Well done Audi, Keep up the good work
Recall notice to replace steering rack, Nothing else.
I decided to go for the 1.6 as it was a special edition that came with the free climate control and reduced list price over the standard 1.6.
The engine is perfectly fine around town, but on the open road the engine needs to be worked hard. 4th and 5th gear has not got much pulling power, but it is a heavy solid vehicle. The car can pull away surprising quick in the lower gears. This suits me fine as I live in the city. Now that it’s getting warmer, I also find that with the climate control on its lowest setting, it does seem to affect slightly on engine performance. I’m sure this issue is addressed in higher power models. Overall I’m getting around 36 mpg.
The cabin in the car is excellent, every thing has a solid feel about it, and is very clearly laid out. The seats are supportive and the Driver information system is an excellent system, that checks bulbs, fluid levels, tyre pressure and that will highlight any problems with the systems on board everything the car is started up.
This is overall an excellent car, it drives smoothly, and handles well with just the standard non- sport suspension. Its has a very solid feel about it inside, outside and on the road, I would without a doubt recommend and consider another Audi in the future. Well done Audi, keep up the good work.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2006