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All round excellence!

Edmunds.com logo Edmunds.com 5/25/2015 markrn1

I have driven my 2015 Audi A3 for 1 week as of today. I have a Premium and only upgrade is to cold weather package. This car delivers an excellent value for the purchase price and is surprisingly well equipped for a base, entry level model. It has standard sun-roof, leather seats, an incredibly easy to use MMI system and with my upgrade heated seats. Working with my Audi sales rep was a very pleasant and experience and my purchase was made both easy and fun. Trading from a Jeep Commander, I was concerned about how I would feel driving a small sedan again, but the A3 feels confident and controlled. Couldn't be happier!

Favorite Feature : Near everything. AWD is a must living in a very snowy/icy winter wonderland. Sunroof is wonderful for the months of warm weather we do get. Driver's seat and steering wheel mounted controls are intuitive and comfortable to use without having to distract any attention from driving. MMI is insanely intelligent. I was using the full functionality before even reviewing the user's manual (and I am not a tech person). Exterior LED lighting is bright and ample for twisty 2 lanes at night. Climate control is fuss free. Remote controlled window and sunroof activation has to be my favorite for quick interior cooling of the black leather on hot days!

Suggested Improvement : #1: Remote start. I live in a climate where the coldest winter days regularly are in the -30s and approach -40 at least a few nights out of the year. I was advised that Audi does not offer remote start as an option and installing post-factory could result in a void of the warranty which is a risk I won't take. I wish they would consider something as a remote start option, but I did know this prior to purchase and still decided all of the great features were worth the trade off. That would be my only recommended change 1 week into driving.

Average Rating : 5

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