5th Oct 2007, 10:26
I'm sorry, but the first two problems have nothing to do with the build of the car. Yes it is all wheel drive. Any all wheel drive vehicle (regardless of brand) will have to have all tires replaced at once.
The timing belt is a wear item. Again something that has to be replaced no matter what car you drive (unless you have a timing chain...rare).
There is no fluid in the steering column. If the person who replaced that told you that was the problem, then you got taken.
That leaves one problem: a steering pump leak.
Please don't leave bad reviews on cars simply because of one problem. A steering pump leak hardly makes the car a lemon.
21st Dec 2007, 01:30
You don't have to replace all four tires! You can't put different tires on a rear and front - that is true, and if you wanna replace one tire - make sure you buy exact the same brand and model of the tire! But better to replace 2 tires if one is really bad and another like new! Good luck!
26th May 2009, 09:06
You don't need to change the timing belt in a Wankel either. :P I would like to see an a4 with a rx7 motor in it. Perhaps it would take some load off the front suspension.
26th May 2009, 14:32
To the Dec. 07 comment -- uh, yes, as a rule you do need to change all four tyres. On a 2-wheel drive car, you need only replace either the two fronts or two rear tyres, but the 4-wheel drive system detects significant differences in rolling distances between tyres. This can eventually cause damage. That's why you must be diligent with tyre rotation front-rear, but even if all wear is equal due to that, if a tyre blows, then the new one will have almost no wear, compared to the other three.