A German driving machine made like a Yugo
Loss of power when 4 months old. Serviced by the dealer and replaced control module. Despite repeated requests for evaluation, they never found the reason for loss of power. Recently had service by a private mechanic who found that waste gate rod was broken, probably when the car was 4 months old. Now runs like a champ.
Moon-roof control became erratic at 20,000 miles and finally broke when out of warranty and needed to be replaced.
A main computer module broke when 4 years old and needed to be replaced at a cost of $600. Car wouldn't go into reverse.
At 44,000 miles main control module broke again and caused car to misfire on one cylinder. Needed to be replaced.
Audi covers service for first 3 years/36,000 miles for free. They obviously don't give a darn and must not road test the car or just had no interest in making the appropriate repairs when under warranty. I wish I had taken the car to a private mechanic to diagnose the waste gate rod failure when the car was under warranty.
The dealer had 4 turbos in stock for this model which tells you that they are replacing quite a few. As well they had issued a technical service bulletin for this repair when the car was fairly new. This seems to be a defect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th July, 2003