Fun to Drive and Plenty of Space
July 26, 2017
I've owned everything from American Pick-Ups to Japanese Body on Frame SUVs to High Performance German cars, and the Audi A3 is perhaps the best combination of fun and versatility. Excellent handling, classic German style and simplistic elements make this not only a great car, but as of right now, also a great value. I was able to purchase a 2013 CPO with 18 Months and 50K miles of B2B warranty for less than a used Hyundai. There is an old joke about buying Land Cruisers that when you buy an $80K Land Cruiser, the showroom floor is littered with $20K Carollas, but when I bought a $15K audi, not only was the showroom filled with 90K Q7s, and a brand new R8 Spyder, but they let me test drive an S3 "just for fun." Talk about a great buying experience, and the last month of ownership has been nothing but fun. Handles great, enough power without being obnoxious, and the trunk is more accommodating than our old BMW X1. overall, I with I would have been able to find a QUATTRO version, but they are rare in the southern US, but still overall happy to have the S Tronic transmission and sport package/suspension. Not nearly as rough a ride as reviewers had said. Interior is simply yet elegant, soft touch materials are abundant, and the stereo (as with all audis) is fantastic. Great gas mileage as well. Time will tell about the reliability, but I'm glad I have the warranty.