Even though it’s based on a Volkswagen Golf platform, the second generation Audi A3 is as well-liked as ever. This is due in part to image, but also because of the A3’s discerning interior, brought together with outstanding engineering.
Even though that reputation comes at a price, the A3 is a really good used car which can last for a long time. The Audi holds its value well, so it’s not cheap by any means. You will get a lesser, much newer car, for the amount of cash you’ll fork out for a secondhand A3.