I bought this vehicle from a family member almost two years ago and have loved every minute of ownership. The vehicle did have a problem with first gear(it's a 5 speed manuel)where there was a nasty grinding noise. I had to have the transmission replaced but I bought knowing this would have to occure. Since then I've absolutely loved driving the vehicle. I agree with many of the posts that the turbo is a bomb when it kicks in.
Turbo, cornering ability, sound system.
Cheaper parts. It's German though so what do I expect.