Product Type: Audi cars
Newest Review: ... are ideal for the little legs of the kids. There is also a lot of extras with the S3 that really make it feel that little more luxuriou... more
Great car but quite pricey new
Member Name: blossomia
Advantages: Great extras for free, well built, good handling
Disadvantages: Price new
Audi S3 is a superb car if not a little bit on the pricey side. I currently have a 2007 reg version in black. It has 4 wheel drive which makes it quicker than a lot of its hot hatch rivals. I will be happy of the 4 wheel drive once the snow arrives ha ha
The build quality is superb and I would expect nothing else from Audi to be honest, they really have grown to be a superb manufacturer over recent years.
The S3 has really superb handling, it is glued to the road and you can throw it around a corner at speed safe in the knowledge it will not end up on the grass. This has a 265 bhp 2.0 litre engine going from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds which makes for a speedy acceleration.
The exterior has recently had a facelift with the daytime led lights and different wheels but you would be far stretched to notice this unless you spotted one.
The build quality inside is superb, you can bang your fist on the dashboard and it wont crack or do any damage, the doors sound like a merc or a higher quality car would sound like. I am 6ft 3" inch tall and the head room is perfectly acceptable, the rear view mirror can be in my view a bit but I am used to this now and am happy to make allowances. The rear seats are a bit of a struggle if you are putting adults in the back but are ideal for the little legs of the kids.
There is also a lot of extras with the S3 that really make it feel that little more luxurious, like heated seats, xenon lights, leather interior. The heated seats work wonder this time of year as by the time I get to work the car has only just warmed up yet my backside is boiling keeping me warm and cosy.
These retail for around £27k bran new which is a lot more expensive than cars of similar nature.
If you are after a car which is quick, well made and keeps its value then this is the motor for you.
Summary: Cant fault this car, great car from a great manufacturer