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AUDI A3 Used Car Review

In 1997, Audi draped a stylish body and smart interior over the fourth-generation Volkswagen Golf to create the luxury segment's first hatchback. The A3's popularity prompted Audi to expand the line-up - first with a convertible variant for the second generation, followed by a sedan spin-off for the third generation. Performance versions adopted Audi's usual S and RS badges.

Pros

Cons

  • Great interior quality and design
  • Engines deliver good performance and efficiency
  • Refined driving manners of latest generation (2013 on)
  • Consistently attractive styling
  • Driving manners of older models could have been more polished
  • Not cheap for a small car
  • S-tronic auto gearbox prone to hesitancy at low speed
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2017 Audi A3 8V MY18 1.6 TDI Sportback Silver 7 Speed Auto S-Tronic Hatchback

  • 64982 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Amazing car, just for you This stunning Audi A3 comes with a hefty 1.6 L engine providing 250 Nm Torque @ 1500rpm. Car is a 2WD with Diesel fuel system & Automatic transmission, and comes with 5 seats and 5 door configuration. With an ANCAP rating of 5, you can be sure of the safety and drive without worries! This car comes with a host of safety and convenience features including: - 16" Alloy Wheels - Cruise Control - Bluetooth Connectivity - Side and Front Airbags - Brake Assist System -

$30,790
Carlton, VIC

Dealer used
20/06/2022

Top2020 Audi A3 8V MY20 40 TFSI Sportback S Tronic S Line Plus Nano Grey Metallic 7 Speed

  • 39573 km
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2020 Audi A3 8V MY20 40 TFSI Sportback S Tronic S Line Plus Nano Grey Metallic 7 Speed

$51,934Drive Away^
Bundoora, VIC

Dealer used
26/06/2022

Top2016 Audi A3 8V MY16 Sportback 1.4 TFSI Attraction White 7 Speed Auto Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 54375 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

Stunning A3 hatch, UPDATE HEADLIGHTSi, beautiful in white, smooth automatic, low kms, features satellite navigation, full leather trim, upgraded 17inch alloys wheels, fully workshop approved and priced to sell! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passe

$29,995
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
16/06/2022

Top2015 Audi A3 8V MY15 Ambition S Tronic White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Cabriolet

  • 112584 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

We are proud to offer this magnificent AUDI AUTOMATIC CONVERTIBLE MY 2015 AUDI A3 AMBITION AUTOMATIC CONVERTIBLE ELECTRIC ROOF GPS-REVERSE CAMERA -LEATHER SEATS SUPERB EXAMPLE WITH COMPLETE SERVICE HISTORY WONDERFUL WHITE DUCO WITH BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR ABSOLUTE CREDIT TO ITS MOST FASTIDIOUS PREVIOUS OWNER MUST BE SEEN TO BE TRULY APPRECIATED 1 OF A KIND TCB BESPOKE WORK OF ART DON'T MISS OUT-AS GOOD AS IT GETS-ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ASAP DON'T MISS OUT O

$36,990
Laverton North, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Top2020 Audi A3 8V MY20 35 TFSI S Tronic White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 35122 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

" 2020 AUDI A3 35TFSI SEDAN - ONE PRIVATE OWNER - FULL SERVICE HISTORY - LOW KLMS " - 1.4 Litre Turbo - Bluetooth - Rear Camera - Sat Navigation - leather Interior - Climate Control - Cruise Control Great Facilities %96 Great Atmosphere - Great Service and Great Deals. Visit our dealership TODAY and enjoy a buying experience that is easy and Hassle F

$45,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
25/06/2022

Top2019 Audi A3 8V MY19 35 TFSI S Tronic White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 17565 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

German engineered midsize sedan with the powerful yet economical 1.4 litre turbo engine, T-bar Tiptronic auto including paddle shift, Satnav, luxurious leather trim, electric sunroof, adaptive cruise control, traction control, front side airbags, blind spot monitoring, push button start, Bluetooth, heated front seating, alloy wheels, front and rear sensors , reverse camera plus more. Very low 18,000km. Absolutely beautiful.

