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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Review

The Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid stands out because it blends in.

2015 Audi A3 Sportback 1.4TFSI COD Review: Long-term report one

We've got three months in the Audi A3 COD - check out our first impressions here.

2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet Review : Long-term report three

The Audi A3 Cabriolet is leaving the CarAdvice long-term fleet after an enjoyable few months.

2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet Review : Long-term report two

The Audi A3 Cabriolet is put through another month of daily commuting and a road trip along the Grand Pacific Drive.

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2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet review : Grand Pacific Drive

Read the article here. It's time for a road trip in our Audi A3 Cabriolet long term test car, this time with a friend and colleague of mine. Kat and I head south from Sydney, through the Royal National Park and down along the Grand Pacific Drive towards Wollongong to find a great spot for lunch, a swim and some body boarding.

Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders

With warmer weather arriving, we've headed to the beach to discover the upsides and downsides of four very different cars that all can lose their lid.

Audi A3 sedan v Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Review

First four-door Audi A3 takes on Benz's junior CLS, the Mercedes-Benz CLA200, in a battle of the German compact executive sedans.

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Audi A3 Comparisons

Audi A3 Cabriolet v BMW 2 Series Convertible : Comparison review

With the sunlight hours diminishing by the day, the Audi A3 Cabriolet and the BMW 2 Series Convertible may not be at the top of your automotive wish list. Ironically, however, as we’re busy digging out our trackies and Uggs in preparation for circa-20-degree days, our friends in parts of Europe are doing the same – though they’re stripping off snow jackets and boots (in place of our footy shorts and thongs) in anticipation of what they depressingly label ‘summer’...

Audi A3 COD v Mazda 3 XD Astina : Comparison review

Not long ago the price difference between a Japanese small car and a premium-badged German was sizeable. Not too far into the past, either, diesel engines trumped petrols for fuel efficiency. Yet here we have the Mazda 3 XD Astina that is the flagship of the popular small car range, priced from $42,220 plus on-road costs in automatic form, running a twin-turbo diesel that claims to drink 5...

Audi A3 sedan v Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class : Comparison Review

Business culture dictates that a hatchback isn’t as corporate as an equivalent sedan, so luckily for junior executives with sub-$50,000 purchasing power there are new options – the Audi A3 sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. Never before have premium German manufacturers offered a sedan variant below the medium-sized BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class that cost around $15,000 more in entry-level specification...

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Audi A3 News

Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 recalled for petrol fuel pump fix

A number of Petrol-powered vehicles in the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 ranges have been recalled this week, over concerns for a potential fuel pump failure. Announced separately by the local Volkswagen Group Australia and Audi Australia companies, this new recall is focused on concerns that the petrol fuel pump in “certain vehicles” across the petrol Golf and A3 lines could fail...

Passenger car buyers have expensive taste, figures suggest

It’s no secret that sales of passenger cars — that is to say, vehicles that are neither SUVs, utes or vans — are contracting in market share. But this is not unanimously the case. People are still buying a lot of hatchbacks, sedans, wagons, coupes and convertibles — only an increasing ratio have premium (mostly German) badges affixed to the nose...

Audi builds six-door, eight-seat A3 cabrio

Yesterday Audi Germany posted a series of photos of a unique XXL A3 cabriolet to its Facebook page. Featured in the posts are what appears to be a one-off super-sized cabriolet based on the previous-generation A3 that went out of production in 2013. The open-top vehicle feature a massively stretched wheelbase to accommodate an extra row of seats, as well as an additional pair of specially designed doors in the centre...

2016 Audi RS3 Sportback already has 400 pre-orders

The all-new 2016 Audi RS3 mega-hatch, which received confirmation of an Australian price of $78,900 plus on-road costs this week, is already the subject of 400 pre-orders even though it won’t go on-sale until October...

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Audi A3 Owner Reviews

2014 Audi A3 Review

Four adults, a surfboard, a kayak, two weeks worth of luggage, and a long 1,000km interstate journey. So far, so good. As you have no doubt read the title of this review, I am sure you will know what is coming next. So – can two couples travel 1,000km in a small hatchback over two days, and still remain on speaking terms at the end of the journey? First up, let's look at the luggage carrying capacity...

2014 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Review

  Great build quality and beautifully finished. Exceptional economy and surprising performance from the 1.4 L. Have been averaging under 6l/100km on long trips and under 8 around town. Acceleration and overtaking performance is amazing and comparable if not better than our previous SP23 Mazda. Economy is far better than the Mazda though...

2013 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Quattro Amb Review

This top of the line A3 series model comes with 1.8 engine but it was the best compromise, not too powerful for my wife and not too weak for me. Still it does 0 to 100 km/h under seven seconds as promised. When I retired our point was that the number of driving wheels must stay at four though we don’t need two cars any more. Now with 13 months and 20...

2014 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Attraction Cod Review

I have recently taken ownership of the all new Audi A3 Cabriolet. Coming from a 2005 Mazda MX-5, I was looking for a sophisticated smooth ride whilst retaining the open air feel for summer. The A3 Cab delivers comfort, peppy performance in spades and I'm not really missing the MX-5 much at all...I thought I'd never be able to replace the experience of the legendary roadster...

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