Audi A3 Sportback 8PA Hatchback 2004

This generation of Audi A3 Sportback 8PA has been produced from June, 2004 to June, 2008. We can provide information about 21 modification of this generation. The car has been produced with front wheel drive (16 versions) and all four wheel (4x4) drive (5 versions).

This Audi is available with seven petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 3.2 litres and power of from 102 to 250 horsepower un three diesel engines with displacement from 1.9 to 2.0 litres and power of from 105 to 170 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (13 versions), as well as automatic (8 versions) gearbox.

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Audi A3 Sportback 8PA hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.5 to 10.6 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 5.1 to 6.4 litres per 100km. The most economical Audi A3 petrol engine version is Audi A3 1.4 T FSI, consuming 6.5 litres per 100km. While the most economical Audi A3 diesel - Audi A3 1.9 TDI for 100 kilometers consumes 5.1 liters of diesel.

Audi A3 Sportback 8PA hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 154 to 254 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 138 to 173 grams per kilometer. From Audi A3 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Audi A3 1.4 T FSI which produces an average of 154 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Audi A3 diesels least CO2 distributes Audi A3 1.9 TDI - 138 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.3 seconds has Audi A3 3.2 quattro version, conversely the tardiest one is Audi A3 1.6 reaching this speed only in 13.2 seconds.

Lenght of Audi A3 is 429 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Audi A3 is about 3 cm longer than BMW 3 series hatchback, but 3 cm shorter than Honda Civic hatchback. Audi A3 gross weight is from 1805 to 2125 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 15 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This Audi is quite costly - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 3700 €. According to user reviews, average Audi A3 repair costs are 280 € per year. Users calculated Audi A3 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2200 € cost per year and 0.18 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 60%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 23% 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 9.3 (from 10), which is good rating, on average cars of this age are rated only 7.9. All authors of reviews would recommend Audi A3 to the friend.

Audi A3 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Audi A3 1.4 T FSI Sep 2007 — Jun 2008 1.4 Petrol 125 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.6 Nov 2004 — Jun 2008 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.6 Nov 2004 — Jun 2008 1.6 Petrol 102 HP 7.6 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.6 FSI Sep 2004 — Sep 2007 1.6 Petrol 116 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.8 T FSI Jul 2006 — Jun 2008 1.8 Petrol 160 HP 7.4 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.8 T FSI Jul 2006 — Jun 2008 1.8 Petrol 160 HP 7.5 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.9 TDI Nov 2004 — Jun 2008 1.9 Diesel 105 HP 5.1 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 1.9 TDI Jul 2006 — Jun 2008 1.9 Diesel 105 HP 5.9 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 FSI Jun 2004 — Jul 2006 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 FSI Sep 2004 — Jul 2006 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 7.8 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 T FSI Oct 2004 — Jun 2008 2.0 Petrol 200 HP 7.7 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 T FSI quattro Oct 2004 — Jun 2008 2.0 Petrol 200 HP 8.9 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Audi A3 2.0 T FSI Mar 2006 — Jun 2008 2.0 Petrol 200 HP 7.8 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Nov 2004 — Jun 2008 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.5 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Nov 2004 — Jun 2008 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.7 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro Jun 2005 — Jun 2008 2.0 Diesel 140 HP 5.8 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Jun 2006 — Jun 2008 2.0 Diesel 170 HP 5.8 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI Jun 2006 — Jun 2008 2.0 Diesel 170 HP 5.9 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Audi A3 2.0 TDI quattro Jun 2006 — Jun 2008 2.0 Diesel 170 HP 6.4 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Audi A3 3.2 quattro Nov 2004 — Jun 2008 3.2 Petrol 250 HP 10.6 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Audi A3 3.2 quattro Nov 2004 — Jun 2008 3.2 Petrol 250 HP 9.9 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)

Audi A3 prices

Audi A3 2004 - 2008 hatchback price in Latvia is from 2000 € to 5500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Audi A3 price is very high - Audi A3 is approximately for 74 percents more expensive then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2004 - 2008 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 2008 price 3600 € 4500 € 5500 €
Audi A3 2007 price 3500 € 4400 € 5500 €
Audi A3 2006 price 2800 € 3800 € 5000 €
Audi A3 2005 price 2900 € 3500 € 4300 €
Audi A3 2004 price 2000 € 2500 € 3000 €

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Audi A3 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) Audi A3 quality is entirely high. In the roadworthiness tests carried out in 2020, defects were detected in an average of only 23.6 percent of Audi A3 of this generation (the average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 29.5%).

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Audi A3 Sportback 8PA hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Audi A3 with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
85%
Conditioning
71%
Metallic paint
67%
Adjustable steering wheel
62%
Rain sensor
39%
Cruise control
36%
Heated seats
28%
Rear parking sensors
22%
Leather upholstery
22%
Xenon headlights
19%
Dimming mirrors
16%
Roof bars (railings)
15%
Navigation
13%

Audi A3 reviews

Total 21 Audi A3 owner reviews

Audi A3 2007 Hatchback Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:72`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 4.5 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1700 € (~ 566 € per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 42
Audi A3 2004 Hatchback Petrol 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:120`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 800 € (~ 160 € per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 42
Audi A3 2004 Coupe Petrol 1.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 11 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 12.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 200 € (~ 100 € per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
   female, age 53
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