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Audi A3 / S3 Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Audi A3 / S3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 A3 / S3s, 3.8 months of data per A3 / S3, average 4500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2015 Audi A3 / S3 28
48.1366459627% 48.1366459627% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  75 A3 / S3s, 8.6 months of data per A3 / S3, average 10600 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2011 Audi A3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 A3s, 10.9 months of data per A3, average 57300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Audi A3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 A3s, 9.4 months of data per A3, average 71800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Audi A3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 A3s, 10.2 months of data per A3, average 64100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2008 Audi A3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 A3s, 9.5 months of data per A3, average 83700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Audi A3 78
59.6103896104% 59.6103896104% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 A3s, 9.4 months of data per A3, average 97700 miles
2006 Audi A3 90
68.7969924812% 68.7969924812% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 A3s, 10.0 months of data per A3, average 100400 miles

First model year.

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Audi A3 / S3 Reliability

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These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Audi A3 / S3 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Audi A3 / S3 was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Audi A3 / S3 has been recently.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2016 Audi A3 / S3

2016 Audi A3 / S3 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed automated manual FWD
Not so much. It's been in the shop for various reasons 35 days in the first year of ownership. So far both front axles have been replaced, several tires, various other suspension/steering bits, and a few rattles. One of the windows auto up/down feature broke then fixed itself. The same window will on occasion roll itself back down. see full 2016 Audi A3 / S3 review