5 things to know about the Audi S1

With a punchy four-cylinder turbo and quattro all-wheel drive squeezed under its pint-sized body, the 2014 Audi S1 Sportback has the potential to be seriously special. How does that translate to the real world?


Although it provides a window into life with a car, there’s only so much we can learn during a regular week-long review. Niggles pop up, panels come loose and rattles start to form over time – and if you’re anything like us, they’ll start to drive you insane.

Rather than taking a stab in the dark, or relying on scuttlebutt from punters to learn what it’s like living with some of Australia’s most interesting, popular or talked about cars, we went out and laid down our hard-earned on a fleet of diverse ‘owned cars’, ranging from an Abarth 595 to a Mitsubishi Triton.

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