Owner Review: 2015 Audi S1

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Kilometres travelled -10,000 - 25,000 km
Do you buy this car new or used? -
Used (purchased in 2015)
How much did you pay? (including all on-road costs) -
$50,000

What were your needs when you bought this car? Has it fulfilled those needs?

Something different. Something small but with plenty of power. Preferred a manual transmission.

What were your initial thoughts about the car? Tell us why it appealed to you.

Although classified as second hand (previous owners were the importer and dealer), it only had 36km on the clock. It was selling at a 33% discount off the new price (yes, true!!). It was blue metallic, my colour of choice. It has four wheel drive to get the power down and for extra security in the wet. It has what Audi call an Exterior Quattro Pack which adds a few goodies to the outside (example, red highlights in the headlights).

What have you discovered since owning the car?

It gives me a smile every time I drive it.

What do you like/dislike about the car?

Likes: The power and pull in second gear is incredible. The overtaking power on the open road is lightning fast. It's small and easy to park around town. Only about 35 of this model have been sold new in New Zealand, so it's rare.

Dislikes: Not very economical for a small car, but I knew that when I bought it.

Any other comments about the car?

Audi stopped production of the car in 2018. Not many cars are now being produced with 4 wheel drive and manual transmission. The Toyota Yaris GR is the obvious choice but it's plasticy inside.

Star ratings:

  • Reliability - 5/5
  • Features/technology - 4/5
  • Performance/economy - 5/5
  • Value for money - 4/5
  • Overall rating - 5/5

Lastly, would you buy this vehicle again?

Yes

Why would/wouldn't you buy it again?

Everything I wanted and I still get a kick out of it every time I drive it.

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