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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Most people think it is a lovely looking car others have classed it as a hairdressers car (although he drives a VW Up !!!!).

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    If I was buying this car personally i would go for the 2.0L version, although I feel there should be a few standard items added like; dimming mirrors, parking sensors, auto boot opening (this one just unlocks), cruise control, auto wipers. A lot of cars in the category now have these as standard and once had they are missed.

    What are you likely to buy next?

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    March 2014

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    My car is a.company lease car so the price was done through a 3rd party lease car company (Knowles Associates) so not sure if this was the best deal.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Low CO2 emissions hence low BIK tax.

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    With only 110 BHP I notice a distinct lack of power against my previous car BMW 3 series ED. It is a lovely comfy drive with a good seating position and comfortable seats. Vision very good althought rear view mirror appears a little small. Driving the vehicle at lower speeds is ok but on a motorway at 70mph it misses a little umph when trying to pull out or overtake. With the low BHP it struggles up hills and I have to change down gears. Fuel consumption between 50 & 60 is very good however on a motorway the MPG drops dramtically as the low BHP struggles with the motorway requirements.

    What's it like to park?

    Not too easy, poor vision when reversing and the car does not come with parking sensors as standard, which I had before on my saloon and really miss this.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    To date (May 2014 nothing has gone wrong.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Fold down rear seats as standard.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Bluetooth through the Audi MMi system.