"I purchased my 90cs qs 9 years ago with 78k it now has 265k and turns over first try every time. I have had this car camping, up mild 4x4 trails, over 100 snowboarding trip up I-70 and it has never let me down. Its not the fastest car but enough to suffice. In the snow its absolutely mind boggling, I have amazed countless friends who were in disbelief after putting them through some spirited driving in 12" + of snow. The old quattros with the manual locking diff are unstoppable. Quality of leather and interior is top notch, the body and paint is incredible durable. I was t-boned in a parking lot by a chevy lumina (10mph) it seriously did almost no damage to my car and we had to pick her bumper up off the ground and bungie down in her trunk. The negatives, the back leg room is small, maintenance is expensive, and the fog lights are useless as they crack from heat and cost over 3 bills a piece to replace. Thats all I can think of. Great car"
"Audi's are known for their reliability. These cars are built like tanks, but all vehicles are subject to mechanical failure. Be ready to have deep pockets IF something goes wrong.
The injectors and Idle Stabilizer valve are the two top suspects. $350.00 for a set of injectors and $300.00 for an ISV valve. And the list goes on.
The car drives like a dream, very comfortable and stylish. The all wheel drive makes this car unstoppable in snow... Watch out for ice, they tend to power slide."
"This vehicle is one of the best I owned, has now 309,000 miles, runs strong and drove twice around the US from East to West coast.
Is so stable on ice and snow.
It loves synthetic oil and good care.
I had one gasoline pump and an alternator to replace outside the usual maintenance."
"Wanted the Quattro in the Upper Midwest after a crash in the previous car; bought used 12 years ago. Fun to drive, exceptional on country roads, sure footed even in wet and icy conditions, especially driving cross-country. Not real snappy car off the line (5-speed). Reasonably reliable, higher than average costs when repairs were needed. Like the styling, control placement, use of interior & trunk space, feel of the seats; comfortable on cross country travel, feels like a bigger car on long trips."
"I've owned multiple audi's from the 4000 quattro turbo, to the 5000 turbo, to a few in between.
This A90 has been the sweetest, fastest, funnest car I've ever owned! I bought it 9 months ago at 118k. I've spent 800 on a water pump and timing belt. But it IS the fastest, funnest Audi I've ever driven.
I haven't even changed the oil! I'm bad about scheduled maintenance. But I've put over 10,000 miles on, w/o changing oil.
It won't die!!! It has a few minor electrical problems. Kind of the personality for audi's. But it runs like a champ! I just bought my wife a mazda mpv.... several years newer... with fewer miles.... and I've already sank a few thousand into it to make it road worthy! But only two windows roll down! No comparison!
I'm an audi fan for life... worth every dollar."