Used Audi A2 (2000 - 2005) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 17 Jul 2009
4
The A2 was a car ahead of its time. Launched in 2000, it was revolutionary in that it used a body made entirely of weight-saving aluminium, which - along with a range of small and efficient engines - made it extremely economical with low CO2 figures.

Audi A2 (00-05)
Distinctive design, high quality construction, low CO2 emissions, economical
Some lacklustre engines, little too much body roll in corners

New price range:

£12,715 - £16,530

Used price range:

£611 - £3,592

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The A2 was a car ahead of its time. Launched in 2000, it was revolutionary in that it used a body made entirely of weight-saving aluminium, which - along with a range of small and efficient engines - made it extremely economical with low CO2 figures. As a result it can compete with the greenest new cars on sale today and is cheap to run too. The unconventional styling was a huge departure for Audi at the time but has aged very well, the A2 still looking distinctive.

It's designed primarily for town or city driving and its short length (less than four metres) makes it easy to manoeuvre into small spaces. It's impressively roomy inside too with plenty of rear passenger room and a decent boot, making it an ideal car for small families.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 This is the best car I have ever had, and I have since had: Volvo S40 (hmmm) Vauxhall Vectra (forgive me) Vauxhall Astra (I sinned again) Subaru Legacy (okay this was pretty brilliant) Ford Mondeo (it...  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   05 Jan 2016    ... read more

 Low taxes, build quality and ride for age and price. Removable individual rear seats, design looks fresh and up to date even now. A cult classic here.  

5 out of 5

J B ,   29 Mar 2015    ... read more

 Removable individual back seats. Once fitted 6 race bikes inside, only front wheels off, plus driver (minus back seats).  

5 out of 5

J B ,   12 Dec 2014    ... read more

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