$39,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
21 hours ago

Audi A3 Convertible For Sale

  • 87000 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

Great little car. Purchased from, and full service history with Audi Artarmon. Second owner (both female) Well loved and looked after Low kilometers Rego til Nov This Audi A3 Ambition has bluetooth connectivity. The 2015 Audi A3 Ambition is stylish and comfortable inside and out. Stay safe with these features: - Passenger airbag - Rear parking sensors - Knee airbag for driver - Side airbags - Driver airbag - Front parking sensors - Brake assist OTHER FEATURES: - 17&quot

$26,000
Mount Colah, NSW

57 minutes ago

2015 Audi A3 8V MY15 Ambition S Tronic White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Cabriolet

  • 112584 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

We are proud to offer this magnificent AUDI AUTOMATIC CONVERTIBLE MY 2015 AUDI A3 AMBITION AUTOMATIC CONVERTIBLE ELECTRIC ROOF GPS-REVERSE CAMERA -LEATHER SEATS SUPERB EXAMPLE WITH COMPLETE SERVICE HISTORY WONDERFUL WHITE DUCO WITH BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR ABSOLUTE CREDIT TO ITS MOST FASTIDIOUS PREVIOUS OWNER MUST BE SEEN TO BE TRULY APPRECIATED 1 OF A KIND TCB BESPOKE WORK OF ART DON'T MISS OUT-AS GOOD AS IT GETS-ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ASAP DON'T MISS OUT O

$36,990
Laverton North, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2014 Audi A3 8V MY14 Sportback 1.6 TDI Attraction White 7 Speed Auto Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 25703 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

This 2013 Built/2014 Complied AUDI A3 1.6 TDI ATTRACTION COD SEDAN is a 1.6 Litre 4cyl Turbodiesel with a 7 Speed Automatic and has travelled 25,000kms. This A3 is finished in Amalfi White with Black Leather Interior and features: + 18 Inch Wheels + Sunroof + Park Distance Control + Dual Zone Climate Control + Cruise Control + Automatic Headlights + Bluetooth and Much More. There's quite a lot in the A3 Sportback that may go un-noticed at first glance. What appears to be little different fro

$24,800
Rozelle, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2014 Audi A3 8V MY14 Ambition S Tronic Black 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 111782 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

Grand Opening Sale Now! FIXED PRICED VEHICLES ON DISPLAY. Our new showroom is finally open and we have a great range of quality vehicles to offer the public. We ensure all vehicle are above high standards and serviced prior being sold. We guarantee all vehicle titles and issue road worthy certificates with all sold vehicles. APPOINTMENT ONLY TO VIEW VEHICLES. TRADE INS WELCOME. SHOWROOM TRADING HOURS VARY SO PLEASE CALL PRIOR ARRIVAL. Check us out on www.onfourwheels.com.au WE BUY VEHICLES . F

$21,990
Artarmon, NSW

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2018 Audi A3 8V MY18 Sportback S Tronic White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 42037 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

One owner with full service history. Enquire within to arrange a test drive. Our onsite Business Managers can offer you a wide range of vehicle financing options; You'll have the peace of mind of dealing with several of Australia's leading finance corporations, with flexible products and services to suit almost every need and circumstance. Apply now for your instant finance approval from the comfort of your own home! Call today or visit our reputable dealership located just 10 minutes from t

$31,929
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2014 Audi A3 8V MY15 Attraction S Tronic White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Cabriolet

  • 46735 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

** FINANCE AVAILABLE ** PRICED TO SELL!! ** ONE OWNER with FULL AUDI DEALER SERVICE HISTORY ** ** LEATHER ** COLOUR TOUCH SCREEN ** - Bluetooth System - Dual Zone Climate Control - Automatic Headlights - Front & Rear Sensors - Keyless Entry - CD Player with AUX connectivity - Cruise control - Alloy Wheels - Electric Windows & Mirrors Family owned and operated multi-franchise dealership serving the community and surrounding suburbs for over 20 years with a unique customer experien

