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If you are looking for a vehicle that mixes practicality with dynamic handling, the 2012 Audi A3 will fit the bill. While there are several sensible alternatives including the Volkswagen GTI and Lexus
At first glance, the 2012 Audi A3's near-$30,000 base price may appear attractive, however, Audi's pricing structure and abundance of options can swiftly inflate the A3's price well into the mid-$30s.
Despite 2012 being in the final year of its current lifecycle, the A3 continues to deliver a desirable balance of comfortable ride and sharp handling. The Servotronic speed-sensitive power steering is appropriately communicative, while the 4-wheel independent suspension is both predictable and controlled. Opting for the sport suspension and 18-inch wheels will add an insignificant amount of harshness to the A3's otherwise composed ride. Regardless of your preference for manual shifting, we recommend you experience Audi's S tronic dual-clutch au
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By AudiDriver (PA) on Wednesday, April 03, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,900overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Cons: "Center gear shift knob gets very hot in the summer"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"The car is a pleasure to drive and has alot of power. My husband keeps saying he wants to drive it on a closed track to really see it perform. Drives well in all weather conditions. The hatch back offers a large amount of space."
By Crystall (CA) on Monday, August 27, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 53,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun to drive- esp in mountains."
Cons: "Transmission; dealers won't fix Real problem"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"Love the handling; great acceleration; balanced & attractively unique. Transmission started jerking between 1st and 2nd gear. Dealer said he'd _____ it. This game went on for 2+ years. Took car to a different dealer in a city 300 miles away. Same run-around. Now that it's "out of warranty","
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