The most fun car to drive that I have ever owned
By Bilbo Baggins on Sunday, May 17, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 39,000
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Fun to drive. Great Looks, Great handling,"
Cons: "no bluetooth, expensive to repair"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I am the happy owner of a 2009 Audi A4 quattro convertible named the Floozy. She earned her nickname because she is painted Hooker's Lipstick Red, and anyone who so desires can wink at her, push her buttons, and get her top off in 30 seconds or less.
The car has wonderful handling and is very comfortable. It could use a few more horsepower, but still is more than fast enough for the demands that I place on her. As she is an Audi, you must accept the fact that she is going to break from time to time, and that it will be expensive to repair. I purposely sought out the quattro, as the CVT transmission in the FWD models is notoriously unreliable, and can only be fixed by replacing the entire unit. The six speed in the Quattro is a very good, reliable transmission.
I bought the Audi because it offers features that other comparables lack. As I use my car as a daily driver, I need some flexibility. The Audi has four seats. Although the back seats are a joke, they are there if needed to cart people I wish to punish. The soft top allows for trunk space when the top is down. The Infinity, BMW and Volvo are all hard tops, which leave you no trunk space for either golf clubs, groceries, or luggage with the top down. Also, the Audi is the only all wheel drive convertible made (except the new 100,000+ BMW 6 Series), which is a big help in the snow. The Infinity, Mustang, Camaro, Benz and BMW are all rear wheel drive. The Solara is a front wheel drive, and being a Toyota, is very reliable. However, it is otherwise too boring. I suppose that if I were a post-menopausal grandmother, i would think that the Solara is just as snazzy as a Bee Hive hair-doo. But alas, I am not such a grandmother and therefore don't want a Solara.
The Audi does what I need it to do better than any of the cars mentioned above.
One feature that is missing from my 2009 is any blue tooth or Jack connection to the sound system.
Minor gripes aside, I really like the car. I formerly drove a Saab Convertible which I also liked, but the Audi is so much more refined, and fun to look at. Maybe it is because the car is red but I am always receiving favorable comments about the cars from friends and passers by."
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