Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 2014-present review

Category: Convertible

Section: Alternatives

Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present
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  • Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present
  • Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present
  • Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present
  • Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present
  • Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present
  • Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present
  • 2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.4 TSFI review
  • Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present
  • Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present
  • Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present
  • Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present
  • Used Audi A3 Cabriolet 14-present

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Audi A3 sports?

The A3 Cabriolet benefits from having very few natural four-seat rivals, especially those with a more premium feel.

The most obvious is the BMW 2 Series Convertible. As with the A3 Cabriolet, you get plenty of choice with the 2 Series Convertible, with a number of engines to choose from and a range of three trims. It’s good on the road, too, with strong performance, sharp handling and a pliant ride. However, its rear seats are a little cramped and the diesel engines are a little gruff. Overall, it’s a good car and makes an excellent used car purchase, but it’s short of some of the polish of the A3 Cabriolet.

Overview

The A3 Cabriolet is great to drive and fantastic to sit in. In short, it’s one of the best used convertibles you can buy.

  • Beautifully finished interior
  • Ride and handling balance
  • Well equipped
  • Sport and S Line are more refined than SE cars
  • Poor rear room
  • Optional automatic is jerky