(4.5) 14 reviews
MSRP: $5,374$12,978
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2008 Audi A3
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Our Take on the 2008 Audi A3

Our Take

The Audi A3 is a premium hatchback that competes with models like the Saab 9-3 SportCombi and Volvo V50. It receives minor changes for 2008, including a new Titanium Package that features 18-inch alloy wheels, a black grille and black interior trim. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions of the five... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available Direct Shift Gearbox
  • Optional &quot
  • Open Sky&quot
  • sunroof
  • Coupelike silhouette


Our Expert Reviews

If I told you that General Motors was selling a wagon that barely had space for five people and not much room for their luggage, a wagon that got 25 miles per gallon on the highway sucking premium unleaded gasoline and that had a base price of nearly $35,000, most of you would laugh, or shake your heads in pity and start counting the days until GM went out of business.But there is such a wagon,... Read full review for the 2008 Audi A 3

Consumer Reviews


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by Just an ordinary guy from Ottawa, Ontario on June 12, 2008

Simply fantastic. Used to have a Mazda 3 which was a great car but there's really no comparison. Exterior styling is gorgeous. Interior is plush and the leather seats are amazingly flexible and comfor... Read Full Review


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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