Based on 236 Ratings for the 1996 - 2000 models.Review this car
By Countess Alexandra on Friday, November 15, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great to drive; superb handling"
Cons: "bad cup holders"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"When I bought this car I tried every European style 4 door sedan. The Audi was the most comfortable, drove with terrific handling (not hard like a Volvo) and has been so good that I am still driving it! I have never had a major repair. I do all the routine maintenance from the dealer and they know my name and are very fair. It is not as gas efficient as newer cars but it drives so well it is not worth getting a new car yet. Best car I've ever owned."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By cornerking (WA) on Thursday, October 24, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 192,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "fun drive, great mpg, very comfortable"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car is a great not only sports but luxury car. Its quick super fast off the line amazing handling and excelent gas milage."
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By Mom (NM) on Monday, July 29, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 164,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "beautiful, mood booster"
Cons: "repair costs and frequency"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"This car makes me happy every time I look at it and drive it. It is absolutely beautiful and drives perfectly. It is age only that drives me from it as there are too many repairs too often. This has, in fact, been the story of this car, however. Expensive repairs on a regular basis. But, that said, you can't put a price on some art. Or, on feeling happy."
1 person out of 4 found this review helpful
By Ty (CA) on Thursday, February 28, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "fun to drive, comfortable, good looking"
Cons: "gas mileage, bad cupholders, weird clutch feel"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"This is my second ever car, and it blows my previous car out of the water. The Avant Quattro version is both fast and practical, not to mention good looking (especially from the back). My car is the manual version, and I'm glad I have this version, otherwise it would be about a second and a half slower to 60. It has a great interior and there are no shakes or rattles, and its 15 years old - that's German engineering for ya. All the electronics work, including the sunroof, windows, electric driver's seat, automatic climate control, outside mirrors, etc. Overall its a great car, I'm just dreading the moment it needs to be fixed."
4 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By Audihater (NY) on Saturday, January 26, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "Nice ride when it works, good design"
Cons: "Constant repairs, hard to repair, high price"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"I bought this car with great enthusiasm after all I have heard about German engineering. The car is comfortable and good looking and when it works the ride is pretty good. The combination of manual shifting, turbo, and Quattro is what I was looking for. The car had only 89K miles when I bought it. Soon after I bought it, the problems started - suspension, steering, engine, electrics, multiple leaks from just about everywhere - coolant, steering, transmission. The car behaves strangely in the cold - almost impossible to change to 2nd gear before it warms up, and the airbag light is up until warm. The plastic inside passanger and the engine compartments is crumbling even when you look at it. I try to do repairs first on my own, I do have some experience with other cars. This one rates the worst for repairs - the parts and fluids (steering oil, antifreeze) are very expensive, some of them you can find only at the dealerships (where you have to bear AUDI representatives horrible attitude), and than everything is constructed like it will never be repaired with even simple jobs like a belt change taking a lot of time and effort. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this car to anybody but the enthusiast who is capable and willing of constant repairs or the one who can afford the robbery at the AUDI dealerships."
9 people out of 11 found this review helpful