$35,888Drive Away^
Preston, VIC

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2015 Audi A3 8V MY15 Attraction S Tronic Blue 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 103500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

THIS AUDI APPROVED PLUS VEHICLE COMES WITH: * 2 Year Audi Approved Plus Warranty * 2 Years of Scheduled Servicing * * 2 Years of Roadside Assistance * * Audi Connect Plug And Play * 2015 AUDI A3 Attraction sedan presented in stunning Scuba Blue metallic with complementing grey leather interior. Punchy 1.4 TFSI engine with 110kw and 250Nm torque paired to a smooth shifting automatic transmission offers brisk performance and outstanding fuel efficiency. Purchase with complete peace of mind k

$26,880Drive Away^
Pennant Hills, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2015 Audi A3 8V MY15 Sportback 1.8 TFSI Ambition Glacier White 7 Speed Auto Direct Shift Hatchback

  • 14048 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

* This stylish, compact, automatic hatch has very low kilometres and has been over-serviced since new. It comes with a comprehensive service portfolio and 2 keys. * Features include self parking, S-Line package with sports interior, satellite navigation, reversing camera, Bluetooth, cruise control, LED lighting and a 5 star NCAP safety rating.

$32,990
Artarmon, NSW

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2016 Audi A3 1.4 Tfsi Cod 7 Sp Auto S-tronic 4d Sedan

  • 128000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

Still has rego Mint condition Serviced regularly

$32,000
Wellard, WA

13 hours ago

Audi A3 2018 Sedan - Clear RWC and low KM's

  • 37565 km
  • Sedan
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

With low KM's and a clear Road Worthy Certificate issued 23/6/22, this 2018 Audi A3 Auto MY18 sedan showcases some great qualities for a small package. Bluetooth capability that allows you to make hands free phone calls while driving. Check out these safety features: - Rear vision / reversing camera - Front parking sensors - Forward collision alert/warning - Knee airbag for driver - Passenger airbag - Driver airbag - Side airbags - Rear parking sensors - Brake assist OTHER FEATURES: - Audio

$37,990
Port Melbourne, VIC

15 hours ago

2009 Audi A3 8P TFSI S Tronic Attraction Black 6 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Convertible

  • 105149 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

We are proud to offer this magnificent 2009 AUDI A3 AUTOMATIC CONVERTIBLE-LOW KLMS LOW KLMS COMPLETE COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTED SERVICE HISTORY 2 KEYS STUNNING BLACK DUCO WITH BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR SENSATIONAL 1.8 LITRE TURBO ENGINE with 6 SPD AUTOMATIC MUST BE SEEN TO BE TRULY APPRECIATED DON'T MISS OUT-AS GOOD AS IT GETS-ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ASAP DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS RARE FIND-WITH A WONDERFUL OPTIONS LIST 3 YEAR GRAND WARRANTY INCLUDED ANOTHER FANTASTIC RA

$17,990
Laverton North, VIC

Dealer used
15 hours ago

2018 Audi A3 8V MY18 S Tronic Silver 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 42788 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

**$42,850 DRIVE AWAY!** ^^2018 A3 SEDAN WITH PANORAMIC SUNROOF, HEATED FRONT SEATS & 18" ALLOYS!^^ WE WON'T BE BEATEN ON QUALITY OR PRICE! ONLY AT OUR MASSIVE CLEARANCE CENTRE - ONLY 10 MINS FROM THE CBD. ALL TRADE-INS ACCEPTED. #WE HAVE 'EASY' NO DEPOSIT FINANCE WITH SAME DAY APPROVAL AVAILABLE - * * * * * * ##5 YEAR WARRANTY AND 5 YEAR ROADSIDE ASSIST## **EXTENDED TWG DEALER WARRANTY UNTIL 2027!** **JUST ARRIVED!** 1 OWNER, LOG BOOKS AND EXTENDED DEALERSHIP WARRANTY. 2018 PLATE

$42,850Drive Away^
Elsternwick, VIC

Dealer used
15 hours ago

Urgent

AUDI A3 CONVERTIBLE BLACK 2.0L TURBO

  • 90000 km
  • Convertible
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

In good used condition. 9X,XXX kms mileage with all up to date services. Never been in an accident and never been ridden off. 2.0L TURBO, very fast car also easy to drive and park. Comes with AUX connection :) feel free to reach out for more info, price is negotiable to an extent.

