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2006 Audi A3

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$2,201 — $10,297 USED
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Hatchback
5 Seats
24-28 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance with turbo engine
  • Handling capabilities
  • Operation of Direct Shift Gearbox
  • Wagon versatility
  • Audi refinement

The Bad

  • Somewhat snug interior
  • Lack of luxury touches
  • High windowsills

What to Know

about the 2006 Audi A3
  • New for 2006
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available Direct Shift Gearbox
  • Optional &quot
  • Open Sky&quot
  • sunroof
  • Coupelike silhouette

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Our Take

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
23 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Best Car I've Ever Owned and I've owned a few

by Mr Boss from New Zealand on May 11, 2018

I have race rallied and rolled cars over the past 47 years of driving. I have been a Subaru guy since buying one of the 1st STI's imported into New Zealand back in the day. For some reason after being ... Read full review

(5.0)

Amazing car

by Adhikara Utomo from Jakarta, Indonesia on February 4, 2018

Ive so many problem of this car. But that because of the previous owner. Problem in feature such as power window, rear mirror, door lock, speaker, parking sensor, insulation, etc...all not working ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2006 Audi A3 currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2006 Audi A3 2.0T Sportback

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
acceptable
Overall Rear
acceptable
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The A3 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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