Audi allroad quattro Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1995 Audi allroad quattro Avante petrol

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired146 kilometres
Most recent distance161 kilometres
Previous carSAAB Saab 900S Convertibl

Summary:

A fantastic safe fun to drive vehicle

Faults:

Dash gear selector light blown on dash.

Air-conditioning panel burnt out.

Accelerator pedal fell off.

Air-conditioner compressor bearing collapse.

General Comments:

Fantastic Car to drive.

Aside from the few 'silly' problems I seriously love my Audi.

Does anyone know where I can get a new accelerator pedal, cheap? (not likely I know)

Sticks to the road like glue.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2004

2002 Audi allroad quattro 2.7L turbo

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.7L turbo Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance17000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Impreza

Summary:

Worth taking for a spin if you are after a luxury SUV

Faults:

The alignment of one of the wipers needs adjusting as it hits the frame when used at high speed. It is a very, very minor problem.

General Comments:

I was looking for a car with space, comfort and performance when I bought the Audi Allroad. It scores well against each of the criteria.

I opted for the automatic gearbox on the recommendation of the salesperson. She thought it would help at the time of resale. In hindsight I would go for the manual, which I think is a more engaging drive. The auto transmission has lag at times, which can be annoying.

Otherwise the car comes fully optioned. The performance from the 2.7L petrol engine is fantastic. Fuel consumption is a little high averaging 12-13L/100km. It may just be my driving style!

Handling on and off the tarmac is fantastic. I highly recommend the quattro system for wet or loose surfaces, or generally for safety.

I marked down the dealer because I did not find the sales process very satisfying. They seemed to be very keen up to the point of sale and then nothing. The service guys have been excellent.

If you are looking for a practical car with performance and are looking at BMW X5, Volvo XC90, VW Touareg, or similar, do yourself a favour and take the Audi Allroad out for a spin. It performs more like a car and seems to have more space all round. The price is high, but worth it if you ask me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2003

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews