2006 Audi A4 2.0T Avant quattro 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
For this empty-nester, the A4 Avant is great for cross country trips for two with lots of stuff. 30+ mpg on trips, 27 overall. The 6-spd manual is rare in an Avant, but it's great fun when combine with sports suspension. At occasional track days, this fuddy-duddy station wagon can stay with some expensive sports machines. About all this car isn't good at is sneaking up on pedestrians, as direction injection engine has an almost-diesel clatter.
Excellent performance AND fuel economy from 2.0T engine. One of the best interiors, compared to cars $10-20K more. Just plain fun to drive.
Excessive brake dust, needs frequent wheel cleaning. Direct injection engine noisy and rough at idle.