After 19 years, the car looks and drives nice. What helps is that the suspension was lowered by about 2 inches, giving it a very tight ride (albeit a bit harsh at times); but man can it corner! Gets me about 20 mpg on average mixed around town driving, up to 25 mpg on solid highway driving.
Very comfortable seats, which after 19 years still look great (Audi's selection of cloth materials are great!)
More power! 130 horses just don't cut it when trying to accelerate with a car full of people and running the A/C full blast in Texas summers!
Many times quattro has saved me from a
crash. Also this car is incredible in
snow, you could be in a steep hill,
stop in the middle and the car will
still go up.
I don't think I could ever go back to
FWD or RWD after driving this car. I
own 4 Audis, the 3 other ones being
FWD, and they just don't compare to
this car in the snow.
Interior is beautiful, with heated
leather seats and with every Audi
Exterior is a style that was created in
1982 but clearly well ahead of its
time, as it still looks very good.
Engine...this engine will simply not
die, I just broke 264K miles and it
still runs BEAUTIFUL and has no sign of
dying anytime soon.
Favorite feature without a doubt is the
quattro AWD system, the engine which
lasts forever (many people have 300K or
more with the 5 cylinders) the design
is just beautiful. Great view all
around. Love the interior
Only improvement I could see with this
car is more performance, but this has
already been done with the 200 quattro.
In case you're wondering where the
cupholders are...there aren't any!
Germans="Why would someone worry about
their drinks when they're driving
150mph+ on the Autobahn?"
Bought this car when it was 11 years old and owned it for over 2 years now, 145k miles, and it still doesn't need any major work and probably won't for another 100k miles. This car's reliability and durability is just amazing. Equally amazing is the acceleration and top speed that can be had from the dinky 130 hp engine. I consider the $4500 I paid for this car to be grand theft on my part. People always compliment the car when they see or ride in it. This will not be my first Audi.
Reliability and durability
4 Wheel drive w/ differential lock, you can practically drive on ice
Unobstructed placement of oil pan, I hate it when they put the suspension bar right under it and you need to lift the engine to get at it.
Cup holders (it has none)
Audi likes to ream its customers on parts