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1999 Audi A4 1.8 Turbo Quattro Avant review

By accident I appear to have become a place of refuge for the unloved high-kilometre Audi. Having previously written an owner review of my ’06 Audi A3 with 216,000km on the odo’, I am now the proud owner of a 1999 Audi A4 1...

2011 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro review

I’ve had my Audi for over 4 years now and have been meaning to write a review for most of that time. For an owner review, though, later is often better: by now I’ve got plenty of experience to share. I bought it in 2014 when I was looking at a car to replace my aging 2005 Lexus IS300...

2016 Audi S3 2.0 TFSI S Tronic Quattro review

My S3 gets the balance right. Friends told me the S3 is just a Golf R in a pretty dress. Not worth the extra outlay. Maybe, but my daily drive – VW’s Wolfsburg Edition Golf R – just didn’t feel like $61K worth (drive-away). Certainly a great car, but a lot of money for a Golf. I must admit, I’d been tempted by the seductive shape of Audi’s S3 sedan for some time...

2018 Audi RS3 quattro review

The RS3 seems to be the car everyone is raving on about in the hot hatch world (yes, I realise this review is about the sedan!). I got caught up in the hype and bought a brand-new one in late 2017, and it arrived early 2018. I have had my Audi RS3 sedan for about 2.5 months now and have covered nearly 4000km in that time...

2016 Audi RS3 Sportback quattro review

I have had my RS3 for a year and a half now, and it has been a great car for day to day driving. In fact, the best I have ever had for this task. It makes the commute back and forth from work damn fun! I bought it after a test drive where I was looking at the RS4, but the RS3 was faster and had a lot more character, so I made the (right) choice in getting it...

2017 Audi RS3 quattro review

The RS3 sedan is an absolute pleasure to drive. I have owned it for two months and it is great in every way. The 2.5-litre has a great sound, and the all-wheel drive means it sticks to the road like nothing I have experienced. The team at Audi Sport do their magic so well and these cars are amazing...

2006 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 FSI Ambition review

I must be stark raving mad – what was I thinking? Buying a 12-year-old European car with 215,000km. Almost everyone I’ve spoken to has scoffed at my choice while giving me that look that says “Are you made of money?”. Well, I’m here to bust some Euro myths. This is my $5000 Audi A3 2.0 FSI – a safe, stylish, surprisingly sporty Sportback that doesn’t cost a fortune to own...

2015 Audi RS Q3 2.5 TFSI quattro review

I bought the car because I wanted an RS3 but still needed to tow the jetski. The RS Q3 is a wolf in sheep's clothing! The sound the five-cylinder produces is unrivalled, and boy does it get off the mark. Paired with an APR stage-one tune, the car will do close to four seconds flat 0–100km/h...

2017 Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI review

My opinion/review is based on performance mainly. I personally don't see a car as an entertainment centre, although there are some things I do look for regarding music etc. My biggest disappointment is the frequent erratic take-offs. Sometimes, bordering on often, it's just way too slow to accelerate from stationary...

2015 Audi S1 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro review

Manual, AWD, and turbo. Already a recipe for a load of fun, top it off with a kerb weight of 1.3 tonnes and a chassis small enough that every other driver on the road scoffs wanting to overtake you, and you get the Audi S1. Plant your foot, however, and they'll be left breathless. I purchased my S1 because it has a sense of purity about it...

2016 Audi S3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI S-Tronic review

The era of the hot hatch is very much upon us these days. A great number of manufacturers are offering very impressive bits of standard kit for around the $50–$60K mark to get your heart racing, palms sweaty, and pupils dilated on your daily commute to work in the mornings, as people hustle to spend their hard-earned cash on something smaller but quicker than the typical family sedan...