2016 Audi A3 1.4 Review | Owner’s Perspective

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This is more of a casual chat because I reviewed the 2017 Audi A3 1.0 earlier this year, and also there was a transmission issue with the car during this filming so I was not able to drive faster and fully experience the 1.4 engine.

2017 Audi A3 Review here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QO1JrGaqKY&t=247s

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2016 Audi A3 1.4 Review Video Transcript

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hey what’s up guys Syed here and today i am

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in the 2016

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audi a3 1.4 sedan with the owner Fahmi

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hamilton

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racing yeah look uh catch me on

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instagram so

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yeah he’s the owner of this car and uh

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he’s planning to get an a7 actually so

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this

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is your last request yeah that’s request

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yeah it’s probably my last div in my car

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let’s say last year i’m not getting a

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last few days with the car

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okay so this uh audi a31.4

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comes with a 1.4 liter four-cylinder

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engine producing 122 horsepower

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200 newton meters yes and

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uh seven speed estronic yeah front wheel

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drive

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yeah what else maybe the aftermarket

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exhaust aftermarket exhaust yes that is

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correct

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okay yeah so for me hamilton first

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question just coming from

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not from a military question

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why did you buy this a3 alright the 1.4

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actually at that time i was okay

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our old car actually was the kia

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carriage

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it’s a kia carrier’s 2008 it’s a 2-liter

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mpv1 so uh this yo we already

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gonna die sooner like at that time eight

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and a half years uh reaching ten years

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already generally is like

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wow okay let’s get a new car i told my

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parents okay let’s get a new car we went

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to

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kia we went to toyota then

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the it’s not like they didn’t give us a

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good offer

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but at that time the coe was quite high

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right there and then

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we suddenly got a call from audi uh say

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that they have a

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last few units for an a1 and a3

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available i thought it was 2016.

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it was at this timing or so uh at that

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time yeah we got uh

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we got the invitation and we go we go

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actually we play for fun

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a malay guy who drives a kia karen

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suddenly wants to move their audi it’s

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not really realistic

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like suddenly it’s a very big jump

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usually like

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you’re from a korean car you jump to a

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japanese converse yeah

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and then a japanese car then you jump to

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contiga

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but that’s a very big jump from a korean

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if the history the name the branding

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itself uh

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of course like you can it’s clearly a

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massive big jump and then

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my mom really suddenly attracted to the

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a3 so we got a3

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um without second thoughts they’ll say

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okay fine

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they give us a good offer they go home

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uh they pop up an extra 10k to our

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old car okay yeah over trade uh the

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doctor an extra 10k and every night

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everything all the process is done under

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one month

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yeah one on one my and the car was

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replayed

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ahead of time because my dad wants to

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save up on the road tax doesn’t really

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save up for a 1.4 root text

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every single week is gonna pay 20 every

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single day for the e-day license

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and yeah that was a few years back

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until this year i changed a lot to this

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car

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i changed the plate back to black uh the

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normal

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normal plate and then the entire body is

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like so different in under one month

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yeah and i’m changing car in under one

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week

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so it’s the wrong timing though so

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basically you got this car because audi

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gave you an invitation then your mom

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liked the e3

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yeah yeah yeah i brought them up of

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course because

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it’s uh when i want to change the car

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it’s also

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for my parents convenience yeah because

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yeah yeah i really want them to do

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drivers yeah nice

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to drive also my dad drives it he loves

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it he was the first to drive a car

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and i say oh i know it’s a 1.4 it’s a

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downgrade from a 2 liter

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mpv okay right now okay let’s go but he

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still takes the right plate

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because uh the road tax was 129 per year

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yeah

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yeah so yeah reaching for 1.4 uh

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until i’m you guys know that i’m going

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to change 27.

