It's not quite a "hot hatch," but the A3 can handle like one. Sporting an aluminum subframe for lightweight stability, anti-roll bars in the front and back, and speed-sensitive steering, the A3 handles impressively through twisty bits of pavement. Like most Audis, the A3 tends to understeer when pushed a little too hard, so be mindful. If you aren't, the ESP (which takes the push of a button to turn off) will keep you situated. Of course, it's easy to push around town. Thanks to the speed-sensitive steering, you can swoop the wheel around with your index finger when parallel-parking.