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Audi A3 2005

The 2005 Audi A3 range of configurations is currently priced from $4,070. Our most recent review of the 2015 Audi A3 resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Audi A3: Solid feel that's very much part of the marque, Timeless lines make for excellent resale value

The 2005 Audi A3 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Audi A3 2005 Price and Specs

The Audi A3 2005 is currently available from $4,070 for the A3 1.6 Attraction up to $14,850 for the A3 3.2 Quattro Ambition.

Pricing guides

$9,460
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$4,070
Highest Price
$14,850
Audi A3 Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
1.6 Attraction Hatchback 1.6L PULP 6 SP AUTO $4,290 $6,380
1.6 Attraction Hatchback 1.6L PULP 5 SP MAN $4,070 $5,940
2.0 FSI Ambition Hatchback 2.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO $5,060 $7,480
2.0 FSI Ambition Hatchback 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN $4,730 $6,930
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Audi A3 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Audi A3 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Audi A3 and A4 2010: Are they reliable?

    Volkswagen is very quick to point out that the earlier transmission woes with its DSG gearbox have been fixed. Certainly, the later versions seem to be better, but the jury is still out on whether the fix has been a complete one.

    In any case, that’s no use to you as the cars made around 2010 are, indeed, the ones that were most affected by these troublesome transmissions. The smaller Audi models were the main offenders as some of those used the dry-clutch version of the DSG. The larger (and heavier) A4 tended to have the wet-clutch version of the same gearbox which wasn’t nearly as problematic. So that should be your golden rule here if you decide to take the plunge: Only buy a second-hand Audi with a wet-clutch DSG. Even then, we can’t guarantee that it will be all sweetness and light, but at least you’re a chance to side-step major problems. Audi actually recalled many of its models to deal with these gearbox issues at the time.

    The other thing to be sure of is that any used Audi you buy has a complete service history with no gaps or late services. These cars use high-tech engines that absolutely require clean oil and filters at regular intervals. A neglected Audi is a very good chance to be a pain in the wallet down the track. Like many second-hand prestige cars, these Audis are often cheap for a reason.

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  • Should I buy an Audi A3 or A4?

    It would pay to bear in mind, Tony that there’s an all-new A3 due in Europe next year (Check out Carsguide’s overage of the Geneva Motor Show when it happens) as well as a major upgrade of the A4 that will include new or comprehensively revised engines and mostly new body panels and interior.

    Is the heavily discounted A4 a dealership demonstrator? As that might explain why the A4, even though it’s the bigger car, has had its price slashed, despite having all that desirable kit thrown in. That said, the A4 lives in a market segment (mid-sized sedans) that is not doing terribly well right now (in Australia and elsewhere) so maybe Audi has too much stock of a car that has plenty of competition (Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series) in a struggling market.

    The bottom line, however, is to buy as much car as you need and don’t make the mistake of buying a smaller, cheaper car when it won’t easily do the jobs you have in mind for it. Again, though, the A3 is a pretty practical hatchback (or sedan) and owners don’t seem to complain that it’s underdone in any major way.
    So, drive them both, and see which one you like to pilot. And then start throwing offers at the salesman and see how much he or she is able to bend on either car. By the way, the virtual cockpit is brilliant technology.

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  • Can I use ULP in my Audi A3?

    I wouldn’t recommend using ULP, you’ll lose performance, economy, and possibly affect the reliability of the turbo engine.

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  • Audi A3: replacement key cost

    The cost of replacing a key fob really depends on the variant and year of your A3. It's hard to say what you should do without more information, you might find our article on replacing your key fob helpful.

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Audi A3 2005 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2005 Audi A3 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1765mm x 1423mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Audi A3 2005 Dimensions  include 1421mm height, 1765mm width, 4203mm length.
Audi A3 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
1.6 ATTRACTION Hatchback 1421x1765x4203 mm 140 mm
SPORTBACK 1.6 ATTRACTION Hatchback 1423x1765x4286 mm 140 mm
2.0 FSI ATTRACTION Hatchback 1421x1765x4203 mm 140 mm
2.0 FSI AMBITION Hatchback 1421x1765x4203 mm 140 mm
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Audi A3 2005 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2005 Audi A3 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Audi A3 vary from 16x6.5 inches to 17x7.5 inches.

Audi A3 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
1.6 ATTRACTION Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
SPORTBACK 1.6 ATTRACTION Hatchback 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2.0 FSI ATTRACTION Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
2.0 FSI AMBITION Hatchback 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
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Audi A3 2005 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2005 Audi A3 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Audi A3 currently offers fuel consumption from 5.9 to 10.65L/100km. The Audi A3 is available with the following fuel types: PULP and Diesel.

Audi A3 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
1.6 ATTRACTION Hatchback 1.6L,PULP,5 SP MAN 6.7L/100km
1.6 ATTRACTION Hatchback 1.6L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 8.25L/100km
2.0 TDI AMBITION Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 6.05L/100km
SPORTBACK 2.0 TDI AMBITION Hatchback 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 5.9L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Audi A3 2005 Pricing and Specs

Audi A3 2005 Towing capacity

The Audi A3’s towing capacity ranges from 1200kg to 1600kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Audi A3 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
1.6 ATTRACTION Hatchback 1.6L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1200kg
1.6 ATTRACTION Hatchback 1.6L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 1200kg
SPORTBACK 1.6 ATTRACTION Hatchback 1.6L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 1500kg
2.0 FSI ATTRACTION Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1400kg
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