"I have had the car almost a year now, I have changed the brakes & oil,it was not very expensive the oil change was $80,as the car take only a full synthetic it tends to run a little higher than conventional motor oil, and the brakes, labor,& lifetime warranty cost me $100. I'm very satisfied with the interior, it has all leather which is great for easy clean up.Heated seats are great in the winter! A Bose stereo system with a 5 disc changer. Beautiful woodgrain! A huge trunk, a very roomy car over all. The car is so smooth and quiet you can barely hear it running. It handles like a dream, it hugs curves at high speeds and has never slid in the rain or ice. This car is highly recommended!I love it!"
"I love this car. It has 219,000 miles on it and feels like it will go for ever. Even with the very high miles, I am never afraid to take it on a long road trip and push it to high speeds on the highway.
The all wheel drive is amazing. I am not afraid to take it through the mud or snow. I drive have taken it down dirt roads in the winter with a foot of snow on them and outperformed 4WD SUV's."
Pros: "Fun to drive, smooth ride, comfortable, stylish"
Cons: "Poor Gas mileage, expensive maintenance"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I love this car. It has been so good to me the dynamic all wheel drive has kept me on the road when I know similar two wheel drive cars would not have had a chance. You can take corners more quickly and get to and from work when the roads seem impassable. This car has treated me well the only negative thing is that the maintenance costs are high. Parts and labor are expensive. Mostly the labor though to be honest if you are handy and can learn how to fix your car yourself you can save a lot of money. The complexity of an Audi lends them to be hard to fix but if you know your car you can save yourself the woes of overspending on something at the treacherous Audi dealer or mechanics shop.
Overall the best car I have driven, amazingly comfortable and smooth ride, my parents always comment on how the ride makes them sleepy because they are so comfortable. Normal wear and tear items are expensive and do add up. I have owned the car for 2.5 years and have put about 3500 into the car. Which is a pretty hefty some of money. Overall I would say that there are more cost efficient ways to get around but if you can splurge driving an Audi is a good way to do it."
"I drove it all over the United States for 4 years. I must say that with the V8 engine, the car is an absolute beast. The cabin is well appointed and quite comfortable and it has excellent road manners. The full time AWD Quattro makes the car feel like its on rails and inspires confidence when driving. It always started right up and was very reliable for me. The car is now 11 years old and I am selling it for another Audi that is more fuel efficient."
"Owning these cars after the warranty expires is WAY hazardous to your wallet. They depreciate like crazy so are cheap to buy used but you pay up on the back end. The dealer was very attentive to the first 50k miles of repairs. Then got another 35k before things started to break/fail: cam and valve seals, tie rods, suspension bushings, water pump, etc. All $500-2000 100k scheduled maintenance is $2000.
In short, questionably worth trade off for a great interior, awesome Bose stereo, Quattro, and great highway comfort.
Buy CPO, sell right before the warranty expires."