I bought this Audi AWD to get me home to
the hill top I live on and it has
exceeded expectations. It will go
anywhere my 4x4 Explorer will with the
exception of ground clearance. It is
fun to drive here in western VA.
Dealership has been good although not a
cheap car to maintain.
I bought with 87K and now have almost
120k. If you can afford it buy an Audi
Certified car for the excellent 100k
warranty. That is what I plan to do next.
AWD and 3rd gear on curvy roads. Good
I was in love with my Audi for the
first four years. Now, in the past 18
months I have spent $7000 repairing
it. First the water pump was leaking,
then the heat exchanger went, now the
car is in the shop gettin the
tensioners replaced which is a $2200
job. Once this problem is fixed, I am
selling the car and going back to
Japanese cars - I can't afford this
German engineering any longer!! The
styling on this car is terrific, but
it's not worth the cost!
Can't possibly fit all of my
experiences in this small review.
Purchased used w/ 50k miles, audi
assured, well maintained by Audi by the
book. Secretly phoned dealer where car
was originally serviced and found it
had many issues not disclosed to me
prior to purchase. Numerous issues,
some major and other minor. Audi servi
ce is bad (5 different dealers in 3
Great handling, good interior build
quality, great looking newly waxed
UNRELIABLE PIECE OF GARBAGE, HORRIFIC
DESIGN FLAWS IN BRAKES, SUSPENSION AND
TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT. ENJOY YOUR
This is one of the nicest cars I've
ever driven. The faster you go, the
better it gets - all the little rattles
go away and it hugs the road
beautifully. However, this car has had
too many problems - broken ignition
(waited 6 months for the part), heater
core failed, 2 CV boots busted, water
pump failed, broken radiator fan,
sunroof problems, remote key works only
when it feels like it. We've taken
good care of this care and done all the
suggested maintenance, but it hasn't
taken care of us.
Fun fun fun to drive, and can carry
quite a bit with the back seats folded
down. Beautiful styling.
More rear seat leg room, better cup
holders, a remote key system that
works, needs parts that are built to
last (and actually do last).
I bought a 1.8T Q 5spd new in 1/98 and have
religiously maintained it for the past 6 years.
Car is in the shop so often that it's
humorous. Turbo had to be replaced at 2k
miles; all sorts of electrical problems; cracked
brake reservoir; leaking oil from gasket; I
could go on...
I will never buy an Audi again. The quality is
horrendous for a car marketed as an upscale,
performance sedan. I'm in the market for a
Honda or Acura. Take it from a reasonable,
level-headed person--do not buy an Audi.