A delight to own, drive, and be seen in. Pure class
Brake pump failed at 75000 miles.
This is one of the most attractive soft top cars ever made, especially with the hood down. Audi got it right with this design.
The 2.3 5 cylinder engine is just right for this model. Smaller engines would suffer because of the weight of the car, and larger engines would just make it faster, but more thirsty.
If you ever hear a loud clattering noise coming from the engine at around the 4th or 5th cylinder position, do not strip the engine down to check the pistons like my garage did. The 2.3 engines brake pump is powered by a metal bar, which is driven by the cam shaft as it goes round. If the metal bar wears a little, it will make a very loud clattering noise until the engine warms up and the oil lubricates it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st October, 2010