A decent cruiser with a relaxed feel
Nothing important went wrong just the usual wear and tear items such as wishbones and other suspension related goodies. Also some small problems with electrics due to degradation of wiring.
A decent first car quite an understated look to it.
The car was in great condition with a few chips on the bonnet which spoilt the look of it slightly, and also the usual scrapes on the bumpers which also kind of spoilt the look.
Pretty slow low down unless giving it a lot of juice, a decent cruiser 90mph+ quite easily and comfortable if not a little loud given the road noise and relatively high RPM of the engine. Great fun to keep in 3rd gear and go on country lanes.
The cabin was nice and bright with it having the white cloth seats and beige dash gave a nice feeling of space, much prefer it to my new Audi 80 which has blue velour seats with a black dash which can feel quite claustrophobic.
A bit of a slug in terms of handling, but it's a big car and it rides quite high on standard settings. Quite a lot of under-steer. Reasonable fuel economy for a 2 litre 8v engine, 26mpg in town and 36mpg on a long run, exactly as the Audi manual states!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th March, 2007