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Nothing says sophistication quite like an Audi car.
And, as one of the smallest models in the lineup, the A3 comes with all the luxury that Audi has to offer, in a car that can easily zip around city streets.
There's plenty of space too. It boasts a boot capacity of 380 litres - big enough for the weekly shop, large suitcases, or even a medium-sized pet carrier.
It's the perfect daily driver.
With its elegant design, premium feel, and smart tech features, the A3 adds a touch of class to the compact car category. Whether you're looking for a high-end family car, a lover of luxury, or a young professional seeking a stylish ride, you're sure to find a great deal in our second-hand listings.
Audi A3 - a quick look
- Smooth to drive
- Generously equipped
- High-quality interior
- Incredibly comfortable
- More expensive than non-premium options
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Why we love the Audi A3
What's not to like? It's punchy, well-made, and has a range of body types to suit a range of preferences.
There's the practical hatchback that's ideal for family life, now available in a five-door version, or the slightly sleeker saloon variant. To really level up your driving experience, why not opt for an A3 convertible? The options are truly endless.
To find the right fit for you and your driving needs, simply use the search function to narrow down our listings.
Cool and classic, the A3 will give any driver a boost of confidence behind the wheel.
From the soft lines to the LED headlights and iconic grille at the front, the attention to detail is unmistakably Audi. And it's just as at home in the suburbs as it is in the city centre, lending it an undeniable versatility.
Compared to the slightly smaller Audi A1 model, the A3 takes its style cues from the larger and more expensive vehicles in the brand's lineup, such as the Audi A6. This gives it more of that recognisable 'family car' quality, without losing its sophisticated appeal.
If you're after more of a sporty look and feel, then check out the A3 S Line models.
It has precise steering, a well-tuned suspension, and good visibility. So you'll feel comfortable and in control when on the road.
And, as car enthusiasts ourselves, we can confirm that it's pretty powerful when it gets going.
For pottering around town and errand running, it gives great manoeuvrability. For those longer journeys, you can enjoy a peaceful drive thanks to the reduced noise level.
All models have parking sensors, cruise control, and smartphone connectivity, adding a little extra convenience to the daily drive. Top-spec models are kitted out with an impressive selection of features.
And on the inside...
The interior of the A3 reflects its modern exterior, with plush seating and a layout designed with the driver in mind. Similar in size to the BMW 1 Series, there's enough space to comfortably seat four adults with enough headroom and legroom to go around.
You can also fold down the back seats of the hatchback version.
With a focus on functionality, the car features a user-friendly Audi infotainment system. All the controls are central and easy to access.
Is the Audi A3 a good daily driver?
Although the A3 carries a certain upmarket appeal, it stands tall as a true all-rounder. It's a joy to drive and has enough space to fit the essentials.
After all, there's nothing worse than a cramped car.
Of course, compared to the Volkswagen Golf or the Ford Focus, it’s not the most affordable choice on the market.
However, luxury doesn’t have to mean sacrificing everyday convenience and, with the A3, you can enjoy both. And then there's reliability. You only have to glance at the A3 to know it has exceptional build quality and, as an Audi vehicle, you can be confident that you're in safe hands.
This model also has a full five-star safety rating and relatively low insurance costs for a high-end vehicle, making it well worth the investment.
Is the Audi A3 expensive to run?
Despite the higher upfront cost, the Audi A3 isn't too expensive to run.
It has a variety of engine types that have relatively good fuel economy, ranging between 0mpg and 283mpg. The diesel engine offers the best in terms of efficiency.
So, when it comes to the demands of daily driving, including the work commute, you can count on the A3.
Even better, for those who regularly drive long distances, there's also a plug-in hybrid option. This will give you an all-electric range of around 37 miles (just make sure it's fully charged!).
What to watch out for:
Aside from the usual wear and tear that you would expect from a pre-loved car, there are a few potential issues to be aware of when buying an Audi A3:
- Look through the service history for any engine or transmission issues
- For automatic versions, make sure the gearbox feels smooth and not jerky
- Check and double-check any tech features, including the infotainment system
- If the car pulls to one side when stopping, it could indicate an issue with the brake pads
- Look for warning lights on the dashboard
- There have been some reports of faulty windows, so make sure they open and close properly
A test drive is the best way to uncover any faults - get one booked in!
Top tip: A simple way to check performance is to drive the car at different speeds. If it takes a while to get going, there may be an engine fault.
What's considered a good mileage for a used Audi A3?
In general, an Audi A3 will last between 150,000 and 200,000 miles - although this will ultimately vary on a case-by-case basis. The age of the vehicle will also have an impact on its value.
The dealer should be able to provide you with all the important stuff, including any mileage and MOT reports.
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