Best used Audi A3 finance deals and offers 2019

One of the best upmarket hatchbacks can be yours from £150 a month with PCP finance: these are the latest used Audi A3 deals

BuyaCar team
Oct 25, 2019

If you're looking for a high-quality hatchback that gives you some serious status, the Audi A3 can tick those boxes and more with some very tempting PCP finance offers.

The Audi A3 is the company's mid-sized family car. As Audi's long standing competitor to rivals like the Ford Focus, the A3 has been under constant pressure to deliver the goods, and it has done so with aplomb.

More realistically, in terms of quality, performance and price, the Audi A3 better placed within the same bracket as options like the BMW 3 Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It does have a more high quality feel about it than something like the Focus or a Volkswagen Golf.

If indeed you are interested in making a purchase on a used Audi A3, you'll be pleased to know that it's available with a raft of diesel and petrol engines and a choice of three or five doors. You can also change it up with either a convertible or a saloon variant.

However, if it's high-end performance you're after, then Audi has got you covered with the sadistically fast RS3.

 

The current A3 launched originally in 2012, although it recieved a fairly hefty update in 2016, which included new exterior styling - the more angular headlights are a good giveaway - along with upgrades to the interior tech. Our Audi A3 buyers' guide will give you all the details.

We've listed the most popular versions and specifications below. As with any used car, it's always important to be sure of the trim and spec of the car before you make a decision.

2019 Audi A3 PCP deals

Audi A3 SE offers

The most basic version of the Audi A3 - the SE model - is generally the cheapest available on the used market, but don't let that put you off. Even at entry level, the A3 includes air-conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels and comfort suspension, which gives the SE arguably the most comfortable ride of the bunch.

Updated models built after April 2016 will also include cruise control as standard, along with the pop-up 7-inch display that was fitted to all models in the range. There's no sat-nav as standard with SE models but Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included, so you can use your phone's navigation apps - plus phone, messaging, music and podcasts - on the screen.

The SE trim has now been discontinued, so the used market is the only way to get your hands on one.

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Used Audi A3 SE

Buyacar prices from £7,900
Monthly finance from £125

 
 

Audi A3 SE Technik offers

The SE Technik trim arrived when the Audi A3 was updated in 2016. It adds sat-nav to the SE specification, along with voice recognition for setting your destination or changing your music with voice commands. Rear parking sensors are included too. 

Since the SE trim is no longer available, SE Technik represents the entry level for the current A3 range. 

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Nearly new Audi A3 SE Technik

Buyacar prices from £15,022
Monthly finance from £206

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Used Audi A3 SE Technik

Buyacar prices from £9,899
Monthly finance from £161

 
 

Audi A3 Sport offers

As you might imagine, the A3 sport trim is intended to make the car look more er sporty. Audi has achieved this by fitting more imposing 17-inch alloy wheels and a chrome exhaust. You can make it feel sportier to drive too, with Audi's Drive Select system, which adjusts the sensitivity of acceleration, steering and gear shifts (on automatic S tronic models) depending on which of the four options you choose: Comfort, Dynamic, Efficiency or Auto - the Dynamic setting is the sporty one.

The Sport trim is essentially a step up from SE Techik, so a list of additional equipment includes climate control, aluminium interior panels and sport seats - but there are no parking sensors as standard.

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Nearly new Audi A3 Sport

BuyaCar prices from £16,890
Monthly finance from £226

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Used Audi A3 Sport

BuyaCar prices from £8,500
Monthly finance from £125

 
 

Audi A3 S line offers

Now, if you thought the Sport trim was a little bit tame, then perhaps the S line will be more to your liking. These A3s have larger still 18-inch alloy wheels and sport suspension that's 15mm lower than the SE, SE Technik or Sport models, which gives the car a more settled feel through corners, but does result in a firmer ride. This can be replaced by the standard set-up on new cars, so you'll find S line cars with both types of suspension on the used car market.

