A replacement headlamp unit is £165 and a starter motor a comparatively inexpensive £150. I work at a luxury car dealership not Audi and it's always such a relief to get back into my own car. Then, later that year, the normally-aspirated 2. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is available as an option. Seriously — the handling is light-footed and playful in a way no mainstream Audi has yet managed.
I can still shift if I want via the nifty steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, but I rarely do. This will accelerate the Sportback to 60mph in just 6. General Comments: I had an Audi S3 2001 1. The trunk easily copes with 3 large backpacks, musical instruments and sports gear - and there's still room to spare. This engine downsizing has continued with a turbo charged 1.
The boot can swallow 370 litres of luggage and shopping with the rear seats in place, which increases to 1,120 litres when they are folded. With the seats folded split or both sides down , you can carry a lot more. Not too painful is it? Kind of love at first sit. Not a lot goes wrong with the latest A3 series and the Sportback should prove reliable. Do you own this car? In fact when you think about it, the A3 3.
. Latin scholars amongst you will find that entirely apposite, the word Audi itself roughly translating as 'to listen'. Folding seats provided ample cubic space for loaiding and transporting larger objects. This vehicle has been so reliable, and it is still under warranty. In mid 2008 the A3 underwent a facelift across the range. Starting with 2010, the V6 went away and a 140-hp four-cylinder diesel joined the lineup. Space up front is equally good, the transverse engine and front-wheel drive transmission minimising intrusion into the passenger cell.
It handles beautifully, has enough acceleration to zip in and out of traffic, and is absolutely solid. Make sure you use the correct type. Also, a front-wheel drive hatchback with a plug-in hybrid powertrain joined the line. Designed to combine the advantages of a conventional six-speed manual gearbox and a modern automatic transmission while keeping an eye on the fuel economy the gearbox anticipates changes up and down with the appropriate gear ready to take the strain. Owners may contact The Gates Corporation at 1-303-744-1911. You can go down to 8. And the A3 really is a great looking car.
The automated manual S-tronic transmission works very well. All registered in England and Wales. This one version is reliable and everything works past 228 000 km. Still unusual enough to be a novelty are the paddle shift controls on the steering wheel. In the affected water pumps, the pulley or sprocket that turns the timing belt may develop microfractures causing the timing belt to fail. Audi offered two models in the A3 range, the entry level Attraction and the uprange Ambition. Five years later it still feels tight.
Overall ive been really happy and satisfied with this car and I'll get complimented on it. For the full Audi A3 Sportback review, read on. A wide choice of engines is offered, plus manual, automatic and semi-automatic gearboxes - all of which are tough and reliable. However, despite this being the sporty version, it is still a practical hatchback. For the extra doors and space you will pay a premium over the three-door model, however. The supple suspension ensures it glides over bumps and potholes. We found it responsive and fun to drive.
I hope I'm always fortunate enough to own a car I love this much. With the Sportback, the Ingolstadt company went about things in a far more professional way and in doing so, created a very desirable premium hatch. Initially Audi went a step further by redesigning the rear of the Sportback with a new tailgate to differentiate the two cars when it first went on sale in 2004. The Ambition was available with the 2. I actually prefer the look of the pre-facelift A3s without the 'goatee' front radiator. It is very quick of the line 0-60 in about 5. A number of refreshes to both hatchback and Sportback models, however, means that both now have the same styling, apart from the two extra doors on the Sportback model of course.
It think that's why it's aged so well, and is exactly the kind of design I like. My new A3 with 3. This is the best car I've owned, and I can't get over the value. Replacement Parts approx based on an A3 1. The rear seats fold down for added versatility. With the few problems I had, the A3 wasn't perfect - but overall it was still a great car.
This was just what I wanted, with its smooth magic carpet ride making it a great car for longer journeys. Given that the current generation A3 is 65mm longer in the wheelbase than its predecessor, it's obvious that rear seat passengers will be a whole lot happier in the Sportback than the old A3 five-door. Fairly soon after this, the coolant warning lamp came on again during a journey. The model is best suited to young families. Wildcard How about something completely different? I was a little apprehensive about getting a 2. The A3 Sportback is effectively the five-door version of the A3 hatchback. The shocks are a little bit questionable, but not bad.