Vehicle Showcase: 2015 Audi A3 2.0 TDI Premium

Introducing our new vehicle showcase series! Each week we will pick a particularly interesting vehicle on the lot, and give you in depth information about it. Enjoy!


        Where do I begin? This Audi A3 is truly luxurious, at an economical price both at the dealership and the pump. First, let's cover some mechanical basics. On the fuel-economy front, the A3 TDI achieves 31/43 mpg city/highway, making it the highest-rated diesel car on the market after the BMW 328d. This car's turbodiesel I-4 engine, paired with a six-speed dual clutch and front-wheel drive, produces 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. According to tests, the sedan nonchalantly makes its way to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds, compared to 6.8 seconds for the 1.8-liter gas-powered A3 and 5.4 seconds for the more powerful 2.0-liter gas version. So, yes, you do sacrifice some performance when opting for diesel over gas. But that doesn't stop this compact luxury sedan from packing a punch. On the highway, this vehicle feels sporty and agile. Passing other drivers is a breeze with powerful acceleration and precision handling. The fuel economy on this car is unbeatable for a luxury sedan: 30+ MPG city, and 40+ MPG highway. You can drive so far you'll forget how to pump gas. Motor Trend tested the accuracy of this fuel economy, and drove from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to San Diego, California on one tank. That is 834 miles on ONE TANK. 
       As for the interior, this vehicle boasts sleek black leather, heated seats, telescopic steering wheel, a huge power sunroof, separate driver/passenger climate controls, and so much more. The A3 has also received some of the highest safety ratings in its class, so throw that car seat in the back for dropping the kids off at school. Now for my favorite part, the technology. The hideaway entertainment/navigation screen is emblematic of this car's top notch gadgets. Entertainment is easy to navigate, from bluetooth audio to satellite radio, driving this car turns into a personal concert every time. Steering wheel controls make adjusting volume and skipping songs safe and easy. Additionally, an information rich heads-up display behind the wheel provides you with MPG, a digital speedometer, mileage, and service alerts. Always forget to get your oil changed? How about a car that remembers for you. Without overloading the control panel, Audi gives the driver easy and precise control over every aspect of the A3 experience. 
         Now, let's talk numbers. 18,166 original miles, CarFax certified 1 owner vehicle, and an extended TDI warranty until 2026, or 162,000 miles. This 2015 A3 is ranked as a good deal by CarGurus at almost $1,000 under market value at $17,995. If you're looking for a luxury sedan decked out with all the options, but don't want to pay luxury prices, this is your car.

If you are interested in purchasing or test driving this beautiful 2015 Audi A3 Premium TDI, please call us at (610) 942-7000.


3 Crucial Steps to Get Your Car Ready for Spring

Even if you’re ready for spring, your car probably isn’t.

Before winter hits, many people get the oil changed, tires checked and other pre-winter maintenance completed. But winter takes a heavy toll on cars, often causing hidden damage that could be costly or dangerous.

Now is the time to make sure your car is road ready for spring. Here are 10 must-do checks that car experts recommend so you can drive safely into the season:

1. Take your car for a tire check

Almost all cars in the U.S. are fitted with all-season tires. While these tires are safe and reliable in most climates, they aren’t as flexible as traditional snow tires. All-season tires stiffen in the cold, especially when temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. That can cause cracks and other damage.

You can take your car to many national auto service retailers for a free tire inspection. While you’re there, have your tires rotated and the air pressure checked. Doing these things will make the tires last longer and ensure they’ll grip on rain-slicked roads.

2. Replace your wiper blades

Anyone who has had a windshield wiper peel off during a heavy spring rain knows that winter can be hard on blades. Even if your blades look OK, replace them if they start to leave streaks on your windshield.

An auto technician can change them, or you can easily replace them yourself. Just check the owner’s manual for your car to find the correct size.

3. Ensure your car’s brakes are checked
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