Can I really Afford An Audi A3?

Can I really Afford An Audi A3?

A premium hatch back with some decent power behind it the Audi A3 is a car that much desired. But a price tag of up to £30K can make potential buyers think twice about making such a purchasing. With the often finding themselves asking: “Can I really afford this car?” If you are in this situation, then read the advice below before you make your final decision.

The A3 Cost Advantages

OK, so buying a car outright no matter what make and model is often an expensive business. That is why it good to know that the A3, that you can read more about at compares favorably to other models in its class like the BMW and the Volvo, making it a good investment for your money. It’s also worth noting that the fuel economy is excellent with over 72 mpg, meaning if you do buy this car, it won’t be all that expensive to run. Something that may help if you chose a money leasing or loan to pay for it.


Obviously one of the easiest ways to raise the cash for a car like the Audi A3 is to get an auto loan. But before you do, make sure you check out some of the tips at  to help you find the best one. As I bet, you didn’t realize that you can affect your credit score by applying for a lot of loans over a long period? Or that it’s always a good idea to check loan offers other than one the dealers have available? As these often come with huge interest rates and the penalties for early payment. So making your overall purchase way more expensive, all because you haven’t done your loan homework.


Another great option for finding the finance for a car like the A3 is choosing a hire purchase or lease option. This can work particularly well for folks that prefer to have a brand new car every few years.  As you pay a deposit and monthly payment and then you have the option of purchasing the car outright after a few years, or trading it back in for a newer model.

Dealers often have great offers on hire purchases as well, such as £1000 off of the ticket price of a car. Meaning you will pay even less each month for a brand new vehicle.

Offset payment against a business

Lastly, a creative way to find the money for a nice new car like the Audi A3 is to offset any loan or lease payment that you may incur with a business venture. If you live in a city or big town it’s possible you could work for a lift sharing company like Uber, see for details. Thus making money from your car purchase that you can use to pay off the loan or lease bill every month.

This is something you should consider if you are thinking about these options but really don’t want to add another 200-300 per month to your outgoings.

So, in summary, the answer is yes, you can afford that A3. As long as you think it through and do your homework before you pick a loan or lease option.

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