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2009 Audi A3
EXPERT RATING
7.6
/ 10
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2009 Audi A3 Pricing and Specs

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$11,980*

The Audi A3 2009 prices range from $6,999 for the basic trim level Hatchback A3 Sportback 1.9 TDI E to $16,990 for the top of the range Hatchback A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI Attraction.

The Audi A3 2009 comes in Convertible and Hatchback.

The Audi A3 2009 is available in Premium Unleaded Petrol and Diesel. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Hatchback 1.9L 5 SP Manual to the Hatchback 1.4L 7 SP Auto Direct Shift.

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Convertible

Audi A3 Models SPECS PRICE
1.6 Attraction 1.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol5 speed manual $10,100 – 15,290
1.8 TFSI Attraction 1.8LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed $9,700 – 14,630
2.0 TFSI Ambition 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed $11,600 – 17,050
2.0 TFSI Ambition 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $11,200 – 16,390

Hatchback

Audi A3 Models SPECS PRICE
1.6 Attraction 1.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $6,100 – 9,460
1.8 TFSI Ambition 1.8LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed $7,500 – 11,660
Sportback 1.4 TFSI Attraction 1.4LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $6,400 – 9,900
Sportback 1.6 Attraction 1.6LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $6,400 – 9,900
Sportback 1.8 TFSI Ambition 1.8LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $7,800 – 12,100
Sportback 1.8 TFSI Ambition 1.8LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $7,500 – 11,550
Sportback 1.9 TDI E 1.9LDiesel5 speed manual $6,700 – 10,450
Sportback 2.0 TDI Ambition 2.0LDiesel6 speed $7,600 – 11,770
Sportback 2.0 TFSI Ambition 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed $8,200 – 12,650
Sportback 2.0 Tfsi Quattro AMB 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed $9,400 – 14,190
Sportback 3.2 Quattro Ambition 3.2LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed $12,200 – 17,710

Audi A3 2009 FAQs

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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