other features in a car, but don't force me to take leather to get them! AND...hatchbacks are great!
The speed sensing wipers, reverse gear activated wiper, super engine response (non-chipped), ergonomics and comfort, and safety features abound!
Share Audi parts where possible. VW uses low grade plastics that break EASILY and squeak/creak! Add a parking light position to the lights. Add a bit more sound insulation to the wheel wells. Keep the power active to the 12V socket when the car is off. Lastly, why does the horn NOT work when the car is off?
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.