Used Car of the Day: 2012 Audi A3

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

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.

[Images: Seller]

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  • FreedMike FreedMike on Mar 16, 2023

    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.)

  • Fred Fred on Mar 16, 2023

    I sold my 2007 A3 at about 100k miles, because I was moving to California and wanted to buy a new car before I moved out there, and the expensive timing belt change was due at 120,000

  • Wolfwagen I worked for a few companies that have used Transit Connects for service or delivery and of course as Cabs in NYC (NV200 are the best cabs in NYC- plenty of legroom). I had never seen one as a passenger vehicle until a few months ago when I saw one at the local HD parking lot. It looked great for a small family or even an active couple that needs secure storage. However, I have never seen any advertisement from Ford for this model/trim
  • Bike It's a bizarre conversation, for us folks outside the US.
  • RICK Once had 78 TOWN COUPE and wish I had never let it go! Ultimate OTT excessive luxury! Have since had RWD FLEETWOODS, RWD Fifth Avenues ,as well as 89 Lincoln Town Car Signature Series and current 2007 TOWN CAR Signature Limited! All great cars, but 77 through 79 was KING 🤴 of the road! So sad to see what is now considered a luxury vehicle 😢. Who wants to drive a glorified truck 🚚?
  • Kwik_Shift There are better cars to drop $80G on.
  • 28-Cars-Later Opulence!