2006 Audi A3 Consumer Review: So much for German Engineering

2006 Audi A3 - Consumer Review

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2.0T Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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So much for German Engineering
By Juanp on


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


It seems that Germans have not discovered aluminum. All the interior design is in plastic with silly parts that break and are not covered by the warranty. Of course, the crooks from the dealer will charge $1000 for any stupid part and make you wait for a week to get it. I used the back seat arm rest once and it broke; I plugged an ipod in the cigarette lighter and it broke; the two moon light roof hatches broke; the bolt that holds the spare tire broke, etc. In addition, the car gets a check engine light every six months. As another reviewer noted, I had to change the Pirelli tires at 10k miles because they were really noisy. Finally, the dealers are pretty bad (but that's another post)

Best Features

Handling; acceleration with the turbo on

Worst Features

Get new dealers, run some quality checks on the car
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By socalfun
on 01/11/11 21:06 PM (PST)

Fun car but agreed with the comment on 3/22 - all of the clasps break, so break them before your warranty wears out. I was able to get the moon roof and sunroof ones fixed before, but th same thing happened with the back seat armrest. too bad for me: out of warranty and extended warranties consider it non-essential trim and don't include the $550 part and labor.

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