Crack developed on windscreen after 2,000 miles - replaced under warranty. Two recalls, one for oil pump and recent one for the air-bag. Otherwise totally reliable. Dealer service could be better - I never seem to get a loan car.
Great car - much more class than a 3 series. The 1.8 loosened up after about 5,000 miles, but performance and fuel consumption not much to write home about. The build quality is superb - apart from minor stone chips, the car still looks like new. Just about to replace it with a 2.4 V6 A4 SE - so I must like it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th December, 1997