In my opinion this is the best inexpensive drivers car available. I drive it to work, and also take it to the occasional open racetrack days. It's a blast in either scenario. One of the few German cars recently produced that still comes with a manual transmission. This is the second A3 I've had, perhaps not the last. Also note, I prefer this generation of the car to the one Audi makes currently.
This is a very classy sporty car!
2006 Audi A3mwytky - Wisconsin05/10/2007
Describing my A3 2.0L which I've owned for 18 months:
-2.0L 4 cyl is definitely enough car (which surprised me but it's true!)
-sporty-great handling/response to turns
-fun to drive
-interior is nicely apointed but simple and classy
-for a small car the back seat is roomy and you can carry quite a bit of cargo.
-compared to others in it's class, it's affordably priced.
-I have not had one quality complaint about this car....no rattles, no bugs, no warranty claims, no service issues what-so-ever. This is the first car I've ever owned that I can say that about!
I would not hesitate to suggest an A3 to someone who wants a classy, well-built, fun and sporty car.
Best premium city car
2006 Audi A3David - Washington DC02/17/2009
We love this car. Interior is fantastic, very high-end. Great performance, very versatile and lots of room inside. Easy to drive. Looks much more expensive than it actually is.