Excellent car, but get an extended guarantee
The first issue was a leaking windshield wiper reservoir container. This badly manufactured plastic bottle has been replaced three times. The last repair included an extra support bracket to, hopefully, eliminate this repair. The second issue was the turn signal controller. The last one is the now infamous instrument cluster failure. The is the third unit installed. Factory, 1st replacement, second replacement. This is supposed to be a much improved designed and manufactured model.
Overall I am very happy with the car. Not so much with Audi USA. This is a retirement/life achievement automobile and I researched many model before deciding on this one. Looks and trunk space were major factors. With the 5 speed and 180hp motor it is actually an economy car. I drive it year round except when there is snow/ice on the roads. The two wheel drive can be tricky on slippery surfaces. One of the best features for me is the handling/braking characteristics of this vehicle. Excellent overall.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd November, 2007