Used Car of the Day: 2012 Audi A3
Yes, we're featuring yet another wagon in this slot. We're automotive journalists, what can we say?
This one is a 2012 Audi A3 Premium Plus S-Line with the DSG automatic transmission.
There are 96K miles on the clock, and this black-on-black car has no sunroof. The plugs are new, and so are the brake components -- and the brakes include Stoptech cross-drilled rotors and pads. The car has just passed state inspection in New Jersey.
The audio unit is a Kenwood model that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is light cosmetic damage to the exterior but the seller claims the cabin is in good shape.
The asking price is $10,500 and you can click here to see the listing.
Wagons, man. Wagons.
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As used first-gen A3s go, this is a nice example. But a) it's FWD, not Quattro, and b) used Audis aren't unreliable per se, but they cost a lot to maintain and fix. Go in with your eyes open.
(And, no, this isn't a wagon - it's a hatch.)
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