Used Audi Q3 2018-present review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Audi Q3 estate?

The majority of used examples will still be within the franchised Audi dealer network, and will therefore look like new. 

It’s still worth inspecting the alloy wheels for any signs of kerb damage because you can get some particularly large ones on high trim levels, and they can be expensive to repair. Also, if the wheel has suffered a particularly bad knock, it might have damaged the suspension.

Most interiors in the Q3 use dark coloured carpets and materials that resist stains well. Some first owners may have specified the Alcantara pack across parts of the dashboard and door cards, so make sure that if the car has any, it’s all in good order.  

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What are the most common problems with a used Audi Q3 estate?

This generation of Q3 is too new to have shown up any major issues, yet. Petrol models were more reliable than diesel models in the previous-generation car, which is perhaps just as well given the bulk of the range of the current car is made up of petrols.

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Is a used Audi Q3 estate reliable?

The latest Q3 actually came a few places lower than the older car it has replaced, finishing in 19th place out of a class of 22 family SUVs. Audi as a brand didn’t do particularly well in our most recent reliability survey and only managed 21st place in a class of 31 car manufacturers.  

To read more from our Reliability Survey in detail, check out the full results here.