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2008 Audi A3 Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by raylamborn

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Reviewed: 2008 Audi A3

4dr Hatch turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Why the 2008 Audi A3?

Exterior styling

Stylishly classic. Smooth lines add the spoiler.

Powertrain performance

6 spped DSG paddle shifter with 200 HP and 200 ft-lbs torque. This thing is fast (<7 seconds 0-60)

Safety & braking

Stops quickly- DSC, ABS, etc. Brakes are not dusty and have lasted 35K+ miles so far. 4 Star rating and "station wagon" class with 4 doors results in VERY low insurance rates.

Brand reputation & image

Audi has highest German-made value retention. Buy a 1-year old certified pre-owned and save the 20% depreciation in the first year.

Fuel economy

I am getting 30+ MPG in mixed 50/50 city/hwy driving. Hwy MPG if <70 MPH is easily 34 MPG+. If it had 7 gears, MPG at 70+ would be far better.

This review was originally a two-car comparison review. Read the other half here.

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