Great 6-months review here of the Audi A3 TDI which is nothing but pure delight! Nothing to add. Diesel rules.
Six months and 5,000 miles later, the verdict is in and Green Car Journal proclaims that the A3 TDI does so many things right that it’s difficult to find a single flaw. Regarding that clean diesel engine, Green Car Journal writes:
Drop the S-Tronic dual-clutch automatic in ‘drive’ and press on the accelerator, and you’re treated to a burst of low-end torque that presses you back in the seat, courtesy of this TDI engine’s 236 lb-ft torque at the ready from just 1750 rpm.
The journal sums up the overall experience this way:
Six months of seat time in Audi’s 2010 A3 TDI have done nothing but affirm the obvious value of this model. This sharp, luxury-leaning sportback typifies the clean diesel breed with its low emissions and impressive fuel efficiency – an EPA estimated 42 mpg on the highway…and better from our experience – while endearing drivers and passengers to the brand. There’s simply a lot to like about this car.