Cons: "Too many recalls and breaking of convenience items"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"We bought this car new and still own it. In the first five or so years, there were 12-15 recalls on it. The engine is still good, but all of the creature comforts have broken. 3 of the 4 cupholders are broken. The heated seat works--except that you can't leave it on or one wire will overheat and burn your thigh. The top of the dashboard has warped (though my husbands parks it in the sun most workdays). The passenger side window will go up only with manual guidance on the window itself."
"I've had this car for 7 years, and I've absolutely loved it! Everything is made with fantastic quality. Mine has Audi's superb Quattro AWD system so I can drive in the toughest weather. Also, it has a ton of airbags for added safety. This car has lasted through multiple road trips all over the U.S. with great comfort and reliability.
The only cons are some common defects in this particular year like the cruise control and ABS that quit working. Also, some of the spring-loaded cup holders either stay open or lose their springs."
Pros: "Great price, great in snow, just great overall"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car is the best car we have ever had. It has never failed on us it seems to just keep going. The car was in a front end wreck and was rebuilt but when they did a paint job the body shop it went to did a terrible job but this is not Audi's fault"
"We have owned 12 Audis since the late 80's and keep going back. We live in Michigan and the Quattro system allows us to keep driving in any weather condition with confidence. We have generally driven them until they have 175,000 miles with few issues. However, older models do need steering racks rebuilt every 60-75K miles ($800-900) and new hydraulic pumps about the same time ($500). The interiors are timeless and quiet. Best brand out there for the money."
Pros: "Quality,great road handling especially in snow"
Cons: "poor gas milage,expensive to maintain"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"This car has awesome interior. Gas milage is not great but it has lot's of power from the 300 horse engine. It is expensive to fix but is a reliable car. The Quattro handles and grabs the road nice and tight. My car has 140,000 but my mechanics advised me that these puppies can run up to 400.000k with not problem"