2007 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2 V6 from North America
Fun to drive, reliable, overall a great experience!
Valve cover gaskets were replaced due to a small oil leak. Have a minor oil pan leak.
Coming from a vehicle that had given me many years of good service, I traded and purchased the Audi A4 3.2. At first I was very hesitant because of many stories I had heard about the reliability of Audi vehicles. But I am so happy that I went with my heart and not my gut. To date I have done nothing but routine maintenance on my Audi. The biggest issue I have had were a few oil leaks.
My car always puts a smile on my face, it has great power, good fuel economy, and has been extremely reliable. The most important part of owning a German vehicle is maintenance; it's simple, do it! When something breaks, fix it. Don't let repairs pile up. I also have an independent mechanic that does all of my service so it is very reasonable. Use premium gas, synthetic oil and you should be good to go.
Interior wise I love the wood grain and dual climate control, all of which have held up exceptionally well. The back seat is a little tight, but you know that when purchasing it.
Overall I'm extremely satisfied, I drive about 500 miles a week and am always comfortable and get compliments on the looks of my car. I have the xenon headlights that move with the steering, amazing! I can see for miles. The light bulbs flicker a little when it's cold, but it has not been an issue thus far.
If you are thinking about purchasing an A4, I highly recommend the 3.2 over the 2.0, based solely on reliability and off the line performance. Make sure you have detailed records of maintenance before purchasing!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st February, 2015