What's the used Audi A3 like?
The interior of the Audi A3 is a great place to sit, because it's superbly finished and classy. What's more, 'every-which-way' seat and wheel adjustment means the driving position can be tailored to pretty much everyone.
Space in the back is better than in the previous A3, but still not great unless you pick the (five-door) Space in the back is better than in the previous A3, but still not great unless you pick the (five-door) Sportback version. However, the boot is well shaped and fairly generous.
The A3 drives and responds competently but the steering isn't as sharp as a BMW's.
At the same time a VW Golf is more comfortable, and the gap widens if you god for a Sport-spec A3, but the Audi is a hushed cruiser.
Safety-wise, in Euro-NCAP tests, the A3 scored four stars out of five for protecting adult occupants and three stars for keeping children safe. However, it gained just one star out of four for its ability to protect pedestrians.
It's as well made as other, more expensive Audis, but it's also expensive for what you get. It loses value only relatively slowly, so good used examples still cost more than their contemporaries.