Used Audi A3 for Sale
Efficient, easy to drive and oozing sophistication, the Audi A3 is a quintessential Audi. One of few true premium mid-sized hatchbacks available on today’s market, the A3 is undoubtedly right at the very top of its segment thanks to the typical class and quality with which it was designed.
At Jardine Motors, you’ll find hundreds of used Audi A3 from which to choose, ranging from previous generation models to notable savings on nearly new releases. You’ll also find plenty of A3 saloon options available in addition to our A3 hatchback range. Browse our online range of used Audi A3s for sale or visit your nearest Jardine Audi dealer today.
A bit about the Audi A3
The Audi A3 was initially introduced to the world in 1996. The first Volkswagen Group model to be built on the A4 (PQ34) platform, the original A3 shared a number of close similarities with the Volkswagen Golf Mk4 which would be released a year later. A ‘sportier’ alternative to the VW Golf, the A3 quickly established itself as a player in the hatchback market – but it wasn’t until the release of the second generation that the A3 really took off.
The introduction of the five-door Sportback option in 2004 opened the door to the A3 becoming the mid-sized family hatchback it is today. Since then, Audi has continued to build on the A3’s consistent success with various releases – including two notable design overhauls in 2008 and 2016. In 2013, the new third-generation A3 took home What Car? Magazine’s ‘Car of the Year’ before winning the ‘World Car of the Year in 2014.
Since that third-generation release, the A3 has established itself as a class-leading hatchback, offering users a mix of economy, practicality and sophistication in a premium package.
Why buy a used Audi A3?
The Audi A3 is a product of German engineering. No matter what generation of used Audi A3 you buy, you’ll be getting a solid, well-built and high-quality car. As is the way with many Audis, the A3 is tailored more towards comfort and sensibility than that raw excitement and outright performance, but that’s what makes a used Audi A3 an ideal choice for those seeking a well-sized, premium family vehicle.
As a manufacturer, Audi doesn’t drop its standards for the smaller or cheaper models, so you can expect the same build quality, tech features and ergonomics from the A3 as you would in a higher-end option like the A5 or Q5. While the A3 shares many of its key components with the VW Golf, Audi has added a level style and quality to make its hatchback a premium step up from the similarly sturdy and reliable VW offering.
A perennial best-seller, too, the desirability around the Audi badge and the mainstream functionality of the car itself means that a used Audi A3 will retain its value better than other options in its class. And while you do own it, the low running costs and generally sound reliability reputation associated with the A3 make it a smart move for your money.
Which used Audi A3 should I buy?
Be it an older or newer model, hatchback or saloon, whatever second-hand Audi A3 option you go for will offer you solid value for money and a vehicle that finds a tremendous balance between practicality and class. With several model variants available within the A3 family, there are several trim levels to consider:
· Used Audi A3 SE: the first of the three core trim levels available on the A3, the SE represents the most basic package, but it does mean that SE models will be cheaper than Sport or S-Line equivalents.
· Used Audi A3 Sport: The mid-level Sport trim incorporates sharper handling through firmer suspensions, as well as several in-car feature additions.
· Used Audi A3 S-Line: The top-of-the-line trim for the A3, S-Line models offer ever-sharper handling and more premium features than the Sport.
· Used Audi A3 Saloon: A sleeker version of the A3 Sportback hatchback, the A3 saloon offers a more executive look with a lower rear roofline but also carries a shallower boot.
Can I get an approved used Audi A3 on finance?
To accompany our range of new Audi finance offers, we also offer a number of finance options across our used Audi A3 models. Buying an Audi A3 on finance allows you to spread the cost of your vehicle into monthly payments, making your purchase much more manageable over the course of a few years.
All of our Audi A3 second-hand models are available for either hire purchase, PCP or both. If you’ve seen a model you like, simply click on whichever finance option you would prefer listed underneath the model and our finance calculator will provide you with a full breakdown of your costs and relevant terms.
Why buy an Audi A3 second-hand from Jardine Motors?
We are one of the UK’s leading new and used luxury car dealers, representing 14 of the world’s most renowned car brands across over 50 UK locations. We prioritise two things for our customers – the quality of our vehicles and the quality and ease of our service.
We only advertise and sell approved used Audi A3 models, meaning that every option you see listed above has gone through rigorous presale testing to ensure that it’s up to our high standards. Our range covers nearly 10 years of Audi A3 models, including nearly new models with low mileage. The extensive nature of our range means you’re almost guaranteed to find a quality A3 at a price that suits your budget.
We’ve endeavoured to make our online and in-store experiences as welcoming and interactive as possible. Over the past few years, we’ve expanded our online offering to include all sorts of new, accessible digital platforms, which mean that you can now buy, part-exchange or reserve any model online, just as you can in one of our dealerships. We also offer full Audi aftercare support to keep your new A3 running at its best for the duration of your ownership.
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Get a great deal on a huge range of Audi A3 used cars today
With hundreds of used Audi A3 models available, your new car could be just around the corner. Book a virtual appointment with one of our team or visit your local Jardine Audi dealer to see more of our range of used Audi A3s for sale.