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There seems to be some very mixed reviews. So here is the review of a 27 year old girl, who sold her Mini Cooper S for an Audi A1 1.6 TDI. Basically, it’s ok. Just ok. I don’t hate it but I don’t love it. I had a problematic Mini Cooper S, which I miss dearly but dear me it was a money pit. I got a new job away from my town, so needed a more dependable car, slightly bigger and the fuel gauge didn’t move by the mile! I confess I don’t drive like Miss Daisy. It’s the kind of car my mum loves because she has no idea and it’s red, it's the kind of car my Dad loves because he thinks it’s safer for me or in his words “I can’t thrash arse it around”. I bought the basic model 2nd hand (all because of costs and for the Audi badge) and I’m quite gutted that the money I did pay for it and the age of the car, it really IS basic. It has a radio and that it drives forwards and backwards. Doesn’t even have a trip computer?! It has a nifty little pop up display and a sat nav button, which I thought “oh I can just buy the Satnav SD card separately at an extra cost and pop it in and away we go!?” Naïve error and of course Audi charge you near on £500 to install a new aerial *insert blushed face here* So the running of the car – It’s noisy, for a new diesel it sounds like my first ever VW Polo 2002 TDI and that sounded like a John Deer tractor. You can also hear engine noise inside the car, so the volume of the radio naturally increases. 1st gear – it’s pointless, it quite literally rolls the car forward a foot and you have to change to 2nd gear very quickly before you rev the nuts off it. So no pulling away the quickest at traffic lights. Good points: The MPG is really very good (but you have to work it out yourself because Audi won’t install a trip computer even on a basic model) It’s comfy - Dad and I did a 4 hour road trip and it was fine, the car itself looks nice, 3rd gear is quite nippy, passengers in the back have a bit of leg room but only for a short trip. Boot space is adequate for a small car. So all because I had to have a “decent” branded car and didn’t get a slightly less desirable car with a lot more features. I’ve learnt my lesson....she says On the whole, if you want a car that looks nice, is very fuel efficient and gets you from A to B and you’re not arsed about mod cons, it’s a perfectly lovely little car but for those reasons alone, get a cheaper car, If you want a car that’s fun to drive…don't.
  • How they rated it

  • Reliability: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Meets Expectations: 2 out of 5 2.0
  • Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
  • Nicola doesn't recommend this car

About their car

  • Fuel type Diesel
  • When purchased May 2017
  • Condition when bought Used
  • Current Mileage 40,000 miles
  • Average MPG 70 mpg