I've been looking for a replacement for my 2.0 GT TDi Golf now since May this year and everytime I think i've ofund something I end up changing my mind, the only thing I think i'm certain on is black, auto and diesel. I've gone from Volvo S60 thru Jag S type's but keep coming back to Audi's.
So the question is - or even poll, which would make the better car,
A3 2.0 TDi DSG Sline or Sport either 3 door or Sportback
A4 2.0 TDi Sline Multitronic
I've driven both, the A4 for 20 minutes with the salesman in the car, its comfy, smooth auto and looks good. Downside is the questionable reliability of the multitronic. Also its a conventional auto and not as quick as the DSG box. Oh and can flappy paddles be retro fitted, i must have the paddles !
A3 2.0 TDi
I like both the 3 door and the Sportback, ultimate decision would be down to the perfect spec car, this I had on test for 2 hours. I like the gearbox, although its not quite as smooth to change around town but rattling around a backroad its quite good fun, its certainly a very good comprimise between auto and manual. The A3 is a bit harder riding ( test car was on 17's ) and feels more like the GOlf in the respect that you can throw it around a bit.
So opinions please, if you own one if the time came to replace it would you consider the same or would you never own it again ? Whatever I get will be remapped, if its a low spec A3 then i'm prepared to fit leather change the alloys, fit ottienger body kit after market ice, and i'll probably do the same to the A4 except the leather.
One thing I do know i don't want is BOSE, the A3 I tried had this and as soon as we turned it up the wife said eeurrrrghhhhh thats horrid we don't want that !!! so 10/10 for her !
Thanks for any help you can offer.