Perfect winter car!
Front suspension: The first 9 months I owned the car I visited the dealer 10 times due to squeaks and rattle in the suspension. A 5 year warranty was still in force, but I had to push dealer do all repairs. Well known problem on A4/Passat..
I have added a 'tuning box' (chip) to increase power (110 -> 135hp). Long distance trip fuel consumption measured down to 5,7 liter/100 km.
The car has a fairly good build quality and still feels "tight".
If you consider an A4 make sure that you know the status of the front suspension, as these repairs are quite expensive (if outside warranty)!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th July, 2003