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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...

2001 Audi S3 1.8 review

At first, the classic 2000s German sports hatch doesn’t seem like much, although once you get up close, the car starts to open up and cover true enthusiast needs. The 2001 Audi S3 is a true driver’s car, with enough technology, space and comfort to surprise Warren East (current Rolls-Royce CEO), perfectly balanced with the performance of its 1...

2016 Audi S1 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro review

I have owned my Audi S1 Sportback for two years. At the time of purchase, its natural competitor set included the Subaru WRX, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volkswagen Polo GTI,  Ford Fiesta ST and the Renault twins, Clio RS and Megane RS. The Audi S1 comes equipped with the 2.0L EA888 Gen 3 with the Golf GTI turbo. From a reliability standpoint at the time, the Audi S1 was very appealing...

2016 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro S Tronic review

I was seeking a replacement for my ageing E46 BMW and decided to investigate the small premium sedan range currently on the market. I’m not ashamed to admit I have a personal preference for European style even if customers tend to pay a premium for this privilege in Australia. For this reason the Lexus IS and Infiniti Q50 didn’t even get a look in...

2009 Audi S4 3.0 TFSI quattro review

I had read plenty of reviews and tests of the S4 over the last few years and had always admired them. When a well featured, second-hand one within my budget became available, it was too good an opportunity to pass up. The Sprint Blue colour is fantastic and a much better choice than the boring silver and white examples...

2015 Audi RS Q3 2.5 TFSI quattro review

I was looking to upgrade my eight-year-old Volkswagen Golf GTI and was impressed by the look and finish of the new Audi models. I was also interested in buying another performance car and also considered the Audi SQ5 and RS3 before deciding on the RS Q3...

2016 Audi RS3 Sportback quattro Review

I got the Performance pack which is a must – magnetic ride control; larger front wheels; B&O 705 Watt sound system; privacy glass which is dark glass but you still have to get clear tint on it to stop UV rays; moon roof. I also optioned the ceramic clear paint and leather protection. For a black car this is a must. I simply just hose dust off...