1997 Audi A4 Avant 1.9 TDI
Elegance, quality, safety, comfort and reliability!
Underpowered since buying (Never really figured out why). Top-speed was 160km/h (100mph).
Nothing else really.
In 110000km (70000miles), all I have done to this car has been regular oil change, belt change once and front brake-piece-change once. So either I've been very lucky or this truly is an extremely reliable car.
Diesel consumption has been around 6l/100km (40mpg).
I spent the last Christmas in northern Finland and we had about -35C (-31C) for two weeks there and the engine started every time although it is an import-car from Germany and doesn't have winter-accessories.
Finally, my Audi was crashed by another car to my right side between the doors at 80km/h (50mph). Looked like it was hit at 30km/h because the car survived so well, passengers too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th January, 2004