2009 Audi A3  -  $29,745


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,745
Base Invoice: $27,720
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $2,000
Trim: 4dr HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak S Line
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 21 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 4dr HB MT 2.0T FrontTrak S Line
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, which has been sold in Europe since 1996, was adapted for the U.S. market in 2005. Audi sells the A3 as "the first four-door car with the sportiness of a TT coupe."

The base engine is a smooth 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 200 hp and 207 ft-lb of torque, and is available with front-wheel drive. The 2.0T comes standard with a precise 6-speed manual gearbox that has light and easy clutch action. Audi's S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission, based on technology pioneered in their Le Mans-winning race cars, is optional. The S-tronic shifts either automatically or with the pull of a steering column-mounted paddle, and it always has the next gear ready for quick engagement.

On the A3 S-Line, the throaty 250-hp, narrow-angle 3.2L V6 is paired with the S-tronic and quattro, Audi's tried and true all-wheel-drive system.

Audi has done an outstanding job with its subtle updates to the exterior and interior of the A3, with an attractive, completely revised front end and an upgraded interior appearance. 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 17-inch alloy wheels, hill hold assist, leather seating, tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, power windows, locks, and mirrors, 10-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo, and more.

Options include a power sunroof, rear side airbags, a navigation system with a glovebox-mounted 6-CD changer, heated seats and mirrors, and two Sport Packages offering sport seats, sport suspension, larger wheels and tires, and Audi's Magnetic Ride Control adjustable suspension.

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.

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


Model News

Audi's 2009 A3 hatchback receives its first styling update. Though the car's overall shape and proportions are the same, changes are evident in the entire front end, including the hood, headlights, fenders, bumper and grille. Out back is a new rear bumper and new taillights. New door handles, mirror-incorporated turn signals and new wheels complete the exterior freshening.

Inside, aluminum accents the air vents, light switches, and center console, while the control switches beneath the stereo have been updated. The instruments feature black dial gauges with red needles.

Audi's 6-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission is now optional on 2.0L A3s, and the company's quattro all-wheel-drive system, standard on the 3.2L V6-powered A3, is now available on 2.0L A3s with S-tronic.

Magnetic Ride Control adjustable suspension is now optional. It allows the driver to select between "Normal" and "Sport" modes depending upon the driving scenario.


Value Writeup

Audi's 2009 A3 offers a lot of car in a small package, but it carries its diminutive size with a solidity--that is unusual. In addition to eager 2.0L and 3.2L engines 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. The A3 was named a Top Safety Pick in 2008 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Pros

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


Model Highlights

The A3, which has been sold in Europe since 1996, was adapted for the U.S. market in 2005. Audi sells the A3 as "the first four-door car with the sportiness of a TT coupe."

The base engine is a smooth 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 200 hp and 207 ft-lb of torque, and is available with front-wheel drive. The 2.0T comes standard with a precise 6-speed manual gearbox that has light and easy clutch action. Audi's S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission, based on technology pioneered in their Le Mans-winning race cars, is optional. The S-tronic shifts either automatically or with the pull of a steering column-mounted paddle, and it always has the next gear ready for quick engagement.

On the A3 S-Line, the throaty 250-hp, narrow-angle 3.2L V6 is paired with the S-tronic and quattro, Audi's tried and true all-wheel-drive system.

Audi has done an outstanding job with its subtle updates to the exterior and interior of the A3, with an attractive, completely revised front end and an upgraded interior appearance. 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 17-inch alloy wheels, hill hold assist, leather seating, tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, power windows, locks, and mirrors, 10-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo, and more.

Options include a power sunroof, rear side airbags, a navigation system with a glovebox-mounted 6-CD changer, heated seats and mirrors, and two Sport Packages offering sport seats, sport suspension, larger wheels and tires, and Audi's Magnetic Ride Control adjustable suspension.

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.

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


Model News

Audi's 2009 A3 hatchback receives its first styling update. Though the car's overall shape and proportions are the same, changes are evident in the entire front end, including the hood, headlights, fenders, bumper and grille. Out back is a new rear bumper and new taillights. New door handles, mirror-incorporated turn signals and new wheels complete the exterior freshening.

Inside, aluminum accents the air vents, light switches, and center console, while the control switches beneath the stereo have been updated. The instruments feature black dial gauges with red needles.

Audi's 6-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission is now optional on 2.0L A3s, and the company's quattro all-wheel-drive system, standard on the 3.2L V6-powered A3, is now available on 2.0L A3s with S-tronic.

