A practical, stylish station wagon
Installed rebuilt lifetime warranty steering rack when we bought the car - the original was leaking slightly. This has been fine since.
Fuel pump relay switch failed. So far the only time the car has 'broken down'. As this was at the end of our driveway, it wasn't a big problem. Preventive maintenance has included replacing the alternator (rebuilt), radiator, water pump, power steering/brakes hydraulic pump, rear brake cylinders, brake master cylinder, and front strut inserts. Bearing in mind the mileage we cover, this seems reasonable.
The car really needs more power, although I should add that our other cars include two Jaguars and a Lotus. Other than that, it has provided comfortable, safe motoring with great load carrying capability. Incidentally, not once have we experienced the dreaded 'unintended acceleration' attributed to this generation of Audi. What a load of rubbish those reports turned out to be!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st July, 2000