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A family performer
Pros: Rides like a sedan, goes in snow(quattro)
Cons: N/AMy Audi Allroad was purchased new , Oct '03. It has been relatively trouble free, with about 62k miles.It will go in all kinds of weather, rainsqualls on the interstate, or 10' of new snow in the Rockies or Cascades. Unfortunately, Audi has decided not to import the new Allroads to US. It seems they are too competitive to their Q7. We will have a tough time finding a replacement. An SUV does not even come close to the Allroad's comfort and manners. In short, one of the best cars I've ever owned!
Pros: A high precision german car
Cons: a high precision german carA nice drive. Very good performance, looks great. Better than expected gas miles. But, it is a european high precision vehicle, so it will cost you more to own than an one from asia. Routine maintenance it at a dealer will cost you an arm and a leg. A major repair will result in the exchange of your 1st born child. Other than that, a great car.
best sedan I've owned
Cons: nothingvery comfortable, 30mpg highway, great trunk
Pros: Awd quattro engine
Cons: Owner costsVery nice car. Quattro handling in the ice and snow is better than any AWD vehicle I have ever driven. The only downside is maintenance costs. Wish I was offered Audi care when I purchased it
Pros: The interior
Cons: Audi's option package, I have no garage openerI have had Audi's since 1982. I have had Coupes, 100, 200, A4, A4 and now an A6. This car is as comfortable as a Bentley yet hussles down the road in supreme comfort and over the Sierra's here in Northern California like a sports car. The car is set up beautifully. Each time I drive the others (BMW,Mercedes, Lexus and Infinity) and come back to the build and quality of Audi. I wanted the 4.2 V8 but with 3.2 and 29 miles per gallon at 80mph and the feel of a V8 I don't need it. I'm not drag racing so I don't need an S or RS. The car is really supreme at what it does and gives confidence. I know the limits of the car after going thru Audi's program at Infiron Raceway in Sonoma California. Great Car looking forwad to the next version and A-7. I have had A-4's but don't overlook the A6. I get compliments all the time.
Pros: B&O Stereo & Paddle shifters
Cons: There are no negatives with this vehicle
Advice: Buy used Only (with Car-Fax & all service records) preferably from a warm climate.This is my 2nd A8L, as after I sold my 2006 I realized what a great car it truly was. Would have never bought new because of initial loss, but to get a 12k mi. 2007 in 8-09 for $50k with an MSRP of $88K was the only way to go, as a new 09 comparably equipped is now mid 90's and is essentially identical. Thought of going the S8 route but why pay more for a car with less amenities to get you to 60 a tick faster with considerable less mileage. More than adequate power and comfort at a price less than a new A6. Has more back seat leg room than a new Rolls-Royce Ghost and a wonderful ride. Have loved Audis since my 1987 5000 turbo quattro (no it didn't run away unintended) only available in 5-speed. It's taken Audi 20+ years to recover from that debacle.
Pros: Strong and simple
Cons: Large doors
Advice: Long term good bet.Great feel