Turn signal switch replaced.
Oxygen sensor failed.
Window wiper switch fell off.
Instrument cluster failure.
Air conditioner replaced.
Oil pump replaced.
Fuel pump replaced.
Water pump replaced 4 times.
Brakes needed replaced at 47000 miles.
Timing belt replaced twice, once for maintenance, once because it snapped.
Alternator replaced due to failure.
Power steering pump replaced.
Head gasket replaced.
ISC valve replaced.
EGR valve replaced.
Complete suspension replacement, twice.
Front CV boots replaced three times.
Transmission failure, twice.
This car has been in our family since it was bought new in 1992.
All scheduled maintenance was completed on schedule.
And the oil has always been changed ever 2500 miles.
We have treated this car with meticulous care.
The problems listed above have all occurred since 2000.
The car is really fast with the V6.
I love the way it performs, which is probably why I haven't sold it.
However, it is really expensive to repair.
I am no longer convinced of its reliability.
I am not sure if I would ever buy another one because of the problems I have had with this one.
If I did it would be because of the great performance of the car.
In contrast I started driving this car because my 1985 Audi 5000 had almost 200,000 miles on it, and had never had a problem, but I was concerned that it may soon break down on me. I am now realizing I never should have done that.