Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Audi A1 hatchback?
The vast majority of examples will still be within the official approved used dealer network and should, therefore, still look like new. However, you can get some rather large alloy wheels on an Audi A1 that could be kerbed quite easily, so check the condition of the alloys and tyres because repairing them can be expensive.
Check for any parking damage to the bumpers because not all models have parking sensors to help you out.
The interior does use some scratchy plastics on the doors, so watch out for any damage to the handle, particularly from people who wear rings.
What are the most common problems with a used Audi A1 hatchback?
This present A1 hasn't thrown up any major issues yet, but some have found the S tronic automatic gearbox to be a tad jerky when pulling away from a junction or merging onto a roundabout. In our experience this is common to the vast majority of Audi models that use this gearbox.
The latest A1 didn't feature in our most recent reliability survey, but the previous model always scored well, although in the last survey it finished in 20th place in the city and small car class. Audi as a brand finished in 20th place out of 31 manufacturers.
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