Magnetic Ride Control adjustable suspension is now optional. It allows the driver to select between "Normal" and "Sport" modes depending upon the driving scenario.


Value Writeup

Audi's 2009 A3 offers a lot of car in a small package, but it carries its diminutive size with a solidity--that is unusual. In addition to eager 2.0L and 3.2L engines 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. The A3 was named a Top Safety Pick in 2008 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
435.00 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

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
88.9 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 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
169.0 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
19.5 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.)
Sport

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Sport

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
11.3 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
09V333000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 20, 2009

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
16000

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND AUGUST 2009. THE WIRING HARNESS OF A TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX (DSG) MAY HAVE CONNECTOR WIRES THAT WERE INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED. WITH INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED CONNECTOR WIRES, A TEMPERATURE SENSOR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO FALSELY DETECT A HIGH GEARBOX OIL TEMPERATURE, CAUSING THE TRANSMISSION TO ABRUPTLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SELECTOR LEVER POSITION INDICATOR WITHIN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL FLASH. IN ADDITION, THE "DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL" INDICATOR LIGHT WILL BE ILLUMINATED, ALERTING THE DRIVER TO APPLY THE BRAKES.

Consequence
THE ABRUPT SHIFT TO NEUTRAL COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, INSPECT THE DSG AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE AN AFFECTED DSG TEMPERATURE SENSOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V913000

Mfg's Report Date
December 20, 2016

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
135,683

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Volkswagen Jetta A5 Sedan, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles, and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles. The Antilock Brake System (ABS) control unit may fail during ABS or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) activation, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control.

Consequence
A loss of vehicle control can increase the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS control module software to improve the module's self-testing abilities. Any module that fails the new diagnostic test will be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provide a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.

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
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

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

Servotronic speed-sensitive pwr steering

Pwr vented front & solid rear disc brakes

17" x 7.5" 10-spoke cast quattro GmbH design alloy wheels

P225/45R17 all-season tires

Space saver spare tire & wheel

Tool kit located in spare wheel well

1-piece body-color bumpers

1-piece body-color S line bumpers

Fixed roof spoiler

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

Front fog lights

Dual body-color pwr mirrors w/RH convex

4-speed intermittent windshield wipers

Concert AM/FM/MP3 stereo w/CD player-inc: radio broadcast display system (RBDS), graduated audio level adjustment (GALA), Sirius satellite radio, auxiliary input jack

10-speaker sound system

Body-color roof antenna

Leather seating inserts

Rear seat w/adjustable headrests

Center console-inc: height adjustable folding front armrest w/storage, (2) cup holders, cigarette lighter, (3) auxiliary pwr outlets

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

Front/rear floor mats w/fastening mechanism

3-spoke multi-function leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Backlit instrumentation w/automatic brightness control-inc: tachometer, speedometer, digital clock w/date, 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

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

Rear window defogger w/timer

Flexmetallic interior trim

Front seatback map pockets

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

Illumination pkg

Storage pkg

Lighting-inc: cargo area, glove box, lighter

Partial leather-wrapped shift knob & parking brake

Rear armrest w/first aid kit

Auxiliary pwr outlet in trunk

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

Hydraulic brake assist

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

Side intrusion beams

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

Rear child safety locks

3-point rear seat belts w/automatic pretensioners

LATCH child seat tethers for both rear seats

 
S LINE PKG
$2,000

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
NORTHEAST EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE HOLDER
$0

 
FRONT GRILLE FILLER PANEL
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK
$0

 
BRILLIANT RED
$0

 
IBIS WHITE
$0

 
ARUBA BLUE PEARL
$475

 
LAVA GRAY PEARL
$475

 
METEOR GRAY PEARL
$475

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$475

 
MISANO RED PEARL
$475

 
MONZA SILVER PEARL
$475

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
CARDAMOM BEIGE, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
SPORT PKG
$1,400

 
SPORT PKG
$2,550

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$1,800

 
TITANIUM PKG
$1,550

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$500

 
AUDI NAVIGATION SYSTEM PLUS
$1,950

 
OPEN SKY SUNROOF
$1,100

 
REAR SIDE AIRBAGS
$350

 
ALL-SEASON FRONT & REAR FLOOR MATS
$115

 
ALL-WEATHER FRONT & REAR FLOOR MATS
$120

 
WHEEL LOCK KIT
$80

 
EXHAUST TIPS
$130

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