Supercharged 3L has abundant power immediately (pulling out onto busy highway traffic is easy)! The hatchback design is super practical with tons of cargo space (coming from a wagon, I don't even miss it)! The big tires are expensive but inspire extreme confidence (especially in the wet)! I trust my dealership but I am in there more than I would like for different random things. I've barked the passenger side rear tire/wheel two times on curbs taking tight turns - you've been warned.
"Brand new with 95 miles on it and it broke less than 24 hours after driving it off of the lot. O2 sensor was bad and an actuator (whatever that is) needed to be moved.
Start-stop is very inconsistent.
Plastic modeling near side mirror had to be replaced and whole car started to shake from defrost on 4/9. Cruise control is very poor (jumpy, not smooth). Climate control also acts like Jeckel and Hyde. Overall the car is worth about $40,000. The only thing going for it is that it looks great. Needs an economy mode as the computer often chooses a gear to low for economy. Audi has offered little help!
Car was eventually replaced after I filed a lemon law complaint. New car also has a few bugs but much better than the first. However, car has a MSRP of over $72,000 and has been to the shop twice in the first 3 months. Not good! I would avoid Audi at all costs.
Picked up our new a7 a few days ago. Car has the following options: bench rear seat for 3 passengers (new for 2013), cold weather package, side assist. Our previous car was a 2010 Audi a6 prestige. Basic bottom line - the changes Audi has made since 2010
are huge. car handles better and has improved engine/transmission performance. Inside of cabin is superbly designed . only negatives are: comes with start/stop technology - thank goodness it can be disabled with a dash switch; the steering wheel adjustment handle is made of cheap lightweight plastic not suitable for a car of this price; the emergency brake is automatically applied and released - what if it fails in the engaged position?
If you want ALL of the great tech features, find a 2013 A7 Prestige with the Innovation Package. It has the now hard to find "Night Vision" along with head up display, adaptive cruise, active lane assist + all of the blind spot monitors. It also has 5 cameras for a 360 view. Best looking Audi to date. Oolong Gray Metallic is a hard to find color. All around joy to drive. Night Vision "sees" people and animals 500 feet ahead of you. Cruises the highways like it's on rails and the A7 design still turns heads.