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2006 Audi A3

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 22/Hwy 29/Comb 25 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, Turbo, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2006 Audi A3 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 140 Ratings for the 2006 - 2012 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

You want this car

By on Friday, July 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Excellent to drive, high quality, powerful."

Cons: "No USB power."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've had this car since Fall 2012. Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with it. No little electronic problem, no chipping of a vent, no deterioration of the finishes. It looks and drives brand new after over 2 1/2 years. That said, it is a very intelligent car. Carefully study the programming, particularly the tire pressure setting process, is important. It it a delight to drive, especially down winding country roads using the S drive (manual) capability, though I usually use the auto around town. It is comfortable for long distances, easy to get around in in the city and gas milage is generally around 40 MPG. The torque of the TDI engine makes getting out of tight road conditions and passing always a surprise at the power. Maintenance is not that bad if you can find a good garage with mechanics trained and certified in Audi and VW auto mechanics. The dealership is 2x as expensive. It was expensive, but a good value between quality and cost. The TDI Jetta was cheaper but it was also lower quality."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Very well put together and no problems

By on Friday, January 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun to drive, great fuel economy"

Cons: "cost a bit more than other smallish wagons"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've had this car since new and have put quite a few miles on it. It's fun to drive and gets good fuel economy, avg of 40 - 42 typically. It handles very well as evidenced by the poor kid in the Mustang who tried to keep up driving the back roads of WV. I've since chipped the engine & transmission, upsized the anti sway bars, put an S3 intercooler on and installed larger diameter rotors. Still gets >40mpg if I keep my foot out of it but now has closer to 165hp and 340 ft/pds of torque."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Terrible gearing, terrible gas mileage, designed l

By on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Nice package, wife wanted a compact,nice car"

Cons: "Worst gearing design on a car in last 25 years!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"10 mph in first gear, 2650 Rpm at hiway speed, worst car design I've ever seen. Love our A4, which has less power but lower rpm at speed, thus the A4 gets way better mileage. We will not buy another Audi due to experience with this one!"

14 people out of 41 found this review helpful

Great gas mileage with out giving up the fun.

By on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 31,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great gas mileage, handles tightly, scoots."

Cons: "A/C could move more air, uses premium."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Very responsive and peppy. Drives like a German sports car. comfortable even for my 6' frame. Could use some A/C vents in the back....its hot in Texas. 18" Audi wheels and low profile tires gets second looks from others. Cool running lights."

12 people out of 27 found this review helpful

This car handles well but it's pretty basic on the

By on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,350

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"inside. If I bought another Audi I think I would upgrade to the 4 as they look to be more comfortable have a nicer interior."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned

By on Thursday, May 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 29,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Just plain high quality."

Cons: "You pay for quality."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have the tdi. Maintenance costs are moderate to high, but the tightness of the transmission, the completely thought through components and system integration make it a delight to drive. The S-line transmission make country driving more fun, and stuck in traffic it is quiet and smooth. It was about $7or 8K more than the Jetta hatchback, but worth it because the finishes, components, electronics, etc. are more durable. I've had it almost 2 years now and nothing has broken, fallen off, or worn down. Finish is still as new. The power of the diesel engine is gratifying. It has the power to zoom out of a tight situation while going 80."

14 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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