What used Audi A3 sports will I get for my budget?
Prices for a good used A3 Cabriolet start at just under £16,000 at the time of writing. This should net you either a petrol or diesel car with an average mileage, bought from an independent or a franchised dealer. Up the money to between £18,000 and £20,000 and you’ll find the first of the 2016 cars, with an average or below-average mileage for the year, again with a choice of engines and trims. Those spending £20,000-£25,000 can expect to find a 2016 or 2017 model with a low mileage from a franchised dealer.
How much does it cost to run a Audi A3 sports?
The A3 Cabriolet came with a number of different engines at its 2014 launch. Petrol options included 1.4-litre or 1.8-litre TFSI units, with a further option a little after its launch of a 148bhp 1.4-litre engine that could automatically shut off two of its four cylinders at a cruise to save fuel. Diesel variants included the popular 1.6 TDI 110 and the 2.0 TDI 150, both of which are reasonably refined. The 1.6 TDI should be the cheapest to run.
Various engines were introduced with the 2016 facelift, including a 1.5 TFSI petrol unit, and the 1.6 TDI 110 engine became the 1.6 TDI 116, with a claimed average fuel consumption of 67.3mpg in one model and CO2 emissions of just 110g/km.
Servicing is due every two years or 19,000 miles, with Audi main dealers offering a comprehensive service plan for cars three years old and older. This provides an interim service for £164 and a main service for £319. Independent servicing outlets such as Kwik-Fit also offer plans for the A3, with an interim service from around £140. From new, many A3s were covered by an Audi Service Plan that could be used to cover the cost of routine servicing for up to five years or 50,000 miles.
The A3 Cabriolet was also covered by a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty from new, with the option of an extended four or five-year update.
Residual values for all versions are impressively high, too.