$19,900
Adelaide CBD, SA

16 hours ago

2017 Audi A3 8V MY17 Sport Sportback S Tronic Red 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 28902 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2017 Audi A3 8V MY17 Sport Sportback S Tronic Red 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

$34,880
Zetland, NSW

Dealer used
16 hours ago

2019 Audi A3 8V MY19 35 TFSI S Tronic White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 26985 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

2020 Audi A3 8V 35 TFSI S line plus Sedan 4dr S tronic 7sp 1.4T [MY20] This stunning vehicle has just arrived and is now available for sale Finished in Glacier white Travelled only 26,984km Features Included 1.4ltr Turbo Intercooled Performance 110kW @ 6000rpm 50ltr Tank Capacity 1136km EST Max Distance Warning - Rear Cross Traffic (when reversing) Smart Device Integration - Apple CarPla

$46,990
Lindfield, NSW

Dealer used
16 hours ago

2017 Audi A3 8V MY17 S Line Sportback S Tronic Quattro Black 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch

  • 75000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

**FULL SERVICE HISTORY**DIGITAL DASH** **ROOF RACKS**UPGRADED RIMS**DIGITAL DASH**Bluetooth with 8 Speaker Stereo**Air Cond. - Climate Control 2 Zone**Blind Spot Sensor**Camera - Rear Vision**Collision Mitigation - Forward**Front and Rear Parking Sensors**GPS (Satellite Navigation)**Multi-function Control Screen**Rain Sensor (Auto wipers)** ***** All CARS SOLD OUT OF M1DLAND CITY TO WA CUSTOMERS WILL BE REGISTERED****** * Speak to one of our staff for a Comprehensive Video on this Vehicle!

$42,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
16 hours ago

2018 Audi A3 8V MY18 S Tronic Blue 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 28793 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

2018 Audi A3 8V Sedan 4dr S tronic 7sp 1.4T This stunning opportunity has just arrived and is available for sale Now Finished in Ara Blue Travelled only 28,108km Features Included 1.4ltr ULP Turbo Intercooled Performance 110kW @ 6000rpm 50ltr Tank Capacity 1190km EST Max Distance Sports Seats - 1st Row (Front) with Electric Adjustment GPS (Satellite Navigation) with reversing Camera

$38,880
Lindfield, NSW

Dealer used
16 hours ago

2013 Audi A3 8V Ambition Sportback S Tronic White 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 127509 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

*** This vehicle is still available *** Call us for a Live Virtual Walk around video demonstration on any of our Vehicles. We are located only 5 minutes from Parramatta's CBD, just off the M4 Church Street exit. Great Looking 2013 Audi A3 Ambition S-Line in White! - S-Line Package - Reverse Camera - Satellite Navigation - Leather interior - Push Start - Stop/Start - Log Books/Service History * Ask us about our live video walk around demonstration option making buying from home a lot easier.

$21,950
Granville, NSW

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2016 Audi A3 8V MY17 Sportback S Tronic Grey 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 60298 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

This one owner Audi A3 Sportback has been sold and serviced by our Audi dealership. Presented in Monsoon Grey paintwork with black leather appointed interior. Features include Technik Package including mmi navigation plus, flat bottom steering wheel and virtual cockpit, Style Package including LED headlights and 18"alloy wheels. This vehicle has just been serviced and the registration has been paid in Victoria until 12/01/2023. This vehicle comes with the Audi Approved Plus 2 year unlimite

$36,900Drive Away^
Geelong, VIC

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2014 Audi A3 8V MY14 Attraction S Tronic Black 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Sedan

