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|MPG: City 17/Hwy 22||Max Seating: 4|
|Engine: V6, 2.8 Liter||Transmission: Automatic|
|Country of Origin: Germany||Country of Assembly: Germany|
By Dave (WI) on Monday, August 27, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "A dream to drive and own"
Cons: "need to watch oil level between oil changes."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought this car almost 12 years ago. I have had to change the water pump, brakes, upper and lower ball joints, inner and outer tie rods, and tires over that time, but the car was well worth it. It has always started in the coldest of winter days and would take me anywhere I wanted to go without a second thought. It had just over 41,000 miles on it and now has just over 103,000 and still looks and drives great. I would run out and get another just like it, but why spend money when I have what I truly love? Thank you Audi for building a car that will last for another 20+ years!"
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By Ace (CA) on Thursday, March 22, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great value, economical, powerful, sporty."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Had this car a few years. It has been a pleasure to drive and has never left me stranded. Has required very little maintenance other than changing the oil and putting in gas. Has timeless looks."
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Lyle (NC) on Saturday, January 21, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun, Cheap, Sporty"
Cons: "Small back seats, Slow automatic top"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car has been going strong for the four years I have had it. I have used it as a daily driver, averaging around 60 miles a day, and it never gets old! While the speedometer is a bit optimistic (going up to 160mph), this car can handle 85-90 mph highway cruising in such a manner that it feels like I'm doing 55. I get compliments on this car all the time and people always think it costs so much more than it does. The convertible top is wonderful, although it is a bit slow at times. Having front wheel drive, it is very different, and in my opinion better, than its 3-series competitors... Fun to drive on mountain roads near my home. I had an issue with the O2 sensor that was repaired quickly and relatively cheaply, but all in all, I'd say this little car has been well worth the price I paid four years ago. Just keep the belts up-to-date and you're set!"
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By Lame Duck (OH) on Friday, December 09, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "A fun car to drive!"
Cons: "Has a bit of cowl shake."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought my Cabriolet new in 1996 and figured I'd probably keep it for three or four years. Now 15 years later, I still own it and I'm not sure I could bear to sell it. Although the style is getting a bit dated, it is still beautiful and runs great. If anything, it may run better now than it did when I first bought it. Despite its age, it still gets looks and most people have no idea how old it is. It still looks like a new car. A few years ago, I replaced all the rubber belts, hoses, timing belt, etc., just because of its age. The 2.8 liter engine seems to be powerful enough for it and the last couple of trips I checked and it was getting about 28 mpg on the road. The only major problem over the past decade and a half was some work needed on the convertible top when it wouldn't retract due to a faulty sensor."
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By Bill (Portland, OR) on Monday, April 25, 2011
overall rating 8 of 10rating details
"I have owned this car for just over a year. It has 145,000 miles and is still going strong. Very solid and sporty. The only issue I've had with this car is the idle control valve needed to be cleaned (but I didn't need to replace), this is a common thing. Milage is good, looks good, runs good. Overall great car!"
5 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By Green (Malverne NY) on Friday, June 25, 2010
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"Over 130K my Cabrio still runs down the road with a nice smooth ride and we still get "nice car" compliments. With good maintenance it could run for another 130K and it costs less than new lease or a buy to maintain. Owned it since 1998. Convertibles should only be rag-tops like this one. I think i'll keep it for a while longer and see how long it will last!!"
7 people out of 7 found this review helpful