- Model: A1
- Year: 2011
- Gear Type: Manual
- Boot size: Single/Small
- Safety Rating: 5
- Overall Satisfaction: Loved it
- Listed: July 21, 2014 12:48 pm
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Best featureThe Audi A1 is a great small car. If you need a car of this size, you can’t go wrong with the A1. On the outside it looks great. Small and compact with 15” alloy wheels, modern, great-looking, easy to drive and park - just perfect for this. Comparing it to the legendary small cars such as the Mini, or the Fiat 500, I think that the A1 can compete with them in terms of design. I see people turning heads whenever I drive by. On the inside the state is even better. First of all, the driving position is perfect. I can see everything easily, the rear view windows are big and well placed and glass surfaces are ample. The multifunctional steering wheel seems to come from more expensive Audi models and I love it. Well-lit instrument board is a joy to look at, especially at night. Even though the car is very small, there is enough storage room for small things. There is also a start/stop system (it really saves fuel in city driving conditions by turning the car off and on automatically), great stereo, SD card reader and air conditioning. An amazing feature is a 6.5” screen for navigation placed on top of the dashboard in the middle position. Also, I love the split folding rear seats which are very useful for transporting bulkier stuff in such a small car. The boot is satisfying, having in mind the size of the car, especially since it is deep. The Audi A1 has a 5-star safety rating. The engine in my car is the 1.4l petrol one. It has 122hp and the car is pretty fast with it. I don’t mean racing material, it’s not very sporty, but for everyday driving, you will never lack power. The top speed is about 200km/h and acceleration to 100km/h lasts about 9 seconds, according to the company records. However, the fuel consumption is just great. In the city it is about 7l/100km, on the open roads it can go well under 5l/100km if driven peacefully and combined is about 5.5l100km. Even highway driving doesn’t put much strain on the small engine because it has six gears.
There is not much to complain about. It is small, for example, and there is definitely no room for three grown-ups at the back, but you don’t buy a car of this size if you have a large and bulky family.
Ah, yes, there is no room for spare wheel at the back, because the battery is there. However, a tire repair kit is a part of the standard equipment.
User manual says that the car has to be in first gear or in reverse when parked on a hill. This is so due to the fact that after the brake disks cool down, the parking brake can release the grip. I’ve never had a problem with this and I always leave a car in a gear when parked, but I just thought it was worth a mention.
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