4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Be warned - this car could bankrupt you
By CT driver on
2001 Audi allroad quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
We bought this car as an SUV alternative - loved the carlike driving, decent performance and Audi style. Unfortunately, the car has been dreadfully unreliable. We've lost $20,000 in depreciation in 30,000 miles and had over $20,000 of warantee repair work done - thats $40,000 to drive 30,000 miles!! WOW. The list of repairs (covered by Audi but inconvenient to say the least) is too long to fit here: 2 replacement transmissions; new brake rotors every 15,000; new front air suspension at 58,000; front tie rods at 55,000; 2 air flow sensors; 3 hazzard light switches; new radiator at 52,000 miles; steering angle sensor (controls ABS) No racing-no accidents-no excuse for this experience
The car is a nice blend of size, performance, utility, and safety.
Audi has horrible reliability/quality problems - for a premium luxury brand, they have a lot of work to do to catch up to Lexus. I've now owned four Audis, I wish I could buy another, but after this experience there is just no way that will happen. Next car will probably be a Honda Pilot