Loaned A3 s-line convertible
Got give an A3 s-line convertible as a loan car today whiles mine was in the garage having its electrics checked.
I was so impressed with its engine. I couldnít believe how diesel technology has improved. My previous experience of diesels was 1994 Ford Escort TD which was a dog to drive because there was such a small power band to play with. The only way I knew the A3 was a diesel was that it didnít rev as high as a petrol engine and it was a bit clattery on tick over but you can say that about my S3 anyway. It pulled so smoothly, I really liked its low end toque without needing to rev. So I think this power delivery unit suited the carís relaxed driving style.
Iím not a fan of the convertibleís apportionments as it reminds me of a Metro convertible. There seems to be a bit of shake through the steering whilst driving, I guess this is what they call scuttle shake.
The all-round visibility wasnít great with its rollover hoops but the larger wing mirrors did help.