To celebrate our latest Car of the Month, we're offering some great Audi A3 deals so that even more motorists can get behind the wheel of a model that's been a firm favourite for over 20 years.
It was at the 1996 Frankfurt Motor Show that the original Audi A3 debuted, and over four million have been delivered worldwide in the two decades since.
Audi call it "the founder of the premium compact class" and have continued to pack features from higher-class models into the Audi A3 over the course of three generations of the car.
More recently, the Audi A3 Saloon was introduced in 2012 as a first-time addition to the third generation, while in 2016 every vehicle in the A3 line-up got a technology update.
This means there are some great Audi A3 deals to be found, either on those newest models just a year old, or for even better prices on those produced before the technology upgrades.
Always ahead of the curve
The Audi A3 has always been one step ahead of the pack, and this was recognised in 2014 with a World Car of the Year title, a true coming of age for the 18-year-old model at the time.
In 2016 the range was given a full refresh, with technology upgrades including Audi's smartphone interface with inductive charging, digital virtual cockpit and new driver assist features in traffic jams and rear cross traffic scenarios.
These most recent models can Bluetooth-connect two smartphones at once - for example, a personal and office handset at the same time - and integrate Google traffic information into their navigation directions.
At cartime we have 2016 Audi A3s from around £20,000, while if you go back just one year to 2015 you can expect to save a further £2,500.
Cartime's best Audi finance deals
As with all our cars, we have put together the best Audi finance deals we can so that more motorists can afford to buy the car of their dreams, whether that is a nearly-new Audi A3 or an older model that is still in excellent condition.
Remember all of our vehicles go through our 62-point mechanical check, as part of our six-step vehicle preparation service, so you can put your full confidence in any car you buy from cartime.
We offer hire purchase and Personal Contract Purchase plans to spread your repayments to suit your income, on an interest-free basis so you don't have to pay more overall.
And for cartime's best Audi finance deals of all, look out for models that come with a £500 finance deposit contribution, which we will pay on your behalf so that even the upfront cost of buying an Audi A3 on finance is lower.
The Audi A3 has 21 years under its belt and has very much come of age over the years since its launch - and as we celebrate its heritage with our Car of the Month title, we look forward to even more happy cartime customers driving away a used Audi A3 in nearly-new condition.