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Latest reviews

We have 4 reviews of recent Audi A3 models:

  • Latest RS model lives up to legendary predecessors

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £53,830 - £61,080

    PROS

    • Great engine – powerful and sounds charismatic
    • Agile and surprisingly comfortable
    • High-quality interior

    CONS

    • Expensive to buy, pricey options
    • Firm fide, even in Comfort mode
    • Volkswagen Golf R makes more sense
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  • Sharpened looks and more tech for capable premium hatchback

    Parkers rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
    New price: £25,010 - £47,380

    PROS

    • More engaging to drive than before
    • Highly efficient engine range
    • Sharp, desirable exterior design
    • High-quality technology

    CONS

    • Not the cheapest of its direct rivals
    • Interior space only average
    • Some iffy interior materials
    • Inferior rear suspension on cheaper models
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  • Junior Audi saloon that doesn't feel junior

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £26,975 - £47,945

    PROS

    • Great looking
    • Feels mature
    • Posh interior

    CONS

    • Boot is big, but not that practical
    • Pricey options
    • No PHEV - yet
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Older reviews

Hatchback (9 reviews)

2012 - 2020

  • Still a leader in terms of image and quality

    Parkers rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
    Used price: £4,626 - £27,681
    PROS
    • Badge and brand appeal
    • Strong residual values
    • Wide range of trim and engines
    CONS
    • Expensive outright, better on PCP
    • BMW 1-Series has better steering
    • Adding options soon lifts the price
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  • Audi's compact hatch is classy and refined

    Parkers rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
    Used price: £5,520 - £44,476
    PROS
    • Wide range of excellent engines available
    • Good to drive with smooth ride on most models
    • Practical and roomy interior, plus excellent quality
    • Fast and luxurious Audi RS 3 Sportback available
    CONS
    • Higher-spec models can be pricey, as can options
    • Some features feel dated next to rivals
    • S Line models have a firm ride
    • A3 Saloon arguably more stylish
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2003 - 2013

  • Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £873 - £10,269
    PROS

    Stylish looks, refined and comfortable, five-door practicality, excellent build quality

    CONS

    Not particularly involving to drive, poor levels of standard equipment given the price tag

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  • Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £4,861 - £15,788
    PROS

    Supremely effective at covering ground quickly, excellent build quality, understated image

    CONS

    A little too clinical, lacks feelgood factor of rivals, harsh high-speed ride

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1996 - 2003

Saloon (1 review)

2012 - 2020

  • Compact saloon looks great and is well built

    Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £7,272 - £46,808
    PROS
    • Smart styling with neat proportions
    • Excellent build quality throughout
    • Wide range of engines to choose
    • Surprisingly big boot
    CONS
    • Not as engaging as rivals
    • Rear seat space
    • Some models pricey
    • Lots of kit costs extra
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Convertible (1 review)

2003 - 2013

  • Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    Used price: £2,269 - £8,606
    PROS

    Looks good, great to drive, fast folding roof, top quality interior, four useable seats, cheap to run TDI models

    CONS

    Boot is hard to access, base-level models don't get an automatic roof

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