Used Audi A3 deals

One of the best upmarket hatchbacks can be yours from £150 a month: these are the latest used Audi A3 deals

BuyaCar team
Apr 15, 2019

The Audi A3 is a family car that feels a bit more special than a Ford Focus - for a slightly higher price.

But the discounts and finance offers available can make this popular car little more expensive than a Focus or a Volkswagen Golf, a car that is mechanically very similar.

The A3 is available with a raft of diesel and petrol engines, with three or five doors, as a convertible, and as a saloon. It even has a high performance model called the RS 3.

2012 saw the current A3 launched and an updated version went on sale in 2016 with extra equipment and a new design that's easy to spot, thanks to the jagged bottom edge to the headlights. Read a full review of the car in our Audi A3 buying guide

We've listed the most popular versions and specifications below: bear in mind that standard equipment did vary during the car's lifetime, and many models will be better-equipped, with optional equipment that was fitted when new.

 

2019 Audi A3 deals

 

Audi A3 SE offers

The most basic version of the Audi A3 - the SE model - is generally the cheapest available on the used market, but it's not too shabby. It includes air conditioning, 16in alloy wheels and rides on comfort suspension, which makes it the most comfortable version.

Updated models built after April 2016 include cruise control as standard too. It includes the pop-up 7in dashboard screen that's fitted to the range. There's no sat-nav as standard with SE models but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included, so you can use your phone's navigation apps - plus phone, messaging, music and podcasts - on the screen. SE cars are no longer sold new.

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Used Audi A3 SE

BuyaCar prices from £9,000
Monthly finance from £129

 
 

Audi A3 SE Technik offers

SE Technik trim arrived when the Audi A3 was updated in 2016. It adds sat-nav to the SE specification, along with voice recognition for setting your destination or changing your music with voice commands. Rear parking sensors are included too. 

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Nearly new Audi A3 SE Technik

BuyaCar prices from £15,140
Monthly finance from £193

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Used Audi A3 SE Technik

BuyaCar prices from £9,499
Monthly finance from £141

 
 

Audi A3 Sport offers

Sport models are meant to look sportier with 17in alloy wheels and a chrome exhaust. You can make it feel sportier to drive too, with Audi's Drive Select system, which alters the accelerator sensitivity, steering response and gear shifts (on automatic S tronic models) depending on which of the four options you choose: Comfort, Dynamic, Efficiency or Auto where the car decides which mood you're in.

Also included is climate control, aluminium interior panels and tighter front sport seats  - but no parking sensors as standard.

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Nearly new Audi A3 Sport

BuyaCar prices from £15,950
Monthly finance from £226

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Used Audi A3 Sport

BuyaCar prices from £8,950
Monthly finance from £131

 
 

Audi A3 S line offers

S line cars have larger 18in alloy wheels and sport suspension that's 15m lower than cheaper models, which makes the car feel slightly more responsive in corners, but does result in a bumpier ride. This can be replaced by the standard set-up on new cars, so you'll find S line cars with both types of suspension on the used car market.

The cars also include differently-styled bumpers and rear spoiler, over the back screen, for a sportier look, along with cloth and leather seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, bright LED headlights and extra lighting on the vanity mirror, cupholders and footwells. These cars are more practical too, with storage nets on the back of the front seats, a 12V power socket in the back and another in the boot, where there's a further net for securing luggage.

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Nearly new Audi A3 S line

BuyaCar prices from £13,497
Monthly finance from £208

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Used Audi A3 S line

BuyaCar prices from £11,299
Monthly finance from £172

 
 

Audi A3 Black Edition offers

Black Edition cars went on sale in late 2016, bringing a new style of 18in alloy wheels and black highlights on the grille and around the windows, as well as tinted glass and an upgraded sound system. This is in addition to the S line standard equipment.

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Nearly new Audi A3 Black Edition

BuyaCar prices from £19,449
Monthly finance from £255

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Used Audi A3 Black Edition

BuyaCar prices from £18,000
Monthly finance from £227

 
 

Audi S3 offers

Not as powerful as the top-of-the-range RS3, but sportier than standard A3 versions, the Audi S3 appeals to drivers who are looking for a low-key performance car that's still family-friendly. It adds to S line specification with lower and firmer suspension and exterior design tweaks, including a redesigned front bumper, roof spoiler and exhaust pipes.

Inside, the seats are covered in high-quality Nappa leather, front passengers benefit from seats heaters and the sound system is upgraded.

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Nearly new Audi S3

BuyaCar prices from £19,450
Monthly finance from £190

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Used Audi S3

BuyaCar prices from £18,300
Monthly finance from £190

 
 

Audi RS 3 offers

With acceleration from 0-62mph possible in just over four seconds, the range-topping RS 3 with S tronic automatic transmission and quattro four-wheel drive is the performance A3. No used car looks particularly cheap, but you will make a big saving on the model’s current list price of £45,000.

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Used Audi RS 3

BuyaCar prices from £30,990
Monthly finance from £373

 
 

Audi A3 e-tron offers

A plug-in hybrid version of the Audi A3 was sold until recently. Its large battery can be charged up for 16 to 20 miles of driving on pure electric power before its petrol engine takes over, and its efficient over longer distances as well, although you can expect around 70mpg rather than the official figure of 166mpg.

Standard specification is high, with 17in alloy wheels, Drive Select modes, bright LED headlights, climate control and sat-nav.

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Used Audi A3 e-tron

BuyaCar prices from £16,199
Monthly finance from £211

 
 

Audi A3 Cabriolet offers

With an electrically-folding fabric roof that can be opened in 18 seconds, the Audi A3 Cabriolet enables you to make the most of the summer, but the roof is also insulated to keep the car weathertight and quiet when you're not in the mood for open-air motoring.

It has been sold in SE, Sport, S line and S3 trim which omit a crucial feature for British convertibles: heated seats, which help to keep you toasty when driving with the roof down in winter, are optional.

Nearly new Audi A3 Cabriolet
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Used Audi A3 Cabriolet

BuyaCar prices from £13,000
Monthly finance from £203

 
 

Audi A3 Saloon offers

A longer, sleeker-looking type of Audi A3, the saloon is similar to the hatchback from behind the wheel, but rear passengers will have to make do with limited headroom, thanks to that stylish, but constraining sloping roofline.

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Nearly new Audi A3 Saloon

BuyaCar prices from £18,500
Monthly finance from £252

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Used Audi A3 Saloon

BuyaCar prices from £10,999
Monthly finance from £153

 
 

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