"Wonderful vehicle. Mine is 7 years old with 70300 miles on it. Very dependable. The Turbo in the engine forces me to buy the most expensive gas available, but it pays off in the end. The only pitfall is body work is expensive. I have been hit several times by a driver without auto insurance, and the body work costs add up. I would buy this vehicle again, or anothr German manufactured car when it is time."
"I have both good and bad things to say about this car. First, I can't say anything bad about the comfort or reliability. It has seen 115,000 miles in seven years and all I've had to do is change the battery and repair the front end (thanks to the previous owner, who declared she could drive a 5spd. Had the car one day). It is also very comfortable, but the leather seats are badly worn.
For the engine, the fourbanger isn't my favorite with only 150 hp and 150 ft/lb torque, but the turbo helps a little.
This is a great first car and a great family car, but I would feel bad recommending it for anything else."