Reliability is average for this complex kind of a car
I just want to say all you people with these problems, bought way too complex a car.
I haven't had any problems, beside the driveshaft at 145,000; it went out and I had to pay $1,400 to have that repaired.
All my components work just fine. I think all the 1998-2004 cars with the turbos have problems, so don't buy them... problem solved, so don't complain, you should have thought it through.
My car runs fine. The only thing I wish I could change is I wish the engine wouldn't burn a quart of oil naturally every 1,500 miles, which Audi is notorious for, even when new.
My car is squeak free and very nimble. I absolutely love it. Can't wait to buy a new Audi with the 4.2.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th December, 2010