2008 Audi A3  -  $26,705


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $26,705
Base Invoice: $24,890
Destination Charge: $775
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB Man FrontTrak PZEV
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 4dr HB Man FrontTrak PZEV
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC TFSI 16-valve I4 turbocharged engine w/exhaust turbocharger intercooler

Pros

Exhilarating drive; utility and sportiness; thoughtful interior design; reasonable price point.


Model Highlights

The A3, Audi's first hatchback for the U.S. market, celebrated its third birthday in 2008, continuing to tout itself as "the first four-door car with the sportiness of a TT coupe."

The base engine is a smooth 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, and is available with front-wheel drive. The 2.0T comes standard with a great six-speed manual gearbox that has light and easy clutch action. Audi's Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) is a $1,480 option, and is based on technology pioneered in their Le Mans winning racecars. The DSG shifts either automatically or with the pull of a steering column-mounted paddle, and it always has the next gear ready for quick engagement.

The throaty 250-horsepower narrow-angle 3.2L V6 is paired with the DSG and Audi's all-wheel-drive system on the S-Line quattro. Its base price starts just under $35,000.

Audi has done an outstanding job with the exterior and interior of the A3. All body panels have tight seams and appealing lines, and the interior materials are all top notch. The A3 is well equipped with standard items, including dual-zone automatic climate control and an AM/FM/CD stereo.

Standard safety equipment includes antilock circuitry on all four disc brakes, and brake assist helps give full braking power for panic stops. The electronic stability program keeps the A3 planted, while front, side, and head curtain air bags protect occupants in the event of a collision.

The compromise between ride and handling is perfect for the A3's intended mission. The car can be pressed hard through the corners, yet the ride is never punishing. The back seat provides plenty of room for a family with two growing children.

Audi's execution is first rate, and all in all the A3 delivers a quality driving experience in a shapely package.


Model News

Audi's 2008 A3 hatchback enters its third model year looking much like it did upon its debut. A tire pressure monitor is part of the standard equipment list for 2008, as are daytime running lights. The S-Line quattro model receives an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The S-Line and Premium Packages include different wheels from 2007, and xenon lights no longer require a package to be ordered. The Titanium Package is new for 2008, and it includes black exterior trim, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, and performance tires. A Convenience Package, which includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a rain/light sensor, replaces last year's Technology Package. Also, rear sunshades, walnut wood trim, and an iPod glovebox interface are available.

A new partial zero-emissions version of the 2.0L engine is available in "clean car" states.


Value Writeup

Audi's 2008 A3 offers a lot of car in a small package, but it carries its diminutive size with a solidity, both inside and out, that is unusual. In addition to an eager engine and one of the best interiors in its class, this five-door hatchback is a marvelous choice for those who want a car that combines the nimbleness of a sports car with the cargo capabilities of a mini-wagon. An optional S-Line Package combines a stiffer suspension with higher performance tires and a few pieces of body trim to make the front-wheel drive A3 into a well-mannered street racer, while the S-Line quattro A3 brings it all together to make for a sporty vehicle indeed.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
420.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

Fuel System
TFSI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.4 qts

EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
88.9 ft³

Front Head Room
38.9 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.4 in

Second Head Room
37.0 in

Second Leg Room
34.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.8 in

Wheelbase
101.5 in

Length, Overall
168.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
77.4 in

Height, Overall
56.0 in

Track Width, Front
59.9 in

Track Width, Rear
58.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.0 in

Liftover Height
27.0 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
12.4 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
54.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3263 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar

Front Tire Size
P225/45YR17

Rear Tire Size
P225/45YR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.11 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V079000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 10, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
151,786

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2006 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons, 2005-2013 Audi A3, and 2006-2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V377000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2009

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
10200

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2010 AUDI A3, TT, AND TT ROADSTER PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 29, 2005 AND AUGUST 26, 2009. THE CLOSING FORCE OF AN INTERNAL SPRING OF THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE IS NOT ADEQUATE ENOUGH TO HOLD THE VALVE CLOSED UNDER EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS POSSIBLY ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.

Consequence
IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A VEHICLE FIRE COULD OCCUR.

VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND AUDI DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE WITH AN IMPROVED VALVE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-253-2834.

