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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...

2014 Audi S3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Quattro Review

After browsing the market for quite some time, I had decided on my next car - a bright red, Mercedes CLA 45 AMG. When the salesman turned the key and I heard the baby-racer spring into life, it was love. I had put down my deposit just before Christmas 2013, which meant an October 2014 delivery. Which got pushed back to January 2015, and then May 2015...

2014 Audi S3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Quattro Review

I've only had the car for a week, so still learning all the features. One little annoyance is that it obviously favours Apple products, which I'd never touch. The usual problem is that there's no USB port to download music to the built-in storage. However, it takes SSD memory cards, so I download music to my camera, then put the SSD card in the car - nuisance - I don't know why they don't include a USB port...

2013 AUDI A6 ALLROAD QUATTRO LE Review

A big improvement over the C5 model but it has lost the "feel" of a car and is more of a mechanical computer. Ride is superb. performance terrific, handling composed, heavy and uninspiring giving the feeling that you can never do anything wrong. Difficult to manoeuvre in tight spaces as the car is much wider than the driver can see...

2007 Audi S3 Review

Great little second hand premium purchase. Great fuel economy for the performance average about 9L per 100 with a good amount of spirited driving. With plenty of power on tap when you sink the right foot in, but nowadays with new turbo technology some people will get a little annoyed with the turbo lag as nothing really happens till 2500 rpm...

2012 AUDI A3 SPORTBACK 1.6 TDI ATTRACTION Review

I have owned two Audi A3 1.6 TDIs now, and both have had issues. The first one suffered bad issues with its engine and dual-clutch (DSG) automatic transmission, with the car later being replaced by Audi for low cost. The second has had similar gearbox and engine issues. It's also had some issues with servicing, with a lot of work being done on the vehicle with no success...

2013 AUDI S3 SPORTBACK S-TRONIC LE Review

I just sold my 2009 Lexus IS F and am quite pleased with my new purchase. The engine feels very strong and the all-wheel-drive traction is great. There is a large amount of understeer, however, especially when pushing it hard on track. Overall I like this car.

2008 AUDI A4 1.8T Review

After putting around in a Toyota Kluger for a couple of years, I decided I wanted something more sporty and engaging to drive. The Audi A4 with the 1.8 litre turbo engine certainly fit the bill. I was lucky to score the current shape A4, 2008 model with only 6000kms on the clock. The vehicle was in superb condition, and as I was to learn, built well enough to stand up to the daily abuse of four year olds...

2012 AUDI Q5 2.0 TDI QUATTRO Review

I have access to drive a few 2012 models cars, including my own 2012 Mazda CX7 luxury sports, Renault Megane Sport RS 250 and a couple of friends/ family who own some new cars. One of them is my brother in law, who owns the 2012 Audi Q5, 2.0 TDI. Optional packs he has added: 1. Navigation Pack 2. S Line Exterior (20" inch alloys and other shiny bits and pieces) 3...

2010 AUDI Q5 Review

Standing next to the petrol-powered Q5, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a diesel. So is the rapid tick-tick-tick of direct injection. Cruising around, the effortless powertrain shifts up between 1800-2100 RPM, slipping into seventh at seventy. Sadly at these revs, a diesel-like note is omnipresent...