Owner Review

2014 Audi S3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Quattro Review

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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. It looks like it's available on some models, but perhaps not in Australia.

On to driving the car, it's a great experience. The acceleration really pushes you into the seat, and I quite like the exhaust note as it changes gears when turbo is operating. The road handling supports the power nicely. Gear changes are very smooth. Suspension feels firm, but very comfortable.

I've only fiddled with the automatic parking, but it seems to work well. The rear camera is a great help when parking, along with the video guide on the screen.

The technology controls seem easy to follow - logical. I could find most things by finding them where I expected. The navigation system with touch pad for entering letters works well.

So far, my experience with the dealer has been excellent. There was no pressure selling. I had a phone call about selling some extras, and my simple "no thanks" was accepted immediately. I appreciate this. Give me the facts, and let me make my decision, and that's the end of it.

Storage area is a bit light on in the front. Small glove box. However, it's acceptable. The car seems to have plenty of leg room in both front and back for a smallish car. Boot space isn't big, but folding the seats down opens it up for lots of room.

Early days yet, but so far, I'm very impressed with the car.