VOLKSWAGEN'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 20Q3/J3. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

2.0L DOHC TFSI 16-valve I4 turbocharged engine w/exhaust turbocharger intercooler

6-speed manual transmission

Electronic stability program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Front wheel drive

Front electronic differential lock (EDL)

MacPherson strut front suspension-inc: lower wishbones, aluminum subframe, track-stabilizing steering roll radius

Independent 4-link rear suspension-inc: separate spring/shock absorber arrangement, subframe

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P225/45YR17 all-season tires

Space saver spare tire & wheel

17" x 7.5" 5-spoke star cast alloy wheels

Servotronic speed-sensitive pwr steering

Pwr vented front & solid rear disc brakes

Hydraulic brake assist

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Tool kit located in spare wheel well

1-piece body-color bumpers

2-way ellipsoidal halogen headlamps-inc: variable focus reflectors, low/high beam tubes

Daytime running lights

Dual body-color mirrors w/RH convex

4-speed intermittent windshield wipers

Cloth front bucket seats-inc: 4-way pwr lumbar, adjustable headrests

Rear seat w/adjustable headrests

Center console-inc: height adjustable folding front armrest w/storage, (2) cup holders, cigarette lighter, front/rear ashtrays, (2) auxiliary outlets

Rear armrest w/(2) cup holders, first aid kit

Front/rear floor mats w/fastening mechanism

4-spoke tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Backlit instrumentation w/automatic brightness control-inc: tachometer, speedometer, digital clock w/outside temp, fuel/coolant temp gauge, driver info display

Digital trip odometer w/service interval indicator

Tire pressure monitor

CAN network-inc: (3) fully functional circuits (infotainment, comfort, powertrain)

Pwr windows-inc: retained accessory pwr, pinch protection, front/rear 1-touch up/down, master switch

Remote keyless entry-inc: extended range, rolling code, selective unlock, trunk release, panic function, alarm

Pwr central locking system-inc: doors/fuel filler door, open/close windows feature, driver door master control

Cruise control

Fuel filler door release button in driver door

Anti-theft vehicle alarm system-inc: blinking theft-deterrent lights, backup battery, backup horn, engine immobilizer, tilt sensor

Concert AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: radio broadcast display system (RBDS), graduated audio level adjustment (GALA)

10-speaker sound system

Pre-wiring for satellite radio

Body-color roof antenna

Dual zone automatic climate control-inc: (7) temp sensors, sun sensor, pressure sensor, pollen/dust filter

Rear window defogger w/timer

Front seatback map pockets

Overhead lighting console-inc: fade-in/fade-out feature, time delay, automatic switch-on when key removed from ignition

Lighting-inc: cargo area, glove box, lighter, ashtray

Partial leather-wrapped shift knob & parking brake

Auxiliary pwr outlet in trunk

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Driver/front passenger next generation frontal airbags-inc: dual-threshold deployment, seat belt buckle switches

Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags

Front 3-point seat belts-inc: automatic pretensioners, belt force limiters

3-point rear seat belts w/automatic pretensioners

Electronic stability program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Daytime running lights

Rear armrest w/first aid kit

 
CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$450

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE HOLDER
$0

 
FRONT GRILLE FILLER PANEL
$0

 
AUDI DVD NAVIGATION PLUS
$2,950

 
AUDI DVD NAVIGATION PLUS
$2,950

 
S LINE PKG
$2,500

 
AUDI NAVIGATION SYSTEM PLUS
$1,950

 
AUDI NAVIGATION SYSTEM PLUS
$1,950

 
PREMIUM PKG
$1,500

 
TITANIUM PKG
$1,500

 
AUDIO PKG
$1,350

 
OPEN SKY SYSTEM
$1,100

 
18" 5-ARM ALLOY WHEELS
$1,000

 
BIXENON HEADLIGHTS
$800

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$700

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$450

 
BLUETOOTH PHONE PREP
$435

 
DARK BROWN WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$400

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$350

 
REAR SIDE AIRBAGS
$350

 
IPOD GLOVE BOX INTERFACE
$250

 
MANUAL REAR SIDE WINDOW SUNSHADES
$150

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