Audi A3 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Audi A3 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Should I buy an Audi A3 or A4?
I am tossing up between a new Audi A3 with assistance pack, sunroof and virtual cockpit and a heavily discounted A4 with the same options as the A3. Any advice or pros for either model would be ...Read more
Can I use ULP in my Audi A3?
Not just Audi, but all new cars say use Premium petrol, but can I use 91 ULP in my 2019 Audi A3 because of the price difference? Read more
Audi A3 sedan MY18 and MY19 recalled
Audi Australia has recalled 753 examples of the A3 sedan from both the 2018 and 2019 model years. The recall is due to the locking pin of the rear centre seat missing, which could result in the rear ...Read more
Audi A3: replacement key cost
I lost the keys for my Audi A3 and now need to replace them. My assumption is that I need to go through the Audi dealer but I'm worried that it won't be cheap? Read more
Audi launches Takata airbag recall
Audi has today announced a wide-ranging Takata airbag recall, with owners of the Q5, A5 and A3 impacted. Read more
Ford, Audi, Tesla confirm affected Takata recall models
Hot on the heels of the Australian government's mandatory Takata airbag recall, Ford, Audi and Tesla have joined the list of carmakers to detail which of it's models are affected. Read more
Audi will recall 16,000 cars by end of 2016 | Dieselgate
Huge recall program set to start as soon as this month, to be completed by December 2016. Read more
Best fuel efficient city car for off road?
We're looking for a small/medium city car that can also do some offroad as well, mainly for camping getaways over the weekends. We will also use it for drives on the Great Ocean Road and the ...Read more
A3 turbo lag?
I have recently bought a 2013 Audi A3 and I've been having trouble with the accelerator pedal. I find that when I put my foot down harder than usual, I feel there is a lag of 1-2 seconds and it takes ...Read more
Buying a 2013 Audi A3 Ambition
I am looking at buying a 2013 Audi A3 Ambition. I like the styling of the A3 and need it to be very reliable. What are your thoughts on the A3? Should I look at something else in that car range? Read more
Which hatch for retirement?
I am thinking of buying a new VW Golf Mark 7, a Highline 103TSI Auto. As I am retired it will probably be my last car and I have concerns about the long term-reliability with DSG etc. I'm also ...Read more
Used Audi A3 review: 1997-2015
Audi is often in the forefront of vehicle design and the A3 is a classic example. The company was the first of the upmarket German marques to make the bold, some thought foolhardy, move to smaller, ...Read more
Luxury replacement for a Mazda 3
I've recently retired and I want to replace my 2005 Mazda 3 with a small luxury car as this may well be my last new purchase. I've looked at the Mercedes A250 and the Audi A3 and friends have ...Read more
Audi/VW parts sharing?
I'm curious to know why a lot of car reviewers, when they are reviewing a VW or Audi, always describe the Audi as though it's just a VW with an expensive badge. This is far from the truth. Firstly, ...Read more
Giulietta, A3 or Golf?
I'm looking at the Alfa Romeo Giulietta progression JTD-M which is a great deal, brand-new with all the perks at $30,000. Diesel - so fuel economy is a big plus. As Alfa Romeo doesn't have the best ...Read more
Audi recalls 1500 A1, A3 and TT cars
A problem that could short circuit and blow fuses in the electricals of their seven-speed dual clutch gearboxes (DSGs) has prompted a safety recall by Audi for the A1, A3 and TT using that ...Read more
Used Audi A3 review: 1997-2012
Audi is often in the vanguard of vehicle design and the A3 is a classic example. Audi was the first of the iconic German makers to make the bold move of moving down into smaller, relatively ...Read more
Used Audi A3 review: 2004-2007
Not so long ago you would have been laughed at if you'd suggested that your aspiration was to own a small car, but that's how far the market has matured in a very short time.Such is the maturity in ...Read more
Used Audi A3 review: 1997-2004
You don’t have to have a long memory to recall the time when bigger was considered better and you bought a bigger car when you wanted a more prestigious drive. Thankfully our market is much more ...Read more
Used Audi A3 review: 1997-2000
MODEL WATCHThe Audi A3 brought more choice in prestige small cars when it arrived here in 1997. BMW's 3-Series Compact was on the market, and the A3 added another choice.At first there was only a ...Read more