S line models also include slightly more aggressive looking bumpers and a rear spoiler for a sportier look, along with cloth and leather seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and extra lighting on the vanity mirror, cupholders and footwells. Perhaps surprisingly, these cars are actually more practical too, with storage nets on the back of the front seats, a 12V power socket in the back and another in the boot, where there's further netting for securing luggage.

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Nearly new Audi A3 S line

BuyaCar prices from £17,790
Monthly finance from £256

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Used Audi A3 S line

BuyaCar prices from £11,995
Monthly finance from £167

 
 

Audi A3 Black Edition offers

If you fancy something a little more individual, then you could turn towards the Audi A3 Black Edition.

Black Edition cars went on sale in late 2016, bringing a new style of 18-inch alloy wheels and additional black trim around the grille and windows. You also get tinted glass and an upgraded sound system in addition to the all of the standard equipment found on S line models.

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Nearly new Audi A3 Black Edition

BuyaCar prices from £18,968
Monthly finance from £257

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Used Audi A3 Black Edition

BuyaCar prices from £17,341
Monthly finance from £243

 
 

Audi S3 offers

Although not as powerful as the super-hot RS3, the S3 does represent a substantial jump in performance over standard A3 models. We see it appealing to drivers who are looking for a low-key performance car that's still family-friendly, but delivers some speed when required. It adds to S line specification with yet lower and firmer suspension and some exterior design tweaks, including a redesigned front bumper and roof spoiler, and bolder exhaust pipes.

Inside, the seats are covered in high-quality Nappa leather and front passengers benefit from heated seats. There is also an upgraded sound system.

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Nearly new Audi S3

BuyaCar prices from £28,206
Monthly finance from £348

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Used Audi S3

BuyaCar prices from £18,850
Monthly finance from £285

 
 

Audi RS 3 offers

This is the one to go for if you're after supercar-style performance from your family hatchback. With acceleration from 0-62mph possible in just over four seconds, the range-topping RS 3 with S tronic automatic transmission and quattro four-wheel drive is the ultimate performance hatchback - not just the A3 range either.

Even on the used market, these are unlikely to be what you would consider 'cheap', but you will still make a substantial saving on the model’s current list price of £45,000.

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Nearly new Audi RS 3

Buyacar deals from £39,990
Monthly finance from £441

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Used Audi RS 3

BuyaCar prices from £31,000
Monthly finance from £366

 
 

Audi A3 e-tron offers

A plug-in hybrid version of the Audi A3 was sold until recently. Its large battery can be charged up for 16 to 20 miles of driving on pure electric power before its petrol engine takes over, and its efficient over longer distances as well, although you can expect around 70mpg rather than the official figure of 166mpg.

Standard specification is high, with 17in alloy wheels, Drive Select modes, bright LED headlights, climate control and sat-nav.

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Used Audi A3 e-tron

BuyaCar prices from £16,599
Monthly finance from £202

 
 

Audi A3 Cabriolet offers

With an electrically-folding fabric roof that can be opened in 18 seconds, the Audi A3 Cabriolet enables you to make the most of the summer, but the roof is also insulated to keep the car weathertight and quiet when you're not in the mood for open-air motoring.

It has been sold in SE, Sport, S line and S3 trim, but in all cases, heated seats are only available as an optional extra.

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Nearly new Audi A3 Cabriolet

BuyaCar prices from £24,850
Monthly finance from £370

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Used Audi A3 Cabriolet

BuyaCar prices from £12,995
Monthly finance from £199

 
 

Audi A3 Saloon offers

Everything you see inside the Audi A3 sportback remains essentially identical on this slightly adjusted saloon variant.

With a longer, sleeker-looking body, the saloon is very similar at the front, but passengers in the back seats will have to make do with more limited headroom thanks to that stylish, but constraining sloping roofline.

If the saloon body is more to your taste, there is noting that should stop you going for this model over the more common sportback.

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Nearly new Audi A3 Saloon

BuyaCar prices from £19,250
Monthly finance from £272

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Used Audi A3 Saloon

BuyaCar prices from £10,695
Monthly finance from £163

 
 

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