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this i’m very weak

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how has your ownership experience in

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these four years been like

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it’s very reliable yeah only it’s a bit

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small

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yeah i mean like the rear seats itself

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because not only my parents come in and

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like

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either other passengers were really

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likable

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yeah so uh that time you mentioned

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there’s the electronic

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there’s a slight problem yeah

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then already we just came back from the

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convoy yeah i just said

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that suddenly the car stops for no

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reason

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i can’t start the engine luckily at the

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checkpoint at the checkpoint itself

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it was a traffic it was a two-hour long

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traffic but it was going all along very

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suddenly

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and we was about to reach the uh what

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the what the back check the back hair

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the backside area

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suddenly he died the engine stopped and

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i was like oh come on please please

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please

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i don’t know what happened please after

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anything if anything just let me let it

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be after disgusting

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switch off i start again there’s a deck

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crankling somewhere until now

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oh yeah but i managed to start and

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manage to move yeah i managed to move

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only okay i suspected the gearbox in the

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first place but

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when i move the car like chilling yes

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there’s nothing wrong with it

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so that’s why it’s not the gearbox i

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know it’s not the gearbox so you

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brought the car back to audi i brought

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the car back to audi

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uh they said the first uh the first

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consultation they

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didn’t see anything wrong and then the

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next time i came

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uh for the servicing right they say oh

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your clutch

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yeah they went to test like so they

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changed the yeah and one thing i hate

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the start stop system

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system if you’re really really you know

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yeah it’s just it’s just irritating yeah

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correct so basically how do you replace

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the clutch for you

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uh yeah then the car okay yeah so what

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do you like about this uh

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audi okay for a 1.4 liter for this car

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right

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it’s actually a very fast car actually

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for your 1.4 yeah actually i uh

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i underestimated it’s problem i really

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really

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well when i tested in the malaysian

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highway right this car i really reached

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around

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two three six at top speed i tried

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malaysia away not singapore

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you know where you can get above 130

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so that was uh we were about to go klr

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but everything is okay reliable we go

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back

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we go back to we go we go cameron

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highlands we go to

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kl a lot of times doesn’t really give

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any problems

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i’ll tell you okay so yeah for future

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buyers if you were getting the new

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it’s currently the new a3 that’s not 1.4

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right uh 1.0 there’s a 1.0

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tfx irony yeah uh i think i just got the

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last few units for the 1.4 one

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then what do you dislike about this a3

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this like the space itself

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is very small yeah i feel like yeah yeah

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i feel like more like a hobbit in this

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car

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um we were lucky we didn’t get the cla

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necessarily it was much more smaller at

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the back so

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the a3 is quite reasonable but as the

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time goes by

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you just need a you just need a bigger

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car any mods that you done to this car

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other than the exhaust aftermarket

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yeah all the bodies are actually i um

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cosmetically they’re cosmetic wisely

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i don’t really tune the car hey if

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anybody is looking to get an a3 what

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advice

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or feedback or comments you have for

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them yeah i see

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if you don’t okay if you don’t really

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have a good

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uh you have a big family right yeah a3

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is the car for you

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it’s ready relax car is it’s called

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you can see it as a sport sedan it’s

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like a multi-purpose car

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it can looks nice and then um

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it does run it does run well it does run

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but don’t have high hopes uh sometimes

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you already know the cars fast you don’t

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try to try

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to fight these two liters or 2.4 liters

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right now

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but for 1.4 is quite overpowered

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overpowered

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[Music]

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but at my point of view uh my point of

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view uh i wasn’t expecting that kind of

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power from 1.4

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i’m going to try okay right yeah and

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also this car is lowered

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lower yeah it’s not coil-overs but i

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bought the aftermarket lowering spring

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still comfortable yesterday

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right yeah but it deducts the body roll

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when quartering

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uh usually my uh stock

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suspension was it was you know

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it was like nice

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not just the tight cornering it’s a

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normal cornering also

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you can feel but then it’s not that it

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doesn’t have the body roll now because

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it’s not the coilover

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it does have but it just it’s not as bad

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as the stock one yeah

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okay so yeah guys that’s uh that’s about

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it for this

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bonus review things for me

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thank you guys so much for watching hope

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you enjoyed it and i’ll see you in the

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next review

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yeah see you

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