10 Things You Need to Know about the 2015 Audi A3

10 Things You Need to Know about the 2015 Audi A3

4. Drives like a Winner

Despite its small size and relatively light curb weight the new A3 drives like a much larger car. Its on-road manners and overall refinement are reminiscent of the larger A6, a model that’s at least two vehicle classes up the Audi product ladder.

One potential downside is the A3’s stiff suspension. Bumps, cracks and other road imperfections are readily felt through the springs, though its structure is about as solid as a block of granite. There are no squeaks, rattles or unwanted shudders to report. Of course the trade off for starchy suspenders is typically precise handling and the A3 is suitably sharp. It’ll carve corners like a butcher going to town on a side of beef, yet at parking-lot speeds the tiller is light and easy to manipulate.

  • MistyGreen

    “Things in the premium compact segment are getting hot,” right when Volvo eliminated the S40. Bad move.

  • AudiFan

    Just take my money!

  • Rex_D

    I agree. I used to love the S40. I think Volvo is using the C30 to fill that spot, however I won’t buy one because the lack of 4 doors.