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Audi A3 / S3 repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 1199 repairs.
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Audi A3 / S3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 278 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Audi A3 / S3 problems by year

2006 - 2008 (77%)

2009 - 2013 (18%)

2015 - 2016 (5%)

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Chart based on 1199 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Audi A3 / S3

Audi A3 / S3 Personal Experiences: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I have owned a number of VAG products in the past and have been very happy with them. I had also driven a previous model A3 in Europe and liked it there. full 2006 Audi A3 / S3 review
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Loved my previous S4s, had great experience with reliability full 2006 Audi A3 / S3 review
2006 4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The first car I drove is VW Passat full 2006 Audi A3 / S3 review
 

Audi A3 / S3 Problems and Repair Histories

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