4 seater snowmobile
Bought the car in November of 2011 with 165k on it as a "winter beater" after reading that the galvanized body Audi's come with could withstand the New England winters; mainly the salt that comes with them.
The original "AAH" engine was still in the car when I purchased it, and after doing some work (wheel bearings and exhaust work) getting it inspected and driving it daily, I noticed that it would leak oil till it sat at 2 quarts and stay there 20 miles after bringing it up to 5 quarts... the steep hills took what little oil was left in the pan and put it far away from the pick up. A few months of this, and that was the end of the AAH. I then picked up an AFC out of a 96 A4 with 67k on it, put some work into it, and took my time installing that, finding differences along the way and addressing them.
Before the original engine was done, I did manage to have reliable transportation for a few months, during which I tested the AWD in some good snow, and put the car through its paces in the twisties and a good 120mph stint on a closed course (obviously). The car felt like a brick in all conditions, and stuck to the road. Acceleration is decent with the 5 speed.
Climate control works well, although it sometimes decides to ignore input.
Original speakers sound decent. Can't comment on OEM deck, however because the previous owner put in a nice one... at one point I thought the original speakers were blown due to a buzzing noise with heavy bass, however it was simply the cover.
I'd say a nice solid vehicle as long as the engine has been updated.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th December, 2012