  • 51287 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

2014 Audi A3 Attraction one owner car Full-service history Only done 51287km Come with 2 keys Good options Like new car condition - We are one of the most competitive high-quality Pre-Owned car dealerships, located in Burwood only a few minutes away from CBD. - All of our Pre-Owned Vehicles have taken full-scale workshop inspections by qualified technicians to ensure they meet high standards for our customers. - Open 7 Days a Week to provide an outstanding client experience. - We would li

$27,800
Burwood, NSW

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2017 Audi A3 8V Sportback 5dr S tronic 7sp 1.6DT [MY17]

  • 154130 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE FREE 3 YEARS UNLIMITED KM'S WARRANTY.it has RWC & ready to go. All of our cars go through a 110-point mechanical check through our workshop and are kept up-to-date with servicing. This beautiful AUDI A3 with RADAR CRUISE CONTROL is a very clean and tidy unit (looks new), it is not only cheap to run, but is a great car to drive and is very comfortable, reliable and economical. It will make the ideal car for a family. first time buyer or Audi Lover. This car contains many fe

$25,990
Dandenong, VIC

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2010 Audi A3 8P MY10 TFSI Sportback S Tronic Limited Edition Silver 7 Speed

  • 135477 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.8L

EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT.LOADS OF EXTRAS INCLUDING GLASS SUNROOF ,LEATHER TRIM ,ALLOY WHEELS ,SERVICE BOOKS AND MUCH MORE.INSPECTION WILL DEFINATELY IMPRESS,PLEASE GENIUNE ENQUIRES ONLY.WE ARE LOCATED 9KLMS EAST OF THE CBD FARFIELD AREA. PH. . RWC AND 12 MONTH EXTENDED WARRANTY INCLUDED.

$13,888
Alphington, VIC

Dealer used
17 hours ago

Audi

  • 168000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 1.6L

Good condition come and see

$9,000
Laverton, VIC

17 hours ago

2017 Audi A3 8V MY18 Sportback S Tronic Blue 7 Speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch Hatchback

  • 88892 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 1.4L

Looking for a Used Car? Then you have come to the right place! 7 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE 120 Point Safety Check 12 Months Roadside Assist Fixed Price Servicing 24 Month Mechanical Protection Plan ***with an option to upgrade to Premium Mechanical Protection LOCATION Located in North Brisbane we are a short trip from the Sunshine Coast and definitely worth the visit

$31,990Drive Away^
Aspley, QLD

Dealer used
18 hours ago

  • Common FAQs
  • CarsGuide gave the Audi A3 an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 with 92 expert reviews.The reviews span across several years and variants. Check CarsGuide site for more details.

Overview of the Audi A3

Overview of the Audi A3

In 1997, Audi draped a stylish body and smart interior over the fourth-generation Volkswagen Golf to create the luxury segment's first hatchback.

The A3's popularity prompted Audi to expand the line-up - first with a convertible variant for the second generation, followed by a sedan spin-off for the third generation.

Performance versions adopted Audi's usual S and RS badges.

AUDI A3 GENERATIONS

1997-2004

2005-2013

2013 on

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

Hybrid (e-Tron): 1.6 to 1.8 litres per 100km

1.6L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 4.2 to 4.3 litres per 100km

1.0L 4-cylinder turbo: 4.8 to 4.9 litres per 100km

1.4L 4-cylinder turbo: 4.9 to 5.2 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo: 5.8 to 6.2 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO AUDI A3

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: AUDI A3 (2013 ON)

Generally well made and with a quality feel, one of the first things to check on an Audi A3 is that all that electrical gear works properly and things like the sunroof open and shut smoothly. If not, there's often a good, and sometimes expensive, reason.

The biggest potential grief in this model A3 was the DSG transmission which has a bit of a track record of not going the distance.

The rule of thumb here states that any DSG car that hesitates when taking off, shudders during standing starts, experiences a loss of drive, flares its shifts or exhibits an odd or variable shift pattern, must be treated with the utmost suspicion.

Repairs often involve replacing the entire gearbox and it's not cheap thanks to its inherent complexity. Keep an eye on the oil level on the dipstick, too; it's normal for these engines to consume a little oil between services.