Great car with great handling and comfort. Most reliable german car
No major fault during this past 2 years. Running strong. Only maintenance.
Timing belt, water pump, gasket, seals and all the fluids (including auto transmission oil) replaced at 60K.
Most of the problems are computer glitches/problems. Don't believe all computer faults; the dealers just want to make money by replacing every parts that's diagnosed bad by the computer. You just need to buy a VAGCOM (NOT OBD2) and reset the computer when the problem arises, and measure all the sensor values by yourself to find out what is the real problem. Keep the battery in top condition, otherwise you will expect a lot of false code generated by the car's computer.
Engine consumes Oil. About 1 qt every 1000 miles. Audi dealer said it's normal. But for me, that's too much. After using Lubo Moly, it really helps reducing the oil consumption. Gasket has been replaced but doesn't help on oil consumption.
Great car and great handling. Not as quiet and comfy as Mercedes or even Lexus. But I love driving it, and a used one is SO CHEAP! Worth every penny. I bought it only $9,300 with 100K miles/5 years extended warranty. 1/4 of the new price. A lot of people do not believe in Audi, that's to my benefit.
Find the one that has a service/maintenance record and never had any major problem. Any car, once it's had a major problem, always has problems. Once a lemon, it's always a lemon.
IMHO, This car has a great reliability. I have several friends who have this car, and they're all satisfied with this car. All of them go to Audi/VW specialized independent shop.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th June, 2008