3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Great automobile but.......
By Steve on
2001 Audi allroad quattro AWD 4dr Wagon (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
Incredible automobile - styling, design, drivability, etc. Works well for Maine winters. Minor problems along the way BUT no sooner than the 50k/4 yr warranty was over the whole transmission blew! Cost: $5,600 to replace. Audi 'split' the cost and paid 75% while I paid $1,300. Bummer as the lease is almost over and had to fork over some large $$. I got nowhere with AudiUSA on this issue. No good explanation from anyone on the cause of the issue other than 'it occasionally happens'. This is my 2nd Audi - first was a 1998 A6 which I purchased. Decided to lease this one. I'm afraid after 2 tries I'll not purchase another Audi again. I fear the undependability and future costs to maintain it.
Design, styling, ease of handling the road, Bose stereo. good leg and head room.
BETTER warranty for a car of this caliber. Greater willingness of AUDI to accommodate 'freak' incidents of major cost. Better explanation of costs related to brake pads and tire replacement - they are expensive and should last more than 25k! Overall a costly car to maintain.