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Audi A1 Sportback Review : Long-term report one
  • Brilliant manual gearshift; turbo-four in a light body works a treat; classy cabin with high-resolution screen graphics; rides well; agile handling
  • It may be too small to cop larger rear passengers; a lot of money for such a little car

OUR RATING
8 / 10

Price $29,990 ANCAP Rating
10

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