The Audi A3 is car that is very popular for people who are looking to buy a used car because it does have a very good image and reputation that comes with the German manufacturer’s badge.  Reliability problems are quite rare with the A3, and the majority of models do have a good level of equipment which means that it is a good option for used car buyers.  However, it is worth noting that the Audi badge does mean that the A3 is likely to cost a little more than a comparable used Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf.

When it comes to choosing your used A3, the diesel engines are often the most popular as they are the most frugal in terms of fuel efficiency, and even the higher mileage examples will have done most of their driving on forgiving motorway journeys.  The S-line models are among the most desirable on the used market because of the equipment and trim that comes with the car, which really does make it feel like a premium car.  It is also worth looking out for the cars that have the technology package, as this makes it more desirable when it comes to selling on the car.

One of the first things to look out for when it comes to buying a used A3 is that it does need to have a good service history, if not a full service history, to demonstrate that it has been well cared for.  It may be worth considering buying your A3 from a dealer because of the reassurance of knowing that the car has been checked, but be prepared to pay a premium over the prices available on the private market.  The A3 is a great option as a practical and understated hatchback that boasts reliability and a good range of engines for those looking to buy on the used market.