This is the third Audi and my wife and I have owned in the last 5 years, trading in a 1999 Audi A6 Avant for this car. This is very close to the perfect car; great performance, AWD, good fuel economy, and styling that sets it apart from all the other cars on the road. The way to think about this car is that it is an Audi TT Coupe with 4 doors and a hatchback. The A3 is best suited for 2 people for long trips and okay for 4 around town. the truck is much bigger than it would appear from looking at the car from the outside so great convenience and utility. My 3.2 S Type has almost every option available so comfort and convenience are great; Great sunroof, bose audio, auto wind shield wipers and head lights, xenon head lights, and 250 hp and AWD. A great package! Things to look for for; If you live anywhere where it snows or ices over see if the car has summer tires. Mine did and I had to get winter tires. Be aware of a slight hesitation when you accelerate from a complete stop due to the DSR transmission, this takes a little bit of a technique to get it right. The last thing is the xenon head lights. They are great but alot of people think you have your brights on.
LOVE this car! I'm a 57 year old female who loves to drive. I always drove "The Family Car" the sedan, mini van, SUV, full size van, then the truck. I loved all of those vehicles, but NOW that I am a happy single woman, my auto technician son helped me pick a "bucket list" performance car. I got a pretty blue Audi A3, my dream car is a Mustang, but I wanted something with better gas mileage than the Mustang gets. The Audi has been fantastic! Fun, economical, pretty, Turbo, sport mode and manual shift make it a really fun ride off the beaten path on winedy hilly mountain roads. The moon roof is awesome, sound system great! My only complaint is getting in and out, it's low to the ground, but very roomy and so comfortable one you are in. I'm pretty flexible and fit, but sometimes when I have the handbag, work stuff, or misc things to carry, it's not as easy to get in and out of as a larger more "boring' sedan type vehicle. LOVE my Audi!