2015 Audi A3: Getting Some Compliments
January 23, 2015
When Dan and Kurt drove our then-new 2015 Audi A3 from Houston to Los Angeles back in November, they observed that the A3 was pretty invisible on the roadway. No real head turns, no thumbs-up, no cell phone paparazzi. I suppose this shouldn't be a surprise. The A3's styling is pretty similar to Audi's other sedans, and that familiarity just isn't going to wow the motoring public when you're moving along at 65 mph.
That said, I've gotten quite a few compliments about our A3 when the car's been parked.
Sure, the commentary has just been the casual stuff. The owner of the dry cleaner shop I frequent. One of the other parents at my son's school. My neighbor across the street. They've all said something like: "Hey, that's a nice looking car."
But it did get noticed, and that's exactly what I'd want if I were buying an entry-level luxury sedan. The A3 isn't flashy, but it's not completely boring or derivative, either. When I look at it, adjectives like "handsome, "crisp" and "sporty" come to mind.
I'd wager that the A3's styling will age very well in the coming years.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 4,789 miles