Audi A3 2000 8L Hatchback

This generation of Audi A3 8L (facelift model) has been produced from September, 2000 to June, 2003. We can provide information about 18 modifications of this generation. 2000 Audi A3 is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (3 versions) and front wheel drive (15 versions).

This Audi is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 1.6 to 1.8 litres and power of from 102 to 180 horsepower un four diesel engines with displacement 1.9 litres and power of from 90 to 130 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (11 versions), as well as automatic (7 versions) gearbox.

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Audi A3 2000 8L hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.8 to 9.3 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.9 to 6.3 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Audi A3 2000 8L hatchback petrol engine version is Audi A3 1.6, consuming 6.8 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Audi A3 2000 8L hatchback diesel - Audi A3 1.9 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 4.9 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Audi A3 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 8 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +9% for petrol engines and +7% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Audi A3 modification.

Audi A3 2000 8L hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 163 to 223 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 132 to 170 grams per kilometer. From Audi A3 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Audi A3 1.6 which produces an average of 163 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Audi A3 diesels least CO2 distributes Audi A3 1.9 TDI - 132 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 7.5 seconds has Audi A3 1.8 5V Turbo Quattro version, conversely the tardiest one is Audi A3 1.6 reaching this speed only in 12.7 seconds. The maximum top speed is 228 km/h for the 1.8 petrol 4-cylinder 180 hp version (Audi A3 1.8 5V Turbo).

Lenght of Audi A3 is 415 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Audi A3 is about 4 cm longer than Opel Astra hatchback, but 2 cm shorter than Ford Focus hatchback. Audi A3 gross weight is from 1650 to 1880 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 11 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This Audi is slightly expensive - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1500 €. According to user reviews, average Audi A3 repair costs are 70 € per year. Users calculated Audi A3 2000 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2100 € cost per year and 0.17 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 57%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 27% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Audi A3 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Audi A3 prices and costs.

In user reviews Audi A3 received average grade 7.3 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 88% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Audi A3 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Audi A3 2000 1.6

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.6 Petrol 102 HP 6.8 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.6 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 8.0 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.8 5V 1.8 Petrol 125 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.8 5V 1.8 Petrol 125 HP 8.7 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.8 5V Turbo 1.8 Petrol 150 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.8 5V Turbo Sep 2000 — Jan 2002 1.8 Petrol 150 HP 8.9 l/100km Automatic (4) Front wheel
Audi A3 2002 1.8 5V Turbo Jan 2002 — Jun 2003 1.8 Petrol 150 HP 9.0 l/100km Automatic (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.8 5V Turbo Quattro 4x4 1.8 Petrol 150 HP 8.7 l/100km Manual (5) All wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.8 5V Turbo 1.8 Petrol 180 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.8 5V Turbo 1.8 Petrol 180 HP 9.0 l/100km Automatic (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.8 5V Turbo Quattro 4x4

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds

1.8 Petrol 180 HP 9.3 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.9 TDI Sep 2000 — Jul 2001

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.9 Diesel 90 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2001 1.9 TDI Jul 2001 — Jun 2003 1.9 Diesel 100 HP 5.0 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2001 1.9 TDI Jul 2001 — Jun 2003 1.9 Diesel 100 HP 6.3 l/100km Automatic (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.9 TDI Sep 2000 — Jul 2001

Most fuel efficient diesel version

1.9 Diesel 110 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.9 TDI

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

1.9 Diesel 130 HP 5.1 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.9 TDI 1.9 Diesel 130 HP 6.3 l/100km Automatic (5) Front wheel
Audi A3 2000 1.9 TDI Quattro 4x4 1.9 Diesel 130 HP 6.0 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel

Audi A3 safety

During safety testing Audi A3 has obtained 4 stars from five, which means good safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Audi A3 is evaluated with four stars, children safety - with three stars, and for pedestrian protection Audi A3 got one star.

Audi A3 prices

Audi A3 2000 - 2003 hatchback price in Latvia is from 800 € to 2400 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Audi A3 price is very high - Audi A3 is approximately for 27 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2000 - 2003 prices). Audi A3 high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this Audi could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Audi A3 2003 price 1500 € 1900 € 2200 €
Audi A3 2002 price 1000 € 1400 € 2000 €
Audi A3 2001 price 800 € 1600 € 2400 €
Audi A3 2000 price 800 € 1200 € 1600 €

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Audi A3 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Audi A3 reliability is good. In the roadworthiness tests in 2014 defects were detected in an average of 30.2 percent of Audi A3 of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 33.3%.

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Audi A3 2000 8L hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Audi A3 with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
76%
Conditioning
69%
Metallic paint
58%
Adjustable steering wheel
55%
Cruise control
17%
Heated seats
17%
Rear parking sensors
11%
Xenon headlights
11%

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Audi A3 reviews

Total 23 Audi A3 owner reviews

Audi A3 2000 Hatchback Diesel 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 17 years) Owned for:20`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 340 € (~ 340 € per year)
Total car rating:
9
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