Used Audi A3 deals

Starting at less than £150 a month: used Audi A3 deals

BuyaCar team
Apr 6, 2018

Think of the Audi A3 as the upmarket cousin of the VW Golf. The two share the same mechanical parts, but if you think that the Golf is well made, you’ll be impressed by the extra quality of the A3. It’s more expensive as a result, but the car holds its value well, making Audi A3 finance affordable.

Unlike the Golf, the Audi is available as a three door car (with two front doors and the bootlid, which makes three), as well as a more practical five-door version. There’s a high-performance RS 3 model as well as a convertible and a saloon.

The current A3 was launched in 2012 and updated in 2016. An all-new model arrives next year so look out for good deals on new and nearly new examples of today’s version as it approaches. Currently, prices start at just over £9000, or around £135 a month.

Click below to search for all of the current deals on the car or scroll down for more information on which A3 is right for you.


Used Audi A3 (2012-present) deals

An Audi A3 is not the cheapest family hatchback you can buy but it is one of the most rounded in terms of quality, comfort, practicality and driving pleasure. To this list can be added that all-important quality: a strong image.

Naturally, none of this comes cheap with even a four-year-old 2.0 TDI SE 3dr costing from around £9290 or £135 a month.
Its more popular and plentiful five-door equivalent costs still more: from around £10,299 or £160 a month. In return, you get a well-built car that still feels fresh, even with tens of thousands of miles on the clock.

Petrol versions of the car (badged TFSI) are most popular, offering smooth performance and good fuel economy. Even the smallest 1-litre engine is powerful enough for any journey.

The diesel engines offer better fuel economy, but - at just over 50mpg in real-world driving, it's not much better than 1-litre petrol cars.

The trim range is fairly straightforward. SE, the most basic, has air conditioning and alloy wheels, and rides on comfort suspension, which makes it the most comfortable version. Sports adds firmer, adaptive sports suspension with larger alloy wheels.

S line brings luxury touches including brighter xenon headlights, part-leather trim and still larger alloy wheels. Black Edition goes a step further with sportier black detailing.

In addition, some versions have Audi’s quattro four-wheel drive system which boosts grip when accelerating on slippery surfaces. Prices start from around £15,500, or £233 a month.


Best used Audi A3 deal for fuel economy

Audi A3 1.6 TDI SE
This smallest diesel engine just over 50mpg in real-world driving (ignore the official figure of over 70mpg), whether powering five or three-door A3s. Emissions are as low as 99g/km CO2, meaning that examples registered before 31 March 2017 attract zero road tax.


Best used Audi A3 deal for value

Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sport 5dr
Sport trim is only around £1000 more than SE but comes with more equipment, as long as you can tolerate the firmer ride that comes with its sports suspension. The 2.0 TDI engine is more powerful than the smaller 1.6, without using much more fuel.


Best used Audi A3 deals for young drivers

Audi A3 1.2 TFSI Sport 3dr
No A3 is exactly cheap to insure but the low-powered 1.2 TFSI 105PS version makes a good fist of being so with an insurance group rating of 14. What’s more, prices start at less than £10,000, or around £150 a month.


Best used Audi A3 deals for families

Audi A3 1.0 TFSI SE Sportback
Strong performance combined with near-50mpg economy in real-world driving are a family friendly combination but what seals this deal is the Sportback’s 380-litre boot (the same size as a VW Golf’s) and useful 1,220 litres seats-down load space. SE trim gives a more cushioned ride than the more expensive sportier trims, too.


Best used Audi A3 deal for performance

Audi RS 3 Sportback auto
No question: with 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. Prices start at around £32,000 or £390 a month, a big saving on the model’s current list price of £45,000.

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