I've noticed the last few days when I open either the drivers, passenger door or boot after it's been raining, the seats, carpet and trim get a soaking? Is it just me, or is this a design fault on the A3's?
I've had the car ~5 weeks now, and it used to be just a little drip, but the last few days we've had snow/sleet/heavy rain and it just seems to be getting worse to the extent I need to wipe the seat so as not to get my trousers wet
Same here: few drops on the seat bolsters, leaves water spots that I have to clean off. When I wash the car I double a microfibre over the edge of each seat so when I open the doors afterwards they don't get dripped on.
I never get more than a few drops onto the driver's seat when opening the door. it's a minor annoyance.
The worst is when driving off in wet car with the window open and then turning left.....my arm, the door card and electric windows switches get a soaking from water sheeting off the roof. It's worse on a freshly waxed car.
Drive a 3-door S3 and this has annoyed me since day one! I get quite a few large drops on the seats and a nice covering over the seat rails and carpet! Problem is made much worse when parked on an incline horizontally and you open your door uphil, had a very wet chair then!
Seems just as bad even when it's been lightly raining, as if it collects somewhere!
Yep, I certainly experienced this issue with my last car (A3 8P). Especially annoying with snow. No matter how much snow I tried to clear from the car, I would always end up with a big mass of snow on the drivers seat upon opening the door!
I can't say I've noticed the issue with my A4 B8 that I've owned for 2 years
Try having a TT followed by an A5 and you'd realise it's an audi trait. Worse on the previous cars, doesn't really bother me to be honest. When it starts to leak into the footwell like my TT then I'll start to get miffed.