I'm a few weeks into my new 2015 Audi A3 after having had several VW's (Eos, Rabbit, and a Jetta). I love it!! I got white with black interior, premium plus, sports package, and bang & olufsen speakers. I didn't get the MMI navigation simply because I won't use it -- so why pay for it. I think the most surprising thing for me is just how fun the car is to drive. It's zippy; especially in sport mode. It's definitely not "just another Jetta." The engine/transmission is completely different than VW's, and it really has a lot more power. Plus, with quattro, it's all wheel drive. It's definitely worth the money. It's very nice; all the bells and whistles you want and need.
Great looking, great handling, fast. Incredible build quality too. I got it with the 18" wheels, cold weather package and color navigation with MMI.I bought my 2015 USED with 6k miles on it,just sold it after 18 months of use and 27k. The bad:Off the line lack of power,probably the turbo lag and the CVT to blame ( always used sport mode to help since i live in the city).Seats are not comfortable,unbearable after more than an hour.Handling decent,but hits its limits fast and then you suddenly get the felling the back end will spin out (even if it doesn't).Gas tank too small,needs another 2 or 3 gallons.No regular USB unless you buy there expensive adapter.Not much luxury at all for an Audi.DEPRECIATION WAS HORRIBLE,stickered for almost 38k,trade in at the best of 6 dealerships was 21.5K with 27,000 miles. The good:Beastly acceleration after the second or 2 of lag.Handling around turns within it's limits is a blast.Basic stereo sounds great.Build quality is superb,especially on the interior.The Scuba Blue paint really turned heads.
I have driven my 2015 Audi A3 for 1 week as of today. I have a Premium and only upgrade is to cold weather package. This car delivers an excellent value for the purchase price and is surprisingly well equipped for a base, entry level model. It has standard sun-roof, leather seats, an incredibly easy to use MMI system and with my upgrade heated seats. Working with my Audi sales rep was a very pleasant and experience and my purchase was made both easy and fun. Trading from a Jeep Commander, I was concerned about how I would feel driving a small sedan again, but the A3 feels confident and controlled. Couldn't be happier!
I am a fan of Audis because of their design (elegant and innovative), quality (fit and finish) and general reliability (I have not experienced some of the problems with Audis that other owners have). The 2015 A3 is my eighth Audi and fast becoming my favorite. While I had to get the prestige and sport packages to have the car equipped the way I wanted it ($$$) it is well worth it. I love the styling, minimalist interior (think uncluttered but functional), intuitive MMI with handwriting recognition, and power (think fun to drive, agile and fast).
I loved the car until it almost got me in an accident. Yes the car is very nice and fun to drive but be careful. I am currently extremely disappointed with purchase. The transmission on my weeks old 2015 A3 completely failed. Almost made me get in an accident because it stopped so suddenly. I was one block away from entering the freeway before it failed To make it worse, my just returned "fixed" A3 with a brand new transmission now makes a loud ticking noise & sounds like it's years old.