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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Audi A1 (10-) Hatchback
10 reader reviews for Audi A1 Hatchback.
  • 1.6 TDI 105 Sport 3dr

    Shaun Tate , West Yorkshire . Date: 24/05/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      59

    My car

    OK, so this car is a bit more expensive but it's worth it. It feels bigger than it is, drives bigger than it is and is better put together than anything else in it's class, apart from maybe the Polo. Talking of the Polo, if you were to order a comparable model with the same, but less powerful, 1.6 litre diesel engine and similar spec you be paying almost the same amount but without the same fuel economy or the zero rating for road tax.

    This car is comfortable, I defy anyone to fail to find a comforable driving position. The seats and steering wheel are fully adjustable, so much so that even the tallest driver should fit although that might leave no room in the back for a rear passenger to sit directly behind but that would apply to most cars of this size surely?

    I'm not a slow driver yet I'm getting an average of 59mpg over the 30,000 miles (one year) I've had it. I drive regularly at motorway speeds and often just tootle along the narrow roads of the Norfolk Coast. I think my motoring is pretty mixed, I'm very happy with the economy.

    It's well equiped, I bought a standard model with only metalic paint as an option, it offers me everything I need. It's been faultless to drive with even the original front tyres lasting me 25,000 miles and then only £100 each to replace.

    I usually change my car every twelve months but there's no way I'll be getting rid of this, apart from buying another I wouldn't know where to start, I won't bother, I'm keeping my A1.

  • 1.6 TDI Sport 3dr

    M Selby , . Date: 10/11/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    Car is actually the 5 dr Sportback but no options in review menu.

    Changed from Mini to get the rear doors and more space - surprisingly big in the back

    Very practical and feels like a big car when on the motorway, but small around town. We also own an A4 and I am just as happy with this in long runs. However, the reason to buy was for economy on long runs, but even after 3000 miles, still only averaging 44 mpg - and this is non-urban driving. On a long haul, expect 50 +, but nothing like the published figures. Dealers have checked a couple of times in case problems with engine management or filters.

    Voice control, phone system, the music storage, sat nav, interior lighting pack etc are superior to the top of range 2011 A4 we also own.

    Handles well on back roads, even though opted for normal (non-sport)suspension to make speed humps less intrusive. The 1.6D feels under-powered when trying to overtake (compared with the 3.0D A4), but fine for around town and motorways. The 2.0D option would be my choice, but not available when this was ordered.

  • 1.6 TDI Sport 3dr

    John bradshaw , Cumbria . Date: 12/09/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    The A1 is beautifully made and oozes quality, whilst not cheap it does feel like a bigger Audi made smaller rather than a VW Polo with some window dressing added. Standard equipment levels are good, although the options list is long and expensive the Sport trim comes with everything you need in a small car. The seats are superb, comfortable and supportive, all of the contact points feel good and the overall cabin environment is excellent. Practicality is surprisingly good, yes it is a small car so clearly it is not going to carry seven people, but it carries my wife and I and our two toddlers and the boot is good for weekend bags for a short break or the weekly shop. The car feels secure and well planted with good steering response, however it is nothing like as much fun as a Mini and in a way replicates the general feel of an Audi made smaller rather than the out and out entertaining set up of the Mini. The engine is noisy at start up and unless you hit the gas hard it feels rather sedate due to the gear ratios, if you do get heavy footed then the car feels pretty quick but this does kill fuel economy. My only complaint is fuel economy, I get nothing like the published figures, I average around 53mpg in town and around 63mpg on the open road, this is actually below the average I get in a BMW 318d which is a heavier car with a more powerful engine. Overall it is a great little car, I'm very pleased with it except for the disappointing fuel figures.

  • 1.6 TDI Sport 3dr

    alastair baldwin , cheshire . Date: 19/06/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    This is the best car small car i have ever owned, i use to own a MINI, i am i so glad i change, its a much bigger car, as well the quality is amazing the plastics in the car is outstanding and has a fantastic driving position. The running cost is another reason why you should buy this car i am never at the petrol station, i am already averaging about 60 mpg which is remarkable. The drive of the car is like you are driving a very up-market audi of a much bigger car. Overall i am extremely pleased with this audi and can't sing its praises enough, this car is well worth a consideration.

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