I'd buy another one tomorrow
Valve cover gasket replaced - as it was leaking oil into the front spark plug.
Ignition leads replaced - very expensive, needed 5 at £27 each.
Driver heated seat no longer heats.
After the Omega, which despite the V6 engine, I got fed up with as it just felt too 'heavy' to drive. I decided I needed a smaller, turbocharged engine..
The 5 cylinder 20V turbocharged engine is splendid.. once the turbo kicks in at 3000rpm, you are very quickly in 6th gear and grinning for more.
The brakes are good (same as those on the A8) with ABS and EBD.
The Quattro 4 wheel drive system is fantastic, it really does corner like it is on rails.
The guys on the 'original S Cars' audiworld.com forum are very knowledgeable and helpful, providing lots of scope for modifying and improving performance.
The only complaint I have is that because it is so low, I can't go over certain speed bumps without having to endure horrible scraping noises from the underside of the car. Considering it's still on the original exhaust, it does worry me a bit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd December, 2003