Wow. This car never fails to put a smile on my face, I have owned this car for 2 years and I've never had a problem with it other than regular maintenance, almost right away I replaced the stock tires for more stick tires, and wow does this car like to corner! It's straight line speed it kind of lack luster but then again it was not really made for that. It loves to accelerate out of corners and while doing so it still feels like you are riding in luxury! On the highway I get great MPG, not so much in the city though. Getting in and out of the car is a little bit of a hassle but is immediately worth it once you sit down.
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!