Written on: 13/06/2013
This is my second Audi i owned, only had problems with A3 2.0tdi...2005 model. On 164000k my radiator starts leaks, changed it, then on 165000k my turbo was changed... and now on 181000k my cylinder head is changed.... Very nice car, but expensive...to fix... i will never buy a second hand Audi again....firend got the same car, only 2006 model, gave the same problems... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2010
I have had my audi a3 2.0 tdi sport now for 2 years had 64k on the clock and so far i have had to have the sump re-sealed, new radiator and now a new cylinder head due to all type A heads crack (years 2004-2006) apart from that all in all a nice car. (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2010
Looks good, but looks can be deceiving... The audi a3 is unreliable, the dsg gearbox is juicy and the overall performance is poor. I would much rather have stuck with bmw 330d. I do NOT recommend anyone buys one of these pieces of poo!!!! (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2009 by r10nno (1 review written)
great car overall,i love the style-the size is just right (3-door)if its just the two of you,i have the dsg gearbox in mine(still not bored with it,really smooth(dont actually feel the gear change,lovely)had car for year and half now.Oh yes...and it does NOT rattle at all(and i hate rattles big time)
My drivers seat isnt right,the easy entry function doesnt reset back to the set position-it seems to float around until i manually reset it by releasing the handle-has anyone else have this... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2009 by ploppy (1 review written)
The Audi A3 2.0 TDI DSG 2.0 TDI is a great car to drive and own. Great build quality with no rattles or squeaks after 20,000 miles. Feels safe & secure. Be prepared for high (ish) service bills and questionable reliability. Would be loathe to own if not under warranty. Expensive to service. A few niggles with engine diagnostic lights. Steering rack replaced due to faulty original part. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2008
Love it. Comfortable interior (leather/alcantra in mine), plenty of driver's position adjustments. Engine pulls all the way through the range. Good fuel economy, and the DSG is great for both London commuting and when you want to feel a little more involved with the paddles. (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2008 by keith8357 (1 review written)
Has to be the best gearbox on the planet, dealer has treat us very well, car is like brand new after 2 and a half years only neeeded 2 front tyres totally reliable and good on fuel average 48mpg. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2007 by jamiehar (1 review written)
I have had my Audi A3 2.0TDi Sport for 12 months, it's a well made and classy car, quick and easy to drive with the DSG gear box. However I also owned a Golf GT TDI which cost less to buy, was equally well built and although it didn't have such an up market interior it was still a premium car. I also think it handled better and had a better ride set up than the A3 which fidgets too much, I have come to the conclusion the extra £4k I paid for the A3 was mainly for the badge. Worse still is... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2006 by Rooster12
Great car all round - if only it would work.
Lots of fun to drive, yet economical / practical.
But it's been back to the dealership 9 times in 11 months for engine management system faults. Some are blamed on Audi-wide problems (total engine overhaul at 20,000 miles) some are blamed on this car specifically.
Overall dealership a joke (Swindon Audi) and wholly unable to resolve issues.
I'd never buy a car from there again.
But I'd consider this model again from somewhere... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2006 by HonestRitchie (2 reviews written)
Changed cars from a Subaru Impreza turbo to the Audi A3 2.0 TDI with the DSG gearbox option. To be honest this could be viewed as a step down by some, however I'm using the car for 25000 business miles per year and about 3000 private miles. Although the scooby was fun, it was a bit expensive to run as a business car. I once got it down to 8 mpg on the way back from meeting a client in the lake district!!! Hence the reason for the Audi with the DSG gearbox, If I was going to have a diesel I... (read more)
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