Fun open road car
Cracked exhaust manifold - Could not find a good replacement so had the original welded and works great... no leaks.
Lifter noise, but that is common. Change the oil and oil filter (Bosch or Mann) on a regular basis and it only last the first minute after start-up.
Other than that only the normal wear-and-tear items: brakes, tires, tune-up parts, and etc.
Great car for road trips up to the mountains. I live in Portland, OR and once the engine and drivetrain are warm this is a very fun 20 year old car to drive.
The Quattro systems is the greatest. When they say snow in the passes I head up to go sking and that is when the fun begins... on the drive up and back, not on the slopes.
Could be faster, but still a fun car with 172k miles on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th June, 2004