Practical loadall with a touch of class
Front wiper blades arms.
Rear wheel bearing.
Above problems sorted by a local garage at little cost (ordered the parts myself).
Car has proved very reliable through the winter etc.
Performance on par with my previous car (Mondeo 2 Litre diesel).
Good fit and finish; very secure and solid.
Ride a bit harsh in Sport form, but sure footed.
Running costs - find a good independent Audi specialist as this is the tough bit if you're on a tight budget. Also check out the various Audi drivers sites, as very good tips and recommendations for DIY or garages.
Economy - just been up to Edinburgh and back (650 miles in total) on 50 litres of fuel to collect my son and all his clobber, so pretty reasonable, albeit mostly motorway, so getting around 55mpg.
Overall pleased so far, and when I can, I would buy 2006 model or perhaps try a BMW 320 estate.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th April, 2010