Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Used Audi A3 - Search & Buying Guide

Buying a used car can have potential pitfalls - but it needn't be a painful experience if you follow a simple set of rules and checks. My article provide you a used car buying guide, which aims to provide all the advice and information to make the right choices when buying a used Audi A3 car.

Check the information below to arm yourself with all the information you need to make the successful purchase of your dream car.

What type of car is Audi A3?

The Audi A3 is a small hatchback, which has been produced since 1996, in two distinct generations. It has proved a huge success for Audi due to its combination of sporty practicality and eye-catching style. Also, thanks to a huge range of engines and transmissions, there's an A3 for everyone, whether the priority is economy or performance. Never the cheapest car in its class, the A3 has been consistently praised for its strong build quality, fine handling and the availability of four-wheel drive on some editions. That's something which is virtually unheard of in the sector, but it also reinforces the Audi A3's excellent safety credentials.

Audi A3 interior Vs Exterior

A3 looks more than the sum of its hatchback parts, with a distinctly coupe like styling to the rear windows. But it is done in a very grown-up way. Longer, lower and wider that its predecessor and boasting its own rear-light cluster and discreet spoiler point to performance, but as with the rest of the car there is an understated elegance at work.

A darkened interior roof makes the car appear less roomy than it is. But rear-seat passengers were happy to confirm there is plenty of space in the car. Everything has a quality, slightly minimalist look, with controls which are both easy to find and simple to use


A3 buyers have a choice of nine engines, covering both diesel and petrol, ranging from the 1.6-litre FSI turbo model to the 3.2-litre V6 which powers the Quattro model. The 140bhp 2-litre TDI S tronic A3 Sportback achieves 0-62mph in 9.2 seconds and has a top speed of 129mph.