What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For Desirable; good build quality; stylish

Against Disappointing to drive; expensive to buy

Verdict Easy to live with for a convertible

Go for… 1.8 TSFI Sport

Avoid… 1.9 TDI SE

Audi A3 Cabriolet
  • 1. The Audi A3 has a traditional cloth roof, which helps to keep the car's weight down
  • 2. From launch, the Cabriolet’s engine options included three petrols and two diesels.
  • 3. Our pick is the 1.8-litre TFSI – it’s reasonably priced and delivers good performance.
  • 4. In 2009, engine stop-start systems became standard across the A3 range, helping to improve fuel economy and cutting CO2 emissions.
  • 5. The only major issues with the A3 Cabriolet concern the roof. Motor failures and problems with the wear and tear of the roof fabric are the biggest gripes.
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